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Before advertising formally for a new artistic director, Shakespeare’s Globe held workshops for four months. Photo: John Wildgoose

“It’s a bit like replacing a football manager at the top of his game,” says Nigel Hugill, chairman of the Royal Shakespeare Company, on...
Lenny Henry in Educating Rita at the Minerva Theatre, Chichester. Photo: Manuel Harlan

Actors are only human – though what they do sometimes seems superhuman. Seeing Ralph Fiennes in the National's recent Man and Superman, for instance,...

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Jill Hyem on location for Tenko

Jill Hyem was an actress and writer who co-created the popular radio serial Waggoner’s Walk and later became a prominent television writer, best known...

It's not a coincidence that this musical by David Leddick and Andrew Sargent has its UK premiere on the weekend of the London Pride...

Playwright James Rushbrooke has won this year’s Papatango New Writing Prize. The award is presented to a production that has not previously been performed professionally....

Now in its tenth year, Tim Crouch's An Oak Tree has toured the world and won an Obie for its performances Off-Broadway. Last seen...
A scene from Unearthed at the New Vic

This fascinating double-bill is part of a five-week festival of plays, talks and exhibitions inspired by the discovery of the Staffordshire Hoard – the...
A scene from A Midsummer Night's Dream

Even the most gifted designer would struggle to create a setting for Shakespeare’s sylvan fantasy half as stunning as the Savill Garden, a hidden...
Detail from the cover of Polly Teale's Mermaid play text

Moving Sites: Investigating Site Specific Dance Performance, edited by Victoria Hunter This scholarly tome from Routledge presents a series of essays on various aspects of...
Sarah Frankcom will direct Maxine Peake in Caryl Churchill’s 1994 play, The Skriker, which features at this year’s Manchester International Festival . Photo: Jonathan Keenan

“Alot of things have come together in Manchester recently,” says Sarah Frankcom, artistic director of the city’s Royal Exchange Theatre. “There’s a confidence and...
Gurinder Chadha. Photo: Graham Barclay

Stage musicals are frequently made out of successful film properties – heading to the West End next is Kinky Boots, bringing the world of...

Eleven-year-olds Ella Schrey, from Tottenham, and Daniella O’Dwyer, from Barnet, have won two half-scholarships towards attending the Susi Earnshaw Theatre School full-time for the...
Andrew Pollard

Andrew Pollard starred in the Hull Truck/New Vic co-production of The Ladykillers at both theatres – a play that he suggested to the New...
Sian Thomas and Hugh Skinner in The Trial at the Young Vic Theatre, London. Photo: Keith Pattison

"Kafkaesque" has become shorthand for describing a particular kind of nightmare, defined by freedictionary.com as ”marked by surreal distortion and often a sense of...