On Theatre

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?

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

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

The Old Vic shows the way