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
Michael Coveney: Maggie Smith comes up to date as two Nicks redefine the West End
Our esteemed critic publishes his new biography of Maggie Smith this week
Matt Trueman's Edinburgh diary - Are small companies being crowded out?
By Matt Trueman
'If you look around the Fringe this year, it's full of big organisations'
7 theatrical events for children to get involved with this summer
School's out for summer so here's a list of potential ideas to keep them busy for the next six weeks
Morrissey, Shearsmith and Cattrall cast in Royal Court season
Initial casting has been revealed for productions including Martin McDonagh's Hangmen and Penelope Skinner's Linda
Martin McDonagh play features in new Royal Court season
Vicky Featherstone has announced her autumn season at the Sloane Square venue
Michael Coveney: Festival fever in Manchester and the National Theatre
Festival season provides an opportunity to experience a multitude of artforms