Are theatre programmes the best way to plant plays in context?
After a visit to the High Line in New York, Matt Trueman asks whether enough is done to make sure people know enough about the context of a show
Why Richmond pantomime is the fairest in all the land
By John Savage
Our new Christmas blog series gets locals to rave about what makes their pantomime so special
We need more Tom Burkes to ensure the future of regional theatre
As the National Campaign for the Arts announces that local authority funding for the arts has dropped by more than a third, Sarah Crompton considers the wider impact
The best design work is often woefully misunderstood
As the Donmar Warehouse finishes its week-long festival of design, Matt Trueman looks at why bigger isn't always better
How do we stop the marginalisation of arts subjects in schools?
Sarah Crompton recently chaired the Rambert Live panel and discussed the future of dance
Small theatres can radically shift the way we watch
After Suzy Storck at the Gate, Matt Trueman reflects on what small spaces offer to artists and audiences
How to make a musical: From page to concept album
Writer and WhatsOnStage critic Michael Davies kicks off a regular blog about getting his musical adaptation of Tess of the d'Urbervilles off the ground
Why aren't there more revivals of new British plays?
Sarah Crompton heralds the announcement of a revival of Jez Butterworth's Jerusalem and asks why we don't see more second productions of new British writing
Stewart Pringle: 'To get by in theatre you have to wear a lot of hats'
By Stewart Pringle
Ahead of the premiere of his debut play, the Bush Theatre dramaturg reflects on the necessity to juggle roles in theatre
Has British theatre become too dependent on playwriting competitions?
Matt Trueman looks at the rise of the playwriting competition and whether we are losing something by focusing on prizes