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Friday, January 12, 2018

Mark Thomas webchat – as it happened by Guardian Staff

The politically astute comedian, who is currently on tour with his arms trade exposé Cuckooed, was here to answer your questions – from his views on the Ukraine to Russell Brand and Nigel…

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Monday, January 1, 2018

The fastest West End flops - in pictures by Guardian Staff

As Stephen Ward announces its early closure at the Aldwych theatre, revisit 13 of the unluckiest shows to have graced a West End stage – from Mike Read’s one night bomb Oscar to the slow…

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Sunday, December 17, 2017

Peter Hall remembered by David Hare by Guardian Staff

22 November 1930 – 11 September 2017The playwright recalls the RSC founder as a man who championed public engagement with British culture while keeping his personal feelings to himself• …

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Sam Shepard remembered by Johnny Dark by Guardian Staff

5 November 1943 – 27 July 2017The actor and playwright’s best friend recalls a 50-year bond based on their shared love of literature, letters and life in the fast lane • Howard Hodgkin…

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Saturday, December 9, 2017

This week in 1956 | From the Observer archive: by Guardian Staff

Pygmalion is taken off the British stage ahead of the musical version, My Fair LadyThe Society of Authors has a long record of honourable service to the writing profession and its many admir…

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Sunday, December 3, 2017

Comedians on how to banish festive fear and have a better Christmas by Guardian Staff

From faking illness to binning Brexit chat, standups including Rachel Parris, Milton Jones and Phil Wang share advice on taking the hassle out of the holidaysRachel Parris: Wear something hi…

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Friday, December 1, 2017

The best show I've ever seen at Edinburgh: performers and theatre-makers on their festival highlights by Guardian Staff

Mark Thomas was moved by Bill Hicks. Tim Key loved Jackson's Way. Olivia Poulet loved Tim Key … Performers and theatre-makers pick their all-time festival favouritesIn 1988, I was performi…

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Friday, November 10, 2017

Louis CK responds to sexual misconduct allegations: 'These stories are true' by Guardian Staff

The comedian released a statement regarding the claims: ‘The power I had over these women is that they admired me. And I wielded that power irresponsibly’Louis CK: laughter ends as years…

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Saturday, October 14, 2017

Henry Woolf on his lifelong friendship with Harold Pinter by Guardian Staff

As a schoolboy, Harold Pinter took on bullies and fought with fascists. Later, as a playwright, he took on the entire critical establishment. Henry Woolf, who is appearing in a revival of Th…

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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Come to the Cabaret: Kander and Ebb's classic – in pictures by Guardian Staff

Willkommen, bienvenue, welcome … as Cabaret returns to Broadway, directed by Sam Mendes and starring Michelle Williams and Alan Cumming, take a look at past productions with Liza Minnelli,…

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Saturday, September 23, 2017

Watch a clip from the Olivier-winning Ghosts starring Lesley Manville and Jack Lowden – video by Guardian Staff

Watch a scene from Richard Eyre's revival of Ibsen's Ghosts for the Almeida theatre which won Oliviers for best actress (Lesley Manville) and best actor in a supporting role (Jack Lowden). A…

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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Is stripping art? | Open thread by Guardian Staff

A lapdancing club in upstate New York is arguing that it should be tax-exempt because its performances are 'art'. Has it got a point?On Wednesday, the classily named strip club Nite Moves in…

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Not quite all right on the night: comedians' weirdest gigs by Guardian Staff

Lucy Porter caused a break-up. Romesh Ranganathan did a diabetes panel show. And Clive Anderson was attacked with scissors. Comics relive their worst moments on stageA guy in the crowd had b…

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Monday, July 31, 2017

Sam Shepard, celebrated playwright and actor dies at 73 – video report by Guardian Staff

Sam Shepard, the Pulitzer prize-winning playwright, Oscar-nominated actor and celebrated author, whose plays chronicled the explosive fault lines of family and masculinity in the American we…

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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof: from 1958 to 2012 – in pictures by Guardian Staff

On its UK debut in 1958, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof was regarded as so racy that the censors denied it a public licence. Since then, it has gained a reputation as Tennessee Williams's best play …

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Monday, July 24, 2017

Timing lords: comedians who have starred in Doctor Who – in pictures by Guardian Staff

