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Anastasia Hille and Benedict Cumberbatch in Hamlet at the Barbican. Photo: Johan Persson

The opening of Hamlet on August 25 at London’s Barbican Theatre, thought to be one of the fastest-selling London productions in history, has garnered strong interest...
The new venue will become home to the London Theatre Company. Photo: Haworth Tompkins

Former National Theatre bosses Nicholas Hytner and Nick Starr have revealed plans for their new venture, which includes the creation of central London's first...

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Cameron Mackintosh epitomises the typical image of a producer as the commercial entrepreneur. Photo: Chicago Tribune

Lionel Bart’s Oliver! is to be staged in Arabic for the first time, featuring a cast of 36 Syrian refugees. Updated so that it is...

Eighty new musicals will have their West End premiere this Autumn, each created on the spot by the incredible, multi award-winning musical comedians The...
Careers Clinic John Byrne. Photo: Catherine Usher

I am something of a backstage generalist. I originally trained in sound design, then became a lighting op, and now I’m working as an...
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@DevaneBoyd – Is it important for actors to have a social media presence? We live in an age where an actor’s ‘bums on seats’ power...
Caroline Shutter. Photo: Ursula Kelly Photography

Nottingham Playhouse has announced Caroline Shutter as its new chair. Shutter, who has been a trustee of the Playhouse since 2014, was unanimously voted as...

Two bodies. One has been obliterated by a train and is scooped into a black carrier bag. The other fell through the ice of...

Jonas Vermeulen and Boris Vanseveren’s show occupies the space between concept album and performance. It is a surging, swelling thing, as much a gig...

Danza del Caribe, a dance company hailing from Santiago de Cuba, make work which explores and celebrates the country’s African roots, a cultural fusion...
Barbu Electro Trad Cabaret at Underbelly. Photo: Frederic Barrette

In many ways circus is physical cabaret, and French Canadians Cirque Alfonse have clearly been thinking hard about how to create a full-length acrobalance-focused...
A White Light training session in progress

Last year, I wrote in these pages about ways to find out about what technical theatre jobs are available and how to choose the...
Dancing at Lughnasa at the Lyric Theatre, Belfast. Photo: Ros Kavanagh

In the 25 years since Patrick Mason’s landmark Abbey Theatre premiere, Brian Friel’s most radical play has acquired iconic status.  Through a shifting series...

A couple live in a shoebox of a flat in London – all they have is a wall as a view, but they can...
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