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criticism

There is a long and occasionally noble tradition of producers not inviting critics to shows. That is their right. Sometimes, there’s a sensible reason. Tom...

A theatre website has apologised “unreservedly” for a review in which a critic referred to the weight of performer Nicola Coughlan. Coughlan is currently appearing...

Recently at Chichester Festival Theatre, we produced a double-bill of plays by the poet-playwright Debbie Tucker Green. The first was the astonishing solo piece...

One can understand Douglas Eaton’s critique of the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama’s move to scrap grading for first-year students to mitigate...

No one can see everything: it just isn’t possible. It’s one of the reasons we need critics: they see things so that you don’t...

The ‘standard’, default start time for Broadway shows used to be 8pm, with Wednesday and Saturday matinees at 2pm and Sunday matinees at 3pm...

The actor Alex Beckett, who died suddenly last month, was a pleasure to watch. I don’t mean that politely, but literally: watching him perform...

Every night that I am at the theatre, I marvel at the talent on display. And I often muse why one particular actor or...
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