Matt Trueman

How do you solve a problem like the Olivier?
As the National Theatre faces two duds over the summer, Matt Trueman looks at what makes the Olivier work
Having a Donald Trump Julius Caesar is in bad taste. That's the point
After big sponsors pull out of a production of Julius Caesar in New York, Matt Trueman looks at how having a Trump Caesar adds to the satire
Why are subsidised theatres charging West End rates?
Matt Trueman looks at a rising trend of subsidised theatres reflecting West End rates in their ticketing prices
Jack Thorne's BAFTA haul proves we must look at playwrights' screen work too
As Alice Birch's new film Lady Macbeth opens in cinemas, and Jack Thorne wins his fifth BAFTA, Matt Trueman says that looking at both stage and screen work is fundamental to understanding a playwright
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