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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...
Transparent accounting means everyone can see where the money is being spent and made. Photo: Olaf Speier/Shutterstock

Well, round one was an absolute corker. Willmott came out punching hard, landing blows in all directions, and some pretty hard ones at that....

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Stephanie Cole in Talking Heads at the Theatre Royal Bath. Photo: Nobby Clark

Borrowing from other varieties of entertainment is a recurring theme of this summer season at the Theatre Royal Bath. A new musical version of...
Three Days in the Country at the National's Lyttelton Theatre. Photo: Tristram Kenton

Patrick Marber caps his hat-trick at the National Theatre – following the premiere of his new play The Red Lion and his script work on...
Henry Pettigrew and Ophelia Lovibond in The Effect. Photo: Johan Persson

Something’s in the air. Recently, I’ve had more than a handful of requests to meet actors who wish to make the transition to directing. As...
Hoxton Hall will reopen with an increased capacity of 300 – more than double its previous size

East London venue Hoxton Hall is to relaunch later this year as a home for contemporary variety performance. The Victorian music hall has also announced...
Pieter Symonds and Carlos Acosta in Cubania at the Royal Opera House. Photo: Bill Cooper

Havana great time. Wish I was there. Carlos Acosta's continuing tribute to his native culture sends out mixed signals. The four commissioned pieces are...
Robin Phillips in rehearsal at the Stratford Festival, Ontario in 1976. Photo: V Tony Hauser/Stratford Festival Archives

Robin Phillips, a former Royal Shakespeare Company director and ex-artistic director of the Stratford Festival Theatre in Ontario, has died at the age of...

Tom Conti and Gwen Taylor are to star in a touring revival of Before the Party, which Conti will also direct. The new production will...

Neil LaBute and Bola Agbaje are among six playwrights who have teamed up to create six new plays in response to the global food...
Graham Hill and Matthew Christmas in Chapterhouse’s touring detective drama

Chapterhouse’s third adaptation of Conan Doyle is a nippy little piece of al-fresco sleuthing about a mother superior thwacked in the chapel of a...
ATG technical apprentices and managers, including John Young (back row, second left) and ATG’s joint CEO Rosemary Squire (back row, centre)

The primacy of Ambassador Theatre Group brings with it, among other things, a lot of employment. Within the theatre operator’s 38 UK venues, there...

1. Simple works, shoddy doesn’t Your flyer or poster does a lot more than tell your audience what your show is called and where it’s...
A document from the archive showing the Duchess Theatre's facade

More than 4,000 architectural plans of UK venues held by the Theatres Trust are to be catalogued for the first time as part of...