OPINION

So, working-class youngsters cannot afford to go to drama school at £9,000 a year plus subsistence. True? Well, actually no, it isn’t, despite the...
Sharon Small in Carmen Disruption. Photo: Marc Brenner

Critics are, first and foremost, a consumer guide to the theatre – I've sometimes thought we see the shows so you don't have to....

While the Tony Awards grab the major headlines, there are a range of other theatrical awards that are given out in the run up...

I’ve waited a little while to write this, until I don’t have a show running or about to open, so that it won’t feel...
Phoebe Fox, Mark Strong and Nicola Walker in A View From The Bridge at the Young Vic. Photo: Tristram Kenton

In recent years, the Tony nominations have usually meant a healthy haul for us Brits. And this year is no different. But watching the excellent...
The Play That Goes Wrong was started by LAMDA graduates. Photo: Tristram Kenton

Drama schools seem suddenly to have woken up to the importance of teaching the future performers in their charge to manage their own lives....
Shaftesbury Avenue after the mainstream critical apocalypse. Or is it? Photo: Shutterstock

I want to take Mark Shenton out for a pint. Not like that, don’t be silly. I just want to cheer him up a...
Jonathan Pryce (Shylock) in The Merchant Of Venice by William Shakespeare @ Shakespeare's Globe

This is the last week that I'll be offering a round-up of new openings across all sectors – starting next week, I'll be here...

Stop propagating funding myth I’ve been following the debate in The Stage regarding the lack of working-class actors at drama schools with interest. I can...

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‘Mentor’ sounds so official. Recently asked to be one for the second time, I came up against the question: What does mentoring someone actually...
Larry David's Fish in the Dark was overlooked, despite strong box office. Photo: Joan MArcus

When The Tony Awards are presented in Broadway's biggest annual back-patting event, not everyone will be a winner. And the nominations, announced on April...