As Frank Skinner reveals he will appear in the latest Doctor Who series, take a look at these other standup, sketch and sitcom comedians – from John Cleese to Catherine Tate – who have …

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Tony Kushner to write play on 'borderline psychotic' Donald Trump by Guardian Staff

The Pulitzer prize-winning writer of Angels in America will focus next on the years before the 2016 election and ‘how a country commits political suicide’ Pulitzer prize-winning playwrig…

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Saturday, July 8, 2017

'The truth is I never left you' … Evita through the years – in pictures by Guardian Staff

As Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Evita gets ready to return to the West End stage, we take a look at productions through the years Continue reading...

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Shock as Bolshoi cancels world premiere of Nureyev ballet by Guardian Staff and Agencies

Move comes after outspoken director was questioned in a high-profile criminal investigation that supporters claim is politically motivatedRussia’s Bolshoi theatre has announced the cancell…

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Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Who’s afraid of unfinished work? Why Edward Albee wanted his leftovers destroyed by Guardian Staff

The playwright, who died last year, made provisions in his will to ensure any remaining manuscripts were never published. But, as with Nabokov and Kafka, will his dying wishes be ignored?Nam…

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Monday, June 19, 2017

Brexit Shorts: Just a T-shirt, written by and starring Meera Syal – video by Guardian Staff

“When you throw the doors open and anyone can just rock up … how is that fair?” In a West Midlands incident room, Priti reports a violent attack Continue reading...

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Brexit Shorts: Go Home by Charlene James and starring Dean Fagan – video by Guardian Staff

“52% of the country can’t all be scum” … In Wigan, Reece hopes to introduce his girlfriend to his leave-voting dad Continue reading...

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Brexit Shorts: Your Ma's a Hard Brexit by Stacey Gregg and starring Bronagh Gallagher – video by Guardian Staff

“We know what it means to be divided.” A mother reflects on Brexit’s consequences for Northern Ireland Continue reading...

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Brexit Shorts: Permanent Sunshine by AL Kennedy and starring Scott Reid – video by Guardian Staff

“You made me a refugee where I was born …” In Glasgow, Chummy explains how England has turned Scots into survivors Continue reading...

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Brexit Shorts: Time to Leave by David Hare and starring Kristin Scott Thomas – video by Guardian Staff

“I thought we’d be less angry. But we’re not.” In Winchester, Eleanor wonders why voting leave hasn’t made her happier Continue reading...

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Friday, June 16, 2017

Coming soon: Kristin Scott Thomas, Penelope Wilton, Meera Syal and Joanna Scanlan star in Brexit Shorts by Guardian Staff

A year after the EU referendum result revealed a deeply divided nation, the Guardian and Headlong theatre company present Brexit Shorts. This major new series of online dramas stars Kristin …

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Monday, June 12, 2017

'Shut that crap off!': Bette Midler refuses to curtail Tonys speech – video by Guardian Staff

Bette Midler wins the 2017 Tony award for best actress in a revival of a musical before delivering a long and rambling acceptance speech, shouting ‘Shut that crap off!’ when organisers a…

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Kevin Spacey goes presidential at the Tony awards – video by Guardian Staff

Kevin Spacey appears as his House of Cards character President Francis Underwood at the 2017 Tony awards on Sunday, poking fun at a rambling Bette Midler acceptance speech, before impersonat…

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Friday, June 9, 2017

Julian Fellowes webchat – post your questions now by Guardian Staff

As his new show The Wind in the Willows opens in London, the Oscar winner and Downton Abbey creator will join us for a webchat from 1pm BST on Tuesday 13 June 1.00pm BST Julian Fellowes will…

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Thursday, June 8, 2017

Kings and fools: Barrie Rutter on Northern Broadsides at 25 – in pictures by Guardian Staff

Northern Broadsides’ ‘dark, austere and genuinely disturbing’ production of Richard III is staged in Hull this month as the company celebrates its 25th birthday. Its founder and artist…

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Saturday, June 3, 2017

This week in 1922 | From the Observer archive by Guardian Staff

The Old Vic is saved from closureA generous donor has made through The Observer the gift that was necessary unless the Old Vic was to be forced to close its doors. It is an honourable exampl…

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