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Twenty-five years ago, we reviewed the second West End press night of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Sunset Boulevard, after some changes were made to the...

Writer Anthony Horowitz has questioned why theatre critics are given free tickets to review shows. As reported in the Times, Horowitz said: “As a board...

Playwright James Graham has claimed he doesn't premiere his plays in the regions because he fears the national media will not cover them. His comments...

Director Michael Grandage has claimed a show’s first performance should be treated as an opening night, and predicted previews will soon cease to exist...

The Mirror and The Telegraph have run reviews of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, despite the show not opening officially until the end...

Rufus Norris has rebuffed “absurd” claims that he stripped critics of their National Theatre press night plus ones as revenge for bad reviews. The policy,...

Theatre director Jenny Sealey has claimed deaf and disabled theatre workers are shut out of press nights because they are not fully accessible. Speaking at...

Sonia Friedman has admitted she made the “wrong decision” to charge full price for previews of Benedict Cumberbatch in Hamlet. The West End producer also...

As Headlong and the National Theatre’s production of People, Places and Things starring Denise Gough opens in the West End, Matthew Hemley joins the opening...
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