The second Critics at the Cri debate, a monthly event at the Criterion Theatre sponsored by Whatsonstage.com, takes place today at 1.15pm, featuring Toby Young, Henry Hitchings and Libby Purves.

The event sees top-string drama critics and cultural commentators debate recent openings with a live audience of theatregoers, following a similar format to TV programmes such as The Review Show, but with the unique incentive of live, on-stage access. The sessions last 45 minutes and include time for an audience Q&A.

This week’s debate, the second following our inaugural event on 6 October, features Henry Hitchings (Evening Standard), Libby Purves (The Times) and Toby Young (author of How to Lose Friends and Alienate People).

The panel also includes Gareth James, a blogger and regular user reviewer on Whatsonstage.com, and special guest Matt Lacey – star of the infamous ‘Gap Yah’ sketch and the author of Gap Yah Planner. The chair, as always, will be the Criterion’s Sam Hodges.

The productions they’ll be discussing are Jumpy by April de Angelis (Royal Court Theatre), Inadmissible Evidence by John Osborne (Donmar Warehouse) and Death and the Maiden by Ariel Dorfman (Harold Pinter Theatre).

Below is an archive of Whatsonstage.com live tweeting from the event.