Anne McElvoy

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

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

Anne McElvoy on writers and players who can transfer skills to the small screen from the big stage

Krapp’s last tape might these days be a collection of WhatsApps and stored Instagram images, muses Anne McElvoy