Dominic Maxwell Appointed New Chief Theatre Critic of The Times in London
18 Sep 2013
Further to the previous story posted Sept. 17 about the firing of Libby Purves as chief theatre critic of The Times in London, the newspaper has now announced that she will be succeeded by Dominic Maxwell, her deputy and the paper's theatre editor.
He also currently covers comedy for the paper. He will take up his new post in October.
Purves took over the position in 2010 from Benedict Nightingale, who had occupied the chief critic seat for 20 years.
Maxwell, who has been on the paper's staff for a number of years, previously worked for Time Out London.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.