Matt Trueman: festivals are a fruitful format for change
Matt Trueman looks at why festivals are good for both artists and audiences
Lanre Malaolu: Hip Hop and British theatre aren't worlds apart
By Lanre Malaolu
As dance festival Breakin' Convention opens at Sadler's Wells the actor and co-founder of Protocol Dance Company explains how Hip Hop and theatre compliment each other
Matt Trueman: Shakespeare Live! gave us Shakespeare the poet
Reflecting on the weekend's broadcast and celebrations, Matt Trueman says Shakespeare was nothing if not a man of the theatre
Shakespeare400 in Stratford-upon-Avon: A wonderful assortment of oddities
Michael Davies reports back from a weekend of Shakespeare 400 celebrations in Stratford-upon-Avon
Matt Trueman: Why do young actors plump for small spaces?
Though Kit Harington is about to open on the West End, our bigger stages are mostly led by older actors: Kenneth Branagh, Ralph Fiennes, Timothy Spall, says Matt Trueman
Ishy Din: 'Khuddadad Khan's is an amazing story of bravery and selflessness'
By Ishy Din
Playwright Ishy Din on the first ever Indian soldier to receive the Victoria Cross, the man who inspired his new play Wipers
Ankur Bahl: Can Emma Rice give one of Shakespeare's best female parts to a man?
By Ankur Bahl
Actor Ankur Bahl will take on Helena in A Midsummer Night's Dream this summer, playing her as a gay man called Helenus, he talks through how Emma Rice came to cast him
Stage fright: What actually happens
By Bella Merlin
Read an exclusive extract from Facing the Fear a new book about stage fright by Bella Merlin
Hannah Khalil: What exactly is an Arab actor?
By Hannah Khalil
Playwright Hannah Khalil on why what people think of as ‘an Arab' probably doesn't exist