Guest Blog: The recipe for a perfect pantomime
By Emily Wood
'An unshaven, belching, legs akimbo hobnail boot-wearing bloke in a dress is what we're looking for'
Michael Coveney: Globe goes to war with RSC as Rupert Everett celebrates an anniversary
Dominic Dromgoole has criticised international subsidy of the RSC, while Rupert Everett and Colin Firth have been in reflective mood
Michael Coveney: Cats changed British theatre forever despite teething troubles
As Cats prepares to re-open in the West End after a 12 year hiatus, our chief critic reflects on the show's bumpy beginnings
Michael Coveney: Maggie blip at the BFI while Bendy signs on for Soho
The BFI's season of Maggie Smith films got off to a faltering start this week
Michael Coveney: Ding dong merrily in panto and classic kids' shows
'I'm unrepentant in my love of pantomime, the greatest theatrical genre we have'
Susie McKenna: Behind the scenes at Mother Goose rehearsals
By Ben Hewis
The Hackney Empire's artistic director is the first up in a series of blogs that lift the lid on the development of one of the UK's most popular pantomimes
Michael Coveney: Critics get stuck in to each other (again), Fevered Sleep delights
Another day, another discussion on the future of theatre criticism