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On May 17, after two failed tries, London’s theaters hope to reopen for good. Meet a director, a producer, an actor and a costumer, nervously raring to go.
The Edinburgh International Festival, canceled last year, said it would proceed in August thanks to three specially built pavilions.
Klauss Dörr resigned as head of the Volksbühne after 10 women accused him of sexual harassment and creating a hostile work environment.
The pandemic is still raging, but arts workers in France want to know when cultural life can restart.
The director, Kirill Serebrennikov, is known for productions with thinly veiled criticism of the Russian government. His contract at the Gogol Center was not renewed.
Black artists and activists in Birmingham, England, say the city’s largest playhouse has sold out by leasing its auditoriums to the criminal justice system.
Governments around the world have tried to support the arts during the pandemic, some more generously than others.
With playhouses closed for the next few months, actors and backstage crews are looking for new ways to make ends meet.
She went from bubbly sex symbol in the “Carry On” films to working-class hero on “EastEnders.” Her private life was often as troubled as her “EastEnders” character’s.
The musical “Six” and a concert version of “Les Miserables” are among the shows that will close because of rising coronavirus cases in the city.
For nine months, the hit musical about the wives of Henry VIII has tried to keep the show going. But that’s not easy in a pandemic.
During Britain’s lockdown, recorded plays from the archive were free to watch on YouTube. Now, the theater has started a paid service.
Sam Tutty, Sharon D. Clarke and Andrew Scott are among the actors to triumph at the coronavirus-delayed awards, the British equivalent of the Tonys.
An immersive theater show of “The Great Gatsby” has returned in London. Can it keep the novel’s spirit alive while obeying the coronavirus rules?
Britain’s National Theater hopes to reopen in October after being closed for more than 200 days. But even with the shutters down, it’s been an eventful and emotional time for its staff.
“Six,” the hit musical, will start an 11-week run in November, with other shows including “The Mousetrap” also slated to resume soon.
After Ruth Mackenzie was accused of bullying employees, the Théâtre du Châtelet said she would no longer lead the prestigious venue.
On Thursday, 640 theatergoers attended the first West End performance since March. But some producers say further shows are unlikely until social distancing ends.
Kwame Kwei-Armah, Julia Wissert and Eva Doumbia met online this week to talk about challenging the establishment, Black Lives Matter and the issue of white universality.
After a weekslong campaign, artists in Britain welcomed the move, which will provide support to recipients like “local basement” music venues and museums.
For weeks, Britain’s star artists have begged the government to rescue the arts sector. Will it listen?
“Horrible Histories” was meant to be in the West End next month. It’s still happening, just in a castle parking lot 200 miles away.
One European director said guidelines intended to get actors back to work were “cuckoo.” Some will return only when coronavirus testing, or a vaccine, allows performers to get close.
Buskers, musicians and muralists have been entertaining London for centuries. But now the capital has gone quiet and the future of their activities looks uncertain.
Mr. Cochet, who had the coronavirus, was a major figure in French theater. His students included Gérard Depardieu and Isabelle Huppert.
This August’s Edinburgh International Festival and its Fringe, two of theater and comedy’s most important events, are no more.
Over 400 years ago, villagers swore to stage the play every decade, as long as God spared them from the plague.
The city’s West End theater district, Royal Opera House and other premier venues closed Monday after the prime minister warned patrons to avoid the theater during the outbreak.
Britain has taken a more relaxed approach to coronavirus prevention than the rest of Europe and the United States.
Prebble won the annual prize for female playwrights, for her work about a Russian assassination on British soil.
A collapse at a performance of “Death of a Salesman,” in which five people were hurt, shone a light on the run-down state of some playhouses in the city.