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While studying theatre design in 2011, I desperately learned everything I could to one day get my work on the National Theatre’s Olivier stage....

Backstage theatre workers are being "pushed to breaking point" due to a lack of work-life balance, with a "regular expectation to work 15-hour days",...

As technology develops, lighting programmers are a ever more vital part of a production’s creative team. Johanna Town, chair of the Association of Lighting...

How did you start off in theatre? When I was very young, my dad used to take me to the local amdram shows. After that,...

Is it possible that theatre is built in three layers? On stage. Behind the scenes. And then behind the behind the scenes: the people...

Simon Baker grew up in the west London suburb of Feltham, just beside Heathrow Airport, “so everything I was interested in as a teenager...

While actors are often the focus of Equity fair-pay campaigns, designers face similarly poor conditions and crippling overheads. Lighting designer Robbie Butler says it’s...

I have noticed a curious reaction from colleagues of mine, when they find out that I am about to start working with an actor...

Whether propelling a cane across the stage or teaching Mark Rylance the three-card monte, magic consultants add spectacle to stage and screen productions. As...
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