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Backstage

Having found his role in The Stage, technical manager Jason Wescombe has overseen 100 Almeida productions and is now working on Machinal. He tells...

Perhaps stage wizardry only seems like magic if you can’t figure out how it’s done. And to some, theatrical lighting may feel like magic....

After starting out as a boy soprano singing at eisteddfods in north Wales, Gareth Valentine went on to become a top musical director. He...

The first day of rehearsals is nearly always a source of dread and nervous anticipation. I have met very few people who enjoy them,...

With a remit covering vocal techniques, teaching dialects and interpreting text, Kate Godfrey coaches the Royal Shakespeare Company’s actors to make the most challenging...

Sometimes, to create our best work we have to be brave enough to take a risk. We have to think differently. This isn’t easy. Without...

Kate Waters – or Kombat Kate – is one of the most respected fight directors in UK theatre. She tells Fergus Morgan how to...

Recently, I’ve attended lots of discussions about the current state of theatre design – from the Society of British Theatre Designers conference about contracts...

It feels like we could do with a break from the UK and lighting this month – although because of your support, and the...
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