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Anastasia Hille and Benedict Cumberbatch in Hamlet at the Barbican. Photo: Johan Persson

The opening of Hamlet on August 25 at London’s Barbican Theatre, thought to be one of the fastest-selling London productions in history, has garnered strong interest...
The new venue will become home to the London Theatre Company. Photo: Haworth Tompkins

Former National Theatre bosses Nicholas Hytner and Nick Starr have revealed plans for their new venture, which includes the creation of central London's first...

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Most people probably start four or five new jobs in a lifetime. All the associated stress, the fitting in, the making of new workmates...

Gecko and Touretteshero are among theatre companies chosen to perform in a two-hour live broadcast on BBC4. Live from Television Centre, which has been co-curated...

Chris Lynam explores the underbelly of a clown’s fading career. Glumly he makes himself up, interrupted by hi-tech animations of himself that flutter about...
Scene from Tagore’s Dance Drama: Valmiki Pratibha, which is facing a protest on religious grounds

A religious group is to stage a protest at an upcoming production at Mac in Birmingham, claiming the play vilifies their guru. Members of the...

PLAYS Lucian Msamati has been cast in the Tricycle Theatre's forthcoming premiere A Wolf in Snakeskin Shoes. Sharon D Clarke and Adjoa Andoh will join...

Welcome to 1930s depression-era America. The strains of jazz, swing and stride spill from every bar and fill the airwaves of Chicago. It’s 1936...
Bobby Goodrich as Divine in Divine Intervention. Photo: Garrett Matthew

On the other side of the Atlantic every August, you’ll find another fringe taking place – the New York International Fringe Festival, or FringeNYC...
Izzy Tennyson in Brute at the Underbelly Cowgate. Photo: Richard Davenport

Poppy blinks out at us from beneath an unkempt fringe. She fidgets, she hunches; she blinks again. Izzy Tennyson is dizzyingly convincing as a...

Set against the first years of the First World War, Poppies is a sincere but simplistic new musical enlivened by fine song-writing and enjoyable...
Ben Norris in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Family. Photo: Paul McHale

Ben Norris is on a modern pilgrimage – hitchhiking his way southward from his hometown of Nottingham, retracing in reverse the places where his...
Adam Long's Dickens Abridged at Pleasance Courtyard. Photo: Hydar Dewachi

As one of the founders of the Reduced Shakespeare Company who gave us The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged), Adam Long has been...
Hai-Ting Chinn in The Medium at the Arcola Theatre, London. Photo: Robert Workman

This neatly conceived double bill of operatic monodramas as part of the Grimeborn festival pairs Sir Peter Maxwell Davies’s 1981 The Medium with the...
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