Michael Coveney: National unveils Dorfman as RSC channels Downton Abbey
'What's happened over recent years at the Royal Court, the Birmingham Rep, Chichester and now the National has been spectacular'
Catherine Love: My top theatre picks for autumn
A round-up of some of the best theatre on offer all over the country this October and November
Michael Coveney: Iggy pops into Peer Gynt, and Kenyon gives update on Barbican row
Pop meets Ibsen, while the Barbican's managing director reflects on the Exhibit B controversy
Notes from New York: Importing two dames, James Corden, and An American In Paris
By Bethany Rickwald
But fair's fair, so we're sending over Broadway hit Beautiful- The Carole King Musical
Catherine Love: We need to make theatre more welcoming
'There are countless factors that discourage people from coming to the theatre'
Guest Blog: Lindsay Lohan - a cautionary tale of celebrity casting
By Dawn Farrow
'Our industry needs to take more responsibility when it comes to using celebrity names'
Catherine Love: Can everyone really get talking across cultures?
The upcoming Best of BE Festival and All Change offer two models for international cultural conversation
Michael Coveney: Bitef in Belgrade raises the bar for international theatre
Our chief critic spent a long weekend at Belgrade's annual theatre festival
Guest Blog: Award-winning playwright Kaite O'Reilly on Woman of Flowers
By Kaite O’Reilly
O'Reilly talks about the processes she went through for her latest work including writing the lead part for Sophie Stone - the first Deaf actor ever to graduate from RADA