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To call it the theatre event of the year would be an understatement. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, the eighth chapter of the...

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the biggest opening the West End has ever seen. There are shows that have run longer and been...

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Why should one show dictate the conversation in our industry? During recent years numerous publications have reduced their coverage of the arts, and in particular theatre....

This year's Chichester musical centrepiece production is billed as "the new flash bang wallop! musical". But it it’s actually been reworked from a vintage...

Some of the UK’s leading drama schools are set to increase their fees by £250 a year, after the government announced plans to raise...

Are you on the 'creative team’? It is fair to say that most of you are, whether you know it or not. If you are...

The Edinburgh Fringe is not far away and that’s reflected in the work opening this week. But amid the previews there’s a festival of...

It is impossible to draw conclusions of this nature from a couple of performances, but I've seen the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child...

Broadway theatre owner and impresario James M Nederlander has died aged 94. Known as Jimmy Nederlander, he was chairman of the Nederlander Organization, which owns nine...

A new play about female activists in India who fight the oppression of women has received a £100,000 boost from Arts Council England. The Leicester...

The Edinburgh International Culture Summit has been given a £50,000 boost by the UK government, as it prepares for its third event next month. The...

1. Use original material Don’t rehash old TV scripts, it’s an amateur’s mistake. Find a writer or company experienced in writing for actors and utilise their...

My first job was on the TV series Ripper Street for the BBC. I was still in drama school at the time, and was...

Readers who grew up in the 1970s will have fond memories of The Adventures of Black Beauty. It was essential Sunday afternoon viewing, in...
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