Wolf Hall

Critics praise 'richly unusual' Farinelli and the King
By Editorial Staff

Mark Rylance makes his debut in the Globe's indoor Sam Wanamaker Playhouse in his wife Claire van Kampen's play with music

Farinelli and the King (Sam Wanamaker Playhouse)

Mark Rylance swaps Thomas Cromwell for Philippe V of Spain

Looking back: Michael Coveney's theatre review of 2014

Our chief critic reflects on his theatrical highs and lows of the past 12 months

Playful Productions confirm McKellen/Stewart No Man's Land is West End bound

The production was announced today as part of the company's upcoming plans

Tom Hiddleston and Gillian Anderson win at Evening Standard Awards

The results of the 60th annual awards were announced at the London Palladium on Sunday

Shortlists announced for 60th Evening Standard Awards
By Editorial Staff

Tom Hiddleston and Billie Piper are among those nominated

Laurie Sansom: 'It's no surprise artists want independence'

On the day Scotland goes to the polls, we catch up with the artistic director of the country's National Theatre

RSC's Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies extend to 4 October

Tickets for the extension of the Hilary Mantel double bill go onsale today

RSC's Mantel pieces transfer in triumph
By Jay Julier

The Royal Shakespeare Company's epic adaptations of Hilary Mantel's Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies arrive at the West End's Aldwych Theatre following their premiere in Stratford-upon-Avon

Wolf Hall / Bring Up the Bodies (Aldwych, West End)

The RSC's epic two-part adaptation of Hilary Mantel's historical series is 'doggedly enjoyable'