Michael Coveney pays tribute to Irish dramatist Brian Friel
The playwright was a deeply private and genuinely modest man
Laura McDermott: 'Fierce is promiscuous - there's almost no arts organisation we haven't been with'
By Laura McDermott
The joint artistic director of Fierce Festival talks about curating a city-wide festival
Matt Trueman: Are we at risk of forgetting the plays of the past?
For the first time in living memory, there is more new work on our stages than there are revivals
Barney Norris: 'We want to wake people up to the richness of their lives'
By Barney Norris
Award-winning playwright Norris talks about his upcoming play Eventide
Matt Trueman: There's a giant leap from page to stage
Novels don't make great plays - but that's not to say they can't make great theatre - says Trueman
Michael Coveney: Cumberbatch, Kidman and the hazards of hype
Buzz is an essential part of showbiz - but it can be misplaced
Matt Trueman: We must remove the barriers to becoming an artistic director
Top jobs in UK theatres are still dominated by one demographic
Matt Trueman: Are British musicals stuck in the past?
'Without a culture of experimentation, British musical theatre is at risk of stagnating'
Michael Coveney: Hare and Billington illuminate the importance of playwrights
Our critic casts his eye over a wave of new theatre books, including David Hare's memoir The Blue Touch Paper