Michael Coveney: Mel and Steve host a WhatsOnStage Awards to remember
The 15th Annual WhatsOnStage Awards concert was held last night at the Prince of Wales Theatre
Michael Coveney: Royal 'Sher-speare' Company makes plans as Dame Diana goes solo
Reflections on recent developments in Stratford and some classic critical put-downs
Guest blog: Vault's Tim Wilson on opening a six week creative Festival under Waterloo
By Tim Wilson
The annual festival takes place at The Vaults on Leake St in Waterloo
Matt Trueman: Wondering how to vote? Pick your philistine carefully
A debate on arts funding between the major parties reveals both telling differences and worrying similarities
Michael Coveney: Brighton, Bull and yet more critical crises
'I never thought I'd live to see or hear so many theatre professionals pleading for the reinstatement of critics'
Editor's Blog: Made in Dagenham and the plight of the British musical
'It's funny, it's stirring and, like all the most successful British shows, it revolves around industrial action. So what went wrong?'
Matt Trueman: Turn off Twitter and go to the theatre
Amidst the constant barrage of breaking news, social media and emails, theatre can offer a sanctuary
Michael Coveney: Critical awards and lasting legacies
Reflections on this year's Critics' Circle Awards, and some great critics of the past
Mark Valencia: Trying times for English National Opera
Britain's second opera company is having a bad week, after its departing chairman accused the artistic director of losing £10million
Matt Trueman: Rufus Norris is subtly creating a National Theatre for everyone
Norris, who announced his inaugural season last week, wants his National to speak to the nation