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Sunday, September 3, 2023

Colin Spencer also made gay theatre history as a playwright | Letter by Guardian Staff

His play Spitting Image about a gay partnership broke new ground in the West End, says Colin Chambers Also among the many activities in the protean Colin Spencer’s impressive array of achi…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 11:04AM
Friday, August 18, 2023

Tips for going to the theatre on the cheap | Letters by Guardian Staff

Jude McGowan on being a lifelong theatregoer on a modest budget. Plus letters from Rory Murphy and Ian Wells Re your article on theatre prices (Price of West End theatre tickets can be ludic…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 02:33PM
Monday, June 12, 2023

Tony awards 2023: Lupita Nyong’o’s outfit, Dylan Mulvaney’s dress, fashion, red carpet looks and best of the show – in pictures by Guardian Staff

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Michelle Williams, Barry Manilow and Jessica Chastain were among the crowd for the 76th annual Tony Awards, held in New York on Sunday The full list of winners Continue …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 04:25AM
Monday, June 5, 2023

‘I want to be part of the rebirth’: the artists bringing creation out of Beirut’s chaos by Guardian Staff

Decades of civil war and economic meltdowns left Lebanon’s people struggling for hope – and then three years ago came the devastating explosion in the capital’s port. But the country�…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 04:03AM
Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Want to dance more? Just follow our lead | Letters by Guardian Staff

Sue Bingham helps organise a charity event where people of all ages can dance their cares away in a village hall, while Dave Mcglade worries about the loss of spaces for all forms of dance I…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 01:42PM
Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Euripides persuades us that love is what makes us human | Letter by Guardian Staff

We ruin, waste and trivialise human life by ignoring that, writes Michael Bulley Charlotte Higgins is right to see Medea, in Euripides’s tragedy, as heroic (Greek tragedies like Medea are…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 01:44PM
Monday, February 20, 2023

When football matters more than theatre | Brief letters by Guardian Staff

Man Utd v Oldham Coliseum | Toilet dread | The con in consultant | Middle age | Clement Freud How saddening to see that Oldham-born Sir Jim Ratcliffe seems able to find £5bn or so to buy Ma…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 12:18PM
Monday, December 19, 2022

When Beryl Grey threw cold water over my ballet dreams | Letters by Guardian Staff

Rosanna Achilleos-Sarll remembers being told she was ‘too tall’ by the celebrated ballet dancer, while Tessa Higgins praises the wonderful teacher Audrey de Vos Your obituary of Dame Ber…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 12:06PM

Cultural coverage needs levelling up to support regional theatre | Letter by Guardian Staff

Theatre companies outside London aren’t getting the attention they deserve, says Julia Sowerbutts I applaud your editorial about the squeeze on opportunities for new plays and playwrights …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 12:06PM
Wednesday, December 14, 2022

Peter Brook remembered by Richard Eyre by Guardian Staff

21 March 1925 - 2 July 2022The theatre director remembers his friend and mentor, a titan of the stage whose productions revolutionised the art form James Lovelock remembered by John Gray Re…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 01:36PM
Saturday, July 30, 2022

Chris Rock jokes about slap after Will Smith apology video by Guardian Staff

Comedian doesn’t directly address apology onstage but says: ‘Even me getting smacked by Suge Smith ... I went to work the next day’ Comedian Chris Rock did not directly address Will Sm…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 05:48PM
Wednesday, July 6, 2022

‘We were always in awe of her’: actors celebrate the life and legacy of Mona Hammond by Guardian Staff

David Harewood, Sharon D Clarke and Josette Bushell-Mingo pay tribute to the pioneering star who has died aged 91 ‘Remarkable, revelatory, inspiring’: Yvonne Brewster on Mona Hammond It …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 06:37AM
Monday, June 6, 2022

Cheerio, Duckie: regulars look back at the LGBTQ+ club that broke the mould by Guardian Staff

After 27 years, the groundbreaking Saturday night at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern in London ends next month. Performers past and present and famous fans reflect on how it changed them and the q…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 03:54AM
Monday, May 16, 2022

From Everything Everywhere All At Once to Architectural Digest: a complete guide to this week’s entertainment by Guardian Staff

Whether you want to go far out or snoop at someone else’s home, our critics will keep you busy for the next seven days Everything Everywhere All at OnceOut nowFirestarter notwithstanding, …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 10:54AM
Thursday, January 27, 2022

Comedian and writer Barry Cryer dies aged 86 by Guardian Staff

Cryer, known for I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue and as writer for Bruce Forsyth and the Two Ronnies, called ‘the real deal’ The comedian, writer and actor Barry Cryer has died at the age…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 06:03AM
Friday, December 31, 2021

Stage struck: Tristram Kenton’s shots of 2021’s theatre – in pictures by Guardian Staff

From Ian McKellen as Hamlet to elephants treading the boards, our photography maestro was in position to shoot theatre’s glorious return Continue reading...

