Michael Coveney: From Bennett to Buffini - the ascension of the Queen on the London stage

From Prunella Scales to Helen Mirren, our chief critic takes a look at Her Majesty's many theatrical incarnations

Catherine Love: Theatre puppetry - not just for kids

It's easy to dismiss popular art forms, but puppetry has proven itself to be about far more than children's entertainment and easy laughs

Glenn Meads: Oliviers 2014 - a view from the armchair

WhatsOnStage North West editor Glenn Meads watches the Olivier Awards from the comfort of his living room and assesses ITV's coverage

Michael Coveney: Moments to savour on and offstage at the Olivier Awards

Our chief critic enjoys a glittering night at the Royal Opera House with Bernadette, Benny and Bjorn

Guest Blog: Why we shouldn't be pessimistic about stage adaptations
By Daniel Winder

Daniel Winder of Iris Theatre tells us why he disagrees with the assertion that the current glut of adaptations is bad news for theatre

Michael Coveney: Actors speak up on stage and page, Gielgud biographer snaps back

Actors themselves usually provide the greatest insights on their own performances

Michael Coveney: Good news as Apollo reopens and Tricycle Young Company takes off

The Apollo Theatre opens its refurbished doors with vampire thriller Let the Right One In, while across town the Tricyle Young Company brings a new community play, The Kilburn Passion, to the stage

Catherine Love: Is crowdfunding really the future?

Crowdfunding might be a great way to raise extra money for theatre projects, but is it really the future of theatre fundraising?

Guest Blog: The Pajama Game producers on why crowdfunding is the future
By Joe Smith, John Brant and Gavin Kalin

The producers of forthcoming West End transfer The Pajama Game tell us how they've managed to raise over £100k through crowdfunding platform Seedrs