Matt Trueman

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
Sarah Crompton and Holly Williams join WhatsOnStage
The two writers will join Matt Trueman on the reviewing team following the departure of Michael Coveney
Michael Coveney: Criticism is at the crossroads, but does the public care a hoot?
Michael Coveney addresses the challenges of criticism both online and in print
Matt Trueman: Do critics laugh?
Matt Trueman discusses the difficulties of having to be professionally sceptical
Matt Trueman: does theatre have an image problem?
Our critic thinks its about time theatre had a rebrand
Matt Trueman: the best of Britain's playwrights constantly reinvent themselves
Matt Trueman reflects on how Britain's best playwrights have the same desire to constantly reinvent that David Bowie had