Arrivederci, Franco
A long weekend in Turin was nearly spoilt when I opened my copy of La Stampa at the breakfast table and saw that the great Italian critic Franco Quadri had died in Milan aged 74. For many y
Boss Blog: The Lure of the Longrunner - & Other Tourist Tales
By Terri Paddock
My 18-year-old nephew visited me from California this month. Over the ten days of his holiday visiting his Aunt Terri (he arrived early the morning after the Oliviers – that was a fun, bleary-ey
Duff is Rattigan's Cause Celebre at Old Vic
By Whatsonstage.com Outing
Wednesday night at the Old Vic was a true success where over 160 theatregoers enjoyed the thrilling production of Cause Celebre. Originally a BBC radio play first broadcast in 1975 Cause Celebre 
Top Tenn Centenary
It will be the centenary of Tennessee Williams on Saturday and I hope I shall find a way of celebrating suitably when I'm in Turin for the weekend. One plan is to find tickets, somehow, for Verdi's ...
Jo Caird: Women on Top
By Jo Caird
So, Josie Rourke is to take over from Michael Grandage as artistic director at the Donmar Warehouse. This is brilliant news – the Bush Theatre has gone from strength to strength since Rourke too
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 ...