Michael Coveney: Fringe fare for all at the dear old Cockpit, buzzy Park and brand new Hope
By Michael Coveney · 10 Mar 2014

Michael Coveney looks at some of the hidden gems beyond the West End

Michael Coveney: Lucy Kirkwood collects another big prize for Chimerica
By Michael Coveney · 7 Mar 2014

Kirkwood's latest award continues a fine tradition of playwrights lauding each other's work

Michael Coveney: RSC asks, which is Shakespeare's most popular play? And which is the best?
By Michael Coveney · 5 Mar 2014

Michael Coveney looks at the recent poll from the Royal Shakespeare Company looking at the public's favourite Shakespeare play

Catherine Love: Theatre in the digital age
By Catherine Love · 3 Mar 2014

As our smartphones increasingly run our lives, what can theatre tell us about digital technology?

Michael Coveney: Ayckbourn's friend Resnais dies, Callow's Shakespeare returns, ENO's Rodelinda rules
By Michael Coveney · 3 Mar 2014

Alain Resnais enjoyed a lasting friendship with playwright Alan Ayckbourn

Michael Coveney: Top Critical Moments and a clutch of Burning Pestles
By Michael Coveney · 27 Feb 2014

A new book coinciding with the Critics' Circle centenary stirs memories for our chief critic

Michael Coveney: Musical metaphors as Rigoletto reigns and Snoo stirs
By Michael Coveney · 25 Feb 2014

Stephen Ward shutters as the ENO reinvigorates Rigoletto

Catherine Love: A winning night for the Michael Grandage Season
By Catherine Love · 24 Feb 2014

The Michael Grandage Season's series of wins at last night's WhatsOnStage Awards is a vindication of its attempt to widen access and affordability for West End theatre.

Michael Coveney: Awards spring special surprises as the audience wins all round
By Michael Coveney · 24 Feb 2014
Barry Humphries collected the Award for Best Solo Performance© Dan Wooller for WhatsOnStage Barry Humphries came straight to the point on winning the best solo performance award: "You have no-o
Michael Coveney: Annabel Leventon and Robert Meadmore shake up Crazy Coqs
By Michael Coveney · 20 Feb 2014

Our chief critic enjoys a night of cabaret in the company of some familiar faces