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Libby Purves

Libby Purves has pulled out of hosting a new theatre show that will be aired on BBC Radio 4. The station announced in December last...

A new programme exploring “the vitality of theatre all around the UK" is being launched on BBC Radio 4, as the station looks to...

Critic Libby Purves has criticised national newspapers and the BBC for neglecting the regions in their theatre coverage. Purves attacked BBC Radio 4 in particular...

Arts Council England chair Peter Bazalgette and playwright Roy Williams will take part in a panel debate about culture at the Royal and Derngate...

One of the first things Nick Hytner programmed after he took over the reins at the National Theatre was Jerry Springer – the Opera,...

My column on young producers made a very brief passing reference to the fate of young critics. To wit: "There are plenty of budding actors,...

The Critics' Circle Theatre Awards, over which I presided yesterday at the Prince of Wales Theatre, are now in their 25th year, and intriguingly,...

All good things come to an end (and some not so good things, too). I've been predicting the demise of careers in print journalism...

Regular readers of this column will know how often I've feared the critical future, and the changing landscape of reviewing outlets where my professional...
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