Where's the Arcola Welcome?
A second visit to the new Arcola last night was not, overall, a happy experience. It was opening night, but no sign of artistic director Mehmet Ergen or his executive director, Ben Todd, even if it ...
Musical Chairs All Over
We're entering one of those periods of musical chairs and upheaval in the British theatre when important artistic directorship jobs are suddenly available all over the place. There's been a lot of p
Big Turn Out for Gross
The memorial for the former Sunday Telegraph critic John "Box Office" Gross at the Royal Institute of British Architects, RIBA, in Portland Place yesterday evening was a very classy affair, ...
Stars Rain on WOS Outing to Cherbourg
By Whatsonstage.com Outing
Last night nearly 200 Whatsonstage.com theatregoers arrived at the Gielgud to watch the latest offering from theatre company Kneehigh who, having achieved smash hit succcess both at home and abroad ...
Ecstatic Show of Misery
I liked Mike Leigh's Ecstasy very much first time round, but the excellence of the new revival, and of the play itself, has taken me a little by surprise. Leigh is entitled to feel ...
Jo Caird: Hands Up Who Likes Musical Theatre?
By Jo Caird
On Sunday night, Legally Blonde picked up three awards, including Best New Musical, at the Oliviers. The producers can add these statuettes to the shelf on which already stand the four awards ...
Michael Coveney: Olivier Chit Chat & Memories of War
I was unable to get to the Olivier Awards last night but managed to catch some of the Radio 2 coverage over dinner at home. The awards themselves were all done and dusted by 9pm but Radio 2 still had ...
Boss Blog: Oliviers 2011 - My View from the Stalls
By Terri Paddock
Judging by accounts in the Twittersphere, the BBC coverage of Sunday’s Laurence Olivier Awards was a bit of a muddle, which is a shame, because from where I was situated, it was without doubt a
New Theatre by the Avon
It was a truly historic occasion. The new Royal Shakespeare Theatre opened its glass doors for the first time yesterday, after an extended period of previews and events, including a visit by the ...
LaBute, Fox and Williams Go Dark & Deep in Q&A
By Whatsonstage.com Outing
A Neil LaBute world premiere starring Olivia Williams and Matthew Fox couldn’t fail to draw a range of theatregoers to the Vaudeville Theatre last night and as all 250 of us found our seats ther