Guest Blog: The recipe for a perfect pantomime
By Emily Wood

'An unshaven, belching, legs akimbo hobnail boot-wearing bloke in a dress is what we're looking for'

Michael Coveney: Globe goes to war with RSC as Rupert Everett celebrates an anniversary

Dominic Dromgoole has criticised international subsidy of the RSC, while Rupert Everett and Colin Firth have been in reflective mood

Michael Coveney: Cats changed British theatre forever despite teething troubles

As Cats prepares to re-open in the West End after a 12 year hiatus, our chief critic reflects on the show's bumpy beginnings

Michael Coveney: Maggie blip at the BFI while Bendy signs on for Soho

The BFI's season of Maggie Smith films got off to a faltering start this week

Opera - when directors rule

The phenomenon known in German as Regietheater should be celebrated, not vilified

Michael Coveney: Ding dong merrily in panto and classic kids' shows

'I'm unrepentant in my love of pantomime, the greatest theatrical genre we have'

Susie McKenna: Behind the scenes at Mother Goose rehearsals

The Hackney Empire's artistic director is the first up in a series of blogs that lift the lid on the development of one of the UK's most popular pantomimes

Catherine Love: What makes a good conclusion?

Catherine Love bids farewell with a consideration of endings in theatre

Guest Blog: 'Live art is whispering through every crack in mainstream theatre'
By Nick Blackburn

Director Nick Blackburn talks about his latest project: David Hoyle's I, Victim as part of Chelsea Theatre's SACRED season