Michael Coveney: Will Mike Leigh's Pirates save the ENO?
The legendary director's new production got a muted critical reception but is a much-needed popular success
Matt Trueman: Political theatre will never swing an election
Last week's election result was a sharp reality check for the theatre community
Guest Blog: Why I want to build a pop-up Globe Theatre
By Dr Miles Gregory
Director Miles Gregory has ambitions to create a full-scale, portable version of the historic venue
Michael Coveney: Will Emma Rice bring circus to the Globe a la Brook's Dream?
The surprise appointment of Rice at the Globe prompts memories of a landmark Shakespeare production
Editor's Blog: Why won't party leaders discuss the arts?
'The culture sector has been left feeling like an undervalued child'
Guest Blog: What will theatres be like in the future?
By Rebecca Felgate
From La-Z-Boy seats to flying ice creams, an irreverent glimpse at the future of theatregoing from SeatPlan.com
Matt Trueman: 'Classics no longer guarantee box office success'
New data shows that revivals of familiar works aren't a safe bet for theatres
Michael Coveney: Shakespeare's Birthday as Branagh unfurls West End flag
The Bard's big day prompts thoughts of exciting new seasons from Kenneth Branagh and Matthew Warchus