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As the outdoor theatre season opens, producers clasp their hands and mutter their petitions heavenwards for balmy evenings and happy audiences, even while counting...

Last week, playwright Edward Albee's estate was criticised for removing the rights to a US production of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? after a...

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West End musical Wicked has announced new cast members, who will take over on July 24. Alice Fearn will take the role of Elphaba alongside...

Hoping to build on the success of its first season, the spectacular, stadium-sized live-action show in County Durham returns with an epic tale of...

Marek Mikos to head Stary (Old) Theatre POLAND/KRAKOW Following a competition announced in March, the Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage has announced that Marek...

At the Spring Forward festival, emerging dance writers are offered support and mentoring to review the programme. Nick Awde finds out how the help...

Hamilton is to hold open auditions for male company members, ahead of the musical's West End premiere in November. Producers are advertising for off-stage standby...

Peterborough’s troubled Broadway Theatre, closed in 2011 after fraud left it in financial disarray, is set to reopen in September. Two local entrepreneurs have launched...

Ken Dodd has been appointed patron of the £19 million Shakespeare North Playhouse in Merseyside. Dodd, a Liverpool native, made his Shakespearean acting debut in...

New work from Gary McNair and Cora Bissett and the revival of a solo piece by Pauline Goldsmith feature in the ninth edition of...

Kneehigh's revival of its hit Tristan and Yseult – premiering at the Brighton Festival before touring – is a vibrant, vivid whirlwind of a...

Sasha Regan’s all-male Gilbert & Sullivan productions are becoming a theatrical institution in their own right. For their success they depend on solid vocal...

An Octoroon is America's Red Velvet. Sort of. Like Lolita Chakrabarti's 2012 play, Branden Jacob-Jenkins' OBIE award-winning 2014 work finds a black presence in 19th-century theatre...

Far from being the ‘icing on the cake’, National Lottery money is a vital source of revenue for theatre companies. But which areas receive...
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