Anne McElvoy

Anne McElvoy is Senior Editor at the Economist and presents the culture show Free Thinking on Radio 3.

West End openings of Constellations and Cinderella offer stage-starved audiences some magic

How the paternal gorgon finally attracts our empathy, waging a last intellectual battle

What is the direction of theatre for the next season?

Anne McElvoy on how LBC branch out into podcasting and American podcasters bid for their share of British ears

Bertolt Brecht’s didacticism puts off a lot of people who are sympathetic to a marxist world view

I would cavil at the curse of the presenter monologue, tending to sway the audience one way or the other, reveals Anne McElvoy

Radio drama is prone to over-signalling regional differences, says Anne McElvoy

The Comeback is a gutsy British response to a period of glum hardship

Digital theatre is now beginning to offer stalls-starved audiences the kind of quality work they would have queued to see live