Theatre etiquette: Mousetrap Projects: We ask each student to sign a theatre behaviour contract
By Susan Whiddington
As part of our series on theatre etiquette, Susan Whiddington, director of Moustrap Theatre Projects, explains what the organisation does to try to ensure their audiences know what to expect in the theatre
Theatre etiquette: a view from the box office: 'I've come close to refusing someone a ticket'
By Alun Hood
As part of our week focusing on the subject of theatre etiquette, deputy box office manager Alun Hood speaks to WhatsOnstage about how audience behaviour has changed over the years
Theatre etiquette: the world view
By Dr Penelope Woods
Lecturer Dr Penelope Woods is accompanying Shakespeare's Globe's Hamlet as it tours the world, along the way she's noticed how differently audiences in different countries respond to the same play
Theatre etiquette: this week we're considering the issues from different angles
Matt Trueman on the tricky subject of theatre etiquette and why it needs to be approached with nuance
Michael Coveney: Let's celebrate panto
Christmas is fast approaching so our critic Michael Coveney gets into the festive spirit
Matt Trueman: do playwriting competitions sacrifice process for the sake of results?
With the Bruntwood Prize announced tomorrow, Matt Trueman asks how beneficial playwriting compeitions really are
Michael Coveney: Three is the magic theatrical number
Chief critic Michael Coveney discusses winning theatrical trilogies and The Hairy Ape
Matt Trueman: Set designers are not loonies. They're artists.
Trueman reflects on the Evening Standard Awards shortlist for best set design and responds to comments made recently about Lizzie Clachan's design for As You Like It at the National
Michael Coveney: Underground with Belarus Free Theatre
As BFT prepare to move their tenth anniversary celebrations into the Young Vic next week, our Chief Critic reflects on their performance of Sarah Kane's 4:48 Psychosis
Matt Trueman: Is it time for theatre to return to a spirit of excess?
There's a trend for pared back, greyscale theatre, but Matt Trueman asks if it's the best way forward