Michael Coveney: Stratford celebrates midsummer in church, online and in poetry
By Michael Coveney · 21 Jun 2013 · London
There's a midsummer madness in the air in Stratford-upon-Avon, with the weather remaining hot and humid rather than sunny and summery and three big events to celebrate today's summer solstice, ...
Michael Coveney: Holmes shakes up the Lyric, scatters seeds for the future
By Michael Coveney · 18 Jun 2013 · London
It's always fascinating to see how closures, refurbishment and architectural development shake up the life and activity of theatres. Both the Royal Court under Stephen Daldry and the Royal ...
Michael Coveney: Queen's Birthday Honours spring pleasant surprises
By Michael Coveney · 17 Jun 2013 · London
The Queen's Birthday Honours have been more interesting and lower key than usual this year, with a particularly well earned OBE for Lloyd Newsom, founder director of DV8, and an MBE for Judith ...
Chris Grady: What can I teach the next generation about governmental attitudes to arts?
By Chris Grady · 17 Jun 2013 · London
What do I teach the next generation of cultural leaders about politicians' and government attitudes to arts? It's a genuine question and I'm at a loss how to tackle it. Chris Grady My ...
Michael Coveney: Scholarly scandals and musical sour grapes
By Michael Coveney · 14 Jun 2013 · London
"There goes a precious rogue: both a writer and a critic," is one of my favourite lines in the last act of The School for Scandal, boisterously revived by Jessica Swale at the ...
Michael Coveney: Sweet birds and words of lost youth
By Michael Coveney · 13 Jun 2013 · London
Critical opinion will be sharply divided over the performance of Seth Numrich as Chance Wayne in the Old Vic revival of Tennessee Williams' over-heated Sweet Bird of Youth. Is he a ...
Doug Lucie: I've grown accustomed to my plays being ignored
By Guest Contributor · 11 Jun 2013 · London
Poster image for Hard Feelings at the Finborough Theatre When it was announced that my 1982 play Hard Feelings was being revived at the Finborough ...
Michael Coveney: Helen Mirren gives an audience, the Court opens up
By Michael Coveney · 11 Jun 2013 · London
Slightly surreal, this one-off yesterday afternoon: Helen Mirren gave an audience to a live audience on the Gielgud Theatre stage where she's appearing (until Saturday) in The Audience...
Chris Grady: Marking centenaries in Bloomsbury and Aldeburgh
By Chris Grady · 10 Jun 2013 · Southeast
This week I have been at St George's Church in Bloomsbury reflecting on the amazing legacy of the Suffragettes on the 100th anniversary of the day when Emily Wilding Davison threw herself ...
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