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OPINION

Understudy Steph Parry's story of stepping out of 42nd Street at Theatre Royal Drury Lane and moments later into the lead role in Mamma Mia! down the street at the Novello Theatre...

With a fall in audiences outside London last year, now is the time to look at why theatres are ailing, argues Jonathan Church. From...

After 55 years as an actor I have, somewhat belatedly, embarked upon my first musical. I have done decades of ‘straight’ theatre, from rep...

This month brought the fearless and – as some interviewers have found – fearsome French actor Isabelle Huppert back to the UK stage. It was...

Tabard likes a site-specific piece as much as the next man, but a performance of The Cherry Orchard did catch his attention this week. Where...

The report quoted in The Stage article ‘Arts degrees offer worst earning potential, Institute for Fiscal Studies claims’ mentions some potentially alarming figures for...

Chorus dancer Peggy Sawyer is told: “You’re going out there a youngster, but you’ve got to come back a star,” when she is sent...

With the transfer of the National Theatre’s production of Nine Night, Natasha Gordon becomes the first black British female playwright to have a play...

If you thought West End tickets were getting expensive, spare a thought for all the private equity firms, multimillionaires and billionaires out there looking...

There is a long and occasionally noble tradition of producers not inviting critics to shows. That is their right. Sometimes, there’s a sensible reason. Tom...

Recently, I’ve attended lots of discussions about the current state of theatre design – from the Society of British Theatre Designers conference about contracts...
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