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Before advertising formally for a new artistic director, Shakespeare’s Globe held workshops for four months. Photo: John Wildgoose

“It’s a bit like replacing a football manager at the top of his game,” says Nigel Hugill, chairman of the Royal Shakespeare Company, on...
Lenny Henry in Educating Rita at the Minerva Theatre, Chichester. Photo: Manuel Harlan

Actors are only human – though what they do sometimes seems superhuman. Seeing Ralph Fiennes in the National's recent Man and Superman, for instance,...

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Will Alexander, Asha Reid, Jeremy Legat and Lucy Roslyn in A Third. Photo: Richard Davenport

Two's company, three's a crowd, goes the saying; and in Laura Jacqmin's A Third, in which an apparently happily coupled man and woman have...
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1. Address the basics Start by asking four basic questions. Who am I? Where am I and who’s here with me? What do I want?...
Henry Wyrley-Birch and Pepter Lunkuse in Twelfth Night. Photo: Hannah Barton

Ilyria comes to Covent Garden, as Iris Theatre return for their annual occupancy of the grounds of ‘The Actor’s Church’ with a bright, boisterous...
Sarah Frankcom will direct Maxine Peake in Caryl Churchill’s 1994 play, The Skriker, which features at this year’s Manchester International Festival . Photo: Jonathan Keenan

This week, as summer finally, belatedly erupts, it’s a good thing that there’s a rich and varied array of open air work taking place...
Christopher Lee

Darkly, dangerously glamorous as both vampires and villains, Christopher Lee was one of the most distinctive screen actors of his generation. And one of...

After the US Supreme Court made historic rulings in favour of gay marriage throughout the country and upheld affordable health care on June 26,...
Sofia Fomina and Gerald Finley in Guillaume Tell. Photo: Clive Barda

There’s a steadily growing unease that the visual and dramatic standards of the Royal Opera’s recent productions in no way match their broad musical...
Jill Hyem on location for Tenko

Jill Hyem was an actress and writer who co-created the popular radio serial Waggoner’s Walk and later became a prominent television writer, best known...

It's not a coincidence that this musical by David Leddick and Andrew Sargent has its UK premiere on the weekend of the London Pride...

Aylesbury College has become the latest further education institution to announce the closure of its performing arts courses. The performing arts and music courses at...

Playwright James Rushbrooke has won this year’s Papatango New Writing Prize. The award is presented to a production that has not previously been performed professionally....

Now in its 10th year, Tim Crouch's An Oak Tree has toured the world and won an Obie for its performances Off-Broadway. Last seen...