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Shakespeare's Globe in London. Photo: Lance Bellers/Shutterstock

App – Shakespeare’s Globe 360 A new, free app from The Globe means that actors, students or anyone else who’s interested can now go on...
David Ellis and Joel Ormsby in Checkpoint 22. Photo: Nick Arthur Daniel Photography

Two enterprising young actors, David Ellis and Joel Ormsby, dropped round the other day to shoot some footage for their crowdfunding appeal. The idea...

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A scene from Who Cares, Royal Court, London

With the general election looming, the state of the NHS is one of the issues that will affect the outcome. So Michael Wynne’s verbatim...
SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon launches her party's manifesto. Photo: Peter McNally

The Scottish National Party’s newly launched general election manifesto includes promises to retain the BBC’s licence fee, increase investment through BBC Scotland and devolve...
Alison Skilbeck as Eleanor Roosevelt credit Hint of Lime Productions

Long before Hilary Clinton’s rise to the US political elite, another woman was proving just how powerful the ‘fairer sex’ could be. The wife...

There’s a lot of fun with noise and listening in this wordless dance piece for small children. We hear breathing, ticking, chewing, blinking, ticking,...

West End musical Gypsy, which stars Imelda Staunton, has announced a four-month extension to its booking period. The show, at the Savoy Theatre, had been...
The Conservatives and the Labour Party have both published their manifestos

Well, we’ve made it. Culture is in the two major party manifestos. You have to look pretty hard, but it’s there. The Tories sneak it...

Venues in northern England have launched a guide that outlines the best way for emerging theatremakers to get their work noticed and programmed. The handbook,...

If you were to dream up a title to encourage more Scots to attend the theatre, you couldn’t really do better than Whisky Galore....

Sam H Freeman’s first full-length play is a smart, engaging piece of writing about sexual politics in the age of social media. University student...
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Opening a musical theatre showcase with a monologue is unusual, but this Royal Central School of Speech and Drama production proves to be packed with...
Rosie Holden and Joel MacCormarck in Each His Own Wilderness, Orange Tree Theatre. Photo: Richard Hubert Smith

Known as a novelist more than a playwright, Doris Lessing only wrote a handful of plays, of which this is the best known, though...
Scene from Circolombia's Acelere at London's Roundhouse. Photo: David Levene

Brit Felicity Simpson appears to have found the perfect outlet for children at risk in Colombia: encourage them to join the circus and take...