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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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Fiona Allan. Photo: Pamela Raith Photography

Regional theatres have claimed that planned government cuts could have “catastrophic” effects on the sector. George Osborne last week told government departments to prepare for...
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...
Oddsocks' touring production of Much Ado About Nothing features some entertaining ad-libbing

This is Oddsocks’ 26th year as an independent, self-funding theatre company, and it’s a testament to their enduring popularity that the audience in the...
A scene from Pastoral, by Tom Eccleshare. Photo: Simon Kane

“We’re looking for the best work for our stages.” Over coffee in one of the upstairs rooms in Soho Theatre, Steve Marmion, the venue’s...
Eliza Jade and Aaron Charles in Chapterhouse's touring Jane Eyre

This year the irrepressible outdoor theatre company Chapterhouse are touring nationally some six productions including Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book, A Midsummer Night’s Dream,...
Belinda Wollaston plays Percy Talbott, a woman newly released from prison in The Spitfire Grill

Here's exactly what a theatre like the Union and the fringe are for: the opportunity to see a musical that's never been produced professionally...
Scene from Visible Theatre’s Who Do We Think We Are?. ‘For many of the actors it was such a long time since they’d been given anything as meaty as this to do’. Photo: John Haynes

The paradox of the older jobbing actor is that, while he or she may be happy to carry on working into extreme old age,...

Stephen Daldry’s production of An Inspector Calls is to tour the UK from September. The 28-week tour opens at the Orchard Theatre in Dartford on...
Clemmie Reynolds is currently artistic director of BurntOut Theatre

The Marine Theatre in Lyme Regis has appointed Clemmie Reynolds as its new artistic director. Reynolds – currently artistic director of BurntOut Theatre – replaces...
Beverley Knight, Claire Machin and Matt Cardle in Memphis. Photo: Johan Persson

The West End is starting to look not so much like the X Factor as the ex-Factor: a place where former stars of the...