Michael Coveney: Standard wails, snails and whales, and the Elephantom in the room

Three critics have resigned from the Evening Standard Awards judging panel over accusations of vote-rigging

Michael Coveney: Christmas cheer as Psycho chills and students protest
Jo Brand's funniest line of the pantomime season is not one she's delivering in Aladdin at the New Wimbledon Theatre but one she gave to an interviewer in the Daily Telegraph
Christmas in New York sets festive West End mood
By Rosie Bannister · 11 Dec 2013 · London, West End

Concert show Christmas in New York returned to the West End's Palace Theatre on Monday (9 December)

Guest Blog: Creating an alternative Christmas Show
By Guest Contributor · 11 Dec 2013 · London, Off-West End

Boris and Sergey, and Margaret Thatcher, the Queen of Soho tell us in their own words how Theatre503 is bringing something different to Christmas at the Theatre this year

Michael Coveney: WhatsOnStage Awards Launch Party hits the heights... again

Michael Coveney looks back on the 2014 WhatsOnStage Awards Launch

Michael Coveney: Jude lays down the Law, while Scarlett hardly blushes in Candide
I remember a colleague once saying that Toby Stephens played Coriolanus very well as Henry V. I'm sure Tom Hiddleston won't make the same mistake when he plays the same role soon at the Donmar
Michael Coveney: From Hackney Downs to Middlemarch highs and bad manners
There's nothing more tedious than critics going on about how much they're seeing or how much they enjoy what they do despite everything, blah-blah; similarly, the old critical stand-by of how