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Hilary Mantel's advice (and necklace) helped bring Henry VIII's queen to life, actress Lydia Leonard tells Charlotte Cripps

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Director Max Stafford-Clark’s 2006 stroke has now inspired a play, written by wife Stella Feehily

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It will open all day to the public, and have a coffee shop in the foyer. On stage, there will be musicals as well as arias. John Berry, artistic director of the ENO, reveals to David Lister radical plans for the august institution

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Rory Kinnear: My life on stage with Shakespeare

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Philip Arditti as Yossarian and Christopher Price as Milo Minderbinder in Northern Stage's 'Catch-22'

Catch-22: How the cult classic was adapted for the stage

More than half a century after it was published 'Catch-22' will make its British stage debut next week. American director Rachel Chavkin tells Matt Trueman about the challenges of staging it

Painting the South Bank red: Celebrating a year of the Shed

Fiona Mountford hails the temporary venue that has shaken things up at the National Theatre

The National Theatre artistic director Sir Nicholas Hytner (right) and the Executive Director of the National Theatre Nick Starr

The final curtain for National Theatre’s double act Sir Nicholas Hytner and Nick Starr

Hytner and Starr tell Nick Clark why their decade-long partnership on the Southbank has transformed its reach and appeal

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Royal Ballet's director Kevin O'Hare

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The Royal Ballet has been troubled by defections and angry rumblings from mutinous performers, but, as he announces an intriguing new season, its ambitious director, Kevin O’Hare, tells David Lister that a company at the top of its game needs discipline

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Erica Whyman tells Fiona Mountford how she plans to shake things up at the RSC

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