Jack Thorne's BAFTA haul proves we must look at playwrights' screen work too
As Alice Birch's new film Lady Macbeth opens in cinemas, and Jack Thorne wins his fifth BAFTA, Matt Trueman says that looking at both stage and screen work is fundamental to understanding a playwright
Confessions of an opera virgin: Opera is for rich, wrinkly white folk. Right?
By Ben Hewis
Our deputy editor visits the opera for the first time, despite his anxiety-inducing preconceptions
Directors must deal with how older plays depict women
As Christopher Hampton's '70s play The Philanthropist is revived, Sarah Crompton looks at how it is the director's responsibility to address the depiction of women
If you want to see London's best theatre, join the queue for day seats
Matt Trueman on his experiences of day seats, and how they can help get you some of the West End's most sought after tickets
How do we improve arts education?
By Jennifer Tuckett
As the Bush Theatre hosts the launch of a new book for students on playwriting, Jennifer Tuckett asks what more can be done for arts education
We need more theatres willing to support emerging companies
By Eleanor Turney
As Incoming Festival is announced, its co-director Eleanor Turney looks at how the New Diorama Theatre has enabled it to happen
Why isn't theatre vital to youth culture?
By Jay Miller
Artistic director of the Yard Theatre Jay Miller on the venue's new ticket scheme to help get young people watching plays
Judi Dench is wrong, young actors learn from living greats not dead legends
Following Judi Dench's comments about young actors last week, Matt Trueman looks at how actors learn from more than just the history books
Confessions of a Box Office Manager: The perils of recommending a show
Our box office mole learns the drawbacks of recommending shows to strangers