On Theatre

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

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

Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, the show will go on again; it always does