NEWS

ATG's Rosemary-Squire and Howard-Panter pictured at The Stage New Year Party 2015. Photo: Alex Brenner

Ambassador Theatre Group is in talks to take over European venue operator Stage Entertainment for a reported €500 million (£360 million). A spokesman for the...

Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures will revive its staging of Sleeping Beauty for a UK tour later this year. The production will also have an eight-week...

Janie Dee is to star in the world premiere of the musical version of Mrs Henderson Presents as part of Theatre Royal Bath’s summer...
National Theatre Wales artistic director John McGrath. Photo: Jorge Lizalde

National Theatre Wales has announced its fifth season, which includes Brecht’s Mother Courage and her Children and a new staging of Homer’s Iliad. Mother Courage...

A poster for the play Bad Jews has been banned on the London Underground, even though similar adverts for the play’s previous run were...

The Welsh Government and the Arts Council of Wales have launched a five-year plan that aims to improve creative learning in schools and increase...

Farinelli and the King, starring Mark Rylance, will transfer to the West End following its run at Shakespeare’s Globe. Claire van Kampen’s play will run...

Freddie Fox will star in a new production of Romeo and Juliet as part of Sheffield Theatres’ new season, which artistic director Daniel Evans...
Louise Chantal, chief executive, Oxford Playhouse. Photo: Geraint Lewis

The Oxford Playhouse is launching a playwriting scheme designed to nurture writers from primary school to professional level. Called the Playhouse Playmaker programme, it is...

Elizabeth Newman has been named as the new artistic director of the Octagon Theatre in Bolton. Newman, currently associate director at the venue, will take...

Writing win for Brits USA/YALE Two British playwrights have won the Windham Campbell Prizes. Helen Edmundson and Debbie Tucker Green join In American playwright Jackie Sibblies...
Obi Abili, Juliette Binoche, and Patrick O’Kane. Photo: Jan Versweyveld

Ivo van Hove’s production of Antigone at the Barbican will be televised as part of a season about ancient Greece on BBC4. Antigone, which stars...