“To react and respond is just human”: Maddy Costa writes on how audiences are silenced, and the complex history of ideas of ‘civilised’ behaviour.
Wild and well-armed: Maddy Costa reviews Documental Theatre’s country and Western musical following a BHS employee robbed of her pension.
“You can’t build a country on wants”: Maddy Costa writes on Ella Hickson’s play, feminism and capitalism.
Caring ‘for the complexity of social interconnection’: Maddy Costa writes on Human Jam, which excavates the impact of HS2 on Camden.
Maddy Costa writes on the community-building, conversation-starting power of Theatre Clubs, which make space for audiences to discuss the work they’ve seen.
Eavesdrop on Jamal Gerald and Maddy Costa’s conversation about spirituality, their working relationship and his new show ‘Idol’.
“This is a social justice issue”: Maddy Costa talks to Naomi Alexander about community and participation as she relaunches Brighton People’s Theatre.
Maddy Costa conducts an email dialogue with Annie Siddons about her new show Dennis of Penge, a triumphant narrative of addiction, recovery, and fighting the PIP system.
Penetrate the earth in the wrong way it will react. Penetrate the human body with enough daily violence and what…? Maddy Costa reviews Jo Bannon’s new work as part of Unlimited Festival.
“Be a lady”: Maddy Costa reviews the Wooster Group’s staging of when Normal Mailer met with 1970s feminists.
Power zaps like an electric current… Maddy Costa reviews Back to Back Theatre, as part of LIFT 2018.
Residue as runes: Maddy Costa reviews Gob Squad, as part of LIFT 2018.
In the aftermath of the announcement that Lyn Gardner’s Guardian contract is coming to an end, Maddy Costa writes on theatre world hierarchies and their resistance to change.
A celebration of the power of music to hold and communicate human history: Maddy Costa reviews a cabaret of songs banned by the Nazis.
Maddy Costa writes on getting exercised about theatre criticism and ideas of treating the audience as consumer, spun through a review of Choral Cuisine at Bristol’s Mayfest.