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Manchester's Home. Photo: Paul Karalius

Festival season is still in full swing – in Brighton, Norwich and Bristol – but the main event of the week is probably the...
The Stage Critic Search 2015

What is The Stage Critic Search? The Stage Critic Search 2015 – in association with TheatrePeople.com – is a competition to find the nation's best undiscovered...

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Tamara Rojo at the London City Island development. Photo:P Curties

English National Ballet is to move to a new multi-million pound home in east London. The new base, which is part of the London City...
Michael White in 1979

Lots of people call themselves producers nowadays. There were so many names above the title for the original Broadway incarnation of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels,...
A scene from The Funfair at Home, Manchester. Photo: Graeme Cooper

Manchester’s newest arts venue, Home – a merging of the Cornerhouse and the Library Theatre, still smelling of new paint – officially opens its...
Patsy Ferran (Portia) and Nadia Albina (Nerissa) in The Merchant of Venice at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre. Photo: Hugo Glendinning

Shakespeare's problematic comedy is here reclassified as, if not a tragedy, at least a melancholy examination of the human condition. It is a truism...
Arthur Smith

For the veteran comedian, certain shows and festivals occur often enough that they become a small personal tradition. Edinburgh in August is naturally my...

Jermyn Street Theatre has become the latest venue to sign a wage agreement with Equity, which guarantees actors and stage managers national minimum wage...
Cardboard Citizens chief executive Adrian Jackson with ambassador Kate Winslet

A theatre company that works with homeless people will commission seven new plays as part of a £300,000 project exploring the current housing crisis. Cardboard...

Robert Powell is to star in a touring production of King Charles III this autumn. Powell is to play the eponymous king in the production,...

Hamlet in Hanoi Vietnam/Hanoi As part of a move to restore its status after a period of financial uncertainty, the Vietnam National Drama Theatre will...
Pirates of Penzance, English National Opera. Photo: Tristram Kenton

English National Opera’s cinema broadcast of Mike Leigh’s The Pirates of Penzance has become the most lucrative opera to be screened in cinemas. It has...
Set designer Eileen Diss. Photo: Tim Everett

Talking to six times BAFTA winner Eileen Diss is like trawling through a history of BBC television drama. Now in her 80s, the diffident,...
The Ballhaus Naunynstrasse production of Verrucktes Blut (Mad Blood) was invited to the Berliner Theatertreffen. Photo: Thomas Aurin

Set back from Unter der Linden, Berlin’s wide tree-lined avenue sweeping east to west from Alexanderplatz to the Brandenburg Gate, the Maxim Gorki Theater...