OPINION

The National Theatre, London. Photo: Milan Gonda/Shutterstock

On Friday, March 27 Nick Hytner officially left the building that he's presided over as artistic director for the last 12 years, overseeing an...

I recently used one of my online columns for The Stage to raise some serious concerns about the drama school audition process. It is...
Carey Mulligan and Bill Nighy in Skylight at the National Theatre. Photo: John Haynes

Carey Mulligan and Bill Nighy opening in Skylight London tourists visiting New York could be forgiven if they feel a bit of deja vu walking...
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Nature abhors a vacuum and the theatre abhors empty seats, since they're lost forever the moment the curtain goes up. In live entertainment, it...

When I was a young man, the template for the British stand-up comic was the sort of act you saw on telly in The...
Signing up for all the 'essentials' can quickly become expensive. Photo: Lasse Kristensen/Shutterstock

It struck me recently when shelling out for my latest set of headshots just how much it costs to be an actor. The dreams...

Amazon has had a presence in the theatre marketplace for a couple of years. However, its announcement this week marks a step up in its...
Cassie McCluskey

Last week I spoke to an 18 year old called Cassie McCluskey in connection with some research I was doing about performing arts summer...
Anthony Sher and Alex Hassell in rehearsal for Death of a Salesman. Photo: Ellie Kurttz

Two of the greatest dramatic and musical achievements of the last century on Broadway receive major revivals this week, headlining a period that's also...

Time to focus on talent, not class Once again it appears that ill-informed judgements are being made by people living in the rarefied atmosphere of...

It’s been a funny old month in the life of this perpetual programmer. It started as the first time Mrs H and I had both...