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The Beanfield at The Space on the Mile

Winners have been announced for the 2015 Total Theatre Awards at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, which includes a dance category for the first time. Ice...

Karen Foster has been named new executive director of the Lichfield Garrick. She replaces Chris Moore, who stood down in July after just a few...

The world premiere of a new work by Alan Ayckbourn is to be staged at the Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough. Called The Divide, it...
Cameron Mackintosh epitomises the typical image of a producer as the commercial entrepreneur. Photo: Chicago Tribune

Lionel Bart’s Oliver! is to be staged in Arabic for the first time, featuring a cast of 36 Syrian refugees. Updated so that it is...
Caroline Shutter. Photo: Ursula Kelly Photography

Nottingham Playhouse has announced Caroline Shutter as its new chair. Shutter, who has been a trustee of the Playhouse since 2014, was unanimously voted as...
The poster at Her Majesty’s Theatre reminding employees to be careful how they use social media

A West End backstage worker of 34 years standing has claimed he has been forced to leave his job with Really Useful Theatres because...

Gecko and Touretteshero are among theatre companies chosen to perform in a two-hour live broadcast on BBC4. Live from Television Centre, which has been co-curated...
Scene from Tagore’s Dance Drama: Valmiki Pratibha, which is facing a protest on religious grounds

A religious group is to stage a protest at an upcoming production at Mac in Birmingham, claiming the play vilifies their guru. Members of the...

PLAYS Lucian Msamati has been cast in the Tricycle Theatre's forthcoming premiere A Wolf in Snakeskin Shoes. Sharon D Clarke and Adjoa Andoh will join...
Armando Iannucci. Photo: Shutterstock

The Thick of It creator Armando Iannucci has called for wide-ranging support of the BBC, claiming the Corporation "needs its champion supporters" more than...
Sophie Stanton and Gillian Taylforth in EastEnders. New directors will get to work on the show as part of a new BBC scheme. Photo: Jack Barnes/BBC

Emerging directors will get to work on one of the BBC’s four long-running drama series as part of a new talent scheme. Over the next...
Jamie Allan in Impossible at the Noel Coward Theatre. Photo: Helen Maybanks

Magic show Impossible has recouped its £950,000 production costs in just over a month since opening in the West End. Producer Jamie Hendry said the...
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