An experience filtered through memories: Alice Saville reviews the transfer of John Tiffany’s The Glass Menagerie to the West End.
The novelist and critic John Berger died at the beginning of this year. Here, Richard Turney explores his work’s “porous and fertile border” with the theatre world, and his influence on Chris Goode and Simon McBurney.
Playwright and passionate Doctor Who fan Tim Foley argues that it’s time that sci-fi in theatre came of age, ahead of his post-Brexit dystopia Astronauts of Hartlepool.
Jo Clifford’s ecstatic show ‘Jesus, Queen of Heaven’ brought together christian imagery and trans politics. Here, she writes about the transformative ideas she discovered while translating ‘The House of Bernarda Alba’ for Manchester Royal Exchange and Graeae.
Vault Festival opens this week. Here’s Vault director Tim Wilson on why this year’s shows are looking to the future, with a dedicated strand of space-themed work.
Steakhouse Live’s Longer, Wetter, Faster, Better is a festival of new radical and queer performance art. As part of a pilot writing project organised by academics Bojana Jankovic and Diana Damian Martin, three writers reflect on the ideas raised by the anarchy, glitter and politics of its performances.
Last month, debates on online theatre criticism raged after incendiary pieces by Michael Billington and Matt Trueman. In their wake, critics and academics Duška Radosavljević, Mark Fisher and Karen Fricker hold an international conversation about theatre, democracy and the role of criticality.
The artistic director of The Yard mixes experimental theatre and club nights. He explains how this helps him create and programme work with music at its heart.
As Exeunt launches its Friends Scheme, Alice Saville discusses why it’s time to imagine new ways of funding theatre criticism.
Berlin’s Volksbühne Theatre has been in turmoil since it announced that its new artistic director would be Chris Dercon, outgoing director of London’s Tate Modern. Samantha Jayne Williams explores the controversy, and what it says about theatre, modernity, and narratives of resistance.
Each poem is a story: Alice Saville reviews Mark Rylance and Louis Jenkins’ Nice Fish.
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As the long winter nights draw in, Joe Charnitski talks to some of the luminaries of New York’s storytelling scene about what makes their community so special.
Matt Miller explores the power of spoken word to create collectivity and community, as his solo performance Sticking plays at Newcastle’s Alphabetti Theatre.
Foreign Goods Last Forever is a new showcase for work by female British South East Asian writers at Theatre503. Here, its authors talk quotas, stereotypes, parental pressures, and why South East Asian stories need to be told.