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Should fringe theatres be forced to pay minimum wage? Photo: Shutterstock

A director ordered to pay the minimum wage to actors involved in a profit-share production has had the decision overturned, in what was hailed a “landmark legal...
Edinburgh Fringe posters vye for attention on Bristo Square. Photo: Fraser Cameron

On any given year, the mammoth Edinburgh Festival Fringe programme can feel as overwhelming as it does appetising. As artists and their audiences descend...

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Andrew Lloyd Webber. Photo: Sunday Times

The Stage newspaper comes out once a week and is brimming with industry news, advice, analysis and reviews from all over the UK. Here...

PLAYS • The Mentalists is to close in the West End one month earlier than planned, with producers blaming a “challenging post-summer period”. Stephen Merchant...
Neal Foster and Anthony Spargo in Horrible Histories: Barmy Britain Part Three at the Garrick Theatre, London. Photo: Jane Hobson

The new Horrible Histories show delivers exactly what it promises and precisely what the audience has come for: jolly songs, mild ribaldry, affectionate patriotism,...

The Old Red Lion Theatre is to stage the world premiere of Arthur Miller's first play, No Villain. The 1936 play is being produced in...
West Yorkshire Playhouse

Plans for a multi-million pound redevelopment of West Yorkshire Playhouse have moved one step closer after Leeds City Council granted the project £4.9 million. The...
The planned new entrance to Perth Theatre

Perth Theatre has released images of how it will look once a £16.6 million redevelopment is completed. When finished, the venue, run by Horsecross Arts,...
Artist's impression of St John's creative village. Image: Allied London

Plans for a £110-million new Manchester theatre, dubbed The Factory, have been given the green light by the local council. The venue, which will be...
Is bad audience behaviour becoming an epidemic? Photo: Creatista/Shutterstock.com

Let's keep talking about fringe theatre pay Equity versus McAlinden finally comes to an end and, as expected, the National Minimum Wage debate once again...
Polly Lister and Frances Marshall in Fallen Angels at Theatre By the Lake. Photo: Keith Pattison

The final main house production of this summer season at Theatre By the Lake is an interesting pairing with season opener The 39 Steps....
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Matt Cardle in Memphis. Photo: Johan Persson

Matt Cardle shot to stardom as the winner of The X Factor in 2010, watched by an average of 17 million people. He has...
Matthew Bourne's The Car Man at Sadler's Wells. Photo: Tristram Kenton

Sky Arts is to broadcast a performance of Matthew Bourne's The Car Man, which is currently running at Sadler's Wells. The New Adventures production...