Lyn Gardner

Lyn Gardner

Biography

Lyn Gardner is a theatre critic and associate editor of The Stage. Read her weekly column every Monday.

Recent Articles

The talent we would have seen at EdFringe will reinvent theatre's future

The talent we would have seen at EdFringe will reinvent theatre's future

Edinburgh Fringe showcases the imaginative and the innovative. We need those theatremakers when building a future for the sector
The Empty Space: What should have opened this week – Sap at Edinburgh Festival Fringe

The Empty Space: What should have opened this week – Sap at Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Lyn Gardner talks to Ellie Keel producer of Sap, which was due to open at Paines Plough’s Roundabout at the fringe
What now for the Edinburgh Fringe? The questions that hover over the festival in its fallow year

What now for the Edinburgh Fringe? The questions that hover over the festival in its fallow year

With the fringe cancelled this summer, Edinburgh hopefuls are eyeing 2021 – but will it be back next year? And if so, what will it look like and what size will it be? Artists and fringe leaders tell The Stage about the value of the festival and how this could be a chance to remake it for the future
Theatre PRs: ‘We are translators for journalists, artists and audiences’

Theatre PRs: ‘We are translators for journalists, artists and audiences’

Five theatre PRs speak to Lyn Gardner about how their companies are coping and the role PRs will play in supporting theatres post-pandemic
The Empty Space: What should have opened this week – The Pillowman

The Empty Space: What should have opened this week – The Pillowman

Lyn Gardner talks to Matthew Dunster, director of The Pillowman, which was due to open at the Duke of York’s Theatre in London
Covid-19 has exposed flaws in ticketing practices – it’s time for a rethink

Covid-19 has exposed flaws in ticketing practices – it’s time for a rethink

Now is an ideal moment for theatre to ditch outdated models and consider offering audiences refunds and exchanges, says Lyn Gardner
Theatre must dismantle barriers that exclude certain audiences

Theatre must dismantle barriers that exclude certain audiences

What would the theatre industry have to do to be as essential as McDonald’s? Dismantle barriers and take more risks, says Lyn Gardner
The Empty Space: What should have opened this week – The Climbers

The Empty Space: What should have opened this week – The Climbers

Lyn Gardner talks to Liz Stevenson, the new artistic director of Theatre by the Lake whose first season was due to open with a handful of world premieres, including The Climbers – until lockdown happened
To survive, theatre must change – a ‘return to normal’ is not an option

To survive, theatre must change – a ‘return to normal’ is not an option

Much of the theatre ecology seems to be thinking of ways to return to normal, says Lyn Gardner, but same old, same old won’t be enough in the post-Covid world
Industry leaders will be judged on how they use the government’s £1.57 billion

Industry leaders will be judged on how they use the government’s £1.57 billion

Our cultural leaders must use the rescue package to benefit everyone, advance diversity and support those who are most precarious in both society and the industry, says Lyn Gardner
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