Matt Trueman: There's no such thing as regional theatre
'When we talk of regional theatre, we really mean local theatre'
Michael Coveney: Comedians playing it straight on stage
Stephen Merchant is the latest high profile comic to tread the boards
Matt Trueman: It's not just bad work that puts audiences off
Many factors can potentially alienate theatregoers
Michael Coveney: Festival fever in Manchester and the National Theatre
Festival season provides an opportunity to experience a multitude of artforms
Matt Trueman: What on earth is Rufus Norris thinking?
Following recent speculation about a National Theatre/Disney co-production of Pinocchio, Matt Trueman asks 'is this a legitimate use of public money?'
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: A fan's perspective
By Martha Ibbotson
We asked a teenage Potter fan to give an insight into the excitement surrounding the recently announced West End production
Michael Coveney: Remembering the lost lines of Lenny Henry and others
'The actor's nightmare of drying on stage is always vivid but, in the event, it's never catastrophic'
Matt Trueman: The shows you wish you could see again
Whether reinventing a show or faithfully restoring it, revivals are integral to the theatregoing experience
Michael Coveney: Do Shakespeare marathons echo box set binges?
The current raft of epic history cycles continues a rich theatrical tradition
Blog: Highlights from West End Live 2015
By Emily Cole
A two-day extravaganza showcasing the best of the West End