SOURCE: The Guardian at 05:42AM
Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Those we lost in 2021: Una Stubbs remembered by Martin Freeman by Guardian Staff

1 May 1937 – 12 August 2021The actor recalls his Sherlock co-star, a doyenne of British TV whose youthful, no-nonsense energy and humour were irresistible Janet Malcolm remembered by her …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 05:06AM

Those we lost in 2021: Sean Lock remembered by Bill Bailey by Guardian Staff

22 April 1963 – 16 August 2021The comedian recalls more than 30 years of friendship with a warm and generous writer and performer whose standup sets left audiences helpless with laughter …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 03:54AM
Monday, December 13, 2021

Those we lost in 2021: Stephen Sondheim remembered by Imelda Staunton by Guardian Staff

22 March 1930 – 26 November 2021The actor on the American composer and lyricist who changed musicals, and whose warmth and generous spirit were equally present in the theatre and at home …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 09:24AM
Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Lloyd Webber’s Cinderella could go on despite lockdown extension, PM hints by Guardian Staff and Agency

Boris Johnson says government is in talks with composer, who is ‘surprised’ to hear of the proposed pilot Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Andrew Lloyd W…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 03:12PM
Sunday, June 6, 2021

Matters of life and death: Kneehigh theatre’s wild times – in pictures by Guardian Staff

The award-winning Kneehigh theatre company has announced it is closing down. Revisit its past hits including Rapunzel, A Matter of Life and Death and The Tin Drum Continue reading...

SOURCE: The Guardian at 08:03PM
Sunday, March 14, 2021

'It has been a sort of nightmare': how major theatres abroad fared in the pandemic by Guardian Staff

Leading artistic directors including Ivo van Hove, Shanta Thake and Thomas Ostermeier reflect on their nations’ treatment of the arts during Covid. Introduction by Susannah Clapp In the di…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 07:42AM
Sunday, February 7, 2021

Inspire the kids: the best culture for children in lockdown by Guardian Staff

Actors, authors, musicians and Observer critics share tips for filling the after‑homeschool hours – from uplifting family films to creative apps, dance tutorials and sonic journals Conti…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 06:12AM
Thursday, January 14, 2021

Illusionist Siegfried Fischbacher, of Siegfried & Roy, dies aged 81 by Guardian Staff and Associated Press

The surviving member of duo Siegfried & Roy has died of cancer in Las Vegas after his magic partner died last year German news agency dpa is reporting that illusionist Siegfried Fischbac…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 01:32PM
Tuesday, February 11, 2020

3-tutu-1-go! Ballet superstars backstage – in pictures by Guardian Staff

Colin Jones trained as a dancer before becoming a photographer. His pictures of Margot Fonteyn, Rudolf Nureyev and Tamara Rojo are on display at the North Wall Arts Centre, Oxford, until 7 M…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 02:42AM
Monday, February 3, 2020

Disney to bring hit musical Hamilton to the big screen by Guardian Staff

In what’s allegedly a record-breaking $75m deal, the Pulitzer prize-winning stage musical, with the original cast, will land at cinemas worldwide in 2021 The hit Pulitzer prize-winning mus…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 07:03PM
Friday, December 20, 2019

The Michael Billington archive: highlights from five decades of reviews by Guardian Staff

Ken Dodd’s laugh riot, Dustin Hoffman as Willy Loman, Lucy Prebble’s dazzling debut and ‘off-with-your kit Harington’ … revisit the hits and flops assessed by our outgoing theatre …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 03:36AM
Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Phoebe Waller-Bridge: ‘There was an alternative ending to Fleabag ... but I’ll never tell’ by Guardian Staff

How did a one-woman show at Edinburgh become a worldwide hit? As a book of the series is published, performers and writers ask her about inspiration, sex and guinea pigs Continue reading...

SOURCE: The Guardian at 03:42AM
Thursday, July 11, 2019

Femme fatale: Maxine Peake in The Nico Project – in pictures by Guardian Staff

Maxine Peake and director Sarah Frankcom explore the life and art of German actor-singer Nico in a bold new production at Manchester international festival inspired by her 1968 album The Mar…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 12:06PM
Sunday, June 16, 2019

Franco Zeffirelli – a life in pictures by Guardian Staff

He threw flamboyant parties and created equally dazzling films and operas. A look back on the career of the director of the films Romeo and Juliet and The Taming of the Shrew and the opera T…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 03:03PM
Friday, May 10, 2019

Crowning glory: the Globe's triple helping of Henrys – in pictures by Guardian Staff

The Globe theatre, London, kicks off its new season with Shakespeare’s Henry IV Parts I and II and Henry V, performed back to back on 10 and 11 May. Photographer Tristram Kenton captured t…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 02:12AM

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