British Theatre Guide
News, reviews, features and podcast on theatre across the UK
"I just love the energy created in the theatre"
Simon Sladen talks to Henry Winkler about his pantomime career.
Review of the Year - the north west stage
Editor David Chadderton gives his review and highlights of north west theatre in 2013.
Review of the Year - the Midlands stage
Midlands Editor Steve Orme gives his review and highlights of the Midlands stage in 2013.
Review of the Year - The London Stage
London editor Philip Fisher gives his review and highlights of the London stage in 2013.
Yes, but is it good?
Nathan Gabriel follows up his recent feature
Yes, but is it art?
with the thorny question of whether something is "good"—and how "good" can differ from "like".
After The Island: EcoCentrix and Invisible Postcolonial Realities
In response to reviews suggesting that Athol Fugard's Apartheid era drama
is no longer timely, Melissa Poll offers a Canadian rebuttal based on EcoCentrix: Indigenous Arts, Sustainable Acts.
Panto: "It's all about the detail"
Simon Sladen speaks to Chris Jarvis all about his pantomime career, CBeebies and the great Danny La Rue.
"Rattigan or Ibsen wouldn't write like that...": Jez Bond of Park Theatre on panto
Simon Sladen speaks to Jez Bond, Artistic Director of Park Theatre and co-writer of this year's Christmas show
"Look, it's a man with a wig on!"
Simon Sladen speaks to South Hill Park, Bracknell about their 2013 pantomime
Rufus Norris: the right man for the National job?
Philip Fisher reflects on the National Theatre's big announcement to day of the person to take over from Nicholas Hytner.
UK Dracula tour gets its teeth into Whitby
Heartbreak Productions director Peter Mimmack on an open-air version of Bram Stoker’s
, performed in Whitby Abbey with a new take on the 1897 classic.
100 Years of Criticism: Key Changes
A report on the Critics' Circle Centenary Conference.
State Of Play: Theatre UK—a few thoughts
Sandra Giorgetti writes her initial thoughts on reading the report from Ticketmaster UK following an online survey on theatregoing habits.
How old are Beatrice and Benedick?
Robert Tanitch does some research.
Theatres at Risk: a new endangered list is announced
Report on Theatres Trust Theatres at Risk Register launched on 19 September 2013.
The Best Play Ever
Thanks to the ingenuity of English Touring Theatre, we will soon know the title of the most popular ever play in English. The mouth waters at the prospect.
Preview of some Edinburgh Fringe highlights
Just some of the performances that may be worth seeing at this year's Edinburgh Fringe.
Yes, but is it art?
Nathan Gabriel, Assistant Professor of Theatre & Season Coordinator at University of Louisiana, Lafayette, speculates on a question that frequently occurs to reviewers, students and general audiences.
Secret Theatre at the Lyric
Sean Holmes keeps the new Lyric Hammersmith season under his hat and challenges the status quo.
Doing Without a Director – That’s Grassroots Shakespeare’s Choice
Howard Loxton interviews Siobhan Daly, Artistic Director and Executive Producer of Grassroots Shakespeare London, who founded a company that goes back to “original practices” and directs itself.