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Katherine Mills, one of the headliners in the new West End magic show Impossible, says that ‘for a long time the Magic Circle was seen as an elite gentleman’s club, inaccessible to women’, but she believes times are changing. Photo: James Layton

For the first time in the competition’s 50-year history, the Young Magician of the Year is a female performer this year. The winner of...
Cilla Black in 1970. Photo: Joost Evers

Few British performers have straddled the worlds of pop music, prime-time television and pantomime with such unaffected, easy-going aplomb as Cilla Black. At the height...

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James and Jack Fox in Dear Lupin at the Garrick Theatre, London. Photo: Tristram Kenton

There’s a scattering of gently amusing and poignant moments in actor Michael Simkins’ stage adaptation of the popular correspondence between racing journalist Roger Mortimer...

Edinburgh Fringe's first dedicated circus venue has been forced to delay the opening of its larger auditorium due to bad weather. Underbelly's Circus Hub on...
Richard O'Brien

Rocky Horror Show writer Richard O'Brien has criticised jukebox musicals for being too "easy", warning that the musical as a genre may be "coming...

A musical version of E Nesbit’s Five Children and It and a new show from the writers of Loserville feature in the latest From...
Live Theatre, Newcastle

A new outdoor performance space in Newcastle has been given the green light as part of Live Theatre's £10 million development plans. It will be...

Tom McGowan is to join the West End cast of Wicked in September. The actor has previously starred as The Wizard on Broadway, as well...
Chichester Festival Theatre has successfully created a greener infrastructure. Photo: Philip Vile

A guide has been published that aims to help theatres and arts buildings become more environmentally friendly, including ways to manage water and energy...
Richard Keightley as Adam in Enlightenment at Theatre by the Lake. Photo: Keith Pattison

Enlightenment, the final play in Theatre by the Lake’s summer rep season, offers an intriguing comparison with the May studio opener Suddenly Last Summer....
London Contemporary Theatre's production of The Wind in the Willows

Kenneth Grahame’s classic is a staple of children’s theatre and nothing less than a summer standard. This small-scale touring production by London Contemporary Theatre...

Sheridan Smith has been confirmed to star in Funny Girl at the Menier Chocolate Factory later this year. Smith will play Fanny Brice in...
Gobo launches in September

A new online service designed to 'matchmake' theatremakers with venues across the country is being launched. Gobo, which launches in September, will be a database of...
Andrew Lloyd Webber

Andrew Lloyd Webber has revealed plans for a new London production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, celebrating 50 years of the musical. In...