Catherine Love: Art as a weapon?
By Catherine Love · 7 Oct 2013 ·

As a new theatre festival engages directly with politics, Catherine Love wonders what it means to be political in today's theatrical landscape

Guest blog: Tayo Aluko on performance and protest
By Guest Contributor · 7 Oct 2013 · London

Tayo Aluko, curator of the Paul Robeson Art is a Weapon Festival at the Tristan Bates Theatre, which runs until 26 October, is also starring in Call Mr Robeson. Here he tells us about why Robseson's legacy is so important today.

Michael Coveney: Ringing the changes at Central and Roehampton
By Michael Coveney · 7 Oct 2013 · London

The Central School of Speech and Drama has acquired 'Royal' status

Michael Coveney: Norris nears the National, bad news for Dacre in the Mail
By Michael Coveney · 4 Oct 2013 · London

Rumours regarding the next artistic director of the National Theatre have reached fever pitch

Michael Coveney: Lloyd Webber dives into Soho with Mandy Rice-Davies
By Michael Coveney · 1 Oct 2013 · London

Michael Coveney attends the launch of Andrew Lloyd Webber's new musical based on the Profumo Affair

Catherine Love: Playing the future
By Catherine Love · 30 Sep 2013 · London

Catherine Love takes a look at things to come at FutureFest and wonders how theatre might help us to collectively imagine the future

Michael Coveney: Critics' Circle holds hands and worries about the future
By Michael Coveney · 30 Sep 2013 · London

Michael Coveney reports on the Critics' Circle's centenary conference

Michael Coveney: Bard behaviour with Brechtian rap in Chicago
By Michael Coveney · 26 Sep 2013 · London

Our chief critic celebrates the current resurgence of Brecht productions

Michael Coveney: All changes in Kingston, Richmond and steamy Soho
By Michael Coveney · 25 Sep 2013 · London

Two founding artistic directors - Sam Walters at the Orange Tree and Stephen Unwin at ETT - are about to step down

Guest Blog: How we learnt to love Shakespeare (with some help from Judi Dench)
By Dan Poole and Giles Terera · 24 Sep 2013 · London

Muse of Fire, a new documentary from actors and regular WhatsOnStage bloggers Dan Poole (Jerusalem) and Giles Terera (The Book of Mormon), premieres at the Raindance film festival this week

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