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Carey Mulligan and Bill Nighy in Skylight at the National Theatre. Photo: John Haynes

Carey Mulligan and Bill Nighy opening in Skylight London tourists visiting New York could be forgiven if they feel a bit of deja vu walking...
Anthony Sher and Alex Hassell in rehearsal for Death of a Salesman. Photo: Ellie Kurttz

Two of the greatest dramatic and musical achievements of the last century on Broadway receive major revivals this week, headlining a period that's also...

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Marianela Nuñez and Carlos Acosta in Song of the Earth. Photo: Tristram Kenton

The Four Temperaments/ Untouchable/ Song of the Earth It must be nerve-wracking to be sandwiched between two drop dead masterworks but Hofesh Schecter’s Untouchable emerges...
Shaheen Khan and Robert Mountford in Macbeth. Photo: Talula Sheppard

Tara Arts’ vivid production of Macbeth is a full-bodied rollercoaster of bloody passion. Jatinder Verma transports Shakespeare’s cut-throat tale into the home of an...
A scene from Spend Spend Spend. Photo: Darren Bell

It was a misfortune for the original production of this authentically British musical to open in the West End in 1999 just six months...
Cynthia Erivo as Puck in A Midsummer Night's Dream. Photo: Gary Calton

No midsummer moonlight? No romantic woodland? No fairy dells? Nick Bagnall’s first production as the Everyman’s new associate director may not set out to...
Gary Lagden and Christopher Preece in The Chair. Photo: Ludo des Cognets

Meet OD Sawyers (Gary Lagden), an Edwardian barber surgeon in the Cardiff docks. The character’s colourful past as a ship’s barber, told through his...
Jamie Read, co-founder of Read Dance and Theatre College

Jamie Read has worked in theatre and film for over 25 years as a dancer, singer, actor, writer, choreographer and teacher. In 2008 he...
The National Theatre, London. Photo: Milan Gonda/Shutterstock

On Friday, March 27 Nick Hytner officially left the building that he's presided over as artistic director for the last 12 years, overseeing an...

It was hard to imagine that Pauline Quirke Academy of Performing Arts could be any more generous than last year, when the then first-time...

Joanna Read works in a room with a view. Looking westwards, towards Hammersmith from the LAMDA principal’s office is a huge building site. She...

At the end of the third week of rehearsals for the Arthur Miller centenary production of Death of a Salesman for the Royal Shakespeare...

August Strindberg’s Creditors is the latest in a line of contemporary adaptations of classics that director Ross Drury has worked on. Following stints as...

Emerging. It sounds like a slow, gradual process, doesn’t it? Tentative. Bit by bit. Step by step. Robert Hastie makes it look like a time-lapse...