regional-theatre

Critic Libby Purves has criticised national newspapers and the BBC for neglecting the regions in their theatre coverage. Purves attacked BBC Radio 4 in particular...

Theatre in Wales is overlooked by critics at national newspapers, according to Sherman Cymru artistic director Rachel O’Riordan. The director said it was a “struggle”...

Maxine Peake has claimed women are better at running theatres than men because they are more adept at multitasking and often have smaller egos. Peake...

Timothy West has warned that audiences in the regions are being “starved” of new writing and riskier shows because too much emphasis is placed...

Telegraph theatre critic Dominic Cavendish has claimed that the theatre industry is in danger of using musicals as a "quick, go-to fix for regional...

The rush towards the Christmas finishing line sees another push of shows opening in London and beyond — many, but not all, with a...

Timberlake Wertenbaker has criticised theatre awards ceremonies for being too focused on shows in London. The playwright also claimed that small venues and productions miss...

Not long after I started at the Theatrical Management Association (now UK Theatre), president Rachel Tackley shared her ‘statistics envy’: London theatre could demonstrate...

Theatres across the UK took a total of more than £1 billion at the box office in 2014, according to new figures released by...

I’ve recently graduated from drama school. My first job straight after was as a kids camp activities worker – not exactly ‘stagey’ but it...

Last week, Michael Billington’s concerns regarding regional theatre hit the headlines. At the launch of The Guardian theatre critic’s book (which I very much...

Is regional theatre in decline? Venerable critic Michael Billington thinks so, and around 42% of our readers agree with him, according to a poll...

Artistic directors including Daniel Evans and Roxana Silbert have launched a staunch defence of regional theatre following Michael Billington’s claims that it is in...

There are lots of high-profile openings in London and beyond over the next week, with major actors (David Morrissey, Reece Shearmith, Simon Russell Beale,...

Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s legacy continues to startle, with Bristol’s newest theatre opening in an amazing complex of red brick-lined vaults, sited alongside his iconic...

Aldous Huxley’s satirical parable of 1931 – set in a future in which embryos are factory-farmed, humanity is rigidly divided by caste, and youth, newness...

Theatre critic Michael Billington has branded regional theatre “a shadow” of what it used to be,  claiming theatres outside of London are making “increasingly...

Theatre critic Michael Billington has branded regional theatre “a shadow” of what it used to be. He also said that venues outside of London were...
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