Michael Coveney: Who's That Man in the Front Row?
One of these days -- tomorrow, actually -- I'm going to ask the man who always sits in the front row at the Queen's Hall concerts who the hell he is. He's there, every year, every concert, without ...
Michael Coveney: Don't Rain on My parade
The International Festival opens tonight with John Adams's El Nino in the Usher Hall, which at last has been tidied up around the spanking new foyer, though that addition looks like a plastic ...
Michael Coveney: Dining at the Top Table
It's always good to have a break from the hurlyburly. I spent most of yesterday cooped up inside the Assembly Rooms, so I felt entitled to accept an invitation to dinner with my wife's cousins, Jack ...
Michael Coveney: Battles in the Bubble
Producer Julius Green has a sold-out hit with his circus burlesque in the Assembly Rooms -- well, there are several very scantily clad ladies in the cast -- but he's still having trouble knowing ...
Michael Coveney: Travails in the Traverse
Most of yesterday was spent in the smaller Traverse, which is like sitting in an oven turned up to Gas Mark Five. Luckily the plays were almost worth it, and Groundhog Day was enlivened by some bad ...
Michael Coveney: Trainspotting
The train was packed. I fell into conversation with two delightful Croatians who were wondering what to do when they arrived in the AthensĀ  of the north. I told them where to go, then everyone e
Michael Coveney: Revving up for Auld Reekie
The excitement is mounting, and so are the press releases, emails, messages and cries for help. Eight days to go, and eight days before I jump on the train, but I've already devised a rough schedule ...
Michael Coveney's Blog Has Moved
Welcome to the new home of Michael Coveney's blog. In addition to his overnight reviews, in his addictive blog Michael Coveney gives more insights into the life of Theatreland. One of the co
Same old song
It's ironic this morning that internet junkies are celebrating the fact that the X Factor machine has been defeated. True, it has been a successful campaign but which song has beaten the Miley Cyrus ...