Critics

Edinburgh Blog: On dealing with bad reviews
By Theo Bosanquet · 4 Aug 2014

It's easy to get downcast by bad notices early in the festival, but artists should try not to take it to heart

Michael Coveney: Women fight back in opera and Shakespeare while Timothy Spall triumphs at Cannes
By Michael Coveney · 29 May 2014

Dame Kiri Te Kanawa has become the latest high-profile figure to air their views on the opera critics' comments about Tara Erraught's performance in Der Rosenkavalier at Glyndebourne

Michael Coveney: Mackintosh expands his portfolio as musicals leap forward into the past
By Michael Coveney · 23 May 2014

The news that Cameron Mackintosh is purchasing the Victoria Palace and Ambassadors theatres is 'nothing but good'

Poll: How do you decide what to see at the theatre?
By Ben Hewis · 21 May 2014

Les Miserables or King Lear? We'd like to know how you decide on which shows to spend your money on

Michael Coveney: Critics, stars, and resurrecting the spirit of Charles Marowitz
By Michael Coveney · 15 May 2014

Our chief critic responds to yesterday's blog by Henry Filloux-Bennett and pays tribute to a late critical friend (and foe)

Guest Blog: Critics still have the power to make or break shows
By Henry Filloux-Bennett · 14 May 2014

Freelance director and producer Henry Filloux-Bennett argues that critics need to take more responsibility, following the recent mauling of new musical Water Babies