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Bob Carlton, who created Return to the Forbidden Planet, has died. The writer and director created the jukebox rock and roll musical, which is loosely...

US screenwriter Danny Strong has been commissioned to write a new jukebox music celebrating Frank Sinatra. Called Sinatra the Musical, it is expected in 2020. Strong's...

London's Old Vic has renewed a partnership with the Royal Bank of Canada, its main financial supporter. The not-for-profit theatre receives no regular subsidy, and...

West Yorkshire Playhouse’s production of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe has broken the venue’s box office records, taking more than £1.5 million...

More than 130,000 young people will lose the option to study the arts at GCSE if the government pushes forward with plans for the...

Almost a third of workers at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe are unpaid, new research has revealed. The results have prompted entertainment union BECTU to meet...

Cultural organisations are being urged to help shape Arts Council England’s next 10-year strategy. ACE will publish its new strategy in 2019, setting out its...

A development initiative aimed at boosting the number of female musical theatre composers has been launched, following research that revealed the sector is dominated...

Anna-Jane Casey, Fern Britton, Lorraine Bruce and Ruth Madoc are to star in a reworked version of Gary Barlow and Tim Firth’s Calendar Girls...

John Barton, who co-founded the Royal Shakespeare Company with Peter Hall, has died aged 89. Together, Barton and Hall, who died last year, created the...

The Donmar Warehouse’s all-female Shakespeare trilogy is to be shown on the BBC later this year. The trilogy, comprising Julius Caesar, Henry IV and The...

Adam Godley, Ben Miles and Simon Russell Beale have been cast in the National Theatre’s production of The Lehman Trilogy. Written by Stefano Massini, the...
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