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Juliet Stevenson is one of the actresses interviewed in Act for Change's trailer video

Actresses including Juliet Stevenson, Ann Mitchell and Meera Syal have spoken out about the prospects for older women in the performing arts in a...

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MUSICALS • Mary Poppins is being revived for 
a UK tour, opening at Leicester Curve 
in October. The production, which was co-created by Cameron...

Playwright Tena Stivicic has won the 2015 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize for her play 3 Winters, which was staged at the National Theatre last...
Claire Sweeney as Velma von Tussle in Hairspray. Photo: Hugo Glendinning

Claire Sweeney and Peter Duncan have been cast in the national tour of Hairspray. Tony Maudsley and Brenda Edwards will also star in the musical,...

Stage combat training, Actors' Church lav appeal and pronunciation corrected

Tabard often wonders what the great and good of theatre do with their lives once they’re through with the industry.  Do they while away...

Leading arts organisations, including the National Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company, have welcomed new health and safety regulations that will be imposed on...
Brightman in Phantom of the Opera

Everyone must have heard by now of Sarah Brightman’s plans to launch herself into space. The singer is now planning a 10-day visit to the...

Secondary ticketing agents could face fines of up to £5,000 if they do not comply with new regulations set out in an amendment to the...
Tameside Hippodrome. Photo: Gerald England

Campaigners bidding to reopen Manchester’s Tameside Hippodrome are celebrating a major breakthrough after entering into negotiations with Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council – which owns the building –...
A detail from the cover of Dance: A Great British Success Story

Dance UK last week published its manifesto on dance – a paper put together by a group of MPs who have been lobbying parliament...
MMark Conway, Roger Alborough, Christopher Hancock in Chicken Dust. Photos: Richard Lakosark Conway, Roger Alborough, Christopher Hancock

You can almost smell it, the stink of chickens, the nostril-clog of blood and shit. This is the kind of play that will make...