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BBC Arts' decision to launch first-time playwright initiative, Debut, to create work for this year’s Edinburgh Fringe, was something of a PR own goal...

We have a thriving theatre culture in the UK, both on professional stages and with more than 2,500 amateur dramatic companies, which stage more...

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Works by Nicholas Hytner and Michael Coveney have made the shortlist for this year’s Theatre Book Prize. Hytner is nominated for Balancing Acts, which goes...

Theatres have long sought to entice prospective audiences through their doors by emblazoning their marquees and accompanying signage with rapturous quotes from respected critics. A...

We’ve had a couple of enlightening anecdotes this month from artists revealing how they stumbled into a career in theatre by accident. The first was...

Two years ago, Amber Massie-Blomfield set off on a hunt for the UK’s most unusual venues. As she explains, the treasures she unearthed celebrate...

After three years in post as artistic director of Leicester’s Curve, Nikolai Foster is in the curious position of having delivered bigger audiences and...

A new network for storytellers that will address issues specific to the role – including a lack of formal contracts and no official minimum...

Russia to host World Congress of critics RUSSIA/ST PETERSBURG In partnership with the Europe Theatre Prize, the 29th World Congress of the International Association of Theatre...

Wigan's Royal Court, which has not been in use as a theatre for more than 40 years, is being brought back to life by...

Ambitious plans to turn the former Reading Gaol into a theatre space have moved a step closer, after campaigners secured access to carry out...

The latest press night parties, events and awards from the theatrical world in pictures.This week’s highlights include the press nights of Red at Wyndham's Theatre,...

Some of us can’t look at Anthony Hopkins without seeing Hannibal Lecter, so convincing was he in the role of the flesh-eating serial killer....

Spare a thought for the good people of Strode Theatre in Somerset, who this week had to say goodbye to Harvey, the venue’s resident...
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