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Manchester's Home. Photo: Paul Karalius

Festival season is still in full swing – in Brighton, Norwich and Bristol – but the main event of the week is probably the...
The Stage Critic Search 2015

What is The Stage Critic Search? The Stage Critic Search 2015 – in association with TheatrePeople.com – is a competition to find the nation's best undiscovered...

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The Stage Expressions Scholarship winners Abigail Bryan and Charlotte Forde

Abigail Bryan, 18, from Stockton-on-Tees, will now be attending Expressions Performing Arts’ full-time, three-year musical theatre course. Abigail said: “For once in my life,...
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Writer Rose Lewenstein trained as a performance artist before moving into play writing after graduating. Her new play, Now This is Not the End,...
The Stage Critic Search is seeking the theatre reviewers of the future, though the days of a long-standing tenure with one newspaper are gone. Photo: Mitrija/Shutterstock

The Stage has, as you may be aware, recently launched its Critic Search to unearth new writing talent. It is, I believe, a genuinely...
Young Everyman Playhouse's political drama Until They Kick Us Out, which was made with the help of two graduates from the young producers scheme, Bernie Whittle and Martin Poile. Photo: Brian Roberts

Gemma Bodinetz does not ever want to see an 18-year-old play King Lear. “It looks like a bad production of King Lear whichever way...
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How many drama school shows do casting directors and prospective agents actually see? When I’m at these shows I am usually saddened by the...

Jodie Prenger is to star in a national tour of Tell Me on a Sunday. Prenger, who is currently appearing in the touring production of...
Scotch and Soda. Credit Matilda Temperly (21)

This story was amended at 6.55pm on May 22 to reflect new information that has since come to light. Circus show Scotch and Soda has...

China National Peking Opera Company is to stage performances in the UK for the first time in 10 years. The company will perform two...
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‘There is no access to God without pain’Dennis Potter The BFI is proud to continue the screenings that began last year to commemorate the 20th...
Evelyn Hoskins, centre, in Carrie The Musical at Southwark Playhouse. Photo: Tristram Kenton

"Musicals do not get written - they get rewritten." It's a familiar expression in musical theatre production. But tinkering with a musical does not necessarily...
James William Wright and Adele Querol in The One Day Of The Year, Finborough Theatre

Have you seen those ‘Australian’s suck’ adverts on London billboards? Two beach images show a man and a woman – gorgeous, naturally – sucking...
John Byrne. Photo: Catherine Usher

YOUR PROBLEM In a recent column you discussed the problems older actors sometimes have with getting work. I’ve been in the business for more...