Michael Coveney: Bidding a critical farewell after ten years
Reviewer Michael Coveney on stepping down as critic for WhatsOnStage
Matt Trueman: what happens when the alternative becomes mainstream?
With Bryony Kimmings performing at the National Theatre, Matt Trueman asks what happens when experimentation becomes the norm
Michael Coveney: Criticism is at the crossroads, but does the public care a hoot?
Michael Coveney addresses the challenges of criticism both online and in print
Stan's Cafe: 'We no longer feel lonely in Birmingham'
By James Yarker
James Yarker, artistic director of experimental theatre company Stan's Cafe, explains the way Birmingham has shaped the company's work
Matt Trueman: Do critics laugh?
Matt Trueman discusses the difficulties of having to be professionally sceptical
Stella Odunlami: Now more than ever we need to question our learned patterns of behaviour
By Stella Odunlami
The director of new piece by Deborah Pearson Made Visible explains what it has been like working on the project
Michael Coveney: Laughter is the great purgative in theatre
Ahead of the opening of The Painkiller this evening, Michael Coveney expounds the joy of farce
Matt Trueman: Theatre critics need more space and time
Trueman explains why theatre criticism, compared to other forms, is a question of stamina
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