Michael Coveney pays tribute to Irish dramatist Brian Friel
The playwright was a deeply private and genuinely modest man
Royal Exchange's Sarah Frankcom: 'A good play doesn't leave you alone'
The director talks judging the Bruntwood Prize, filming Hamlet and staging a new play on Manchester's scuttler gangs
Write to Play teams up with North West Theatres for Second Year
By Glenn Meads
Write to Play is a new writing initiative committed to developing the skills and experience of Deaf and disabled writers.
Blind Date (Bolton, Octagon Theatre)
By David Cunningham
JB Shorts hit has been extended into a full length play and it's a great piece, says David Cunningham.
Guest Blog: Richard Greenberg on becoming autodidactic and plays with plots not points
American playwright Richard Greenberg's award-winning plays include Three Days of Rain and Take Me Out. As his 1990 play The American Plan receives its London premiere at the St James Theatre, he recalls how he taught himself to write plays with plots and people who act like people