The Critics

How the musical sensation, Six, uncovers more than just the stories of Henry VIII’s wives

Is this the end of the Elgin Marbles debate?

Chekhovian gloom echoes across the centuries, but Vanya needs new impetus to avoid museum status, says Anne McElvoy

The director wanted to show things as they were – badly-led, no one wanting to fight or knowing what they were fighting for, says Christopher Silvester

Adam LeBor on the sharply written TV show: The Windsors

The role of music in Jewish worship has acquired a sudden topicality with the involvement of two major record labels

Grand opera was long thought quite dead but is suddenly rearing its shaggy head again

I want to listen to music that sounds like the dumb hopefulness of being young that I once couldn’t wait to rid myself of, says Sarah Ditum

Women may now account for 64 per cent of fine arts graduates in Britain but research shows the old values remain entrenched, says Michael Prodger