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The latest first night parties, events and awards from the theatrical world in pictures. This week's highlights include the first nights of Jesus Christ...

Gentleness and modesty may have prevented Owen Holder, who has died aged 95, from becoming a bigger star, but he sustained a long and...

It was in the original company of Alan Bennett’s The History Boys that Jamie Parker first made his mark, just two years after graduating...

Our entertainment and events industries are served by some of the best make-up artists, costume and wig makers in the world – not to...

Readers who grew up in the 1970s will have fond memories of The Adventures of Black Beauty. It was essential Sunday afternoon viewing, in...

The writer and performer uses her theatrical training to influence her solo comedy shows. Georgia Snow finds out how this works with her latest...

There are a number of obstacles to attracting a wider and more diverse workforce into the expanding creative industries. The range of jobs and...

Before finishing drama school, Ayre landed a leading West End role in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time from his first...

Home-grown musicals of the 1960s seem to have vanished into some kind of theatrical black hole. The period between Lionel Bart and Tim Rice...

Tyrone Huntley had ruled himself out of ever playing Judas in Jesus Christ Superstar. The performer believed his own physicality – short and black, as...

Cardiff is the theatre capital of Wales as well as the political one. Its busy cultural life encompasses the Wales Millennium Centre, Sherman Theatre...

The director Jonathan Kent exudes a relaxed, laid-back confidence, but it was not always thus. When I ask him if there’s something he wished he’d...
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