Tim Bano

Tim Bano

Biography

Tim Bano is joint lead critic for The Stage. He has also written for the Guardian and Time Out, and has worked as a producer on BBC Radio 4.

Recent Articles

Michael Buffong

Michael Buffong

Talawa artistic director Michael Buffong tells Tim Bano about how the black-led touring theatre company has inspired his career from the start
Hamilton

Hamilton

Stunning filmed version of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s era-defining musical, starring the original Broadway cast and released on Disney Plus
Anansi the Spider Re-spun

Anansi the Spider Re-spun

A joyful, lively adaptation of Anansi the Spider stories reworked for the web by the Unicorn Theatre
Culture in Lockdown: Monica Dolan – 'It’s been really busy'

Culture in Lockdown: Monica Dolan – 'It’s been really busy'

Actor Monica Dolan talks about her busy lockdown schedule including working with Alan Bennett, releasing film Days of the Bagnold Summer, and featuring in a Headlong Unprecedented short with Alex Lawther
Culture in Lockdown: Michelle Collins – 'I watched a lot of TV at first, now I’m trying to be more creative'

Culture in Lockdown: Michelle Collins – 'I watched a lot of TV at first, now I’m trying to be more creative'

Actor Michelle Collins talks to Tim Bano about the culture she has been enjoying during lockdown, from Grayson’s Art Club to past adaptations of The Birthday Party, which she was due to tour before the pandemic hit
Culture in lockdown: Mark Gatiss – ‘the muse is not kind during a global pandemic’

Culture in lockdown: Mark Gatiss – ‘the muse is not kind during a global pandemic’

From an Adam Sandler film to 1940s murder mysteries with titles such as Vegetable Duck, much-admired creator of theatre and TV favourites Mark Gatiss tells Tim Bano about the culture he has been enjoying during lockdown
Unprecedented

Unprecedented

Part of the BBC’s Culture in Quarantine series, Unprecedented takes the form of 14 short plays from writers such as James Graham and April De Angelis
Anno Domino

Anno Domino

Alan Ayckbourn and his wife Heather Stoney play all the characters in his gentle audio drama about generations and romance
Midnight Your Time

Midnight Your Time

Diana Quick creates a sad and painful portrait of a mother trying to talk to her daughter through video calls in this online revival of Adam Brace’s monologue, directed by Michael Longhurst for the Donmar Warehouse
100 years on, why Frank Matcham remains theatre’s master builder

100 years on, why Frank Matcham remains theatre’s master builder

A century since Frank Matcham’s death, the legacy of the great theatre architect is only now being fully appreciated, long after many of his gems have been lost. Tim Bano looks at the work of a man whose flamboyant creations all over the country house entertainment for everyone
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