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Katherine Mills, one of the headliners in the new West End magic show Impossible, says that ‘for a long time the Magic Circle was seen as an elite gentleman’s club, inaccessible to women’, but she believes times are changing. Photo: James Layton

For the first time in the competition’s 50-year history, the Young Magician of the Year is a female performer this year. The winner of...
Cilla Black in 1970. Photo: Joost Evers

Few British performers have straddled the worlds of pop music, prime-time television and pantomime with such unaffected, easy-going aplomb as Cilla Black. At the height...

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1. Keep things friendly Consider joining the Friend of the Fringe scheme, which not only supports the festival but also gets you discounts on some...
A new study shows London theatres attract more interest over the internet than those in any other city. Photo: Shutterstock

London’s theatres are more searched for on Google than those in any other city, new research has found. Released by London and Partners – a...
Stuart Piper, Corrie McGuire and Jonathan Shalit

Talent agency Roar Group is expanding into representing comedians with the launch of a new division. The new agency, called Roar Comedy, is being launched...
The cast of Pinocchio at St Paul's Church, Covent Garden. Photo: Hannah Barton

Pinocchio has been redefined and Disneyfied so much over the past 130 years that this relatively straight promenade production in Covent Garden almost feels...
Gary Beadle, Paddy Navin, Matt Whitchurch and Daniel-York in We Know Where You Live. Photo: Alex Fine

This play was originally seen as a staged reading during the venue’s Vibrant festival of new writing in 2013. Its author, Steven Hevey, is...
Terrible Tale. Photo: Clem Garritty

Right then. Here we go. The vast dark star that is the Edinburgh Festival Fringe erupts into life this week. This year's programme features...
Ben Whishaw in Bakkhai.-Almeida Theatre. Photo: Marc Brenner

Benedict Cumberbatch returns to the London stage this week to star in Hamlet — quite possibly the fastest-selling show in British theatre history which,...
James and Jack Fox in Dear Lupin at the Garrick Theatre, London. Photo: Tristram Kenton

There’s a scattering of gently amusing and poignant moments in actor Michael Simkins’ stage adaptation of the popular correspondence between racing journalist Roger Mortimer...

Edinburgh Fringe's first dedicated circus venue has been forced to delay the opening of its larger auditorium due to bad weather. Underbelly's Circus Hub on...
Richard O'Brien

Rocky Horror Show writer Richard O'Brien has criticised jukebox musicals for being too "easy", warning that the musical as a genre may be "coming...

A musical version of E Nesbit’s Five Children and It and a new show from the writers of Loserville feature in the latest From...
Live Theatre, Newcastle

A new outdoor performance space in Newcastle has been given the green light as part of Live Theatre's £10 million development plans. It will be...