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For more than 60 years now and continuing, Alan Ayckbourn has been among our most pre-eminent and prolific playwrights. With at least one new...

The last few months have seen a slew of UK premieres of previously unseen American musicals, from the massive Dreamgirls, which took 35 years...

Drag needn't be a drag – but it all too often is. It can be a lazy shorthand for highlighting difference, not inclusion, and...

It may be stating the obvious, but we have a lot of great theatre happening at the moment. Yes, the last few weeks may...

Where you see a show can sometimes matter as much as the show itself. I heard a producer repeating a story this week that...

Last week I listed my favourite directors of the classics, and today it's the turn of directors whose work in musicals I am a...

David Hare recently railed against European directors who "distort" classic plays in a way that is beginning, he said, to infect British theatre. "Now...

As The Stage Debut Awards launch, Mark Shenton looks back at those who made an immediate impression... Judi Dench (1957) Dench made her professional debut as Ophelia...

Jukebox musicals – shows created out of the existing back catalogue of pop groups and performers – have been with us for a long...
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