David Eldridge: 'A writing life is far too precarious to ever resemble a career'
By David Eldridge
As his play opens at the National, David Eldridge reflects on his life as a playwright
What American theatre can teach us about diverse casting
Matt Trueman discusses the ways in which diversity can be presented onstage, compared with those overseas
'Theatre needs new faces, new perspectives and new narratives'
By Stephanie Martin
Writer of a new play Stephanie Martin explains why she's hoping to challenge the visibility of disability in theatre
Is theatre about theatre simply navel-gazing?
After a glut of plays about plays, Matt Trueman looks at why the stage looking back at itself can be a way of unpicking the world
'Ballet can be as liberating a force as Bowie ever was'
As festival of dance Dance Umbrella approaches, Sarah Crompton looks at the transformative power of movement
Kate Wasserberg: 'Andrea Dunbar made Rita and Sue more than just victims'
By Kate Wasserberg
The play's co-director on the process of coming back to Andrea Dunbar's seminal play with adult eyes
Why are big theatres getting harder to fill?
Matt Trueman confronts the realities of some of the West End's biggest venues as well as their biggest challenges
Confessions of a Box Office Manager: Kids say the darndest things
By Anonymous
A customer of the younger variety tests our mole's patience
Josie Rourke is putting the comedy back into Restoration comedy
Sarah Crompton reflects on the nature of Restoration comedies and why they're so tricky to revive
Peter Hall: yesterday's pioneer is today's past
Matt Trueman reflects on the legacy of the late National Theatre artistic director and RSC founder