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Paines Plough

Caro Newling is to step down as the chair of new writing theatre company Paines Plough after nine years. The theatre producer will be replaced...

If Stephen Jeffreys’ relationship with the West End was never quite what he deserved, fringe companies and regional venues were quick to recognise the...

Sylvia – Old Vic, London Beverley Knight and Genesis Lynea star in Katie Prince’s new hip hop musical about the suffragette movement and the life of...

Paines Plough artistic director James Grieve rejoices in the recent success of small-scale touring, but, he says, we also need to get behind mid-scale...

After making his name in theatre with True Brits for HighTide, Vinay Patel went on to write acclaimed television drama Murdered by My Father....

Since her breakthrough play Yen, Anna Jordan has gained a reputation for tackling grim subjects. She tells Lyn Gardner how new touring show Pop...

Stef O’Driscoll has long championed works that connects with audiences who feel excluded from traditional theatre. She tells Natasha Tripney how unconventional forms allow...

Words can hurt. In Vinay Patel’s sharp, smart satire about our culture’s increasing vigilance when it comes to matters of language, B uses a...

Yes, yes, yes. The Paines Plough Roundabout's programme this year is exceptional, but there's nothing better there – maybe nothing better at the whole...
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