Anne McElvoy

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

Pretty much the whole of Jerusalem is in some way “problematic”, which is why people relish it

A new Mockingbird is masterful

This Belarusian play at the Barbican is timely and urgent

Brontë’s lines anchor the frenetic action in Emma Rice’s over-the-top production

Rupert Goold’s Spring Awakening was too woke to be stirring

Great times to be had in Canterbury despite occasionally clunky comedy and some scandalously overpriced wine

Anne McElvoy gives kudos to Cush Jumbo, who has a star’s ability to rise above the inadequacies and shine bright

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?