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The Edinburgh Festival Fringe officially opens today, but lots of shows have been up and running since Wednesday. I love the first few days...

At the risk of appearing pernickety (or, intriguingly, for American readers, persnickety) there are theatreland words and phrases I truly loathe. Jostling for silver, instead...

It’s been more than a fortnight since Evening Standard critics Henry Hitchings and Fiona Mountford revealed on Twitter that they were being let go...

Let’s be clear: there is no upside or silver lining to the Evening Standard’s decision to let go of its theatre critics Henry Hitchings...

Nick Curtis has been named chief theatre critic at the Evening Standard, following news that longstanding reviewers Henry Hitchings and Fiona Mountford are being...

June 3, 2004: Olivier-winning actor Nichola McAuliffe enjoyed a brief stint as a theatre critic for the Daily Mail. However, after a mixed reaction...

The news that theatre critics Henry Hitchings and Fiona Mountford will no longer be writing for the London Evening Standard is not good for...

As August approaches and preparations for the Edinburgh Fringe swing into gear, another chancer emerges trying to squeeze a few pounds out of impressionable...

Who is theatre’s greatest collaborator? Undoubtedly, it’s the audience. Without them the show is nothing. But do some audiences give better audience than others?...
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