Griff Rhys Jones in The Miser

Valuing Culture

Is a profit and loss account the best way to evaluate the contribution of the cultural sector to the UK?
Cocktails and Cinquains

Meet the new boss…

Keisha Thompson celebrates her appointment as Artistic Director/ Chief Executive of Manchester’s Contact in rare style with Cocktails and Cinquains.
Legally Blonde at the Open Air Theatre

Equality and Diversity

Over the last few weeks, equality and diversity has hit the headlines on both sides of the Atlantic.

Cinderella’s Bitter Farewell

Philip Fisher laments the demise of Cinderella and ponders on its creator's final word on the show.
Digital Access to Arts and Culture

Give and take

Sandra Giorgetti reviews the recommendations of Digital Access to Arts and Culture, a new report from Loughborough and Kent universities funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.
Audience for Diana on Broadway

Remember COVID-19?

Who has got it right? On Broadway, masks are compulsory, but in the West End, coronavirus is largely ignored.
Arcola Outside

Saving the planet

We all want to save the planet but are theatres and theatregoers doing enough to limit their climate change impact?
Legally Blonde at the Open Air Theatre

Let the Sunshine in

Global warming is an unmitigated disaster for the planet but, in the short term, may be good news for theatregoers.
Taron Egerton and Jonathan Bailey in Cock

How much would you pay for a theatre ticket?

As the cost of living crisis develops, theatres need more cash but theatregoers have their limits.
Rob McClure in Mrs Doubtfire

Theatre post-COVID

The economy is tanking, but we we must all hope that theatres buck the trend.
Carrie Hope Fletcher as Cinderella, Laura Baldwin as Adele, Victora Hamilton-Barritt as The Stepmother and Georgina Castle as Marie

Midnight Comes Early for Cinderella

The closure of two major London shows is worrying for an ailing industry, while the insensitivity shown towards some Cinderella performers is an unnecessary embarrassment.
Seeta Patel for Something then, Something now at The Lowry in 2015

What is the Point of Theatre Critics? (part two)

Philip Fisher wrote a piece addressing this question. Now, Martin Thomasson has written a supplement to Philip’s article.
Denzel Washington and Viola Davis in Fences

What is the Point of Theatre Critics?

As critics come under the microscope, Philip Fisher makes a case for their value.
Julius Caesar at the Bridge Theatre

What makes us keep coming back?

Philip Fisher muses on the joys of theatregoing.
Homeground from HOME Manchester

Theatres during lockdown—across the UK

Following the Critics’ Circle lockdown theatre award, David Chadderton looks at what theatres were doing beyond London and the South East.
Hiran Abeysekera (Pi) Tom Larkin (Tiger Head) - Life Of Pi (2021)

The Olivier Awards – Views from My Seat

For the first time, Sandra Giorgetti got the chance to attend the Olivier Awards, ticking off an item from her bucket list.
Hamlet – Jordan Mah, Amaka Umeh and Graham Abbey

As Good As It Gets

Philip Fisher is fired up by the most exciting new season announcement that he can recall seeing in decades.
Peter Lathan with parents at his graduation

Peter Lathan 22 April 1943–9 April 2022

Philip Fisher looks at the life of BTG founder Peter Lathan, who died on 9 April 2022.
Channel 4

Channel 4—The Tip of a Worrying Iceberg?

Philip Fisher worries that if Channel 4 is sold off, this could have seriously damaging effects on UK theatre production.
SS Great Britain meets Anything Goes cast

Next stop for Anything Goes... Bristol!

"A pleasure machine from beginning to end"—Anything Goes tours to Bristol Hippodrome.