Simon Russell Beale

Theatre Review: King Lear, National Theatre

Victoria Sadler | Posted 30.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

In this version of King Lear at the National Theatre, Sam Mendes and Simon Russell Beale have created a dark, violent depiction of the last days of a mad dictator.

Here, There, Gone: An Interview With Sir Nicholas Hytner

Will Bordell | Posted 10.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Will Bordell

Nicholas Hytner's Othello was so good I saw it twice. It's not the first time Sir Nick has wowed the critics. And I somehow doubt it will be the last. I perch comfortably outside his office, staring at black-and-white action shots of hit after hit: Adrian Lester in Henry V, Simon Russell Beale in Much Ado About Nothing, James Corden in One Man, Two Guv'nors. If there's such thing as a grammar of theatre, Hytner is fluent in it.

Privates On Parade - Theatre Review

Chris Cox | Posted 02.03.2013 | Home
Chris Cox

Simon Russell Beale, an acting treasure who could easily be called the greatest stage actor of our generation if it weren't for Mark Rylance, takes on the lead, playing against type in a performance which is as dazzling as the sequin dresses he wears.

A Grand(age) New Season

Chris Cox | Posted 18.08.2012 | Home
Chris Cox

I'd only just recovered from the excitement of the new season at The Royal Court when ex Donmar Warehouse artistic director Michael Grandage went and announced his new company which looks like it could revolutionise the London theatre scene.

Caroline Frost

Director Terence Davies: 'It Was Rachel Weisz, Or No One - Simple'

HuffingtonPost.com | Caroline Frost | Posted 28.11.2011 | UK Entertainment

"I live alone and I've been celibate for over 30 years. I've largely sacrificed my personal life, but if I hadn't protected my voice, it would have er...