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Backstage

Since being bitten by the lighting bug at the tender age of 10, Johanna Town has carved out an impressive career with theatre and...

The female theatre community has become increasingly vocal about sexism in the arts. I won’t bother quoting statistics here – much more intelligent and...

The Royal Shakespeare Company’s grade II-listed workshop has for some time mirrored its Victorian heritage in conditions, but ‘enough was enough’ for the team....

It would be so easy to write a list of new year’s resolutions for costume professionals: we want to be better at our job,...

When Cirque du Soleil launched sea-based productions, its gravity-defying acts had to adapt to a moving stage, particularly in rough weather. Frances Marcellin finds...

With advances in lighting and more televised performances, make-up, hair and wig training is more important than ever. Paul Vale looks at what is...

Composer and professional theremin player Sarah Angliss talks to Holly Williams about creating the music for Richard Jones’ adaptation of the classic television show...

Budding technicians tell John Byrne how honing their skills on the high seas has proved just as fruitful a career choice as it has...

This month, I’ve not done a huge amount. The truth is, I have this weird empty section in my schedule. My next confirmed show...
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