Kenneth Branagh does seem to like taking his clothes off

Bawdy humour and the pantomime go together like sausages and mash, whatever you make of that banger

Great times to be had in Canterbury despite occasionally clunky comedy and some scandalously overpriced wine

Romeo runs into legal difficulties …

The delicate process of writing the biography of a wary Sir Ronald Harwood

British musical theatre has nothing on the American slickness

Anne McElvoy gives kudos to Cush Jumbo, who has a star’s ability to rise above the inadequacies and shine bright

Gilliam is now 80, and seems as cheerily intent on causing trouble and controversy as ever

Fates in this unforgiving industry are long decided

Lucien veers between lamenting modern theatre’s disdain for “truly serious work” and suspecting that it all could have gone a great deal worse