Michael Coveney: First-time theatre experience marks you for life
WhatsOnStage critic Michael Coveney on the power of the first time
Matt Trueman: do old plays need bringing back to life?
Matt Trueman asks whether updating, revisiting and reworking plays is always a good thing
Michael Coveney: RSC Dream and Lee Hall at the Tower are the tip of the am-dram iceberg
Are the demarcation lines between the amateur and professional theatres even more blurred than we imagine?
Matt Trueman: Cleansed is more than just shock theatre
Trueman argues that framing Cleansed through its violence alone is entirely reductive
Matt Trueman: London theatres have become hang-outs
Matt Trueman on the rise of the trendy theatre bar
The inaugural Equity Award for Services to Theatre
By Sita McIntosh
WhatsOnStage's Chief Operating Officer Sita McIntosh explains the newest award and why Sir Kenneth Branagh won it
Michael Coveney: The WhatsOnStage Awards are a party on a level playing field
Michael Coveney reports back from the 16th Annual WhatsOnStage Awards
Michael Coveney: A chorus of disapproval at the ENO
Following the opening of Norma, Michael Coveney reflects on the controversy surrounding the English National Opera
Matt Trueman: is female-led Shakespeare a passing fad?
Matt Trueman looks at what we need to do if we're serious about gender parity