Has British theatre become too dependent on playwriting competitions?
By Matt Trueman
Matt Trueman looks at the rise of the playwriting competition and whether we are losing something by focusing on prizes
New cast join Zoe Wanamaker and Toby Jones in The Birthday Party
The full cast for the revival of Harold Pinter's play has been announced
Toby Jones, Stephen Mangan and Zoe Wanamaker to star in The Birthday Party
The production marks the 60th anniversary of Harold Pinter's play
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'
Michael Coveney: Critical awards and lasting legacies
Reflections on this year's Critics' Circle Awards, and some great critics of the past
Brief Encounter with ... The Birthday Party director Blanche McIntyre
By Glenn Meads
Following their highly acclaimed production of Ibsen's A Doll's House - The Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester is staging Harold Pinter's comedy The Birthday Party starring Maggie Steed. It ...