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Read an exclusive extract from Antony Sher's Year of the Fat Knight
By Antony Sher
In this diary entry from 30 December 2013, Sher describes his first day of rehearsals as Falstaff - see below for details of an exclusive offer on the book
John Whittingdale appointed new culture secretary
Whittingdale takes over from Sajid Javid in the new majority Conservative government
Matt Trueman: Political theatre will never swing an election
Last week's election result was a sharp reality check for the theatre community
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Tour)
By Michael Davies
The UK tour of Jerry Mitchell's award-winning musical hits the ground running
How stagey are you? Carley Stenson vs Noel Sullivan
Our search for the king or queen of staginess continues with this pair of scoundrels
Michael Coveney: Will Emma Rice bring circus to the Globe a la Brook's Dream?
The surprise appointment of Rice at the Globe prompts memories of a landmark Shakespeare production
Editor's Blog: Why won't party leaders discuss the arts?
'The culture sector has been left feeling like an undervalued child'
Full cast announced for Elvis musical Love Me Tender
Sian Reeves, Shaun Williamson and Ben Lewis will all join Mica Paris
24 theatre openings this month that should be on your radar
We take a look at some of the openings around the UK in May
Kevin Spacey Foundation grant recipients on how it boosted their careers
Applications for this year's Kevin Spacey Foundation Artists Of Choice grants open today