Guest blog: Barrie Keeffe on the play Kevin Spacey never got to the Old Vic
By Barrie Keeffe
The writer of Barbarians explains how he feels about having two productions of his 1977 trilogy on in London this autumn
Matt Trueman: Could context be as much a hindrance as a help?
Following a trip to New York, our critic Matt Trueman discovers that, when watching a show, context isn't everything
How I tracked down Arthur Miller's first play
By Sean Turner
As the centenary of legendary playwright Arthur Miller arrives, director Sean Turner explains how he got Miller's long-lost first play onto the stage
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