Michael Coveney: could we be seeing a shift in musical theatre?
Lin-Manuel Miranda's Hamilton and In the Heights are changing the musical theatre landscape
Matt Trueman: What could theatre learn from #HOFEST?
Hofesh Shechter's festival provides a chance to get the measure of him as an artist. Matt Trueman asks if theatre could benefit from adapting a similar model?
Michael Coveney: 'You can judge a book by its cover and a show by its first scene'
Critic Michael Coveney on first impressions, Zippos Circus and the clownish joys of Mark Rylance and Kenneth Cranham
Matt Trueman: the best shows might not be the most memorable
Though he didn't think much of it, Simon Stephens' Song from Far Away is still nibbling away at Matt Trueman
Michael Coveney pays tribute to Irish dramatist Brian Friel
The playwright was a deeply private and genuinely modest man
Laura McDermott: 'Fierce is promiscuous - there's almost no arts organisation we haven't been with'
By Laura McDermott
The joint artistic director of Fierce Festival talks about curating a city-wide festival
Matt Trueman: Are we at risk of forgetting the plays of the past?
For the first time in living memory, there is more new work on our stages than there are revivals
Barney Norris: 'We want to wake people up to the richness of their lives'
By Barney Norris
Award-winning playwright Norris talks about his upcoming play Eventide
Matt Trueman: There's a giant leap from page to stage
Novels don't make great plays - but that's not to say they can't make great theatre - says Trueman
Michael Coveney: Cumberbatch, Kidman and the hazards of hype
Buzz is an essential part of showbiz - but it can be misplaced