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The Vaults

Anyone who has to perform in front of large numbers of people on a regular basis will know that it is very easy to...

The latest press night parties, new shows in rehearsal, events and awards from the theatrical world in pictures. This week's highlights include opening nights of Beowulf at...

It is five decades since Hair, the hippie musical, first shook its baubles, bangles and beads. Its claim to be the first rock musical notwithstanding...

There has long been a tradition of trying to tell massive stories with crazily diminished resources. It was once a staple of the work...

Viewed by some as the most crusty of art forms, opera has occasionally tried too hard to reinvent itself, to be ‘relevant’, to appeal...

Matthew Bugg's wartime musical Miss Nightingale began life in 2011 as a chamber musical, with a run at the King's Head and Lowry Studio....

Back in January, I wrote a love letter to the Barbican’s doors and the swish that seals the space shut. Turns out quite a...

Impeccably dressed in black tie, Ernest Andrew (Samuel Collings) steps up to make an announcement: Stanley De Pfeffel, star and creator of the long-running...

Roald Dahl’s strange, surreal stories are well suited to the stage. From the long-running successes of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Matilda, to...
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