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Backstage

Theatres across the UK face unexpected costs in excess of £180 million under "devastating" EU proposals to ban the vast majority of stage lighting...

Whether you think you care about lighting or not, it is vital that you pay attention right now. Please. Otherwise, in just over two years,...

One of the West End’s most in-demand musical directors, Nicholas Skilbeck’s recent work includes Follies and the new show based on the life of the...

As a deputy stage manager – the person who calls the technical aspects of a performance – I have noticed an increase in performers...

There is no typical job in prop or set making. That’s what makes working in this sector so exciting. Sometimes there are no drawings or...

It’s surprising how people tend to be unaware of the enormous number of quick changes that lie behind big West End shows such as...

I’m trying to write this over the snoring of my sofa-ridden partner. It’s a Sunday afternoon, and he has been out cold for about...

Inspired by a Norwegian event for those working in film and television, the Costume Symposium is a focal point for a disparate industry. Its...

Christopher Oram landed a huge gig when Disney brought him on to design the theatre adaptation of the highest-grossing animation ever. Mark Shenton talks...
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