Michael Coveney: Why we love the shows that go wrong
'It's the combination of material accident and thespian shame the truly sadistic coarse theatre lover is craving'
Matt Trueman: Theatre's ongoing lack of diversity is inexcusable
Major London theatres have just five BAME associate artists between them - this needs to change
Michael Coveney: Jackie Mason and Jim Dale lead rush to summer solo shows
London is awash with performers going it alone
Editor's Blog: Jimmy Savile play deserves a fair hearing
There has been a storm of criticism about the upcoming Park Theatre production, but we must try to resist pre-judging it
Matt Trueman: The strange economics of theatre tickets
'Theatre's commitment to affordability has been admirable - in certain parts of the sector'
Michael Coveney: Sport in the spotlight, from Patrick Marber to Bend It Like Beckham
The summer heralds a raft of sports-themed productions; but can they emulate the excitement of the real thing?
Matt Trueman: Cuts are threatening artist development
'Very few emerging artists can command sizeable audiences off their own backs'
Confessions of a Box Office Manager: Tackling the touts
Dealing with ticket touts is one of the uglier aspects of the job
Michael Coveney: Does The Vote, London Road and NT Live spell death to theatre?
'There's so much overlap now between screen and stage that we must guard ever more vigilantly to maintain the distinction between them'