Michael Coveney: Ghosts walk abroad as National and RSC bring up their bodies
By Michael Coveney · 19 Aug 2013 · London
On 22 October the National Theatre will be exactly 50 years old. On that date in 1963, Peter O'Toole opened in a so-so production of Hamlet at the Old Vic, soon joined in the ...
Michael Coveney: Beach books in summer at Journey's End
By Michael Coveney · 16 Aug 2013 · London
I'm taking a later than usual summer holiday in September this year, and I'm already planning my books for the beach. With the RSC production of Hilary Mantel's historical blockbusters, Wol
Michael Coveney: Pride comes before a fruit fall, with plums in Brum
By Michael Coveney · 14 Aug 2013 · London
There was definitely a sense last night of a major new modern play entering the repertoire, as Jamie Lloyd's wonderful production of Alexi Kaye Campbell's The Pride opened at the ...
Michael Coveney: Bugles and beatbox sound brazenly across the Thames
By Michael Coveney · 12 Aug 2013 · London
Edinburgh's always a bubble, but even when spending several days there last week I knew I wanted to see Gabriel at the Globe the minute I returned to London; more so, even, than I ...
Guest Blog: A Chorus Line - What they did for love
By Guest Contributor · 9 Aug 2013 · London
The company of A Chorus Line Another West End show closes. It happens all the time; the dead feed the living. After seven months at the London Palladium, A
Michael Coveney: No laughing matters, with jokes, in Edinburgh
By Michael Coveney · 6 Aug 2013 · Scotland
There are five star reviews all round for Grounded at the Traverse, Nirbhaya at the Assembly Hall - and for my old friend Gyles Brandreth at the PLeasance Courtyard. Which ...
Michael Coveney: Edinburgh audiences shaken and stirred
By Michael Coveney · 5 Aug 2013 · Scotland
No full-blown controversy so far this year, but then I've not seen the girl-on-girl all-action Titus Andronicus at the suitably named Bedlam venue, nor the art lecture solo at ...
Guest Blog: Four Actors, Four Bicycles, 40 Characters and a 926 Mile Adventure
By Guest Contributor · 1 Aug 2013 · Central
It was an obvious venture to pursue really; two shows, a 926 mile adventure, 40 characters between 4 men, and all done in the trust that our well known British summer would be as glorious as ...
Michael Coveney: Criticism collapses on a wave of dissent and indifference
By Michael Coveney · 30 Jul 2013 · London
The announcement that the Independent on Sunday is closing its arts section will send tremors through the Critics Circle, if not shock waves through the nation. It's perhaps a signal ...
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