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When it was announced that the Troubadour White City Theatre’s inaugural production – a revival of the National Theatre’s 2016 Christmas hit
International arts events are a platform to discuss the planet’s future. But traveling performers and visiting audiences arrive with their own environmental baggage.
The ‘Edinburgh bubble’ is a very real phenomenon. The relentless 24-hour mania of the Scottish capital during festival season provides almost total
It is rare that stories about theatre make the mainstream news. ‘Celebrity to star in a play’ is reasonably common, with ‘Mobile
In 2007, Dominic Cooke said he intended to stage ‘middle-class dramas’ at London’s Royal Court – but where is that fare now?
Let’s be clear: there is no upside or silver lining to the Evening Standard’s decision to let go of its theatre critics
And so we head to the polling booths for Thursday’s European elections. Parliamentary democracy has still failed to sort out Brexit. But
I’ve never watched Game of Thrones. Not because I have any problem with topless dragon fighting and whatnot, it’s just there are
Over the years, I have been nothing if not critical of the Oliviers, especially how the shortlists are compiled for the UK’s
Four times a year, the National Theatre puts out a standard press release saying what will be playing in its repertory system
There is something thrilling when a play has been deemed of significant interest to the population at large that critics all write
Look away now if you’re chronically averse to spoilers, but I can exclusively announce the shortlist for the best new comedy category
Recently, I became the tiniest bit emotional when I opened up my programme for Pinter Seven, the final part of Jamie Lloyd’s
Two new theater productions in London give fresh perspectives on marriage and parenthood, by looking at them from a gay point of view.
Last year, Macbeth was all the rage. The year before that it was Julius Caesar. In 2019, it’s going to be wall-to-wall
The annual Society of London Theatre box office figures are generally about as predictable as a Kazakhstani election result. Just as the
Say what you like about Ed Hall – and plenty have – but his tenure at Hampstead Theatre has seen some serious
For 14 years, the chief bogeyman of British theatre’s critical fraternity has been the Daily Mail’s Quentin Letts. And now, at last,
Let’s start with the good news from The Stage’s ticketing survey: it is genuinely terrific that the bottom ticket price for West
A year-and-a-bit on, London’s Bridge Theatre has established itself as a significant part of the capital’s landscape. But here’s the thing: has
National Theatre head honcho Rufus Norris has endured an occasionally ‘difficult’ relationship with elements of the nation’s press. But it was nothing
I recently interviewed Sean Holmes about his departure from the Lyric Hammersmith. He mused that as his reign wore on, mainstream theatre
The most powerful piece of theatre at last year’s Edinburgh Fringe was Hannah Gadsby’s devastating, deconstructed confessional Nanette. Despite the lavish praise
Britain’s tortured withdrawal from the European Union is a common theme at the Edinburgh Fringe. Many comedians are trying to go beyond mockery.
Even as many performers focus on psychological well-being in their work, the grueling annual event can take a toll.
I’m sure everyone has noticed this by now, but football’s coming home. And in certain respects the theatre world is not terribly
A London journalist takes pity on his New York colleagues and the “unadventurous” work they ended up championing.
There is a long and occasionally noble tradition of producers not inviting critics to shows. That is their right. Sometimes, there’s a
The New York Times has caused something of a stir with a piece ranking the best 25 American plays written since Tony
Much like Jennifer Lawrence and and Marilyn Monroe, Tanya Burr does not have any formal acting qualifications. Unlike those two, the YouTube
How much does it cost to see, say, Les Miserables? The most recent press release I have – from earlier this month