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Michael Coveney: Bob Hoskins remembered with fringe benefits, as I Can't Sing! flops and I battle the Bard

In his new weekly blog, our chief critic remembers a screen legend and reflects on the closure of Harry Hill's X Factor musical

Brief Encounter with... Happy Days Producer Amy Anzel

Producer Amy Anzel fought to get the show Happy Days on tour using crowdfunding. Here she talks about the appeal of the 1950s, her love of audience reactions to the production and possible West End plans.

Michael Coveney: On Stratford and Siracusa, Am-Dram, live music and Tommy Cooper

Our chief critic reflects on a busy week for the RSC, plus looks at a new ITV drama and the use of live music in theatre

Henry IV Part II (Royal Shakespeare Theatre, RSC)
By Simon Tavener · 17 Apr 2014 · Stratford-upon-Avon

Part II suffers from the curse of the sequel but Oliver Ford Davies and Jim Hooper shine

Henry IV Part I (Royal Shakespeare Theatre, RSC)
By Simon Tavener · 17 Apr 2014 · Stratford-upon-Avon

RSC Associate Artist Antony Sher returns to play the infamous comic knight Falstaff