Michael Coveney: Cumberbatch, Kidman and the hazards of hype
Buzz is an essential part of showbiz - but it can be misplaced
Matt Trueman: We must remove the barriers to becoming an artistic director
Top jobs in UK theatres are still dominated by one demographic
Matt Trueman: Are British musicals stuck in the past?
'Without a culture of experimentation, British musical theatre is at risk of stagnating'
Michael Coveney: Hare and Billington illuminate the importance of playwrights
Our critic casts his eye over a wave of new theatre books, including David Hare's memoir The Blue Touch Paper
Matt Trueman: Is experimental theatre in decline?
The trail-blazers of the last decade have now become the norm - so a new wave of theatremakers are pushing in different directions
Confessions of a Box Office Manager - Kidding around
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The summer holidays present a new raft of challenges for our mystery mole
Michael Coveney: Maggie Smith comes up to date as two Nicks redefine the West End
Our esteemed critic publishes his new biography of Maggie Smith this week
Matt Trueman's Edinburgh diary - Are small companies being crowded out?
'If you look around the Fringe this year, it's full of big organisations'
Matt Trueman's Edinburgh diary - 'It's been a bit mad for critics'
The newly aligned Fringe and EIF enter their second week