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Brighton Festival Fringe. Photo: Dade Freeman

With 2015 set to be another strong year for theatre festivals, Natasha Tripney rounds up the best events taking place over the summer months... Brighton...
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An Equity working group is to be established to investigate casting practice, which will create guidelines to prevent actors being exploited. Have you ever felt...

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Sylvia Young, founder and principal of the Sylvia Young Theatre School, with some of her pupils

Sylvia Young’s motherly and self-deprecating manner belie the razor-sharp mind, grit and determination that led her to found what has become Britain’s most successful...
Jane Maudsley

Jane Maudsley trained as a mezzo soprano at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, read music at the University of Sheffield, is a highly respected...
Siobhan McCarthy and Jeremy Secomb in Sweeney Todd Harrington's Pie and Mash. Photo: Tristram Kenton

To coincide with The Stage's musical theatre issue (out on May 28), I am compiling a personal guide to my 50 favourite musicals of...
Scotch and Soda. Credit Matilda Temperly (21)

From being a hairdresser in Australia to a performer in internationally renowned circus troupe Company 2, mononymous Mozes has come a long way. He...
Joseph Timms in The Hudsucker Proxy. Photo: Clare Park

The Coen brothers’ 1994 cult comedy is a loving homage to the films of Frank Capra and Preston Sturgess. Simon Dormandy and Toby Sedgewick’s...
Samuel Barnett in rehearsals for The Beaux’ Stratagem. Photo: Manuel Harlan

“The History Boys was a massive part of my life.” When Samuel Barnett talks about his time in Alan Bennett’s iconic production for the...
The Stage Expressions Scholarship winners Abigail Bryan and Charlotte Forde

Abigail Bryan, 18, from Stockton-on-Tees, will now be attending Expressions Performing Arts’ full-time, three-year musical theatre course. Abigail said: “For once in my life,...
RoseLewenstein

Writer Rose Lewenstein trained as a performance artist before moving into play writing after graduating. Her new play, Now This is Not the End,...
The Stage Critic Search is seeking the theatre reviewers of the future, though the days of a long-standing tenure with one newspaper are gone. Photo: Mitrija/Shutterstock

The Stage has, as you may be aware, recently launched its Critic Search to unearth new writing talent. It is, I believe, a genuinely...
Young Everyman Playhouse's political drama Until They Kick Us Out, which was made with the help of two graduates from the young producers scheme, Bernie Whittle and Martin Poile. Photo: Brian Roberts

Gemma Bodinetz does not ever want to see an 18-year-old play King Lear. “It looks like a bad production of King Lear whichever way...
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How many drama school shows do casting directors and prospective agents actually see? When I’m at these shows I am usually saddened by the...

Jodie Prenger is to star in a national tour of Tell Me on a Sunday. Prenger, who is currently appearing in the touring production of...