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Should fringe theatres be forced to pay minimum wage? Photo: Shutterstock

A director ordered to pay the minimum wage to actors involved in a profit-share production has had the decision overturned, in what was hailed a “landmark legal...
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...

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I keep thinking about two remarks made to me recently in different contexts. Both came from people I respect. Both know – really know...
What the Day Owes to the Night will feature in the first season for the three venues. Photo: Ahmad Daghlas

A new 120-seat performance space with a focus on original work, cabaret and music will open as part of the relaunched Secombe Theatre in...
The Iver Academy offers training in make-up for film and television, airbrushing and prosthetics application

The UK produces some of the finest costume drama in the world, both on stage and on screen. We bring into focus some of...

Abigail Lawrie, who most recently starred in BBC1’s adaptation of The Casual Vacancy, is to make her stage debut at the Orange Tree Theatre...
Arlene Phillips says the government proposal will damage the creative industries. Photo: Dan Wooller

Arts leaders have ramped up a campaign against proposed changes to GCSEs, claiming the move will "jeopardise" opportunities for young people. The comments follow a...
Alasdair McCrone was the creative director of theatre and dance at Comar

Equity has called on the board of Scottish arts centre Comar to resign en masse after it made the creative director of theatre and...

A new play based on the legend of Robin Hood is to premiere at Nottingham Theatre Royal to celebrate the venue’s 150th anniversary. Hood: The...

Last week, in preparation for making £20 billion of savings as part of the autumn spending review, the government told unprotected departments to prepare...
John Byrne. Photo: Catherine Usher

YOUR PROBLEM: In the 1990s, I was developing quite a successful career in musical theatre, which got put on hold when I had my...
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In a relatively slight student showcase, the international graduates of the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School still manage to present quite a few theatrical...
Sheffield steelworkers during wartime in a scene from Operation Crucible.

Kieran Knowles’s strong playwriting debut takes its name from the codename for the German Luftwaffe bombing that devastated Sheffield in December 1940. This evocative...
West End Producer. Photo: Matt Crockett

@westendproducer @TheStage how does a graduating actor best get his foot in the door and make his mark? #dear — Rob Hadden (@RobHadden) July 20,...