Simon Russell Beale

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The week in theatre: Bach & Sons; Out West – review
Simon Russell Beale is Bach to his fingertips in Nina Raine’s intermittently brilliant new play

Susannah Clapp

04, Jul, 2021 @9:30 AM

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Bach & Sons review – study of the man and his music hits a flat note
Simon Russell Beale stars in a visually impressive production of Nina Raine’s play that never quite gets off the ground

Arifa Akbar

29, Jun, 2021 @11:01 PM

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On my radar: Simon Russell Beale’s cultural highlights
The actor on a lockdown-saving classical podcast, the power of William Blake, and the book that got him back into cooking

Kathryn Bromwich

26, Jun, 2021 @2:00 PM

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The week in theatre: Nine Lessons and Carols; A Christmas Carol; The Ballad of Corona V; The Dumb Waiter – review
The Almeida and Big House celebrate connection and isolation, while Hytner’s A Christmas Carol delivers simple pleasures

Susannah Clapp

13, Dec, 2020 @10:30 AM

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A Christmas Carol review – Nicholas Hytner delivers an ode to theatre
Simon Russell Beale stars in an economical Dickens adaptation that reminds us of the richness of live theatre

Arifa Akbar

09, Dec, 2020 @12:01 AM

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A Christmas Carol review – clever multimedia reworking of Dickens
With dance, silent cinema and collage, Jacqui and David Morris’s version of the classic story is never less than enthralling

Ellen E Jones

04, Dec, 2020 @9:00 AM

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'It's a horrible time': why Simon Russell Beale fears for future of theatres
The star speaks of his panic about the uncertainty of reopening and his sorrow for struggling young actors

Vanessa Thorpe

18, Apr, 2020 @2:35 PM

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From rep to reps: can a 'Shakespeare gym' solve the crisis in verse-speaking?
The Royal Shakespeare Company has vowed to drill the Bard’s rhythms into its actors – but our alienation from his language runs deeper

Michael Billington

18, Feb, 2020 @11:26 AM

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The Vote 2019 review – James Graham's polling-station stunner
Simon Russell Beale, Mark Gatiss and Catherine Tate were on hilarious form in this new version of the state-of-the-nation comedy

Mark Lawson

13, Dec, 2019 @3:06 PM

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Olivia Colman awarded CBE in Queen's birthday honours list
Sculptor Rachel Whiteread becomes a dame and Tunnock’s teacake creator is knighted

Esther Addley

07, Jun, 2019 @9:30 PM

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The week in theatre: Sweat; The Convert; The Tragedy of King Richard the Second – review
Lynn Nottage brilliantly dramatises industrial unrest in small-town America in the year’s most powerful play

Susannah Clapp

23, Dec, 2018 @8:00 AM

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The Tragedy of King Richard the Second review – Simon Russell Beale's king sold short
Joe Hill-Gibbins’ stripped-back production delivers a forceful royal downfall, but leaves little space to explore the power plays behind it

Michael Billington

19, Dec, 2018 @9:55 AM

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