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A scene from Hetty Feather. Photo: Donald Cooper

Sally Cookson’s delightful show Hetty Feather, based on Jacqueline Wilson’s novel of the same name, tours again from this July until April 2016. And...
Bradley Cooper in The Elephant Man at New York's Booth Theater. Photo: Joan Marcus

Broadway sends a couple of leading player Brits back home this week: one is the title character of a biographical account of Joseph Merrick,...

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Just Jim Dale sees the British-born entertainer celebrating 50 years in showbusiness with a light-hearted look at his extraordinarily varied career. A self-proclaimed child of...
Schools such as PPA are producing fresh new talent. Photo: Carey Sheffield

I’m not sure I can think of anything potentially more nerve-racking than being a graduate performing in a showcase for us scary agents. Alongside...
IdeasTap chairman Peter de Haan

Arts charity Ideastap has pushed back its intended closure to launch a final series of initiatives aimed at supporting emerging creatives. Ideastap was due to...
Yeovil College is proposing to cut all courses in its performing arts and music department

A Somerset further education college is proposing to shut its performing arts and music department, claiming a decline in interest has made its courses...

Financial shake-up AUSTRALIA/CANBERRA As part of a new budget, attorney general George Brandis announced expenditure of A$104.8 million (£53 million) over four years to establish...

Arts Council England announced today (May 28) that it would increase the proportion of lottery funding granted to the regions. In his first speech as...

Bristol Old Vic artistic director Tom Morris is to helm a production of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible as part of the venue’s autumn and...
Will Swenson as Javert and Ramin Karimloo as Valjean in the 2014 production of Les Miserables on Broadway. Photo Michael Le Poer Trench

Famed for bringing shows such as Les Miserables and Miss Saigon to the London stage, producer Cameron Mackintosh is also credited with marketing musicals...
Sylvie Guillem - Life in Progress, Sadler's Wells. Photo: Bill Cooper

We are going to miss her. As Sylvie Guillem embarks on the last performances of her remarkable career, it is clear that she is...
James Graham's political play The Vote was screened live from the Donmar Warehouse on election night

A series of new political plays is to be produced, which will be inspired by comments and opinions from members of the public. Users of...
The Arches club in Glasgow was forced to close earlier this month after complaints from the police

Glasgow arts venue the Arches is to appeal against a decision to limit the venue to a midnight licence. The Arches board of directors decided...
Darren Henley, Arts Council England

Arts Council England chief executive Darren Henley is to use his inaugural speech to pledge an increase in regional funding and more money for...