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A scene from Hetty Feather. Photo: Donald Cooper

Sally Cookson’s delightful show Hetty Feather, based on Jacqueline Wilson’s novel of the same name, tours again from this July until April 2016. And...
Bradley Cooper in The Elephant Man at New York's Booth Theater. Photo: Joan Marcus

Broadway sends a couple of leading player Brits back home this week: one is the title character of a biographical account of Joseph Merrick,...

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Suanne Braun

Mezzo-soprano Suanne Braun has racked up quite a theatre CV, playing roles in the West End, Broadway and her native South Africa. She is...
Original British West End musical hits such as Matilda are few and far between. Manuel Harlan

Brand new musicals have become something of a rarity in the West End. Even the producing and composing giants of the 1980s Cameron Mackintosh,...
Tristan Bernays (left) with Teddy’s composer Dougal Irvine. Photo: Darren Bell

“It’s a bit like a play and a gig happening at the same time.” Tristan Bernays is trying to pin down just exactly what...
showcase

This rather originally configured showcase presents 17 women and seven men, a gender imbalance which is unusual for Drama Studio. Working in groups of...
Rachelle Ann Go in Miss Saigon is a musical version of Madam Butterfly. Photo: Tristram Kenton

It is time we stopped making artificial, arguably snobbish distinctions between musical theatre and opera, both in training and in the wider industry –...

Playwrights Ross Dunsmore and Martin McCormick have won at the inaugural Scotland Short Play awards. They join Cameron Forbes and Emily Ashton as winners. All...

By the time you’ve read this ‘The World’s No 1 Pickpocket’ (Time Out) could have stolen the most valuable thing you own. It’s time...

Llandudno’s derelict Grand Theatre could return to cultural use now the building’s sale has been finalised. New owner MBI Hotels bought the theatre for £140,000...

A musical revue celebrating songwriter Leslie Bricusse will be staged in London later this year. Pure Imagination – The Songs of Leslie Bricusse will run...

A second day of planned strike action by tour guides at Shakespeare’s Globe has been called off, after talks between the venue and union...

Geoff Thompson’s monologue of a life in the boxing ring certainly packs a punch. Gritty, painful and searingly honest, The Pyramid Texts is 60 minutes...

Liza Minnelli is to return to the London Palladium later this year as part of a series of one-off shows. An Intimate Evening with...