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Editor's picks

There are, as anyone looking at a poster for an Edinburgh show this year will know, more critics than ever. In the Hamlet cartoon...

What has happened at Summerhall? During my nine-day stint at Edinburgh this year more than half the shows I saw were somewhere in the...

Latest stories

Something remarkably febrile lies at the centre of Nederlands Dans Theater’s Edinburgh triple bill. A man in the throes of death recalls a life...

Thomas Meehan, winner of three Tony awards for the books to Annie, The Producers and Hairspray, has died at the age of 88. His...

A new 130-seat theatre is to be built in Liverpool city centre focusing on early-career companies and performers. The Hope Street Theatre is being organised...

I went to stage school as a child, but never really pursued acting until my own kids were grown up. I then joined a...

What advice would you give an aspiring theatre producer? (I know I already asked, but I would really like to know!) — Not Mandy Moore...

This really is Forced Entertainment. Tim Etchells' Real Magic compels a cast of three – core company members Richard Lowdon and Claire Marshall, plus regular collaborator Jerry Killick – to...

Julia Croft’s Power Ballad isn’t about heartbreak or heroes. But it is concerned with something momentous in the air: language. It’s a bold attempt...

Too many theatre directors are more interested in serving themselves than the piece they are working on, Stephen Sondheim has claimed. The composer and lyricist...

This new opera by Faith No More’s Roddy Bottum feels entirely at home in Summerhall’s late night mind-fuck slot. It’s a fever-dream of a...

Transgender stories have featured high on the agenda at this Edinburgh Fringe. At Pleasance Courtyard, trans theatremaker Kit Redstone and physical theatre company Rhum and...

Spinning out true accounts of anonymous sex into a broader meditation on intimacy, Five Encounters on a Site Called Craigslist is an unpolished but...

London’s first Anglo-Sufi musical, the legend of Heer Ranjha tells the tale of two lovers and their feuding families, and holds the same place...
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