Guest Blog: 'All young people should have a local theatre they can feel at home in'
By Suhayla El-Bushra · 26 Mar 2014

Suhayla El-Bushra, whose play The Kilburn Passion premieres as part of the upcoming Tricycle Takeover Festival, explains the impact of its youth theatre

Michael Coveney: Bendy boosts the Barbican, Haymarket's Attraction proves Fatal
By Michael Coveney · 26 Mar 2014

Confirmation of Benedict Cumberbatch's Hamlet causes a stir in the East End, while back in the West End Trevor Nunn's new screen-to-stager fails to hop

Catherine Love: What's theatre worth?
By Catherine Love · 24 Mar 2014

While the economic case for the arts dominates discussion, some theatre-makers are vitally questioning the different ways in which we value theatrical experiences

Michael Coveney: I Can't Sing about Harry Hill or Mike Leigh, but David Hare's brilliantly off-message
By Michael Coveney · 24 Mar 2014

Harry Hill's X Factor musical is currently in press previews, while David Hare returns to the small screen with Bill Nighy

Michael Coveney: Hytner plays it cool and hypes hip new spaces
By Michael Coveney · 21 Mar 2014

Our chief critic reflects on yesterday's Press announcement by Nicholas Hytner

Michael Coveney: Theatreland indulges in a Noel Coward mini-binge
By Michael Coveney · 19 Mar 2014

Noel Coward is having something of a moment, writes our chief critic

Michael Coveney: A half-full Monty and whispers of Inner Voices from Naples
By Michael Coveney · 18 Mar 2014

The closure of several West End shows at once has prompted some to question the impact of critics

Catherine Love: Looking for the great new plays
By Catherine Love · 17 Mar 2014

While the Olivier Awards shortlists might indicate slim pickings when it comes to new plays, the variety of theatre on offer across the country suggests otherwise

Guest Blog: The UK needs to lower its barriers to foreign artists
By Cath Johnson · 17 Mar 2014

The director of acclaimed international show The City and Iris explains how UK visa issues jeopardised its current tour

Michael Coveney: Golden anniversaries with Kevin and Bruce, Tim and Pru
By Michael Coveney · 12 Mar 2014

Our chief critic enjoys a Lovely celebration with Babs and a new documentary about canal boats from Timothy West and Prunella Scales