Whatsonstage.com Radio has teamed up with TheatreVoice.com to bring you another new editorial service - in-depth, expert discussions in which some of the country’s leading critics analyse recent openings and trends in theatre.

In this first programme broadcast on Whatsonstage.com, David Benedict (London correspondent for Variety) talks to Michael Billington (of the Guardian and columnist for Theatregoer), Alastair Macaulay (Financial Times) and Heather Neill (freelance critic and writer for titles including Times Educational Supplement, Theatregoer and Whatsonstage.com) about five new plays: including Carmel Morgan’s Smaller, starring Dawn French, Mark Ravenhill’s The Cut (recently at the Donmar Warehouse and now on tour with Ian McKellen) and the triple bill of plays for young people at the National’s Cottesloe (Burn, Chatroom and Citizenship, the last also by Ravenhill).

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