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They always say that the only things you can't avoid are death and taxes (though Amazon, Google et al are doing a pretty good...

Maxine Peake has claimed women are better at running theatres than men because they are more adept at multitasking and often have smaller egos....

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Meat hooks hang from the ceiling, glinting, wicked. For its production of The Spanish Tragedy the intimate space at the Old Red Lion has...

In 2005 director Cressida Brown made Home, a verbatim show about the imminent demolition of East London’s Beaumont Estate. With the estate’s iconic towers...

Set in Philadelphia, where American writer Lyle Kessler was born, the Tony-nominated play, Orphans, from 1983 tells the story of would-be kidnap victim, Harold,...

It’s clear that quizzes and karaoke will never save the old-fashioned boozer. In Jim Cartwright’s sequel to his 1989 hit, Two, it’s perhaps ironic...

Motown the Musical has extended its run at the Shaftesbury Theatre until February 2017. The show was previously booking until October, but will now run...

If you like a good murder mystery, Rehearsal For Murder is likely to tick a lot of your boxes. Presented by the newly-formed Classic Thriller...

Theatre Royal Stratford East has launched a new 80-seat theatre space. Based in Gerry’s, a cafe opposite the east London theatre, the space was piloted...

The Department for Education has declared it does not believe arts subjects should be compulsory at GCSE level, as it pushes forward with plans...

Critic Libby Purves has criticised national newspapers and the BBC for neglecting the regions in their theatre coverage. Purves attacked BBC Radio 4 in particular...

Writing a play about writing a play is a bit like inviting a Michelin-starred chef over for dinner and then cooking their signature dish...

What have we come here for exactly? It’s not, I’d wager, to experience a piece of shiny new writing; it’s more likely a mixture...

In one of the more notorious critical faux pas of recent times, a critic enquired whether, in this politically correct era, it would still...
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