OPINION

I've been writing for The Stage for longer than this, but this month marks the 10th anniversary of the launch of the daily online...

To live or NT Live? That is the question facing regional theatre today. Many venues are struggling in the face of dwindling audience numbers,...

I keep thinking about two remarks made to me recently in different contexts. Both came from people I respect. Both know – really know...
Quilla Constance. Photo: Andrew Crowe

I’m only on month two with this column but fuck it, I give up. Edinburgh is like a seething black hole, hoovering up theatremakers...
Andre Holland and Kristolyn Lloyd in Paradise Blue. Photo: Paul Fox

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton opens on Broadway This is hardly the first time it has been mentioned in this column and this isn’t even the last...
Damian Humbley and Cynthia Erivo in Songs for a New World. Photo: Darren Bell

I've long said there's no right and wrong in theatre criticism: our response to a particular show is always a matter of personal opinion....
Rajah Raboid and Johnny Eck

A mate of mine told me about a music-hall act he had heard of which sounds truly amazing (and please note, unlike all TV...
Possible scenarios may see theatres such as the Lyric Hammersmith have their funding cut completely

The arts sector has been preparing itself for cuts since the general election. In fact, it has been preparing for cuts since before the...
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre. Photo: Helen Maybanks

Allow me to reminisce for a moment. When I was 12 and in the summer term of my first year at grammar school, we...
Chris Cox will be appearing in Impossible at the Noel Coward Theatre. Photo: John McShane

It's a bit of a rush to the finishing line before (some of) the UK's theatremakers and critics decamp to Edinburgh. (But no, we're...
Is bad audience behaviour becoming an epidemic? Photo: Creatista/Shutterstock.com

Let's keep talking about fringe theatre pay Equity versus McAlinden finally comes to an end and, as expected, the National Minimum Wage debate once again...
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