OPINION

Annemarie Lewis Thomas, principal of Musical Theatre Academy, is a musician and composer

It’s a tricky question. And the last time I asked it there were passionate responses representing all shades of opinion. Do you need to be...
Nicole Kidman, who will star in Grandage’s upcoming production of Photograph 51 at the Noel Coward Theatre. Photo: Marc Brenner

I'm supposed to be in Edinburgh right now: I'd promised myself that I'd do the last five days of the festival before it wraps...
The new venue will become home to the London Theatre Company. Photo: Haworth Tompkins

Does London need any more theatres? This is a pertinent question in light of the announcement by Nicks Hytner and Starr that they are...
Gorilla at the Polka Theatre. Photo: Robert Workman

When I go to the theatre I check my phone before the show goes up and then it stays in my bag until the house...
Stephen Wright in McQueen. Photo: Specular

Edinburgh enters the home stretch with a final five-day flourish that includes Bank Holiday Monday – and features one more international festival opening. Meanwhile,...
Adrian Lester in Othello at the National Theatre in 2013. Photo: Tristram Kenton

Jobs for the boys policy must end I read with interest about the lack of black and disabled actors being used in theatre and totally...

Anastasia Hille and Benedict Cumberbatch in Hamlet at the Barbican. Photo: Johan Persson

The opening of Hamlet on August 25 at London’s Barbican Theatre, thought to be one of the fastest-selling London productions in history, has garnered strong interest...
Ben Forster in Jesus Christ Superstar. Photo: Tristram Kenton

This Greek myth is not some ancient, lisping Aphrodite, but the story of a theatrical production that became an unwitting human sacrifice to the...
The Beanfield at The Space on the Mile

Each Edinburgh Fringe tells its own story. Different themes and narratives emerge every year. One of the threads running through this year’s fringe is...
Edinburgh Fringe posters vye for attention on Bristo Square. Photo: Fraser Cameron

More than a third – 34% – of the Edinburgh Fringe 2015 programme is comedy – the largest of any section. This has been a...
The new venue will become home to the London Theatre Company. Photo: Haworth Tompkins

The West End would already be a pale shadow of itself were it not for subsidised theatre: look at War Horse and The Curious...
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