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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.…

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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 …

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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…

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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 …

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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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