A founder member of The Independent David Lister joined the paper in 1986 as Assistant Home Editor. He became the paper's arts correspondent in 1988 and is now Arts Editor and writes a column each Saturday. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
19 December 2014 04:00 PM
At least it might bring the TV audience to the theatre
05 December 2014 04:00 PM
But it must be a sophisticated political party, not an empty gesture
28 November 2014 04:00 PM
At $250 a ticket, audiences might want Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber as well as the ageing rock star
26 November 2014 10:42 AM
The boyband member is equally matched by co-star Jill Winternitz
The Evening Standard Theatre Awards: Comparing Helen McCrory, Gillian Anderson and Kristen Scott Thomas will test the best judges
19 November 2014 03:01 PM
Here Come the judges. Thank Heavens I'm not one of them
17 November 2014 02:40 PM
The ENO must charge less and tour more
06 November 2014 07:57 PM
Opera audiences are increasingly voicing their opinion, with one recent production receiving a curtain call of jeers. At £200 a ticket, why the heckle not
29 August 2014 06:02 PM
The very existence of Prom 46 was a thrilling and political event
To vote no or not to vote no, that is the question... Although do celebrities really have the answer?
22 August 2014 07:59 PM
David Tennant is right — the public doesn't care about what famous people think
08 August 2014 05:18 PM
The art of leaving is a prerogative of audiences in all art forms
Nigel Farage defends Kerry Smith 'ch***y' comment: 'If you are going for a Chinese, what do you say you’re going for?'
British actor Idris Elba cannot star as James Bond because he is black, says shock jock Rush Limbaugh
Rozanne Duncan: Ukip expels councillor for 'jaw-dropping' comments made in BBC TV interview
Germany anti-Islam protests: 17,000 march on Dresden against 'Islamification of the West'
Ukip member gets into Christmas spirit with Union Flag plea to Santa 'for our country back'
Panic Saturday: 13 million Britons spend £1.2bn – while 13 million others across the country live in poverty unable to afford food
- 1 Planes go hybrid-electric in important step to greener flight
- 2 Christmas comes early to Hong Kong, as millions of bank notes spill out onto busy street
- 3 Antonio Martin shooting: Police and protesters clash over teenager's death just five miles from Ferguson, Missouri
- 4 Northern Lights above Britain: Stunning Aurora Borealis illuminates Northumberland sky on Christmas Eve
- 5 British actor Idris Elba cannot star as James Bond because he is black, says shock jock Rush Limbaugh