Max Stafford-Clark

Michael Coveney: Hare and Billington illuminate the importance of playwrights
Our critic casts his eye over a wave of new theatre books, including David Hare's memoir The Blue Touch Paper
Our Country's Good (National Theatre, Olivier)
Timberlake Wertenbaker's modern classic has 'never seemed less schematic, or more enjoyable'
Beckett in Enniskillen
A long weekend in Northern Ireland offers food for thought and fuel for the imagination
Matt Trueman: The strange economics of theatre tickets
'Theatre's commitment to affordability has been admirable - in certain parts of the sector'
Crouch, Touch, Pause, Engage (Arcola Theatre)
Max Stafford-Clark's production, based on the life of rugby player Gareth Thomas, ends its tour at the Arcola Theatre
20 Questions: Louise Brealey - 'failure is not trying'
The Sherlock star on books, Doctor Who auditions and felt koalas
Michael Coveney: Rufus Norris's National - fresh meat or cold potatoes?
'In the admirable rush to be all things to all men in the name of diversity and inclusivity, the danger is you lose sight of what you really want to do'
Michael Coveney: Globe goes to war with RSC as Rupert Everett celebrates an anniversary
Dominic Dromgoole has criticised international subsidy of the RSC, while Rupert Everett and Colin Firth have been in reflective mood
National Theatre Wales stages play about gay rugby star Gareth Thomas
Crouch, Touch, Pause, Engage is a collaboration with Out of Joint
Pitcairn (Out Of Joint- Plymouth Theatre Royal)
By Karen Bussell
Lord of The Flies meets Debbie does South Pacific.