Peter Brook

From ‘little Cockney’ to playing Queen Mary: the remarkable career of Eileen Atkins

16 October 2021 9:00 am

Eileen Atkins belongs to a singular generation of British actresses, among them Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Sian Phillips and Vanessa…

‘The only place I can’t get my plays on is Britain’: Sir Peter Brook interviewed

2 November 2019 9:00 am

‘Everyone of us knows we deserve to be punished,’ says the frail old man before me in a hotel café.…

Gorgeous, visionary sights from Akram Khan at the Roundhouse

6 February 2016 9:00 am

How much of a compromise does a fashionable choreographer loved by all have to make with his paymasters? When he’s…

John Gielgud prepares to play Prospero in the Old Vic’s production of The Tempest in 1930

A brown-noser's history of the Old Vic and National Theatre

15 November 2014 9:00 am

The moment Waterloo Bridge was planned across the Thames, a new theatre to serve the transpontine coach trade was inevitable.…

‘Untitled’, 2012, by Simon Ling

Painting Now doesn't represent painting now. Thank goodness

25 January 2014 9:00 am

The death of painting has been so often foretold — almost as frequently as its renaissance — that any such…