How I portray a Motown legend night after night
As Berry Gordy celebrates his birthday, Cedric Neal who plays him in the West End musical Motown explains what it's like stepping into his shoes every night
Why the Dartford pantomime is the fairest in all the land
By Mick Trembling
The Orchard theatre will present Cinderella next month
Why today's theatremakers aren't suited to the Olivier
Sarah Crompton reflects on the reasons why the Olivier has had such a tumultuous year
Are theatre programmes the best way to plant plays in context?
After a visit to the High Line in New York, Matt Trueman asks whether enough is done to make sure people know enough about the context of a show
Why Richmond pantomime is the fairest in all the land
By John Savage
Our new Christmas blog series gets locals to rave about what makes their pantomime so special
We need more Tom Burkes to ensure the future of regional theatre
As the National Campaign for the Arts announces that local authority funding for the arts has dropped by more than a third, Sarah Crompton considers the wider impact
The best design work is often woefully misunderstood
As the Donmar Warehouse finishes its week-long festival of design, Matt Trueman looks at why bigger isn't always better
How do we stop the marginalisation of arts subjects in schools?
Sarah Crompton recently chaired the Rambert Live panel and discussed the future of dance
Small theatres can radically shift the way we watch
After Suzy Storck at the Gate, Matt Trueman reflects on what small spaces offer to artists and audiences
How to make a musical: From page to concept album
Writer and WhatsOnStage critic Michael Davies kicks off a regular blog about getting his musical adaptation of Tess of the d'Urbervilles off the ground