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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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National Youth Dance Company performing work by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui. Photo: Tony Nandi

Work by Akram Khan and Wayne McGregor will feature in a dance festival being launched by Sadler's Wells aimed at showcasing emerging talent. Apex Rising...
Benedict Cumberbatch in Hamlet at the Barbican Theatre. Photo: Johan Persson

So this year’s Edinburgh Fringe is finished for another year – though its effects will continue to ripple through in the months to come,...
Serena Manteghi, Louise Calf and Jack Hardwick in The Railway Children at King’s Cross Theatre, London . Photo: Johan Persson

Traditionally, August has been quiet for the West End, at least in terms of domestic audiences. But that has changed in the past 18...
Jess Alford

Jess Alford is an agent at United Agents where she works alongside Ruth Young. She did an internship at the Donmar Warehouse in 2004...
Daniel Kitson's Polyphony

There couldn’t be a more fitting space in which to experience Daniel Kitson’s latest piece of theatre than the Roundabout. The audience sits in...
Fully Committed

Less of a role and more of a challenging vehicle for a talented voice actor, Sam Peliczowski is probably author Becky Mode's best known...
Can I Start Again Please. Photo: Zoe Manders

Sue MacLaine’s show about the limits of language is precise and ritualised. MacLaine and her co-performer Nadia Nadarajah sit side by side, their long,...
Paddy Smith, editor of The Stage, presenting Pip Utton with The Stage Special Award in Edinburgh

Pip Utton is an amenable, genial actor. A small man, well into his sixties, he has a big smile which lights up when we meet...

Sam Simmons has picked up the top prize at this year’s Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Awards. Simmons' show Spaghetti for Breakfast, which ran at Underbelly, has...
Theatregoers gather at Shakespeare’s Globe, London – but will the same people be back next summer? Photo: Sourav Niyogi

Last month, a bunch of us stats geeks assembled at the Department for Culture, Media and Sport for a rather niche celebration: the Taking...
Michael Stroud

Michael Stroud’s first experience of performing was in the exotic location of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania, where he had been posted with the...
Donal O’Kelly and Sorcha Fox in Little Thing, Big Thing

Donal O’Kelly’s two-hander about a thief and a nun on the run in Ireland is part comedy, part serious drama, part political thriller and,...
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