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Doctor Who star Freema Agyeman has praised the casting of Jodie Whittaker as the series’ lead, arguing that diverse representation needs to become intrinsic. Agyeman,...

Birmingham Repertory Theatre and the Regional Theatre Young Director Scheme have launched a course for D/deaf and disabled directors. The Introduction to Directing course is...

Almost 2,000 theatre productions in the UK have benefited from theatre tax relief since its introduction in 2014, saving a total of £60 million. Over...

The BBC is launching a bursary in memory of Caroline Aherne, for northern female comedians and comedy writers. The Caroline Aherne Bursary for Funny Northern...

Casting has been announced for Out of Joint’s upcoming production of Rita, Sue and Bob Too. James Atherton, Taj Atwal, Sally Bankes, Gemma Dobson, Samantha...

Grease actor Stockard Channing has said she “isn’t optimistic” that opportunities for older female performers will improve. Speaking at a press event for Apologia in...

Lolita Chakrabarti and Monica Dolan are among judges for a new monologue writing competition. Heretic Voices is inviting submissions for dramatic writing in monologue form,...

Guildhall School of Music and Drama and the Barbican Centre are among five London organisations that have partnered to transform London’s Square Mile into...

Plans for a £26 million entertainment museum at Blackpool's Pavilion Theatre have been scrapped. The council has claimed the project had become too costly and...

From Page to Stage has announced a cast of 56 actors who will perform in its summer festival of new musical work at London’s...

Barrie Rutter is to step down as artistic director of Northern Broadsides, 25 years after he founded the company. Rutter cited a failure to secure...

Arts education campaigners have vowed to step up their fight against the English Baccalaureate, after the government confirmed it has no plans to add...
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