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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
Monday, May 6, 2019

The price of the American dream: Death of a Salesman – in pictures by Guardian Staff

As Wendell Pierce takes on the role of Willy Loman at the Young Vic in London, revisit the history of Arthur Miller’s classic play Continue reading...

SOURCE: The Guardian at 07:24AM
Thursday, February 14, 2019

My funny valentine: standups on their most disastrous dates by Guardian Staff

A night in a cemetery, a trip to a strip club, five hours in A&E … comics relive their woeful romantic rendezvous Continue reading...

SOURCE: The Guardian at 04:24AM
Saturday, December 1, 2018

Trevor Noah: 'Like the climate, Trump's arguments are getting worse' by Guardian Staff

Comics discussed the president’s refusal to believe in climate change and Ivanka Trump’s use of a personal email accountLate-night hosts discussed the recent Paul Manafort revelations an…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 05:06AM
Monday, June 11, 2018

2018 Tony awards: list of winners by Guardian Staff

The Band’s Visit picked up 10 awards at the celebration of American theatre, held on Sunday in New York• Band’s Visit and Harry Potter triumph in politically charged ceremony• The re…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 03:32AM
Saturday, June 2, 2018

Bill Hicks on the 'miracle' of childbirth – exclusive video by Guardian Staff

In this previously unseen footage from the Hicks family archive, filmed at the Laff Stop in Austin in 1991, Bill Hicks explains why children are smarter than adults. Twenty years on from the…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 01:33PM
Monday, May 14, 2018

Thy name is woman: female Hamlets from Sarah Bernhardt to Maxine Peake - in pictures by Guardian Staff

Ophelia and Gertrude are the chief female characters in Hamlet but many actresses have taken on the lead role itself including Asta Nielsen and Frances de la Tour• At her Peake: Maxine’s…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 01:12PM
Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Peter Morgan on his new play by Guardian Staff

In The Deal, he made a gripping TV drama out of the Blair-Brown pact. Now, in his first play, Peter Morgan is taking on another clash of titans: Richard Nixon and David Frost. He talks to Ga…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 11:48PM
Monday, April 30, 2018

Time for a revolution: how the art of 1968 caught a world in turmoil by Guardian Staff

It was the year hippy idealism gave way to riot and struggle – with protests in Paris, tanks in Prague and black power in the US. Guardian writers pick the pivotal works from that tumultuo…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 02:06AM
Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Royal Mail’s Shakespeare mix up turns a tragedy into a farce by Guardian Staff

It’s a nice idea: promote the art of letter-writing by alluding to the Bard’s Romeo and Juliet. There’s only one snag in the plot, as many have been quick to point outName: Royal Mail.…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 12:04PM

Strictly Ballroom the Musical – what the reviewers thought by Guardian Staff

Luhrmann's stage version of his film didn't get critics telling him to Foxtrot Oscar, but they didn't throw flowers at his feet eitherNot everyone likes Baz Luhrmann's high camp directorial …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 03:12AM
Thursday, April 5, 2018

Sarah Bernhardt back in London – archive, 5 April 1921 by Guardian Staff

5 April 1921 There was a wonderful range in Mme. Bernhardt’s acting, the words hammered out and chiselled and turned into a statuesque eloquence“DANIEL” AT THE PRINCE’S THEATRELONDON…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 12:30AM
Thursday, March 15, 2018

The best political plays – picked by David Hare, James Graham and more by Guardian Staff

A gripping story of the Calais camp. A caper about media greed. A pair of startling dramas from Caryl Churchill. Leading playwrights choose their favourite political playsJoe Murphy and Joe …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 08:34AM
Tuesday, March 13, 2018

'Non-stop gagster and comedy scientist': Paul O’Grady, Alan Davies and Frank Cottrell Boyce on Ken Dodd by Guardian Staff

Paul O’Grady’s family cheered him outside court. Alan Davies couldn’t get a word in over lunch. And he got Frank Cottrell Boyce by the chuckle muscle. Stars remember the brilliantly bi…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 02:00AM
Sunday, March 11, 2018

On my radar: Tim Key’s cultural highlights by Guardian Staff

The comedian on his rhubarb tea addiction, the mastery of standup John Kearns, and his love of The CorrectionsTim Key, the comedian, actor, writer and performance poet, was born in Cambridge…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 06:00AM
Saturday, February 10, 2018

Women bid to buy Haymarket theatre as a female-led arts space by Guardian Staff

Group seeks £3m to buy historic West End venueA group of women from the world of the performing arts has launched a campaign to buy a West End theatre with the aim of making it a venue that…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 07:36AM

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