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August 17, 1944: As Britain approached the final 12 months of the Second World War, our editorial discussed the role that theatre had as...

August 7, 1919: With a feature in the Times from August 2, 2019 claiming that “London’s most famous theatres are elegant, historic, atmospheric –...

15 years ago (August 5, 2004): We reported on proposals by the Metropolitan Police to impose a blanket curfew on under-16s wishing to visit...

July 24, 1969: Four decades ago, proposals for a national theatre for Wales stalled due to ongoing disagreements about the location and administration of...

As Blackpool's Grand Theatre marks its 125th birthday, Catherine Jones charts the history of this gem in Blackpool's crown that has weathered its fair...

The Lyric Theatre in Hammersmith announced it would reopen in October 1979 after a four-year restoration, costing £3.2 million. We reported: “In spite of receiving...

In the late 16th century, Shakespeare lived in the capital. Nick Smurthwaite meets historian Geoff Marsh to find out what his new research reveals...

July 13, 1944: London was suffering aerial bombardment from German V-1 rockets, otherwise known as doodlebugs, 75 years ago this week. The Stage (at...

From the start, Open Clasp has sought to engage disenfranchised women. Co-founder and artistic director Catrina McHugh tells Tracey Sinclair how the company’s pioneering...
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