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Friday, May 26, 2017

Cotton Panic! First look at Jane Horrocks' Manchester music drama – video by Guardian Staff

This year’s Manchester international festival features a new gig-theatre show exploring how the US civil war created a cotton famine which caused catastrophe for Lancashire’s mills. It…

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John Boyega webchat – post your questions now by Guardian Staff

The Star Wars actor is now on stage in Woyzeck, and will answer your questions in a live webchat from 1pm BST on Tuesday 30 May – post them in the comments below 5.31pm BST John Boyega ins…

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Friday, May 19, 2017

Edward Albee estate denies rights to production over casting of black actor by Guardian Staff

A planned Oregon performance of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? was halted after the playwright’s estate refused to allow a black actor to play the role of NickA production of Who’s Af…

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Unveiled: the sensational stage history of Salomé – in pictures by Guardian Staff

The biblical sorceress dances across two of Britain’s stages this summer, in shows at the National and the RSC. Explore past versions of the story, from Marisa Tomei and Zawe Ashton’s pe…

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How did people eat the oranges that Nell Gwynn sold at the theatre? by Guardian Staff

The long-running series in which readers answer other readers’ questions on subjects ranging from trivial flights of fancy to profound scientific conceptsHow did people eat the oranges tha…

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Monday, May 8, 2017

Richard Roxburgh and Margaret Pomeranz join fight against Fairfax cuts – video by Guardian Staff

A group of Australian actors, dancers, writers and comedians – including Charlotte Wood, Zoe Coombs Marr and Marieke Hardy as well as Pomeranz and Roxburgh – have joined a video campaign…

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Saturday, May 6, 2017

Camille O’Sullivan: ‘I’ve always thought of the audience as a tiger’ by Guardian Staff

As she presents a 10th anniversary show at the Edinburgh festival, Camille O’Sullivan remembers her first fringe gigs and explains how she puts together her set listBefore I first came to …

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Thursday, May 4, 2017

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child to open on Broadway in April 2018 by Guardian Staff

The hit fantasy play, which has broken records in London, will move to the the Lyric Theatre in New York Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two will premiere on Broadway on 22 A…

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Monday, May 1, 2017

Michael Moore to star in Broadway show aimed at bringing down Trump by Guardian Staff

Oscar-winning film-maker will headline The Terms of My Surrender, a new play that will be performed just blocks away from Trump TowerMichael Moore is set to star in a Broadway show aimed at …

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Friday, April 28, 2017

Angels in America at the National Theatre – in pictures by Guardian Staff

Twenty-five years after it was first staged in London, Tony Kushner’s wildly inventive play about the Aids crisis is back. The cast includes Nathan Lane, Andrew Garfield, Russell Tovey and…

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Monday, April 24, 2017

From Miss Trunchbull to Mr Chips: top teachers on stage - in pictures by Guardian Staff

A new production of Alan Bennett’s Forty Years On has Richard Wilson playing the headmaster. Take a look at theatre’s best school staff through the yearsForty Years On is at Chichester F…

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Monday, April 17, 2017

Damian Lewis webchat – post your questions now by Guardian Staff

The Homeland and Billions star is currently in the West End, and will answer your questions in a live webchat on Wednesday 19 April 10.38am BST Damian Lewis is best known for three titanic r…

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Monday, April 10, 2017

Harry Potter play works its magic at Olivier awards – video highlights by Guardian Staff

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child won a record-breaking nine awards at the Olivier awards on Sunday, including best new play. Best supporting actress Noma Dumezweni used her speech to highli…

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Sunday, April 9, 2017

2017 Olivier awards ceremony – in pictures by Guardian Staff

The great and the good of theatre descended upon the Royal Albert Hall on Sunday night, as Harry Potter and the Cursed Child dominated the UK’s most prestigious theatre awards Continue rea…

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Friday, April 7, 2017

Tim Pigott-Smith: a life on stage and screen – in pictures by Guardian Staff

Theatre, film and TV actor Tim Pigott-Smith came to the British public’s attention as Ronald Merrick in the 1984 TV series The Jewel in the Crown, and starred in plays and films including …

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Monday, April 3, 2017

Jude Law on stage: from smirking schoolboy to deadly drifter – in pictures by Guardian Staff

Over a quarter of a century, Jude Law has blazed through a succession of challenging and controversial theatre productions on the way to his latest role as a lover with murder on his mind in…

