Libby Purves

Michael Coveney: Rufus Norris sidles charmingly into place at the National, cheered by staff and Hytner alike
By Michael Coveney · 15 Oct 2013

Our chief critic responds to today's announcement that Rufus Norris will succeed Nicholas Hytner as NT artistic director from April 2015

Michael Coveney: 'Secret toff' Sir Dominic Maxwell succeeds Libby as Times critic
By Michael Coveney · 23 Sep 2013
Michael Coveney© Dan Wooller The strange business of Libby Purves' enforced retreat as chief theatre critic at The Times is no way demystified by the news that Dominic Maxwell, her co
Libby Purves 'axed' as lead theatre critic of The Times
By Editorial Staff · 16 Sep 2013

Purves has Tweeted that she is being fired next month after just three years in the job