national-theatre

Not all theatres are built to last. The National Theatre is a building but it was also an idea, and that idea was made...

Ian McKellen has urged the National Theatre to bring back a resident company of actors, declaring it “a great shame” that the venue lacks...

Former National Theatre boss Nicholas Hytner has revealed that getting older has made him more “careful” as a director. Hytner was speaking at the NT...

Playwrights have received an above-inflation boost to their fees after a successful negotiation by the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain. Under the guild’s Theatres' National...

Lenny Henry has criticised the “monoculture” nature of theatre audiences and has called on the sector to do more to address the diversity of...

The silver screen reflects empty seats in Annie Baker’s rightfully vaunted play; seats emptied of their audience and scattered with the disenchanted employees of...

One phrase, use repeatedly by the interviewees in this verbatim show, holds within it so much meaning: “going to Syria”. Until recently, that simply...

One Man, Two Guvnors this is sadly not. But, just as that show saw Richard Bean co-opt Goldoni's Italian comedy classic The Servant of Two Masters...

Eight years ago, Belgian theatre-wreckers Ontrorend Goed unleashed a baker’s dozen of teenagers on the Edinburgh Fringe. Their show was titled Once and for...

Women leaders at top subsidised theatres are paid £29,000 less on average than men, according to new research by The Stage. Among high earners –...

From the outset, as women daubed in white face paint parade onto the stage, Les Blancs establishes its theme of redress. Set in an...

When People, Places and Things opened in the Dorfman at the National Theatre last year, critics immediately credited the show’s star, Denise Gough, with...

Environmental campaigners have said they will shift their focus on to performing arts institutions including the Royal Opera House and Royal Shakespeare Company, following...

When it comes to drawing comparisons between London and New York, the two world capitals of English-speaking theatre are more or less equally pegged...

It clearly depends on who you read: on February 9, regular contributor to The Stage Matt Trueman (writing in a feature for Whatsonstage) declared...

Is this really the story we want to be telling? With dispiriting predictability the mainstream press has latched hungrily on to the fact that...

There are a number of headlines to this year's nominations for the Olivier Awards, announced today. With changes to both the nominations and voting...

Walter Meierjohann, head of theatre at Manchester venue Home, has insisted the city is not just a testing ground for London-bound shows. He hailed the...
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