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Michael Billington

Annie Fox, Sonya Hale and Tatty Hennessy have been named as winners of the inaugural Heretic Voices competition, a writing prize that celebrates monologues. The...

Lolita Chakrabarti and Monica Dolan are among judges for a new monologue writing competition. Heretic Voices is inviting submissions for dramatic writing in monologue form,...

Some things are best left forgotten. Others, it would be a shame to resign to the history books. And when that thing is the...

Contemporary reboots of the great works of world theatre aim to ‘reclaim them for our time’. But is something being lost along the way? There is...

Trevor Nunn has claimed the National Theatre has as much duty to new work as it does to the classics, and must strive to...

The role, relevance and respect for the classics in British theatre has been thrown into the spotlight twice in the past few weeks. Guardian chief...

Guardian theatre critic Michael Billington has claimed the National Theatre's forthcoming season represents a "staggering dereliction" of its duty to stage classic plays. Billington said...

This October marks the 10-year anniversary of the best and most important piece of criticism of our time, wherein some dude called Ray Suzuki...

What is Michael Billington’s problem with amateur performers? In a recent blog for the Guardian, he lauds the Royal Shakespeare Company’s current production of...
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