Michael Coveney: Chocs away, as Charlie checks into the refurbished Theatre Royal
By Michael Coveney · 24 Jun 2013 · London
Critics clocked into Charlie and the Chocolate Factory over the weekend - reviews appear on Wednesday - with a chance, too, to experience the re-decoration of the rotunda, the main ...
Guest Blog: Metta Theatre's Poppy Burton-Morgan on bringing theatre to the playground
By Guest Contributor · 21 Jun 2013 · Southwest
Monkey & Crocodile is a joyous romp through playgrounds featuring skateboarding, music and acrobatics, which we started developing back in January 2012.We wanted to create something in
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 ...
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