Michael Coveney


One of the country’s most respected drama critics, Michael has written about theatre for over three decades, as editor of Plays and Players, and as staff critic on the Financial Times, Observer and Daily Mail. His books include a history of the Glasgow Citizens Theatre and biographies of Maggie Smith, Mike Leigh and Andrew Lloyd Webber. Michael joined WhatsOnStage in April 2006. He provides overnight reviews of all London openings and gives more insights into the life of Theatreland in his personal blog. Beyond WhatsOnStage, Michael also regularly contributes to the Independent, Guardian, Observer, New Statesman, Prospect and BBC Radio’s Front Row. He was born in London and educated at St Ignatius College and Worcester College, Oxford.