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Henry Goodman in rehearsals for Volpone at the Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon. Photo: Manuel Harlan

The Big Interview: Henry Goodman Henry Goodman tells Michael Coveney about researching roles, Jewish stereotypes on TV and why it’s important to read the fine...
Jennifer Lawrence in The Hunger Games – Mockingjay Part One. Photo: Lionsgate

A new Harry Potter stage show is to premiere in the West End next summer. Based on a story created by JK Rowling, Jack...

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Tracie Bennett has replaced Janie Dee as the lead in Theatre Royal Bath’s Mrs Henderson Presents. Dee was cast in the titular role in March,...
Reece Dinsdale will star as Richard III at the West Yorkshire Playhouse. Photo: Mark Douet

West Yorkshire Playhouse is to stage a new production of Richard III as part of the venue's first season under a new leadership structure. Reece...
Sally Samad, Steffan Lloyd-Evans, Debbie Kurup, Oliver Tompsett and Alexandra Da Silva at The Pheasantry. Photo: Bonnie Britain

Since The World Goes Round is really a seamlessly constructed cabaret revue collection of songs written by the Broadway team of John Kander and...

For successive generations of British television audiences from the early 1960s to the middle of the 1980s, Val Doonican presented a softer, safer, more...
Roald Dahl

National Theatre Wales and Wales Millennium Centre are to collaborate for the first time on a series of projects celebrating the centenary of Roald...
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Channel 4 is to launch a new writing programme aimed at developing writers from diverse backgrounds. Studio4 will run over 12 months and will have...
Samuel Holmes in I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change. Photo: Piers Foley

The wittiest thing in I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change is the title; and though it's long-winded, the show isn't. In fact, it's...
Russell Richardson gives pickpocketing tips to Jerome Thompson

Twenty-eight years and 500,000 tickets after The Dukes in Lancaster introduced a summer promenade (now called “outdoor walkabout”) production to its programming and the...
The Rape of Lucretia, at Glyndebourne Festival 2015, featuring Christine Rice and Matthew Rose. Photograph: Robbie Jack

Fiona Shaw’s examination of Britten’s first chamber opera, first produced for the Glyndebourne Tour in 2013, returns to the Sussex stage nearly 70 years...
Can't Forget About You, Tron Theatre, Glasgow

Despite a weak second act, and an overly sentimental finale, David Ireland’s script reinvents the familiar tale of love across generations through a witty look at a...
David Poynor and Steven Webb in As Is at Trafalgar Studios

Rich, a gay writer living in 80s New York, has just learned that he is HIV-positive and is trying to keep up with a...
Andy Johnson

Andy Johnson is an actor, writer, director and drama teacher. His work includes acting roles in Peak Practice, The Bill and Picking Up the...