Matt Trueman

Why Skepta and streetwear can help young people connect with Shakespeare
Matt Trueman on why we need invention to bring young people to the Bard
Les Miserables is perfect, too perfect
As Matt Trueman finally sees Les Miserables he reflects on the experience of watching such a slick show
It's time to kill off the press night
As the new co-chief critic is announced at the New York Times, Matt Trueman looks at what producers can do to foster good criticism
Studio theatres are where you'll find the next James Corden
Matt Trueman on why studio theatres are breeding grounds for brilliance
Playwrights should be predicting the future
As Oil opens at the Almeida Theatre, Matt Trueman looks at why it is important that writers are focusing on the future as well as the present
Matt Trueman: The roar of current affairs creeps into the plays we watch
Matt Trueman on how recent political events affect our interpretation of theatre
Matt Trueman: Why theatre didn't tackle Brexit
Matt Trueman explains how theatre can't be expected to help win elections or reform the law
Matt Trueman: Theatre is the antidote to poisonous politics
At the end of a dismal week Matt Trueman discovers several pieces at LIFT which show how these these divided times need the empathy theatre promotes
Matt Trueman: Should we update recent plays?
Matt Trueman looks at how theatre has to constantly reinvent itself
Matt Trueman: British theatre has come to revere German theatre
Our critic spent a week at the annual Theatertreffen festival in Berlin