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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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The 50 funniest people in Britain (part one) by Guardian Staff

Ahead of this week's British Comedy Awards, the Observer has decided to find out who really makes us laugh. With the help of a panel of expert judges, we present the 50 funniest people in Br…

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Monday, May 29, 2017

Bolton Octagon at 50: mills, thrills and bellyaches – in pictures by Guardian Staff

The intimate Octagon theatre in Bolton has launched its 50th anniversary season. Take a look at some of its landmark productions from local playwrights Bill Naughton and Jim Cartwright and s…

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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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