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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...
A scene from Pastoral, by Tom Eccleshare. Photo: Simon Kane

“We’re looking for the best work for our stages.” Over coffee in one of the upstairs rooms in Soho Theatre, Steve Marmion, the venue’s...
Scene from Visible Theatre’s Who Do We Think We Are?. ‘For many of the actors it was such a long time since they’d been given anything as meaty as this to do’. Photo: John Haynes

The paradox of the older jobbing actor is that, while he or she may be happy to carry on working into extreme old age,...
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...
Jenny Bede

Jenny Bede began her career in musical theatre before developing a taste for stand-up comedy. Her latest show, Don’t Look at Me, is a...
Alex Sharp in in the Broadway transfer of the National Theatre’s production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. Photo: Joan Marcus

Just over a year ago, Alex Sharp was still at Juilliard, probably New York’s (not to mention America’s) foremost drama school, completing an intensive...
Cynthia Erivo in The Color Purple at the Menier Chocolate Factory in 2013. Photo: Nobby Clark

Cynthia Erivo is contemplating the abrupt closure of the musical I Can’t Sing! in May last year. The show lasted just six weeks in...
Naomi Kuyck-Cohen

Fresh from her training at Wimbledon College of Arts, Naomi Kuyck-Cohen got a design job for Clout Theatre’s newest production, The Various Lives of...
Lydia Leonard (right) with Ben Miles in the RSC’s 2014 production of Wolf Hall

When it comes to playing characters based on real people, Lydia Leonard is about to score a hat-trick. She appeared as Jackie Onassis at...

‘I'D LIKE TO PUT YOU INSIDE A BLACK SKIN AND ASK YOU TO KEEP HOPE ALIVE’ South Africa, 1984 - the fourth decade of apartheid....

Summer Love... A handsome new tutor brings reckless, romantic desire to an eccentric household. Over three days one summer the young and the old will...
Warlikowski’s production of Kabaret Warszawski in 2013 was inspired by John van Druten’s I Am a Camera. Photo: Magda Hueckel

Setting up your own professional theatre company is difficult enough nowadays, but in Poland it’s an even greater challenge because there you need to...