Tim Bano is a freelance radio and podcast producer and award-winning arts journalist. He has worked extensively on programmes for BBC Radio 3 and 4 including Desert Island Discs, Loose Ends, Front Row, Start the Week, Free Thinking, Saturday Live and Rewinder with Greg James. As a journalist he has written for the Guardian, Financial Times, Time Out, Metro and the Independent and is currently chief theatre critic for The Stage newspaper, specialising in musical theatre. He produces The Stage’s theatre podcast Seven Stages, and the V&A’s Theatre Voice.
This piece was commissioned by Fergus Morgan in his role as Guest Editor for the Mobius blog.