Features

Tron Theatre

Social distancing headaches

Philip Fisher reports on the latest position on social distancing in Scottish theatres and contrasts it with the stance of the UK government.
RSC Garden Theatre

Is Outdoors the New Indoors?

Philip Fisher takes a look at outdoor offerings for summer 2021 including some new venues.
Dame Helen Mirren in Phèdre

National Theatre at Home

Philip Fisher reviews the National Theatre's new online video library.
Lin-Manuel Miranda and Philippa Soo in Hamilton

Guinea Pigs

Philip Fisher looks into his crystal ball to consider theatre visiting over the next few months.
Best Girl

Best Girl is back

The return of a 2019 Fringe favourite in a new format for online audiences.
Arts Council England publish Cultural Recovery Fund - Second Round of Grants

CRF2 unpacked

A second round of funding from the Culture Recovery Fund was announced last week in which £26 million has been awarded to more than two thousand organisations.
Nicolle Smartt, Persephone, Talking Gods

A voice from the past, a message for the present

National news editor and London reviewer Sandra Giorgetti talks to the team behind Talking Gods, a series of plays created and filmed by Arrows & Traps Theatre Company at her local venue, the Jack Studio Theatre.
Shakespeare's Globe

The demise of the interval

It may initially seem inconsequential but the announcement by Shakespeare's Globe that it is ditching the interval could have wider implications.
Online content consumption - research published

To paywall or not to paywall, that is the question

National news editor and London reviewer Sandra Giorgetti looks at a recent report on consumption of online content.
UK Passport

The Week of the Passport

Philip Fisher looks at two different issues that may require 'passports' to resolve.
Passionate People. Passionate Places

What’s to come in North East theatre

What’s to come is, of course, still unsure, but Peter Lathan takes a look at how North East theatres are preparing to re-open.
The Play That Goes Wrong

A plea to Boris Johnson

Philip Fisher suggests that it is time for the government to provide pandemic cancellation insurance to arts venues.
Charity single, "I Dare You" - released on Tuesday

Not just another day?

National news editor and London reviewer Sandra Giorgetti thinks about Tuesday's lockdown anniversary.
Umihiko Miya in Seven Streams of the River Ota

A Terrible Year

Philip Fisher reflects on a year that nobody could have imagined at the beginning of 2020 but sees signs of hope going forwards.
Rishi Sunak

Budget news and blues

Philip Fisher runs through some Budget highlights that are relevant for those in the cultural sector.
Luke Treadaway with Paul Ritter in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Another Blow for the National Theatre

Despite its proclamations, the government is doing the National Theatre and so many in the entertainment industry very few favours.
Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre, Chester

Irreversible

Philip Fisher considers what the government's new "irreversible" policy might mean for theatres.
London Playwrights’ Workshop

The road to hell is paved with adverbs

Sandra Giorgetti has her mind boggled by the array of online workshops that keep the creative juices flowing and the grey matter going in an otherwise gloomy winter landscape.
The cast of The Play That Goes Wrong

Challenging ourselves

As the tedium continues, Philip Fisher describes adventure as a remedy for the lockdown blues.
Evita at Regent's Park

What will theatre look like in the near future?

Philip Fisher fears that economics will override art in the short term.