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As well as directing work for the stage, the theatremaker was passionate about spaces for everyday recreation. Now these Fun Palaces are being celebrated...

Throughout its existence, the Society for Theatre Research has sought to document and detail a colourful industry, garnering support from high-profile actors, directors and...

June 3, 2004: Olivier-winning actor Nichola McAuliffe enjoyed a brief stint as a theatre critic for the Daily Mail. However, after a mixed reaction...

Best known for her expressionist play Machinal, Sophie Treadwell has been regarded as a one-hit wonder. But, the director of the world premiere of...

May 29, 1919: With summer approaching, some words of wisdom from The Stage, published 100 years ago this week when we reported on the...

One of Britain’s biggest stars of the 20th century, Gracie Fields typified the talent and graft required to sustain success through changing fashions and...

May 22, 1969: Just as The Stage has been doing this last week, 50 years ago we were covering developments at the Equity annual...

May 17, 1979: Following the 1978/79 Winter of Discontent, during which unions staged widespread strike action across the UK, there were also extensive strikes at...

May 10, 1984: Comedian Russ Abbot, then at the peak of his popularity thanks to his primetime television show Russ Abbot’s Madhouse – for...
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