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Editor's picks

There are, as anyone looking at a poster for an Edinburgh show this year will know, more critics than ever. In the Hamlet cartoon...

What has happened at Summerhall? During my nine-day stint at Edinburgh this year more than half the shows I saw were somewhere in the...

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Growing up in a family of actors, Rosalind Blessed was never a stranger to the theatre world. Now she has written and stars in...

The National Theatre has announced it will host a new exhibition exploring poster design at the theatre over the past 50 years. Curated by design...

Spencer Jones, Mae Martin and John Robins are among the nominees for this year’s Edinburgh Comedy Awards. They have been nominated for best comedy show...

Theatremakers in Hull are hailing the birth of “something special” in the city’s performing arts scene, as demonstrated by a particularly strong showing at...

Wondr, the debut play by Poppy Burton-Morgan from Metta Theatre, begins in familiar territory. Faith (Simone James) tells us in spoken word verse how...

Irish company Malaprop Theatre is interested in all the ways technology is remaking our romantic lives. While the company’s other show, BlackCatfishMusketeer, eloquently explores the...

Tabard learned this week of an appalling crime that Carmarthen’s Lyric Theatre was victim to back in April. Late one Friday night, as the town...

Thanks to Ted Bottle for requesting information about Ira Aldridge’s period as manager of the Coventry Theatre (Letters, August 17). As Bernth Lindfors revealed in...

It’s not often that theatre features so highly on the cultural hot property list, but with Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and the...

The latest press night parties, new shows in rehearsal, events and awards from the theatrical world in pictures. This week's highlights include opening nights of the...

The first fratricide is given a rather flat treatment in Animikii Theatre’s Origins, a physical theatre retelling of Cain and Abel. Bare-chested brotherly badinage is...
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