Alistair Smith

Alistair Smith is deputy editor of The Stage, having previously served as news editor, opinion editor and reporter for the publication, which he joined in 2004. As well as overseeing news, features and columns, he also edits the publication's annual industry power list - The Stage 100 - and chairs the judging panel of its affiliated awards - The Stage 100 Awards. Alistair regularly serves as a pundit on the theatre industry and has appeared on TV and radio discussing issues ranging from West End box office performance to the state of theatre criticism. He also writes regularly about theatre for The Guardian and was theatre correspondent for the (now defunct) thelondonpaper.