New roles

The actor-turned-bestselling memoirist talks to Sarah Hemming about playing Wallis Simpson’s French lawyer in ‘The Last Duchess’

Verdi: La traviata

A DVD recording of the 2009 revival of the Royal Opera’s Richard Eyre staging

Farce majeure

Richard Eyre and Alan Ayckbourn talk about lost trousers, mistaken identity and how to succeed in comedy