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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...

July 3, 1919: Writing just after the signing of the Peace Treaty of Versailles that brought the First World War to an end, our...

While dancer Christina Ratcliffe was touring, war broke out. She found herself in Malta where, after volunteering with the RAF, she decided to stay....

June 28, 1979: Following Margaret Thatcher’s election as prime minister, the new Conservative government passed its first spending review, resulting in a cut of...

As the Stables Theatre celebrates its diamond jubilee with a packed programme of shows and events, Nick Smurthwaite charts its history and delves into...

June 22, 1989: Three decades ago the hot weather was causing big problems for theatre, with a “Mediterranean-style heatwave” blamed for a fall in...
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