NYT Blog: Stepping Out
By Kate Kennedy

NYT REP member Kate Kennedy explains what it's like to step out on a West End stage and what they've learnt from their previews

Michael Coveney: National unveils Dorfman as RSC channels Downton Abbey

'What's happened over recent years at the Royal Court, the Birmingham Rep, Chichester and now the National has been spectacular'

Catherine Love: My top theatre picks for autumn

A round-up of some of the best theatre on offer all over the country this October and November

Michael Coveney: Iggy pops into Peer Gynt, and Kenyon gives update on Barbican row

Pop meets Ibsen, while the Barbican's managing director reflects on the Exhibit B controversy

Notes from New York: Importing two dames, James Corden, and An American In Paris
By Bethany Rickwald

But fair's fair, so we're sending over Broadway hit Beautiful- The Carole King Musical

Catherine Love: We need to make theatre more welcoming

'There are countless factors that discourage people from coming to the theatre'

Guest Blog: Lindsay Lohan - a cautionary tale of celebrity casting
By Dawn Farrow

'Our industry needs to take more responsibility when it comes to using celebrity names'

Catherine Love: Can everyone really get talking across cultures?

The upcoming Best of BE Festival and All Change offer two models for international cultural conversation

Michael Coveney: Bitef in Belgrade raises the bar for international theatre

Our chief critic spent a long weekend at Belgrade's annual theatre festival