The Mike Pence Hamilton speech demonstrates how theatre must continue to disrupt
After the cast of Hamilton delivered a strong message to Mike Pence, Matt Trueman reflects on the need for theatre to constantly surprise
Directors must not forget that sight lines are sacred
Sarah Crompton highlights a tendency for directors to ignore the old art of blocking
Robert Vaughn taught me the meaning of 'star quality'
By Christopher Haydon
Gate Theatre artistic director Christopher Haydon pays tribute to the remarkable actor Robert Vaughn, who passed away last week
Why awards really do matter
As the Evening Standard Awards are announced, Matt Trueman looks at the price of chasing celebrities over talent
Why aren't more women centre stage?
In a week where a woman failed to become President, Sarah Crompton reflects on the vicious circle of women being overlooked on stage
How I become Trump on stage each night
By Simon Jay
Simon Jay on Trumpageddon, his satirical show about the Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump
Why theatre criticism is actually impossible
Matt Trueman looks at what is more important in theatre - ideas or expression?
David Bowie's art collection shows his true genius
As Sotheby's open up an exhibition of David Bowie's art collection, and Lazarus opens next week, Sarah Crompton reflects on why the musician was a true artist
Children should be collaborators in theatre
Matt Trueman argues that the old saying 'never work with children and animals' just isn't true
Female nudity on stage has got to stop
After seeing several instances of female nudity on stage, Sarah Crompton asks whether it is ever really necessary