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The Stage is a British weekly newspaper and website covering the entertainment industry, and particularly theatre. It was founded in 1880. It contains news, reviews, opinion, features, and recruitment advertising.

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Who are the nominees for The Stage's best West End debut performer?

Who are the nominees for The Stage's best West End debut performer?

Of the awards’ eight categories, the best West End debut performer, sponsored by Trafalgar Entertainment, is the only one decided by public vote
British Equity's first peacetime AGM – 75 years ago in The Stage

British Equity's first peacetime AGM – 75 years ago in The Stage

Just after the end of the Second World War in Europe, actors’ union British Equity held its first peacetime annual general meeting 75 years ago this week
Arts Council cash pledge in wake of crisis report – 20 years ago in The Stage

Arts Council cash pledge in wake of crisis report – 20 years ago in The Stage

Twenty years ago this week, the Arts Council published its response to the sector-defining Boyden report into the crisis in producing theatres in England
Theatre celebrates VE Day – 75 years ago in The Stage

Theatre celebrates VE Day – 75 years ago in The Stage

This week, 75 years ago, The Stage celebrated victory in Europe and reflected on how the Second World War had impacted British theatre
Lessons from rural touring – your views, May 13

Lessons from rural touring – your views, May 13

This week, readers also discuss the proposal for Trafalgar Studios to revert to a single auditorium and safety issues when theatres reopen after the Covid-19 lockdown
Outdoor theatre is the answer – your views, May 6

Outdoor theatre is the answer – your views, May 6

In this week’s letters, readers also contemplate the logistics of how and when theatres might reopen, as well as recommending books to read during the lockdown
Noël Coward's debut – 100 years ago in The Stage

Noël Coward's debut – 100 years ago in The Stage

A century ago this week, we reviewed the debut play by a 20-year old actor, then unknown as a playwright: Noël Coward.
Quotes of the week, May 7: Josie Rourke, Alan Ayckbourn, Layton Williams and more

Quotes of the week, May 7: Josie Rourke, Alan Ayckbourn, Layton Williams and more

Talking heads - the best quotes from industry insiders over the last week
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