Backstage

From fringe shows in London to a musical version of King Kong in Australia, Peter Mumford is at home working on productions of any...

A certain fear is struck in the heart of every stage manager when presented with the perilous challenge of eating and drinking on stage. Risk...

Nearly 30 years ago, The Stage’s former editor took a chance on an inexperienced, 24-year-old photographer. Nick Smurthwaite finds out about his chase for...

It’s not as common as it used to be, but I still occasionally see job adverts for ‘assistant stage manager/understudy’. And even one very...

The future looks bright with the opening of LAMDA’s £28 million extension, which has trebled the school’s floor space. Paul Hoggart is shown around No...

Ever felt like you chose poorly? Whether because of that slightly raised eyebrow of disappointment when you told your parents you were going to...

It’s not just the numerous scene changes of Cromer’s 40-year-old variety show that have posed challenges to its longstanding designer Ian Westbrook, who tells...

Stage and costume designer Grace Smart recently confessed in an interview with The Stage that she once broke into a theatre at 7am to...

I have previously spoken about the importance of a tech’s ability to be calm under pressure, but I’m beginning to think that this is...
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