Theatre: I try to go to the theatre as much as possible. I saw 'The Ladykillers' at London's Gielgud Theatre, which was hilarious. The run has been extended because it has been so popular. It was some of the best stage acting I have seen, with a very clever set.
There are more venues and more performers than ever at this year's festival. As shows spill over into zoos and trains, let Alice Jones be your guide to the biggest and busiest event on the cultural calendar
Elaborate signatures, perfumed missives and intimate scribbled secrets are set to disappear from literary archives as they become increasingly full of one-line emails, spam and Amazon.co.uk receipts.
The sound of Janie Dee warming up to "Hello Young Lovers" can be heard wafting across from one of the mezzanines in the stunning open-plan Curve Theatre in Leicester. It's meet-and-greet day for the cast and crew of Paul Kerryson's Christmas staging of Rodgers and Hammerstein's The King and I with brand new all-acoustic orchestrations from Music Director Julian Kelly (no synthetic "samplings"!).
Behind the celebrity froth of Fraser's diaries lies a tougher book about living and loving through adversity.
The North Pole was melting, civil servants were being paid too much and the Prime Minister couldn't put a foot right. Sound familiar?
Rare among playwrights, Harold Pinter proved as adept at writing for the cinema as for the theatre, says Geoffrey MacNab
The Nobel Laureate Harold Pinter has died, his second wife confirmed today.