OPINION

The Conservatives and the Labour Party have both published their manifestos

Well, we’ve made it. Culture is in the two major party manifestos. You have to look pretty hard, but it’s there. The Tories sneak it...
Kenneth Branagh. Photo: Johan Persson

Just two weeks into his role at the National, artistic director Rufus Norris has a problem. Tessa Ross, the chief executive who had been...

Just how much do buildings affect the quality of training? I have visited drama schools, both accredited and non-accredited, all over the country. And...
National Youth Theatre’s Playing Up members Laura Reeve, Nadine Gray, Beki Bryan Mpala and Muhammad Khan. Photo: Ambra Vernuccio

In the past year, a whole host of leading actors, from David Morrissey to Judi Dench, have stated that drama school training is now...

Alison Bechdel’s graphic novel Fun Home reaches Broadway Widely acclaimed in its premiere last season at the Public Theatre, Lisa Kron and Jeanine Tesori’s Fun...

The week's musical theatre highlights on each side of the Atlantic have undoubtedly been the transfer of Chichester's production of Gypsy (London's first revival...

I have a dream. Not the sort that makes me wake up sweating, but frequent enough for me to worry about it. Standing on...
Antony Sher and Harriet Walter in Death of a Salesman. Photo: Tristram Kenton

Antony Sher is currently wowing RSC audiences (including me on press night a couple of weeks ago in Stratford) with his stellar performance as...

A busy week in London sees new plays by Simon Stephens, Michael Wynne, journalist-turned-playwright Mark Jagasia and Owen McCafferty in London, as well as...

‘Paid amateur’ is an oxymoron In claiming that Equity is “totally missing the point” by “ensuring that amateur actors get paid, instead of giving the...

The Oxford English Dictionary has six definitions for ‘jargon’, none of them flattering. They include twittering, chattering, gibberish and ‘a contemptuous reference to the...