Guest Blog: 'Like Johnny Got His Gun, Dalton Trumbo is an American classic'
By Bradley Rand Smith

Bradley Rand Smith, whose 1983 adaptation of Dalton Trumbo's Johnny Got His Gun is revived at Southwark Playhouse this week, says if the author was around today he would share a drink with Edward Snowden

The magic of Godspell lives on in one-off concert
By Jane Martin

Jesus and his adoring followers still cast a spell in this exuberant musical revival

Size isn't everything: opera critics under attack from singers

Several newspaper critics felt it necessary to comment on the physical attributes of a singer at this year's Glyndebourne Festival. They may wish they hadn't.

Catherine Love: Critical conversations

The suggestion that critics should be indiscriminately supporting new work ignores the wider role of theatre criticism

Michael Coveney: Critics, stars, and resurrecting the spirit of Charles Marowitz

Our chief critic responds to yesterday's blog by Henry Filloux-Bennett and pays tribute to a late critical friend (and foe)

Guest Blog: Critics still have the power to make or break shows
By Henry Filloux-Bennett

Freelance director and producer Henry Filloux-Bennett argues that critics need to take more responsibility, following the recent mauling of new musical Water Babies

Catherine Love: International ideas benefit audiences everywhere

The caravan showcase, currently taking place as part of Brighton Festival, is a reminder of the benefits of international exchange

Yorkshire Festival Blog: Lights, Bikes, Action in Ghost Peloton
By Sharon Watson

Sharon Watson, artistic director of Phoenix Dance Theatre, explains the show's challenges

Michael Coveney: The joys of touring with Friel and Rutter, O'Casey restored, Edna Doré remembered

In his weekly blog Michael Coveney reflects on revivals of two great Irish dramas and the passing of acclaimed character actress Edna Doré

Catherine Love: My tips for the Brighton Festival and Fringe

A few recommendations to help theatregoers navigate this month's Brighton Festival and Fringe programmes