Playwright Richard Bean reworks James Corden show to suit American theatregoers
Simon Annand gained access to A-list dressing rooms to shoot the stars. As a new exhibition opens, he shares some backstage secrets with Charlotte Cripps
Simon Annand gained access to A-list dressing rooms to shoot the stars. As a new exhibition opens, he shares some backstage secrets
Martin Scorsese's 3D adventure Hugo leads the Academy Awards with 11 nominations, including best picture and best director.
Charities say they cannot house any more starving animals, many of which are being sold off as meat to zoos
Starring: Emily Watson, Jeremy Irvine, Peter Mullan, Tom Hiddleston
Homegrown talent dominates nominations for film's 'next big thing'
Children who are regular visitors to McDonald's are used to finding a cheap, plastic toy in their Happy Meals. From today, they will uncover something rather more high-brow: a Michael Morpurgo novel.
You need, don't you, some CDs in the car going to Penzance or Porto or Palmyra; something to stop the little darlings asking are you nearly there yet; a story that you, too, will find bearable – even enjoyable. Here are some corkers.
Writers old and new take their readers by the hand to give them a taste of the lives of others
The Gruffalo author Julia Donaldson has been unveiled as the new Children's Laureate and said she will "relish" the role.
This summer Steven Spielberg is back in a big way. By working with new, young directors and television producers, Hollywood's most successful film-maker has reinvented himself for the 21st century, says Sarah Hughes
My parents were... willing to sacrifice a great deal to help me realise my ambition. Obviously there was the financial sacrifice, but it was also to do with being sent to boarding school, the Royal Ballet School, from 11 to 16. From my perspective now, as a parent, I understand how much you have to give up to have a child away from you at that time.
Children's novels about conflict are enduringly popular and, as Paul Bignell discovers, they ask increasingly difficult questions
On the 30th anniversary of its publication, the popular wartime tale Goodnight Mister Tom is to hit the stage. Arifa Akbar celebrates the rebirth of a children's classic
Practice of 'premium pricing' for popular shows hides the true cost of booking the best seats