Michael Coveney: 'Maggie Smith dubbed me her premature obituarist'
A look ahead to the Dame's upcoming appearance on Graham Norton and her new Alan Bennett movie
Guest blog: Disability in theatre - 'My eyes are sharp for a quantum leap forward'
By Penny Pepper
With UK Disability History Month approaching, Penny Pepper discusses life as a disabled artist
Guest blog: Barrie Keeffe on the play Kevin Spacey never got to the Old Vic
By Barrie Keeffe
The writer of Barbarians explains how he feels about having two productions of his 1977 trilogy on in London this autumn
Matt Trueman: Could context be as much a hindrance as a help?
Following a trip to New York, our critic Matt Trueman discovers that, when watching a show, context isn't everything
How I tracked down Arthur Miller's first play
By Sean Turner
As the centenary of legendary playwright Arthur Miller arrives, director Sean Turner explains how he got Miller's long-lost first play onto the stage
Michael Coveney: could we be seeing a shift in musical theatre?
Lin-Manuel Miranda's Hamilton and In the Heights are changing the musical theatre landscape
Matt Trueman: What could theatre learn from #HOFEST?
Hofesh Shechter's festival provides a chance to get the measure of him as an artist. Matt Trueman asks if theatre could benefit from adapting a similar model?
Michael Coveney: 'You can judge a book by its cover and a show by its first scene'
Critic Michael Coveney on first impressions, Zippos Circus and the clownish joys of Mark Rylance and Kenneth Cranham