Microphones should not replace the ability to project
After Robert Icke's declaration that he supports the use of actors wearing microphones, Sarah Crompton asks whether we might lose something by relying on amplification
Matt Trueman: 'Lighting designers are the unseen heroes of the theatre'
Trueman shines a light on the work of theatre lighting designers
Matt Trueman: British theatre has lost none of its heat
Matt Trueman disagrees with Telegraph critic Dominic Cavendish that British theatre isn't addressing the pressing issues of today
Matt Trueman: What planet is Steven Berkoff on?
Matt Trueman responds to comments recently made by the actor on London Live
Michael Coveney: 'You can judge a book by its cover and a show by its first scene'
Critic Michael Coveney on first impressions, Zippos Circus and the clownish joys of Mark Rylance and Kenneth Cranham
Michael Coveney: Could men become the new minority in theatre?
By Michael Coveney
Some of the greatest female roles in world drama are currently being re-defined
Laura McDermott: 'Fierce is promiscuous - there's almost no arts organisation we haven't been with'
By Laura McDermott
The joint artistic director of Fierce Festival talks about curating a city-wide festival
Matt Trueman: There's a giant leap from page to stage
Novels don't make great plays - but that's not to say they can't make great theatre - says Trueman
Opera - when directors rule
The phenomenon known in German as Regietheater should be celebrated, not vilified
Catherine Love: 'Interaction does not always mean choice'
Interactive theatre is increasingly ubiquitous, but what does it really ask of us as audience members?