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A busy week in London sees new plays by Simon Stephens, Michael Wynne, journalist-turned-playwright Mark Jagasia and Owen McCafferty in London, as well as...

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Simon Stephens’ intriguing unstitching of Carmen glows like the after-burn of a firework, its glitter spiralling earthwards into the dirt. It’s a fragmented piece, like...

Just how much do buildings affect the quality of training? I have visited drama schools, both accredited and non-accredited, all over the country. And...

People are less likely to donate money to the arts than any other charitable cause, a new report has revealed. UK Giving 2014 has been...
Natalie Mendoza, who will be joining the cast of Miss Saigon, with Dean John-Wilson in Here Lies Love at the National Theatre, London. Photo: Tristram Kenton

Natalie Mendoza, who most recently played Imelda Marcos in Here Lies Love at the National Theatre, is to join the cast of Miss Saigon...
Labour leader Ed Miliband

Unpaid internships in the arts would be banned under a Labour government, Ed Miliband has said. The pledge, should it become policy, would make it...
Alexander Matrosov, Peter Rykov, Alexander Arsentyev. Photo: Johan Persson

Cheek by Jowl brings its Russian company to the Barbican – performed in Russian with English surtitles – for a piercing production that makes sharp work of...
John Byrne. Photo: Catherine Usher

YOUR PROBLEM You answered a query recently from an actor who was working for another actor in a show and wasn’t being treated fairly....
Brian Cox. Photo: Douglas McBride

Actor Brian Cox has become patron of the Old Rep Theatre in Birmingham. Birmingham Ormiston Academy took over operating the venue in September last year,...
West End Producer. Photo: Matt Crockett

@westendproducer @TheStage How much difference does going to drama school make in non-acting theatre professions? — Emily Dunford (@ElimyDunrofd) April 7, 2015 Going to a drama...

Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theatre is to host its first relaxed performance as part of a co-production with Told By An Idiot. The Royal Exchange and...
Inside the Young Vic, London

Backstage union BECTU has welcomed the Young Vic Theatre’s decision to increase ushers’ pay to £9 per hour. The increase will see ushers at the...

A support group for the Playhouse Theatre in Weston-super-Mare has sponsored a new £10,000 apprenticeship at the venue. The theatre claims the move is the...