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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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Cast of Witness for the Prosecution

In a real theatrical coup, Theatre Mill’s classic Christie adaptation takes place in the chambers of Leeds Civic Hall, usually the scene of topical...
Possible scenarios may see theatres such as the Lyric Hammersmith have their funding cut completely

The arts sector has been preparing itself for cuts since the general election. In fact, it has been preparing for cuts since before the...
Tom Beard in King Lear at the Donmar Warehouse, London, in 2010. Photo: Johan Persson

Last seen on stage in Polly Stenham’s Hotel at the National Theatre in 2014, Tom Beard was an actor in his prime. Self-effacing and...

Danny Lee Wynter and Belinda Lang are to star in Nuffield’s production of The Glass Menagerie. Directed by Samuel Hodges, the show runs at the...
Udderbelly has hosted a mixture of circus, dance, cabaret, music and comedy. Photo: Fraser Cameron

Fringe venue Udderbelly is going overseas for the first time to host a two-month festival in Hong Kong. The eye-catching structure – shaped like an upside-down...
Wales Millennium Centre won the most welcoming theatre award at last year's ceremony. Photo: Pamela Raith Photography

The most welcoming theatre category at this year’s UK Theatre Awards has been revamped so that a venue in each region of the country...
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre. Photo: Helen Maybanks

Allow me to reminisce for a moment. When I was 12 and in the summer term of my first year at grammar school, we...
Ellie-Ann Lowe and Francesca Jackson in Dusty at the Charing Cross Theatre. Photo: Johan Persson

New musical Dusty is being forced to recast five actors from the production who have left amid complaints of unrest on the show. The show,...
Chris Cox will be appearing in Impossible at the Noel Coward Theatre. Photo: John McShane

It's a bit of a rush to the finishing line before (some of) the UK's theatremakers and critics decamp to Edinburgh. (But no, we're...
Andrew Lloyd Webber. Photo: Sunday Times

The Stage newspaper comes out once a week and is brimming with industry news, advice, analysis and reviews from all over the UK. Here...

PLAYS • The Mentalists is to close in the West End one month earlier than planned, with producers blaming a “challenging post-summer period”. Stephen Merchant...
Neal Foster and Anthony Spargo in Horrible Histories: Barmy Britain Part Three at the Garrick Theatre, London. Photo: Jane Hobson

The new Horrible Histories show delivers exactly what it promises and precisely what the audience has come for: jolly songs, mild ribaldry, affectionate patriotism,...