After controversies about underrepresented artists at the National Theatres of Wales and Ireland, Mark Fisher muses on who – and what – a national theatre is for. 

They had Richard Eyre on the radio last week. BBC Radio 4’s PM programme brought in the former artistic director of the National Theatre in London to talk about the Duchess of Sussex being appointed royal patron. It was a brief news item inspired by Meghan Markle, but it exposed the kind of paradoxes at the heart of every national theatre – paradoxes... Keep reading on The Guardian