NEWS

Motown the Musical has extended its run at the Shaftesbury Theatre until February 2017. The show was previously booking until October, but will now run...

Theatre Royal Stratford East has launched a new 80-seat theatre space. Based in Gerry’s, a cafe opposite the east London theatre, the space was piloted...

The Department for Education has declared it does not believe arts subjects should be compulsory at GCSE level, as it pushes forward with plans...

Critic Libby Purves has criticised national newspapers and the BBC for neglecting the regions in their theatre coverage. Purves attacked BBC Radio 4 in particular...

Playwright Roy Williams has become the latest high-profile figure to bemoan the lack of opportunities for working-class actors, claiming the situation is going to...

Baz Luhrmann's Strictly Ballroom the Musical is to have its first UK staging at West Yorkshire Playhouse in November. The show, based on Luhrmann's 1992...

Edinburgh’s Festival Theatre is looking for past performers, especially those living with dementia, to take part in a new arts project. The theatre is keen...

Equity general secretary Christine Payne has urged the theatre industry to "never take foot off the pedal" in campaigning against cuts, particularly in...

Sheffield Theatres' production of Show Boat is to transfer to the West End later this year. The musical will begin a run at the...

Happy Valley actor James Norton has been cast in Tracy Letts’ Bug at pop-up space Found111. He will star alongside Kate Fleetwood, whose stage credits...

MUSICALS Glee star Amber Riley will play the lead role in Dreamgirls when it opens in the West End in November. Riley will play Effie...

Small-scale theatre companies are on "the brink of extinction" because of a funding bias towards more mainstream companies, outgoing Independent Theatre Council chair Topher...
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