criticism

Theatre can make you forget time – or be acutely aware of its passing. This was brought into sharp relief for me with separate...

More than 40 UK theatres, including the National Theatre, the Royal Shakespeare Company, Sheffield Theatres and the Royal Exchange, have signed a letter to...

I've often written about how endangered arts journalism is in mainstream national newspapers. As a supposedly niche interest (even if more people attend London...

What will the future of cultural criticism look like? People keep asking me that. So do many of the cultural organisations I used to write...

I have of late – but wherefore I know not – lost all my critical faculties. Well, not all of them. It’s all just...

Like many other minor theatre hacks, I’m sure, I recently allowed myself the brief, mad fantasy that I might apply for the recently vacated...

Only 48 hours after Donald Trump's inauguration, Kellyanne Conway, the president's chief spokeswoman and apologist, was already threatening the press: "Chuck, if we're going to keep...

There’s a very fine, sensible new report on the Columbia Journalism Review website entitled: Curtains Fall on Arts Critics at Newspapers. Reading its account of...

Kate Bassett, former theatre critic for the Independent on Sunday, has been appointed literary associate at Chichester Festival Theatre. Chichester said Bassett would be responsible...
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