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theatre critics

It is so easy to sneer at the theatre: "When I go I just worry about the poor bastards forgetting their lines. Particularly if I...

I wouldn't say I blagged my way into professional theatre journalism. But looking back I understand why friends who thought of me as a...

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is once again upon us, and with it some 3,398 productions from which to choose. No single publication, whatever its...

More than 40 UK theatres, including the National Theatre, the Royal Shakespeare Company, Sheffield Theatres and the Royal Exchange, have signed a letter to...

The National Theatre has backtracked on plans to deny critics plus one tickets at press nights. In a letter to critics, the venue said that...

While The Stage has (thankfully) only grown its reviews coverage in the past year, the news from elsewhere is not nearly as good: I've...

Fergus Morgan has been named the winner of The Stage Critic Search 2016. Morgan, who represented the East of England in the competition, beat Will...

West End theatre owner and producer Nica Burns has criticised national newspapers for cutting back on their arts coverage, claiming “proper, erudite” reviews are...

Are critics an obstacle to new audiences? As theatre looks to broaden its appeal, to diversify not just itself but its audience, I’ve found...
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