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Edinburgh Fringe posters vye for attention on Bristo Square. Photo: Fraser Cameron

On any given year, the mammoth Edinburgh Festival Fringe programme can feel as overwhelming as it does appetising. As artists and their audiences descend...
Transparent accounting means everyone can see where the money is being spent and made. Photo: Olaf Speier/Shutterstock

Well, round one was an absolute corker. Willmott came out punching hard, landing blows in all directions, and some pretty hard ones at that....

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Tom Conti and Gwen Taylor are to star in a touring revival of Before the Party, which Conti will also direct. The new production will...

Neil LaBute and Bola Agbaje are among six playwrights who have teamed up to create six new plays in response to the global food...
Graham Hill and Matthew Christmas in Chapterhouse’s touring detective drama

Chapterhouse’s third adaptation of Conan Doyle is a nippy little piece of al-fresco sleuthing about a mother superior thwacked in the chapel of a...
ATG technical apprentices and managers, including John Young (back row, second left) and ATG’s joint CEO Rosemary Squire (back row, centre)

The primacy of Ambassador Theatre Group brings with it, among other things, a lot of employment. Within the theatre operator’s 38 UK venues, there...

1. Simple works, shoddy doesn’t Your flyer or poster does a lot more than tell your audience what your show is called and where it’s...
A document from the archive showing the Duchess Theatre's facade

More than 4,000 architectural plans of UK venues held by the Theatres Trust are to be catalogued for the first time as part of...
Stefan Bednarczyk and Anne Reid appear in Just in Time at The Pheasantry. Photo: Trevor Smith

The writing partnership of Betty Comden and Adolph Green spanned 60 years and produced some of the most memorable entries in the Great American...
Amanda Drew and John Simm in rehearsal for Three Days in the Country at the National Theatre

The Edinburgh Fringe is almost upon us but London never sleeps and there’s still plenty of exciting work opening this week. In addition to...
Dean-John Wilson in Songs for a New World at St James Theatre. Photo: Darren Bell

It's the critic's lot – if not purpose – to moan about the state of theatre, and God knows there's always a lot to...
Artist's impressions of the new front of house area in Wolverhampton Grand Theatre

Wolverhampton Grand Theatre has unveiled plans to redesign its entire front of house area. The venue was already planning to refurbish the bar and foyer,...
Incubator Theatres show The City had its Edinburgh Fringe run cancelled after escalating protests in 2014

Guidelines aimed at empowering arts organisations staging controversial productions have been drawn up by freedom of expression campaigners. Following the closure of controversial shows including...
Into the Night, three works by Nacera Belaza, part of the Shubbak festival. Photo: Antonin Pons Braley

Like whirling dervishes slowed down to a quarter speed, two women rotate and spin around a pool of light. As the light expands and...