NEWS

Josh Roche has won the 2017 James Menzies-Kitchin Young Director award. He wins a prize of £25,000 and will direct a production of verbatim play...

Tonight’s performance of Leonard Bernstein musical On the Town at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre has been cancelled. According to a statement on the theatre’s...

Equity members have voted against officially acknowledging that smoking on stage is unhealthy for performers and audiences. A motion at the union’s Annual Representative Conference...

New variety artists are falling victim to “nasty practices” from unregulated agents, Equity members have said. The union will work to identify new agencies and...

A new card detailing what questions it is illegal to ask at an audition is to be created after actors complained they are being...

Equity is to explore how actors can protect their image after death. A motion at the union’s Annual Representative Conference in London urged the union...

Beautiful – The Carole King Musical is to close in the West End after running for two and a half years. The musical, currently playing...

The National Theatre has launched a new podcast series featuring actor Harriet Walter, NT director Rufus Norris and politician Ed Miliband. The NT has launched...

Equity is to appoint a member of staff to tackle bullying and mental health issues in the industry. Following a motion at the union’s Annual...

Performers in the theme park and attraction sector face “alarming” working conditions that must be “fiercely condemned and stamped out immediately”, Equity has said. Young...

Members of Equity have condemned regional theatres for holding auditions and rehearsals in London. A spokeswoman said that doing so discriminates against actors outside the...

Social and economic mobility is to be given a renewed focus on Equity's national agenda, with its equality and diversity officers taking the issue...
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