Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: A fan's perspective
By Martha Ibbotson
We asked a teenage Potter fan to give an insight into the excitement surrounding the recently announced West End production
Michael Coveney: Remembering the lost lines of Lenny Henry and others
'The actor's nightmare of drying on stage is always vivid but, in the event, it's never catastrophic'
Matt Trueman: The shows you wish you could see again
Whether reinventing a show or faithfully restoring it, revivals are integral to the theatregoing experience
Michael Coveney: Do Shakespeare marathons echo box set binges?
The current raft of epic history cycles continues a rich theatrical tradition
Blog: Highlights from West End Live 2015
By Emily Cole
A two-day extravaganza showcasing the best of the West End
Matt Trueman: The unpredictability of the Royal Court is no bad thing
'It is the sign of a theatre taking real risks'
Michael Coveney: Actors following in famous fatherly footsteps
'Father's Day is a good excuse to celebrate the passing of the flame from one generation to another in the theatre'
Matt Trueman: Greek revivals taking theatre back to the future
What is the purpose of the recent spate of Greek revivals?
Michael Coveney: Why we love the shows that go wrong
'It's the combination of material accident and thespian shame the truly sadistic coarse theatre lover is craving'
Matt Trueman: Theatre's ongoing lack of diversity is inexcusable
Major London theatres have just five BAME associate artists between them - this needs to change