State of Play

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.
James Earl Jones as Benedick in the Old Vic production of Much Ado About Nothing

How old are Beatrice and Benedick?

Robert Tanitch does some research.
Brighton Hippodrome, at the top of the list among Britain's endangered theatres

Theatres at Risk: a new endangered list is announced

Report on Theatres Trust Theatres at Risk Register launched on 19 September 2013.
English Touring Theatre

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.
Blythe Duff in Ciara at the Traverse

Preview of some Edinburgh Fringe highlights

Just some of the performances that may be worth seeing at this year's Edinburgh Fringe.
But is it art? Willem Dafoe and Mikhail Baryshnikov in Robert Wilson's The Old Woman at the Manchester International Festival 2013

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.
Sean Holmes - speech to the Critics Circle

Secret Theatre at the Lyric

Sean Holmes keeps the new Lyric Hammersmith season under his hat and challenges the status quo.
Grassroots Shakespeare London Producer and Artistic Director Siobhan Daly with Assistant Artistic Director Boris Mitkov

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.
Tim Webb MBE, Artisitic Director of Oily Cart

Making theatre for children with complex disabilities

Interview with Tim Webb MBE, Artistic Director of Oily Cart theatre company.
Howard Colyer

A talk with Howard Colyer

Sandra Giorgetti meets playwright Howard Colyer and discovers there were two nights that made him a playwright.
Kris Verdonck/A Two Dogs Company H, An Incident

The Kunstenfestivaldesarts 2013—Part IV

The fourth of Jackie Fletcher's reports from the 2013 Kunstenfestivaldesarts in Brussels.
Pants on Fire's Pinocchio

Pants on Fire explores new fundraising initiatives

Being resourceful.
The 'House of European History in Exile

Tok Toc Knock in the Brussels EU Quarter

For the last three years, the Royal Flemish Theatre (KVS) has been offering a range of events in the Tok Toc Knock Festival centred on what is referred to as the EU District.
Gingerbread Project from Opera Holloway

Opera Holloway invites teenagers to perform at Toynbee Studios, London

Louise Lewis talks to Opera Holloway's music director Lewis Gaston about a project that will allow 12- to 15-year-olds to perform alongside a professional cast at Toynbee Studios.
Sanja Mitrovic Stand Up Tall Productions: SPEAK!

The Kunstenfestivaldesarts 2013—Part III

The third of Jackie Fletcher's reports from the 2013 Kunstenfestivaldesarts in Brussels.
Zoological Institute for Recently Extinct Species/Jozef Wouters

The Kunstenfestivaldesarts 2013—Part II

The second of Jackie Fletcher's reports from the 2013 Kunstenfestivaldesarts in Brussels.
Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker & Boris Charmatz

The Kunstenfestivaldesarts 2013—Part I

Jackie Fletcher reports from the 2013 Kunstenfestivaldesarts in Brussels.
Len Cariou - one in a Night of 1000 Stars

Len Cariou - in London

Len Cariou is in the UK for this Sunday's Night of 1000 Stars at London's Royal Albert Hall. Sandra Giorgetti went to meet him.

Who's Really in Bed with the Embedded Critic?

Melissa Poll takes a closer look at the ethical issues behind the new 'it' concept in cultural commentary, embedded criticism.
Maria Miller MP

Is Cash the Right Measure for Artistic Achievement?

Philip Fisher examines Culture Secretary Maria Miller's announcement in her first major speech on the arts that the sector must highlight the economic benefits it brings to the country.