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London Road

National Theatre artistic director Rufus Norris has unveiled a major drive to develop new British musicals. The NT has formed a group of leading playwrights...

I know full well that my work is not immune to controversy. But I am usually aware when I am likely to stir up...

London Road writer Alecky Blythe has revealed she created the National Theatre piece to counter the amount of “cheesy” musicals that are currently being...

The West End and Broadway are (sometimes literally) littered with stage musicals made out of film titles – the West End's latest, Bend It...

Alecky Blythe never intended to become a writer. “I only ever wanted to be an actor since I was very little,” she says. But...

Why do musicals often get treated as second-class citizens in the theatre industry? South Pacific, Next to Normal, Urinetown – these shows fearlessly tackle issues such as race,...

The National Theatre is to draw on the relationships it has formed with cinemas through its NT Live initiative to become the UK distributor...

This week I've been offering a daily canter through my life so far, with a favourite musical (or two) for each year. In today's...
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