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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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Less of a role and more of a challenging vehicle for a talented voice actor, Sam Peliczowski is probably author Becky Mode's best known...
Can I Start Again Please. Photo: Zoe Manders

Sue MacLaine’s show about the limits of language is precise and ritualised. MacLaine and her co-performer Nadia Nadarajah sit side by side, their long,...
Michael Grandage. Photo: Marc Brenner

Michael Grandage has, for as long as I’ve known him, been something of a life force: not content with running one theatre (the Sheffield...
Paddy Smith, editor of The Stage, presenting Pip Utton with The Stage Special Award in Edinburgh

Pip Utton is an amenable, genial actor. A small man, well into his sixties, he has a big smile which lights up when we meet...

Sam Simmons has picked up the top prize at this year’s Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Awards. Simmons' show Spaghetti for Breakfast, which ran at Underbelly, has...
Theatregoers gather at Shakespeare’s Globe, London – but will the same people be back next summer? Photo: Sourav Niyogi

Last month, a bunch of us stats geeks assembled at the Department for Culture, Media and Sport for a rather niche celebration: the Taking...
Michael Stroud

Michael Stroud’s first experience of performing was in the exotic location of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania, where he had been posted with the...
Annemarie Lewis Thomas, principal of Musical Theatre Academy, is a musician and composer

It’s a tricky question. And the last time I asked it there were passionate responses representing all shades of opinion. Do you need to be...
The Beanfield at The Space on the Mile

Winners have been announced for the 2015 Total Theatre Awards at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, which includes a dance category for the first time. Ice...

Karen Foster has been named new executive director of the Lichfield Garrick. She replaces Chris Moore, who stood down in July after just a few...
The Magic Flute at Festival Theatre. Photo: Iko Freese

Driven with precision from the pit and inspiration from the stage, 1927 and Barrie Kosky's silent-movie take on The Magic Flute for Komische Oper...

The world premiere of a new work by Alan Ayckbourn is to be staged at the Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough. Called The Divide, it...
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