Notes from New York: Hunks on stage and a very Broadway thanksgiving parade
By Bethany Rickwald

New York is buckling down for the winter with Emma Stone, Hugh Jackman, and Bradley Cooper

Catherine Love: 'Interaction does not always mean choice'

Interactive theatre is increasingly ubiquitous, but what does it really ask of us as audience members?

Catherine Love: What do you want in a play about climate change?

As 2071 opens to a mixed reception, Catherine Love explores what we actually want from a play exploring the issues facing our planet

Michael Coveney: First night flurry in Dagenham as HighTide regroups in Suffolk

Russell Brand rubbed shoulders with Andrew Lloyd Webber in the Adelphi stalls

Catherine Love: My theatre highlights of the year so far

As awards season approaches, Catherine Love looks back at some of the best productions to take to the stage this year

Michael Coveney: Bill Bryden wraps up the Cottesloe, Eileen Atkins returns to Stratford

A new book reflects on a bygone era of the National, while Evita bows out in the West End and Eileen Atkins defies her 80 years

Catherine Love: Do more theatres mean more choice for theatregoers?

There are pros and cons to the ever-increasing variation of performance spaces

Michael Coveney: Scottsboro Boys hold forth and Des Barrit gets down

Our chief critic spends time with the Scottsboro Boys, attends a star-studded birthday bash and shares memories of the late Lynda Bellingham

Catherine Love: In theatre, simple is often best

David Cromer's take on Our Town and Katie Mitchell's Cherry Orchard prove that, sometimes, nothing beats simplicity in the theatre