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Should fringe theatres be forced to pay minimum wage? Photo: Shutterstock

A director ordered to pay the minimum wage to actors involved in a profit-share production has had the decision overturned, in what was hailed a “landmark legal...
Edinburgh Fringe posters vye for attention on Bristo Square. Photo: Fraser Cameron

On any given year, the mammoth Edinburgh Festival Fringe programme can feel as overwhelming as it does appetising. As artists and their audiences descend...

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Richard O'Brien

Rocky Horror Show creator Richard O'Brien is to play the role of the Narrator in a run of the musical at the West End’s...
Jamie Allan in Impossible. Photo: Helen Maybanks

After repackaging old Beatles songs as a cheesy ongoing live tribute show called Let it Be, producer Jamie Hendry now repackages old magic routines...

Producers of the musical Aladdin are to hold open auditions for the West End transfer of the show. Directed and choreographed by Casey Nicholaw, the...
Rajah Raboid and Johnny Eck

A mate of mine told me about a music-hall act he had heard of which sounds truly amazing (and please note, unlike all TV...
Gina McKee. Photo: Shutterstock/Featureflash

Actor Gina McKee has backed a new drive to increase arts engagement and investment in the north-east. Launched by the North East Culture Partnership, the...
Theatre Royal Nottingham in 1955. Photo: Nottingham Local Studies Library/Picturethepast

A commemorative book marking 150 years of Nottingham’s Theatre Royal will be published in September. The book, Theatre Royal Nottingham 150 Years, features the history...

Teatre Lliure season SPAIN/BARCELONA Barcelona’s Teatre Lliure has announced its programme for the 2015/16 season, its 40th, including the return of Nuria Espert as King...
Scene from Teatro dei Borgia’s Gl’innamorati. Photo: Raffaella Distaso

Italy’s theatre represents an unparalleled tradition where you’ll find the conventional rubbing shoulders with the avant-garde on every corner. Very much like Germany, it...
The Albany's artistic director Gavin Barlow. Photo: Patrick Baldwin

South London theatre the Albany has joined together with a local social housing company to provide cheaper tickets for residents, in an attempt to...
Terri Paddock. Photo: Mads Holst

A date has been set for a hearing at which Whatsonstage founding member Terri Paddock will be told how much compensation she is due...
Calvin Demba, Peter Wight and Daniel Mays in The Red Lion. Photo: Catherine Ashmore

Following the finalists' reviews we have now whittled down our entrants to the final three. We asked them to review The Red Lion by...
Edinburgh Royal Mile. Photo: Jane Kranendonk/Shutterstock

Ballet dancer Sylvie Guillem, actor Juliette Binoche and director Robert Lepage will discuss their work as part of the BBC’s coverage of this year’s...