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Anastasia Hille and Benedict Cumberbatch in Hamlet at the Barbican. Photo: Johan Persson

The opening of Hamlet on August 25 at London’s Barbican Theatre, thought to be one of the fastest-selling London productions in history, has garnered strong interest...
The new venue will become home to the London Theatre Company. Photo: Haworth Tompkins

Former National Theatre bosses Nicholas Hytner and Nick Starr have revealed plans for their new venture, which includes the creation of central London's first...

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Annemarie Lewis Thomas, principal of Musical Theatre Academy, is a musician and composer

It’s a tricky question. And the last time I asked it there were passionate responses representing all shades of opinion. Do you need to be...
The Beanfield at The Space on the Mile

Winners have been announced for the 2015 Total Theatre Awards at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, which includes a dance category for the first time. Ice...

Karen Foster has been named new executive director of the Lichfield Garrick. She replaces Chris Moore, who stood down in July after just a few...
The Magic Flute at Festival Theatre. Photo: Iko Freese

Driven with precision from the pit and inspiration from the stage, 1927 and Barrie Kosky's silent-movie take on The Magic Flute for Komische Oper...

The world premiere of a new work by Alan Ayckbourn is to be staged at the Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough. Called The Divide, it...
Cameron Mackintosh epitomises the typical image of a producer as the commercial entrepreneur. Photo: Chicago Tribune

Lionel Bart’s Oliver! is to be staged in Arabic for the first time, featuring a cast of 36 Syrian refugees. Updated so that it is...

Eighty new musicals will have their West End premiere this Autumn, each created on the spot by the incredible, multi award-winning musical comedians The...
Careers Clinic John Byrne. Photo: Catherine Usher

I am something of a backstage generalist. I originally trained in sound design, then became a lighting op, and now I’m working as an...
Stephen Lewis in On the Buses

Lambasted by pundits but loved by the public, On the Buses was one of the most successful television sitcoms of the 1970s, spawning seven...
West end producer @ Weste end producer WEP-web

@DevaneBoyd – Is it important for actors to have a social media presence? We live in an age where an actor’s ‘bums on seats’ power...
Caroline Shutter. Photo: Ursula Kelly Photography

Nottingham Playhouse has announced Caroline Shutter as its new chair. Shutter, who has been a trustee of the Playhouse since 2014, was unanimously voted as...

Two bodies. One has been obliterated by a train and is scooped into a black carrier bag. The other fell through the ice of...
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