Theatre etiquette: Susie McKenna: I'd rather write for an audience that gets involved
By Susie McKenna
Hackney Empire creative director Susie McKenna explains why there is nothing worse than a polite or unresponsive audience
Michael Coveney: Comedians playing it straight on stage
Stephen Merchant is the latest high profile comic to tread the boards
Lenny Henry to be knighted in Queen's birthday honours
Henry said it was a 'wonderful thing' to be recognised
Educating Rita (Liverpool Playhouse) - 'enchanting'
By Carole Baldock
Gemma Bodinetz's revival marks the 35th anniversary of Willy Russell's classic two-hander
Educating Rita and Hudsucker Proxy in Liverpool Everyman spring/summer season
By Glenn Meads
To celebrate the 35th anniversary of Willy Russell's classic two hander, Con O'Neil and Leanne Best will play Rita and Frank
Our Day Out (Oldham Coliseum)
By Donna Kelly
Willy Russell's hilarious and heartwarming comedy about teenage life is brought to life in Oldham Coliseum's new production.