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A busy week in London sees new plays by Simon Stephens, Michael Wynne, journalist-turned-playwright Mark Jagasia and Owen McCafferty in London, as well as...

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When musician Joe Stilgoe performed at a concert with Maria Friedman, she was so impressed with his audience interaction that she decided to create...
A scene from The Generation of Z – Apocalypse

In 2009, on the other side of the world, the idea for a show was born that sought to attract a whole new generation...

When Sean Holmes took over the Lyric Hammersmith six years ago, he laid out his ambition to turn it into a kind of “National...
Kenneth Branagh. Photo: Johan Persson

Just two weeks into his role at the National, artistic director Rufus Norris has a problem. Tessa Ross, the chief executive who had been...
Paul Hodson

Paul Hodson’s interest in projects with a factual background has led him to direct The Bombing of the Grand Hotel, a new play about...

Julian Chenery, founder of Shakespeare 4 Kidz, is not your stereotypical theatre impresario. He’s a big, fast-talking, tousled man who exudes no-nonsense business know-how....

Simon Stephens’ intriguing unstitching of Carmen glows like the after-burn of a firework, its glitter spiralling earthwards into the dirt. It’s a fragmented piece, like...

Just how much do buildings affect the quality of training? I have visited drama schools, both accredited and non-accredited, all over the country. And...

People are less likely to donate money to the arts than any other charitable cause, a new report has revealed. UK Giving 2014 has been...
Natalie Mendoza, who will be joining the cast of Miss Saigon, with Dean John-Wilson in Here Lies Love at the National Theatre, London. Photo: Tristram Kenton

Natalie Mendoza, who most recently played Imelda Marcos in Here Lies Love at the National Theatre, is to join the cast of Miss Saigon...
Labour leader Ed Miliband

Unpaid internships in the arts would be banned under a Labour government, Ed Miliband has said. The pledge, should it become policy, would make it...
Alexander Matrosov, Peter Rykov, Alexander Arsentyev. Photo: Johan Persson

Cheek by Jowl brings its Russian company to the Barbican – performed in Russian with English surtitles – for a piercing production that makes sharp work of...