Michael Coveney: I Can't Sing about Harry Hill or Mike Leigh, but David Hare's brilliantly off-message
By Michael Coveney · 24 Mar 2014

Harry Hill's X Factor musical is currently in press previews, while David Hare returns to the small screen with Bill Nighy

Michael Coveney: Hytner plays it cool and hypes hip new spaces
By Michael Coveney · 21 Mar 2014

Our chief critic reflects on yesterday's Press announcement by Nicholas Hytner

Michael Coveney: Theatreland indulges in a Noel Coward mini-binge
By Michael Coveney · 19 Mar 2014

Noel Coward is having something of a moment, writes our chief critic

Michael Coveney: A half-full Monty and whispers of Inner Voices from Naples
By Michael Coveney · 18 Mar 2014

The closure of several West End shows at once has prompted some to question the impact of critics

Catherine Love: Looking for the great new plays
By Catherine Love · 17 Mar 2014

While the Olivier Awards shortlists might indicate slim pickings when it comes to new plays, the variety of theatre on offer across the country suggests otherwise

Guest Blog: The UK needs to lower its barriers to foreign artists
By Cath Johnson · 17 Mar 2014

The director of acclaimed international show The City and Iris explains how UK visa issues jeopardised its current tour

Michael Coveney: Golden anniversaries with Kevin and Bruce, Tim and Pru
By Michael Coveney · 12 Mar 2014

Our chief critic enjoys a Lovely celebration with Babs and a new documentary about canal boats from Timothy West and Prunella Scales

Notes From New York: Broadway celebrates Valentine's Day with Rocky and the Oscars with Idina Menzel
By Bethany Rickwald · 11 Mar 2014

The Great White Way is welcoming stars from Audra McDonald to Lin-Manuel Miranda… and possibly even Oprah

Catherine Love: Why all the walkouts?
By Catherine Love · 10 Mar 2014

If audiences are walking out of shows more often, as has been suggested recently, perhaps we should be asking why

Michael Coveney: Fringe fare for all at the dear old Cockpit, buzzy Park and brand new Hope
By Michael Coveney · 10 Mar 2014

Michael Coveney looks at some of the hidden gems beyond the West End