Editors' Blog: Keeping it in the family - is nepotism a problem in theatre?
By Theo Bosanquet · 30 Jan 2014

There are two clear sides of the argument when it comes to the question of whether a famous surname is a help or a hindrance

Michael Coveney: Is Peter Grimes at the ENO better than Charlie or The Book of Mormon?
By Michael Coveney · 30 Jan 2014

Michael Coveney discusses the blurred lines between musical theatre and opera, and the ENO's current production of Peter Grimes

Michael Coveney: Critics' Circle Awards lit up by Arthur, Lenny, Phoebe and Lesley
By Michael Coveney · 29 Jan 2014

Worthy winners and critical colleagues rubbed shoulders at yesterdays 25th anniversary Critics' Circle Awards

Michael Coveney: Putting It Together on a podcast in special Company
By Michael Coveney · 28 Jan 2014
Damian Humbley, David Bedella, Caroline Sheen, Daniel Crossley and Janie Dee in Putting it Together The Stephen Sondheim revue, Putting it Together, comes to the end of its ...
Catherine Love: Rewarding variety
By Catherine Love · 27 Jan 2014

As awards season enters its busiest phase, Catherine Love suggests that theatre awards are at their best when reflecting the variety of theatre on our stages

Michael Coveney: King Lear sponsors, stand-ins and other shout-outs
By Michael Coveney · 24 Jan 2014
Simon Russell Beale in King Lear© Mark Douet Simon Russell Beale's last Shakespearean performance at the National, Timon of Athens, was a brilliantly sarcastic update on the re
Michael Coveney: Cheers to The Weir, and to footie fans of The Pass
By Michael Coveney · 22 Jan 2014

Our chief critic sees stars at The Weir and enjoys seeing football in the spotlight at the Royal Court

Catherine Love: Great expectations
By Catherine Love · 20 Jan 2014

Are expectations a useful barometer against which to measure our theatrical experiences, or a barrier to enjoyment and surprise?

Michael Coveney: Chaucerian choices at the Unicorn, and Gielgud re-visited
By Michael Coveney · 20 Jan 2014
The Pardoner's Tale at the Unicorn Theatre There was a time when Chaucer's Canterbury Tales were always within earshot in the theatre. The stage musical adapted from Nevill
Michael Coveney: Roger Lloyd Pack triggers fond memories
By Michael Coveney · 17 Jan 2014

Our chief critic pays tribute to a naturally funny man who learned to accept his indelible association with Only Fools and Horses