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Having seen the results of brilliant people bringing about social change with swift, direct action for the #MeToo campaign, there are surely lessons we...

In 2006, Stephen Sondheim spoke about a turning point in his early career. As a young man trying to make it as a composer...

The headline ‘Record slump in regional theatre audiences’ (June 7, p1) , reporting UK Theatre’s sales data for 2017, was misleading. It is far too...

Actors including Amanda Abbington, Ricky Gervais, Frances Barber and Mark Gatiss have lent their support to a new campaign demanding more and better acting...

Retirement drama is not a particularly new trend but, naturally, as our nation ages, there's going to be a greater market for it. The...

Yes Minister star Derek Fowlds has claimed there is a "pecking order" for roles among older actors, and that casting is dominated by a...

I recently wrote a provocatively worded article, ruffling feathers from Islington to Charing Cross, proposing that, now Equity's National Minimum Wage case had foundered...

Derek Jacobi is to play Mercutio in Kenneth Branagh’s production of Romeo and Juliet. Should directors follow Branagh's lead with more age-blind casting in plays? Vote now...

Dervla Kirwan has criticised ageism in the industry – particularly towards women - and has backed Emma Thompson’s calls for more plays to be...
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