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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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West Yorkshire Playhouse

Plans for a multi-million pound redevelopment of West Yorkshire Playhouse have moved one step closer after Leeds City Council granted the project £4.9 million. The...
The planned new entrance to Perth Theatre

Perth Theatre has released images of how it will look once a £16.6 million redevelopment is completed. When finished, the venue, run by Horsecross Arts,...
Artist's impression of St John's creative village. Image: Allied London

Plans for a £110-million new Manchester theatre, dubbed The Factory, have been given the green light by the local council. The venue, which will be...
Is bad audience behaviour becoming an epidemic? Photo: Creatista/Shutterstock.com

Let's keep talking about fringe theatre pay Equity versus McAlinden finally comes to an end and, as expected, the National Minimum Wage debate once again...
Polly Lister and Frances Marshall in Fallen Angels at Theatre By the Lake. Photo: Keith Pattison

The final main house production of this summer season at Theatre By the Lake is an interesting pairing with season opener The 39 Steps....
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Matt Cardle in Memphis. Photo: Johan Persson

Matt Cardle shot to stardom as the winner of The X Factor in 2010, watched by an average of 17 million people. He has...
Matthew Bourne's The Car Man at Sadler's Wells. Photo: Tristram Kenton

Sky Arts is to broadcast a performance of Matthew Bourne's The Car Man, which is currently running at Sadler's Wells. The New Adventures production...

Willemijn Verkaik is to perform a one-off concert at the Ambassadors Theatre in London later this year. The musical theatre actor – known for her...
accident, health and safety, generic, injury at work

I am boring. Really, truly boring. My lifestyle choices mean that I have swapped boozy nights out on tour for running, fitness and an...
Vanessa Lefrancois, chief executive of the Brewhouse Theatre, and Jonathan Manners, managing director of Southern Sinfonia

Taunton’s Brewhouse Theatre has moved to further secure its future, with orchestra the Southern Sinfonia taking up residency at the venue. In 2013, the theatre...
Red Rose Chain's A Midsummer Night's Dream at Theatre in the Forest. Photo: Bill Jackson

Red Rose Chain has a distinguished history of performing open air theatre. Theatre in the Forest is an annual fixture in Suffolk’s cultural calendar...