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Editor's picks

The actor Alex Beckett, who died suddenly last month, was a pleasure to watch. I don’t mean that politely, but literally: watching him perform...

As I come to the end of my career as an active dancer, it’s fascinating to look back at how the advent of digital...

Latest stories

A concert performance of Sting’s musical The Last Ship has been cancelled after producers said they “lost all confidence” in the local promoter. The one-off...

Stephanie Pope is to step down as principal of Urdang Academy in London after 34 years. Rob Archibald, Lynsey McDougall, Nathan James and Yvette Curtin...

The New Diorama Theatre will reduce the number of companies it programmes each year from 30 to seven, in a bid to make a...

Theatre company the Lord Chamberlain’s Men has been left in shock after its tour van was stolen for the second time in one year. Peter...

Sam Newton’s first role out of drama school was playing Christopher in the UK and world tour of The Curious Incident of the Dog...

Lenny Henry has been cast in August Wilson's King Hedley II, which is being revived at Theatre Royal Stratford East next year. Henry last appeared...

Marie Duplessis, the historical model for Verdi’s Violetta Valery, died at the age of just 23. This makes La Traviata an apt – if...

Revived for Brighton Fringe after a well-received run at the Old Red Lion in 2014, the Dot Collective’s Brainville at Night, staged to coincide...

The producer who brought a season of Russian plays to Theatre Royal Haymarket is back with Tartuffe. He tells Nick Smurthwaite about building cultural...

West End musical Matilda is changing its weekday shows to a 7pm start, following a survey that found audiences would be in favour of...

Actors have warned that theatres are becoming untenable as places of work because of "disgusting" and dangerous backstage conditions. Mould, loose tiles, leaking drains, hanging...

A campaign is being launched to tackle rogue theatre bosses who break employment law. The campaign aims to push for legislation changes that would mean...
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