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John Barton, who died last week aged 89, was the godfather of the Royal Shakespeare Company. The director’s sonnet classes formed the basis of...

At the theatre some years ago, I witnessed an exchange that has stuck with me. Upon leaving the performance, a child was greeted by...

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Margate’s Theatre Royal has been named the UK’s second-most endangered theatre, as part of a list that sees Brighton Hippodrome claim the top spot...

Don’t miss John – National Theatre, London Annie Baker’s hypnotic, Pulitzer-winning play The Flick was one of the National Theatre’s biggest successes of 2016. Now her...

Fans are versatile things. They provide their holders with a way of conveying emotions that cannot be expressed in polite company with words alone....

Kate Fleetwood, Charles Edwards, Jenny Galloway and Jonathan Slinger have been cast in Absolute Hell at the National Theatre. Rodney Ackland's play will be revived...

Playwright April de Angelis has called for greater representation of female writers in theatre. Speaking at the Writers’ Guild Awards in London earlier this month,...

Martin Blackburn's first two plays, Alright Bitches! and Bitches Ahoy! showed a strong ear for comedy and a keen eye for characterisation. The final instalment...

Happy birthday to The Birthday Party. Harold Pinter’s classic play turns 60 this year, and to mark the occasion the West End theatre bearing...

Contemporary dancer Leon Poulton uses his experience in the art form to feed his second profession as a freelance dance photographer. He tells Giverny...

Alanna Baker has competed for Great Britain in the European and World Championships as a gymnast. She talks to Roda Musa about running away...

The painterly title Woman Before a Glass is suggestive of the male gaze. This one-woman play by Lanie Robertson – author of Lady Day...

Works from Graeae Theatre Company and performer Selina Thompson will feature in a season of work responding to the centenary of the First World...

Bob Carlton will be widely remembered as the writer of the Olivier award-winning Return to the Forbidden Planet. Inspired by the 1956 science-fiction film...
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