OPINION

This week’s great theatre scandal is the National Theatre’s proposal to strip critics of their traditional invitation to bring a guest to press night...

Being a hearing-impaired actor comes with its challenges, but none as difficult as trying to source government funding for discreet hearing aids. I discovered...

This is part of a series of five posts detailing the top 50 musical theatre composers of all time. Compiled by The Stage associate...

 For the past decade or so, a significant percentage of my income has come from writing musicals. This may surprise you: it surprises me,...

At Theatre 2016, Sheena Wrigley, executive director of Home in Manchester, called on regional theatres to reconsider their operating models, claiming venue's run under...

The Working Actor, by Paul Clayton (Nick Hern Books) With its claim to be the essential guide to a successful career, this book by veteran...

This is part of a series of five posts detailing the top 50 musical theatre composers of all time. Compiled by The Stage associate...

Musical theatre has long been a magnet for teenagers wanting to train as performers. It’s what they see most of and what looks the most...

When fringe producer Danielle Tarento criticised theatre bloggers, labelling some of them as lacking in "intellectual background" when writing their reviews, she was met,...

Let’s face it, musical theatre doesn’t always get the greatest respect. How many times do you hear someone labelling something “too musical theatre”? I...

Remember Chimerica? A 2013 hit in its debut under the auspices of the Almeida and Headlong? Successful West End transfer? Olivier award for best...

Twitter has recently been all of a flutter about a piece criticising the use of technical jargon. I can’t say that it represents my...
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