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Should fringe theatres be forced to pay minimum wage? Photo: Shutterstock

A director ordered to pay the minimum wage to actors involved in a profit-share production has had the decision overturned, in what was hailed a “landmark legal...
Edinburgh Fringe posters vye for attention on Bristo Square. Photo: Fraser Cameron

On any given year, the mammoth Edinburgh Festival Fringe programme can feel as overwhelming as it does appetising. As artists and their audiences descend...

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Michael Rothmann, Roman Kaminski, Axel Werner, Gerd Kunath in Warten Auf Godot. Photo: Monika Rittershaus

For four years, the island town of Enniskillen has been the at epicentre of the Happy Days Enniskillen International Beckett Festival. Under director Sean...
Scene from The Lone Pine Club.

The Lone Pine Club? Think Enid Blyton meets The 39 Steps, all set in a cosy and darkish marquee with a Sheffield Park backdrop....

Craig Revel Horwood is to direct and choreograph a new touring production of musical Sister Act. Horwood’s production, which will be produced by Jamie Wilson,...
Arthur McBain

Arthur McBain, 23, is an actor and director who trained at the Oxford School of Drama. He has recently toured internationally with the Royal...

I've been writing for The Stage for longer than this, but this month marks the 10th anniversary of the launch of the daily online...

Long before Jesus Christ Superstar, Rent, Spring Awakening and American Idiot there was The Who's Tommy. First released as the band's fourth studio album...
CV Julia Pascal

Julia Pascal says she has spent her life observing people and situations, all of which have become fodder for her plays, which often examine...

I keep thinking about two remarks made to me recently in different contexts. Both came from people I respect. Both know – really know...
What the Day Owes to the Night will feature in the first season for the three venues. Photo: Ahmad Daghlas

A new 120-seat performance space with a focus on original work, cabaret and music will open as part of the relaunched Secombe Theatre in...
The Iver Academy offers training in make-up for film and television, airbrushing and prosthetics application

The UK produces some of the finest costume drama in the world, both on stage and on screen. We bring into focus some of...

Abigail Lawrie, who most recently starred in BBC1’s adaptation of The Casual Vacancy, is to make her stage debut at the Orange Tree Theatre...
Arlene Phillips says the government proposal will damage the creative industries. Photo: Dan Wooller

Arts leaders have ramped up a campaign against proposed changes to GCSEs, claiming the move will "jeopardise" opportunities for young people. The comments follow a...