The WhatsOnStage nominations show British theatre is in rude health
As the WhatsOnStage Awards approach, Sarah Crompton reflects on just how much variety there is on the UK stage at the moment
250 years of circus: The war weapon origins of the diabolo
By Tony Fr├ębourg
Cirque du Soleil diabolo artist Tony Fr├ębourg explains how he started and where the discipline of the diabolo originally came from
Allow children to make theatre and who knows what the future might bring
As Coney's immersive piece, created by kids for adults, runs in London, Matt Trueman looks at what can happen when you let children run riot
The Bike Shed's model means companies like ours can afford to create work
By Anna Coombs
As Tangle's new production of Doctor Faustus is the final show at the Bike Shed before it closes, Anna Coombs explains why theatres like that are so important to the fringe
How to make a musical: Putting it out there
The second instalment in our series of blogs by writer and WhatsOnStage critic Michael Davies about getting his musical adaptation of Tess of the d'Urbervilles off the ground looks at how to get the cast recording noticed
250 years of circus: the street origins of foot juggling
By Zhu Baoyu
Cirque du Soleil foot juggler Zhu Baoyu explains how she started and where the discipline came from
Don't knock stunt casting, it holds the key to theatre's future
Matt Trueman reflects on the role of stunt casting in British theatre
Is there such a thing as a definitive performance?
As Lesley Manville and Jeremy Irons open in Long Day's Journey Into Night Sarah Crompton asks whether there's a case for seeing classic plays over and over again
Can a piece of theatre ever be a finished product?
As A Pacifist's Guide to the War on Cancer opens its international tour, Matt Trueman reflects on how shows can go through a process of reinvention
Recognising amazing work by women is the first step to gender equality
As the WOW Women in the Creative Industries Awards are announced, Sarah Crompton reflects on the wealth of women doing incredible things in the creative sector