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Throwaway line: Benedict Cumberbatch

Benedict Cumberbatch is right – too many black and Asian actors are typecast, says Oona King

Oona King on why she's immensely grateful to the Hollywood star

'The Absence of War' was based on Neil Kinnock's ill-fated 1992 election campaign

David Hare's 'The Absence of War': Labour of love gets the vote

The play about Labour's 1992 election campaign is receiving a timely revival

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Walter has won Olivier, Evening Standard and Tony awards for her performances with the RSC and in the West End

Under the skin: Sarah Kane in May 1998

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Daniel Evans was hooked on the work of the provocative dramatist, who committed suicide in 1999. Now he's about to stage a season of her controversial plays in Sheffield

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Olivia Vinall: the National Theatre darling on starring in a new Tom Stoppard play

The fired-up young actress leads the cast of Stoppard's mind-bending new play, The Hard Problem

Into something good: Carole King in 1970

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical - Who is the woman behind the hits?

She wrote dozens of hit songs and, with her Tapestry album, defined a generation. Carole King's story is now on stage

The frill of it all: Hattie Morahan in 'The Changeling'

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Murder, infatuation and bed-hopping... Hattie Morahan can't wait to play a monster in 'The Changeling'

Michael Pennington & Dame Judi Dench: 'Once he ate a lot of garlic before a love scene; I think I punched him for that'

The actors met while they were performing in King Lear in the 1970s

The actress and writer Amelia Bullmore

Amelia Bullmore: How I wrote my latest play with a little help from my friends

As "Di and Viv and Rose" transfers to the West End, the actress and writer reveals the unusual inspiration behind her hit tale of three female confidants

The playwright Sir Tom Stoppard photographed by Barry Marsden

Tom Stoppard: The modern Shakespeare returns to the National for a long-awaited comeback

'The Hard Problem' is the 77-year-old playwright's first production to premiere at the theatre since 'The Cast of Utopia' trilogy in 2002

Sign of the times: a Unity rally march in Paris

Je suis... un playwright: In the wake of Charlie Hebdo attack plays by Neil LaBute, Caryl Churchill and Mark Ravenhill explore censorship and freedom of speech

The new series of five-minute pieces, all world premieres, were commissioned by Offstage Theatre in association with Theatre Uncut, responding to issues of freedom of expression, censorship and boycotts in the arts

Well-respected man: John Dagleish as Ray Davies in 'Sunny Afternoon'

The Kinks musical Sunny Afternoon is a huge hit, but is theatre killing off rock's raw appeal?

Have we now accepted that, in the age of click-track cues for musicians, a gig is just as predictable as theatre?

Window of opportunity: set designer Tom Piper (on left) with 'Orfeo' director Michael Boyd

Tom Piper and Orfeo: From poppies to opera

The designer of the Tower of London installation, Tom Piper is glad to be working backstage again, he tells Jessica Duchen

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