Downton Abbey star's 'finely judged performance' as a champion of truth impresses critics
Game of Thrones star's 'gross-out' show divides critics but wins praise for bringing younger audiences to the theatre
'The valiant never taste of death but once' - quotes to celebrate the bard's birthday and death day
As the 400th anniversary of the Bard's death approaches, test your knowledge of his most obscure turns of phrase
Walks, talks, TV and stage shows pay tribute to Britain's greatest playwright this weekend
Actress honoured for work in The Winter's Tale, but the night belongs to theatre's 'relative unknowns'
Tributes paid to much-loved star of stage and screen who died surrounded by family and friends
New Harry Potter play casts black actress as Hermione – but was she black all along?
Internet frenzy as fans complain of queues and profiteering; season extended to satisfy demand
Black comedy is 'drop-dead hilarious', as long as you can laugh about capital punishment
Kidman's West End return lends 'commanding' star-power to tale of overlooked DNA scientist
Theatre insists dwarfs will still feature – but the decision to give the role to children is equally controversial
Cumberbatch is a 'five-star Hamlet' in hit-and-miss production, but is he a victim of his Sherlock fame?
After 'one hell of a week', actor says being recorded on stage is 'mortifying'
Critics break press tradition to review Cumberbatch's preview night – some praising, others damning
Auditorium swept by 'sudden hurricane of booing' over 'unchoreographed humiliation' of woman
Competition: win a pair of tickets to an 'emotionally enriching' production of Arthur Miller's celebrated play
Critics cheer feel-good film's stage transfer – but can football ever make good art?
Alistair McGowan is 'extraordinary' as comic thug Savile, but does it work as drama?
Helen Mirren's Queen and Curious Incident top list of British winners at US theatre awards