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Sion Daniel Young in the National Theatre's War Horse . Photo: Simon Annand

Nicholas Hytner has highlighted subsidised tickets and live cinema screenings as two of his biggest achievements during his 12-year tenure at the National Theatre. So...

By the nature of the job, actors have to learn to bond with each other at a much faster rate than in the civilian...

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Don't agree? Say so. Photo: Creatista/Shutterstock

On the rare occurrence that a director has a weird idea, I’ve always feared there is a thin line between being an actor who has a suggestion,...

Amanda Redman and Tim Rice are to provide narration for the London premiere of a new musical based on the First World War hero...

Hull Truck Theatre has announced its 2015 season, which includes a production of The Ladykillers and a new adaptation of Sleeping Beauty. The season also...

Zinnie Harris, writer of recent Royal Court show How to Hold Your Breath, has been appointed associate director at Edinburgh’s Traverse Theatre. Harris, who starts...

Third Hand Opera was born out of a series of chance meetings. It began when stage designer Simon Bejer was working on British Youth...

1. Be an easy act to follow No matter how meaty the scene, and how well-known the play, if we can’t work out what is...
Ben Stephenson. Photo: Ed Miller/BBC

BBC controller of drama commissioning Ben Stephenson is stepping down after seven years in the post. Stephenson will join Bad Robot Productions, the American production...
Private Lives at Bolton Octagon. Photo: Ian Tilton

Honeymooners are not supposed to behave like this. When Elyot Chase bawls at his new bride Sybil “I should like to cut off your...
A scene from The Sound of Music. Photo: Pamela Raith

This is the 50th anniversary year of the release of the film version of The Sound of Music that forever immortalised its true tale...
The 2011 Company of Britain’s Got Bhangra

Musical Britain’s Got Bhangra will be revived for a UK tour this autumn. It will open at Manchester Palace Theatre on September 3, ahead of...
Kerry Ellis in Anthems, 2011. Photo: Chris Christodoulou

Cynthia Erivo, Kerry Ellis, Janie Dee and Caroline Sheen are among the performers lined up to take part in this year’s London Festival of...
Joe Armstrong and Louise Brealey. Photo: Johann Persson

Joe Armstrong and Louise Brealey are set to star in the UK tour of Nick Payne’s Constellations, which begins in May. The tour will begin...