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Sunday, April 2, 2017

Sweet dreams: 60 years of The Pajama Game – in pictures by Guardian Staff

A factory dispute in the American Midwest shouldn't be the stuff of musical magic. But The Pajama Game earned its stripes with Broadway pedigree and Hollywood pizzazz. As Richard Eyre's hit …

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Dave Chappelle talks new comedy specials with Jimmy Kimmel – video by Guardian Staff

Dave Chappelle talks to late-night TV host Jimmy Kimmel about his two new comedy specials. Asked why he released two shows at once after such a long hiatus, he jokingly replied: ‘Money.’…

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Cleopatras comin' atcha: queens of the Nile on stage and screen - in pictures by Guardian Staff

Eve Best plays Cleopatra in a new production at Shakespeare's Globe. From Liz Taylor to Mark Rylance, here's a reminder of the other stars who have ruled as the Egyptian leader• Review: Ev…

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Sunday, March 19, 2017

Normal review – drama about real-life serial killer questions the nature of sanity by Guardian Staff

Styx, LondonEmma Baggott leads an astute, clever revival of Anthony Neilson’s play about the 1920s killer known as the ‘Düsseldorf vampire’Like many people, Justus Wehner (Corey Monta…

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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Help! We're trapped in an American sitcom – exclusive Comic Relief video by Guardian Staff

In Flatshare, created by the comedy sketch trio Massive Dad for Comic Relief, two mates walk into the world of a US sitcom, complete with canned laughter. The sketch is part of the Comic Rel…

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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Gemma Arterton webchat – as it happened by Guardian Staff

The British actor, currently starring in Nell Gwynn in the West End, joined us live to answer your questions about where Alice Creed might have gone, how to make the perfect risotto and whet…

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Et tu, Trump? Political cartoons inspired by Shakespeare – in pictures by Guardian Staff

The RSC’s exhibition Draw New Mischief shows how, for 250 years, political cartoonists have taken inspiration from Shakespeare’s plays. Curator David Francis Taylor introduces a selectio…

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Monday, March 6, 2017

Olivier awards 2017: full list of nominations by Guardian Staff

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child leads the contenders for this year’s Olivier awards – here are the nominees in full• Harry Potter and the Cursed Child breaks Olivier nominations reco…

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Daniel Radcliffe in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead – in pictures by Guardian Staff

Daniel Radcliffe is back on stage in London in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, Tom Stoppard’s sideways look at Hamlet, which returns to the Old Vic 50 years after it was first stage…

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Friday, March 3, 2017

Ruth Wilson webchat – post your questions now by Guardian Staff

The star of The Affair and Hedda Gabler is joining us to answer your questions in a live webchat at 1pm on Tuesday 7 March 4.58pm GMT Since her Bafta-nominated breakthrough as Jane Eyre in 2…

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Monday, February 27, 2017

Andrew Scott as Hamlet at the Almeida – in pictures by Guardian Staff

Scott, best known as Sherlock’s Moriarty, is playing the highest-profile Hamlet since Benedict Cumberbatch took on the role in 2015. Here is an exclusive first look at the production Conti…

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Friday, February 24, 2017

Waltzing with the debutantes: the Vienna opera ball – in pictures by Guardian Staff

Opening ceremony sees debutantes performing classical dances. With the ball still hugely popular in Austria, it attracts big TV audiences, celebrity guests – and the president Continue rea…

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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Ralf Little webchat – post your questions now by Guardian Staff

The actor and producer will join us to answer your questions in a live webchat on Monday 27 February – post them in the comments below 2.01pm GMT Permanently tracksuit-clad and put upon to…

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Joe Orton and Kenneth Halliwell: cover to cover at Islington Museum – in pictures by Guardian Staff

Library dust jackets altered with surreal jokes, which saw playwright Joe Orton and his boyfriend Kenneth Halliwell serve six months in prison in the 1960s are finally seeing the light of da…

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Monday, February 20, 2017

Melbourne White Night: 86-year-old swing dances with his partner – video by Guardian Staff

Kenneth Weeks, 86, and Lyne Luxford, 70, were captured hoofing it off Collins Street in Melbourne, at 2am on a Sunday morning as the city celebrated White Night. Melbourne’s fifth White Ni…

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