OPINION

Unicorn artistic director, Purni Morell. Photo: Manuel Harlan

Our nation’s kids deserve the best I write in response to your front page story of June 25, ‘School trip slump plunges children’s theatres into...
Hamlet week 27

Dynamic ticket pricing isn't new. Photo: Netkoff/Shutterstock

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. Ticket prices in the West End are up, ticket prices in the...
Christopher Brett Bailey, This is How We Die, Battersea Arts Centre. Photo: Claire Haigh

Hello. So I have a column now. It’s going to be monthly, and it’s going to be about experimental performance, live art encounters, small-scale shows...
Lorna Want, pictured here performing in Beautiful with Ian McIntosh, and her understudy were both taken ill. Photo: Brinkhoff/Moegenburg

Theatre is a live art – and sometimes actors are only human. They can fall ill. That's why shows have understudies. And second covers....
Sheffield Theatres employ a large, dedicated workforce. Photo: Craig Fleming

These days, anyone and everyone knows how essential fundraising is for any arts organisation. We look enviously towards our Continental colleagues whose high-level government...
Jennifer Lawrence in The Hunger Games – Mockingjay Part One. Photo: Lionsgate

A new Harry Potter stage show is to premiere in the West End next summer. Based on a story created by JK Rowling, Jack...
Sarah Frankcom will direct Maxine Peake in Caryl Churchill’s 1994 play, The Skriker, which features at this year’s Manchester International Festival . Photo: Jonathan Keenan

This week, as summer finally, belatedly erupts, it’s a good thing that there’s a rich and varied array of open air work taking place...

After the US Supreme Court made historic rulings in favour of gay marriage throughout the country and upheld affordable health care on June 26,...
Before advertising formally for a new artistic director, Shakespeare’s Globe held workshops for four months. Photo: John Wildgoose

“It’s a bit like replacing a football manager at the top of his game,” says Nigel Hugill, chairman of the Royal Shakespeare Company, on...
Lenny Henry in Educating Rita at the Minerva Theatre, Chichester. Photo: Manuel Harlan

Actors are only human – though what they do sometimes seems superhuman. Seeing Ralph Fiennes in the National's recent Man and Superman, for instance,...
The Broadway cast of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. Photo: Joan Marcus

Alex Sharp’s recent Tony award for The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time should bring hope to the heart of everyone who...