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I was a fan of Josie Rourke and her regime at the Donmar Warehouse. She and executive director Kate Pakenham took a venue that...

John Barton spent virtually all of his long and prodigious career with the Royal Shakespeare Company, which he co-founded with Peter Hall in 1960...

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Bob Carlton, who created Return to the Forbidden Planet, has died. The writer and director created the jukebox rock and roll musical, which is loosely...

US screenwriter Danny Strong has been commissioned to write a new jukebox music celebrating Frank Sinatra. Called Sinatra the Musical, it is expected in 2020. Strong's...

London's Old Vic has renewed a partnership with the Royal Bank of Canada, its main financial supporter. The not-for-profit theatre receives no regular subsidy, and...

West Yorkshire Playhouse’s production of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe has broken the venue’s box office records, taking more than £1.5 million...

More than 130,000 young people will lose the option to study the arts at GCSE if the government pushes forward with plans for the...

Almost a third of workers at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe are unpaid, new research has revealed. The results have prompted entertainment union BECTU to meet...

Cultural organisations are being urged to help shape Arts Council England’s next 10-year strategy. ACE will publish its new strategy in 2019, setting out its...

Having written some of musical theatre’s most enduring lyrics, Sheldon Harnick has no need to worry about his legacy, but even at 93 he...

To mark Leonard Bernstein’s centenary, David Charles Abell will conduct performances of his works in London next weekend. He tells Nick Smurthwaite about meeting the...

I was a fan of Josie Rourke and her regime at the Donmar Warehouse. She and executive director Kate Pakenham took a venue that...

Accusing any performance of Brecht’s ferociously didactic Fear and Misery of the Third Reich of lacking subtlety may seem redundant. Yet while his 1938...

A development initiative aimed at boosting the number of female musical theatre composers has been launched, following research that revealed the sector is dominated...
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