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Henry Goodman in rehearsals for Volpone at the Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon. Photo: Manuel Harlan

The Big Interview: Henry Goodman Henry Goodman tells Michael Coveney about researching roles, Jewish stereotypes on TV and why it’s important to read the fine...
Jennifer Lawrence in The Hunger Games – Mockingjay Part One. Photo: Lionsgate

A new Harry Potter stage show is to premiere in the West End next summer. Based on a story created by JK Rowling, Jack...

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Rachel Tackley, director of the English Touring Theatre. Photo: Eliza Power

Leading theatre figures have condemned the government’s plans for GCSE reform, warning that the proposed English Baccalaureate would “starve the industry of fresh talent”. Last...
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Channel 4 is to launch a new writing programme aimed at developing writers from diverse backgrounds. Studio4 will run over 12 months and will have...
Samuel Holmes in I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change. Photo: Piers Foley

The wittiest thing in I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change is the title; and though it's long-winded, the show isn't. In fact, it's...
Russell Richardson gives pickpocketing tips to Jerome Thompson

Twenty-eight years and 500,000 tickets after The Dukes in Lancaster introduced a summer promenade (now called “outdoor walkabout”) production to its programming and the...

Rosalie Craig, Louise Brealey and Charles Edwards have all been cast in upcoming productions at the National Theatre. Craig is to play Rosalind in the...
The Rape of Lucretia, at Glyndebourne Festival 2015, featuring Christine Rice and Matthew Rose. Photograph: Robbie Jack

Fiona Shaw’s examination of Britten’s first chamber opera, first produced for the Glyndebourne Tour in 2013, returns to the Sussex stage nearly 70 years...
Can't Forget About You, Tron Theatre, Glasgow

Despite a weak second act, and an overly sentimental finale, David Ireland’s script reinvents the familiar tale of love across generations through a witty look at a...
David Poynor and Steven Webb in As Is at Trafalgar Studios

Rich, a gay writer living in 80s New York, has just learned that he is HIV-positive and is trying to keep up with a...
Andy Johnson

Andy Johnson is an actor, writer, director and drama teacher. His work includes acting roles in Peak Practice, The Bill and Picking Up the...
Lenny Henry in Educating Rita at the Minerva Theatre, Chichester. Photo: Manuel Harlan

I don't like celery. But I don't write endless articles about how much I hate it. I simply don't eat it. And if there's...

Since joining the musical Thriller Live in 2009, Tyrone Lee has toured the show to more than 20 countries and is currently a resident...
Performers at this year’s Cromer end-of-the-pier show

Think of an end-of-the-pier show and most of us think of something from another age, such as the pierrot-costumed troupe acting out the horrors...