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Anastasia Hille and Benedict Cumberbatch in Hamlet at the Barbican. Photo: Johan Persson

The opening of Hamlet on August 25 at London’s Barbican Theatre, thought to be one of the fastest-selling London productions in history, has garnered strong interest...
The new venue will become home to the London Theatre Company. Photo: Haworth Tompkins

Former National Theatre bosses Nicholas Hytner and Nick Starr have revealed plans for their new venture, which includes the creation of central London's first...

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Nicole Kidman, who will star in Grandage’s upcoming production of Photograph 51 at the Noel Coward Theatre. Photo: Marc Brenner

I'm supposed to be in Edinburgh right now: I'd promised myself that I'd do the last five days of the festival before it wraps...
Tracy Ann Oberman and Stephen Wight in McQueen. Photo: Specular

The world of fashion is a lot about style over substance, so it's perhaps appropriate that McQueen, James Phillips's new play about the iconic...
Photo: Christian Bertrand/Shutterstock

Most people probably start four or five new jobs in a lifetime. All the associated stress, the fitting in, the making of new workmates...

Gecko and Touretteshero are among theatre companies chosen to perform in a two-hour live broadcast on BBC4. Live from Television Centre, which has been co-curated...

Chris Lynam explores the underbelly of a clown’s fading career. Glumly he makes himself up, interrupted by hi-tech animations of himself that flutter about...
Scene from Tagore’s Dance Drama: Valmiki Pratibha, which is facing a protest on religious grounds

A religious group is to stage a protest at an upcoming production at Mac in Birmingham, claiming the play vilifies their guru. Members of the...

PLAYS Lucian Msamati has been cast in the Tricycle Theatre's forthcoming premiere A Wolf in Snakeskin Shoes. Sharon D Clarke and Adjoa Andoh will join...

Welcome to 1930s depression-era America. The strains of jazz, swing and stride spill from every bar and fill the airwaves of Chicago. It’s 1936...
Bobby Goodrich as Divine in Divine Intervention. Photo: Garrett Matthew

On the other side of the Atlantic every August, you’ll find another fringe taking place – the New York International Fringe Festival, or FringeNYC...
Izzy Tennyson in Brute at the Underbelly Cowgate. Photo: Richard Davenport

Poppy blinks out at us from beneath an unkempt fringe. She fidgets, she hunches; she blinks again. Izzy Tennyson is dizzyingly convincing as a...

Set against the first years of the First World War, Poppies is a sincere but simplistic new musical enlivened by fine song-writing and enjoyable...
Ben Norris in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Family. Photo: Paul McHale

Ben Norris is on a modern pilgrimage – hitchhiking his way southward from his hometown of Nottingham, retracing in reverse the places where his...
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