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07/01/01 - Theatre on the Web in 2000
A look back at what was happening in 2000.
14/01/01 - It's Not All London!
In which we start to look at theatre in Britain's regions
21/01/01 - Theatre across Britain: Theatre
in Wales - Theatr yng Nghymru
We continue our examination of Theatre in the UK with a look across
the border into Wales
28/01/01 - Theatre across Britain: Theatre
in Northern Ireland
How is theatre surviving in the troubled six counties?
04/02/01 - Theatre Across Britain: Theatre
in Northern England
A general introduction, followed by a look at the Northern Arts region
11/02/01 - Theatre Across Britain: The
North Western Region
This week we look at the region served by North West Arts
18/02/01 - Theatre Across Britain: Yorkshire
The Yorkshire and Humberside Arts region
25/02/01 - Theatre Across Britain: The East
Derbyshire (excluding High Peak), Leicestershire, Lincolnshire,
Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire and Rutland
11/03/01 - Theatre Across Britain: The West
Birmingham, Coventry, Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire,
Warwickshire, West Midlands, Worcestershire
18/03/01 - Theatre Across Britain: Eastern
Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk, Suffolk,
25/03/01 - Theatre in South East England
East and West Sussex, Surrey and Kent
08/04/01 - Theatre in Southern England
Dorset, Hampshire, Wiltshire, Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Buckinghamshire
15/04/01 - Theatre In South West England
Avon, Cornwall, Dorset, Devon, Gloucestershire and Somerset
29/04/01 - British Theatre Organisations
A brief outline of what the many organisations devoted to theatre in
the UK actually do
06/05/01 - Guys and My Fair Lady in the
Should subsidised theatre mount commercial productions?
13/05/01 - Perfect Strangers
A look at the first episiode of Poliakoff's latest TV drama
20/05/01 - The General Election - The Parties's
Stance on the Arts
A look at the Arts policies of the parties who are contesting the General
Election - where they have them!
03/06/01 - A Schools' Tour in Germany
Last week we took a performance of Claire Dowie's Adult Child Dead
Child to sixth forms in Germany. Here's the story!
10/06/01 - Changes at the RSC
A close look at the proposed changes at the Royal Shakespeare Company
and what effect they might have
24/06/01 - Going for a Gong
The Honours system and the theatre
01/07/01 - (A) Theatrical Muse(ing)
A bit of self-indulgence: thoughts on biography, the West End, the DCMS,
Tessa Jowell, and ACE
08/07/01 - Poor Little Orphan Websites!
A look at amateur theatre websites
22/07/01 - Major Changes for ACE
The Arts Council reveals radical plans for changes in the way the
Arts are funded
29/07/01 - Acting: Theory and Practice
Are theories of acting really any use?
09/09/01 - London Musical Theatre Now
The state of Music Theatre in London's West End in early September
2001: not an encouraging sight!
02/09/01 - For Goodness' Sakes, Let's Muck
about with Shakespeare!
Why we need to keep updating Shakespeare
11/11/01 - We're Back!
The British Theatre Guide arises from the ashes of the old About British
12/11/01 - Science and Drama
How the Wellcome Trust is encouraging schoolchildren to explore ethical
and social scientific issues through Drama
13/11/01 - It's Awards Time!
The Evening Standard Awards are the first of the new season. Do they
mean anything at all?
25/11/01 - Is the West End in Recession?
Is London's West End in recession? Does Cameron Mackintosh's seat price
cuts for two of London's longest-running musicals foreshadow major problems
ahead? We give it some thought.
02/12/01 - A Time of Changes
Thoughts about the resignations of Trevor Nunn, Jonathan Kent, Ian McDiarmid,
Sam Mendes and Jenny Topper
09/12/01 - The International Festival of
Music Theatre in Cardiff: Some Thoughts
I'm far from convinced that the proposed Festival is going to do anything
for music theatre in Britain.
16/12/01 - Theatre Funding: the Status
England's theatres are now on a much firmer
financial footing than for many years, thanks to the Boyden report and
other initiatives from ACE. This week we turn our attention to the small
independent companies, the forgotten bedrock of British theatre.
23/12/01 - We'll Just Have to Pay
If we want more money spent on theatre, we'll have to pay through higher
ticket prices. The government has other priorities.
30/12/01 - Goodbye 2001!
The first of a two-part review of theatre in Britain in 2001.
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