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Scene from Teatro dei Borgia’s Gl’innamorati. Photo: Raffaella Distaso

Italy’s theatre represents an unparalleled tradition where you’ll find the conventional rubbing shoulders with the avant-garde on every corner. Very much like Germany, it...
Calvin Demba, Peter Wight and Daniel Mays in The Red Lion. Photo: Catherine Ashmore

Following the finalists' reviews we have now whittled down our entrants to the final three. We asked them to review The Red Lion by...
Tom Beard in King Lear at the Donmar Warehouse, London, in 2010. Photo: Johan Persson

Last seen on stage in Polly Stenham’s Hotel at the National Theatre in 2014, Tom Beard was an actor in his prime. Self-effacing and...
Andrew Lloyd Webber. Photo: Sunday Times

The Stage newspaper comes out once a week and is brimming with industry news, advice, analysis and reviews from all over the UK. Here...
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...

From the producers of Hairspray, Midnight Tango and West Side Story comes a hilarious feel-good musical featuring Elvis Presley’s greatest hits and starring the...
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...