Michael Coveney: From Hare to Eternity - playwright knocks musicals as Rice preps for premiere
By Michael Coveney · 21 Oct 2013 · London

This week's big opener in the West End is Tim Rice's screen-to-stage musical From Here to Eternity - but it doesn't look like David Hare will be attending

Guest Blog: RSC star Alex Waldmann on why he set up a production company
By Alex Waldmann · 21 Oct 2013 · London

Actor and producer Alex Waldmann, whose company SEArED Productions is about to stage a revival of David Storey's Home at the Arcola Theatre, talks about moving into producing, and the challenges he currently faces

Michael Coveney: David Tennant opens as Richard on a night of crowds and surprises
By Michael Coveney · 18 Oct 2013 · Central

Our chief critic reflects on a returning star and changing times in Stratford-upon-Avon

Michael Coveney: Hare and Wilton trumpet the National, with more notes for Norris
By Michael Coveney · 16 Oct 2013 · London

A platform discussion as part of the National Theatre's 50th anniversary celebrations prompts some big questions for our chief critic

Michael Coveney: Rufus Norris sidles charmingly into place at the National, cheered by staff and Hytner alike
By Michael Coveney · 15 Oct 2013 · London

Our chief critic responds to today's announcement that Rufus Norris will succeed Nicholas Hytner as NT artistic director from April 2015

Catherine Love: Regional theatres looking forwards and outwards
By Catherine Love · 14 Oct 2013 · Northeast

Sam Hodges' exciting inaugural season at the Nuffield Theatre might offer a model for regional buildings to nurture the new and the local

Michael Coveney: "Chalky" White brings style and glamour to London Film Festival
By Michael Coveney · 14 Oct 2013 · London

A new documentary about Michael White prompts Michael Coveney to reflect on an unsung trailblazer

Michael Coveney: Three cheers for Chereau, and the future of criticism
By Michael Coveney · 11 Oct 2013 · London
Patrice Chereau© Dan Wooller The death on Monday (aged 68, from lung cancer) of the great director Patrice Chereau - he made no distinction in importance between directing films, plays or opera - ...
Guest Blog: Why I set up a playwriting award in honour of a stage manager
By Adam Spreadbury-Maher · 10 Oct 2013 · London

Adam Spreadbury-Maher, artistic director of the King's Head Theatre and new Hope Theatre, is launching a playwriting award for theatre professionals in honour of a stage manager-turned-writer

Michael Coveney: Commitments illuminated in theatre lighting debate
By Michael Coveney · 8 Oct 2013 · London

Our chief critic reflects on the crucial role played by theatre lighting

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