Michael Coveney: The Times they are a changin' (again) as critics get fired up for Edinburgh
Our chief critics reflects on recent critic appointments and previews his trip up north
Guest Blog: Staging superheroes at the Edinburgh Fringe
By Joseph Mercier
Joseph Mercier of PanicLab reveals the inspiration behind their new show
Michael Coveney: Old actors bloom as Helen Mirren and Ken Cranham prove 70 is the new 40
From Redgrave's Beatrice to Jacobi's Mercutio, are we experiencing a golden age for older actors?
Matt Trueman: What if Cumberbatch wasn't doing Hamlet?
There are only 30 days until Hamlet opens at the Barbican
Michael Coveney: Shakespeare celebrated in country house Dream and Mandarin Richard III
The Bard's global appeal was showcased again this week
Matt Trueman: There's no such thing as regional theatre
'When we talk of regional theatre, we really mean local theatre'
Michael Coveney: Comedians playing it straight on stage
Stephen Merchant is the latest high profile comic to tread the boards
Matt Trueman: It's not just bad work that puts audiences off
Many factors can potentially alienate theatregoers