Guest Blog: Staging superheroes at the Edinburgh Fringe
By Joseph Mercier
Joseph Mercier of PanicLab reveals the inspiration behind their new show
Michael Coveney: Old actors bloom as Helen Mirren and Ken Cranham prove 70 is the new 40
From Redgrave's Beatrice to Jacobi's Mercutio, are we experiencing a golden age for older actors?
Matt Trueman: What if Cumberbatch wasn't doing Hamlet?
There are only 30 days until Hamlet opens at the Barbican
Michael Coveney: Shakespeare celebrated in country house Dream and Mandarin Richard III
The Bard's global appeal was showcased again this week
Matt Trueman: There's no such thing as regional theatre
'When we talk of regional theatre, we really mean local theatre'
Michael Coveney: Comedians playing it straight on stage
Stephen Merchant is the latest high profile comic to tread the boards
Matt Trueman: It's not just bad work that puts audiences off
Many factors can potentially alienate theatregoers
Michael Coveney: Festival fever in Manchester and the National Theatre
Festival season provides an opportunity to experience a multitude of artforms
Matt Trueman: What on earth is Rufus Norris thinking?
Following recent speculation about a National Theatre/Disney co-production of Pinocchio, Matt Trueman asks 'is this a legitimate use of public money?'