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TABARD

Anyone who has to perform in front of large numbers of people on a regular basis will know that it is very easy to...

Tabard has often thought that being a director must be a bit like being a shepherd – keeping the flock (or actors) together, not...

What happens when an annoying force meets a useless object? Users of Twitter (the former) were lucky enough to find out last week when...

Ah, the world of bad audience behaviour. There were the mobile phones, the e-cigarettes, even the McDonalds’ chicken McNuggets. Now, venues hosting Gary Barlow’s Take...

Tabard hears that Irish actor and director Kenneth Branagh has been granted the honour of immortalising himself in concrete at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre during...

One of the never-ending laments of modern life is the lost art of letter writing. Real letters, sent through the post, not iMessages filled...

London versus New York, Lloyd Webber versus Sondheim – the musical theatre rivalry between the UK and the US is well-trodden ground, and if...

We all know the ancient Greeks to be the pioneers of theatre as we know it today – not least because of their legendary...

Winter has come to the Theatreland. But it’s not quite the epic stage adaptation of George RR Martin’s Game of Thrones we’ve all been...

Phoebe Waller-Bridge isn’t known for her shy and retiring nature, even less so in her work, which has been characterised by the viciously funny,...

For those who can’t afford a ticket to see The Phantom of the Opera, Tabard may have found a cheaper alternative. The Phantom of Perth...

He’s usually busy tweeting advice to his 60,000 cult followers, writing his weekly column for The Stage, or even occasionally producing some West End...
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