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Backstage

I’ve been hanging out with a large ‘set’ of designers – the official term – this week, and it’s been a timely reminder of...

Plans for a major new costume workshop at the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon have been given the green light by the local council. The...

After years of hearing stories about the unfair treatment of her colleagues, Catherine Kodicek set up a trade association for costume workers. But, she...

Swamp Studios has joined forces with a London restaurant to put on site-specific production Night at the Bombay Roxy. The brains behind the show...

In response to last week’s front-page story about the planned closure of Harkers in south-east London (Final curtain for historic scene-painting studio, October 26),...

Backstage and front-of-house staff are being urged to vote in favour of a pay offer from West End managements that is less than half...

A central London scene-painting workshop that has created sets for major productions for more than a century is facing closure amid plans to convert...

From Shakespearean tragedies to slasher horrors, realistic stage blood is a must for shows that aim to shock, disgust and thrill. Industry insiders tell...

A new award for backstage journalism, supported by The Stage, has been launched in memory of former UK Theatre president Ken Bennett-Hunter. The AK Bennett-Hunter...
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