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Michael Coveney

Former Telegraph arts editor Sarah Crompton has joined WhatsOnStage as its joint chief theatre critic. Holly Williams has also joined the online publication as a...

Michael Coveney is to step down as chief critic of WhatsOnStage after 10 years. The reviewer will continue to write “occasional” freelance articles for the...

Jack Thorne's Hope recently opened at the Royal Court, offering a fictional account of the difficult choices local councils have to make when trying...

Just yesterday I was writing here about differences of critical opinion, and how some shows divide us into starkly different views. I'd written how, in...

There’s still a popular opinion about critics that “those who can write/act/direct, those who can’t review”. It’s mostly popular among those who have been at...

Just yesterday the Evening Standard ran a photograph of a ticket booth clerk – one of those threatened with redeployment or voluntary redundancy if...

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...

I have long said on this blog that reviews are only ever one person's opinions, and we sometimes have as many different ones as...

As I wrote earlier this week, the Independent on Sunday has decided to make its team of arts critics redundant. But the paper's editor Lisa...
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