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Telling a story through contemporary circus is a feat attempted by many, but achieved by regrettably few. With The Ramshackle House, Upswing
Tutti Frutti Productions begins its adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s story of a baby bird hatched into the wrong nest using puppetry, then
Richard O’Brien loves populist things. “I really am a small-brained human being, and adolescence formed all of my fantasies and my journey,”
Brian Blessed, it turns out, is a hard man to interrupt. Not until nearly two hours after my arrival at the Surrey
Backstage skills are not something you’re likely to find on the CV of your average performer – most of them, in fact,
If the secret of comedy is timing, the same can certainly be said of the technical side of touring. All-night fit-ups, a
Anyone in touring theatre will tell you that taking a show on the road requires additional ingenuity from a design and production
The word ‘digital’ will no longer be used soon, says Marcus Romer, former artistic director of Pilot Theatre and one of the pioneers
There is a much smaller pool of people who work in dance compared with theatre and opera, explains lighting designer Guy Hoare.
It’s an exciting time for Creative and Cultural Skills, the body responsible for preparing young people for work in the creative industries.
Arts Council England chief executive Darren Henley has spoken out about the need for the arts and culture sector to attract talent
Staff at the Wales Millennium Centre have been announced as winners of the Creative and Cultural Skills theatre award for their longstanding
Some lighting designers call themselves artists, while for others this type of work is more accurately described as a craft. Given the
“My script is covered in notes saying ‘Wait!’ ” says Alex Romeo, with a chuckle. Pre-empting a punchline or a dramatic moment
You took over as chief executive of Stagetext recently – what’s on the agenda for the charity under your leadership? Stagetext has
Invisible Treasure is an immersive show without a cast. Jo Caird talks to its creator Rachel Briscoe… “It’s weird at the moment
Think back to your last theatre production. Were there at least two female characters on stage? Did they talk to each other?
“These rooms have been flat out, absolutely crazy.” Jeremy Angel, the seventh generation of the Angels clan to be involved in the
“The joy of programming this festival is that nobody knows anything about Latin American theatre,” says Daniel Goldman, founding artistic director of
Bottles that smash in just the right way. Puppets with such life to them that their puppeteers are all but forgotten. Replica
Jenny Sealey, artistic director of Graeae, the UK’s foremost disabled-led theatre company, would have liked to return to the fringe before now
When Deborah Bestwick took over as artistic director of the radical south London theatre and youth arts organisation Ovalhouse, her plan was
“So many people had told us it wasn’t possible. That’s such a cliche but I don’t know how else to say it.
Alecky Blythe never intended to become a writer. “I only ever wanted to be an actor since I was very little,” she
Does the theatre group's involvement in a lager launch damage its credibility? Or is corporate work just a sign of the times?
Most of us take ushers for granted. They welcome audiences with a smile, help them navigate a labyrinth of foyers and staircases,
Over the course of last year, audiences at the Royal Shakespeare Company consumed a staggering 318,464 alcoholic beverages, 226,373 hot drinks and
“This is the real brain- melt moment,” says mezzo-soprano Rebecca Afonwy-Jones, in a break in rehearsals for a new touring production of
Earlier this year, The Stage named as one of its theatre buildings of the year a portable structure that’s constructed in just
There's no telling what will come out of Jess Thom's mouth on stage. That's the joy of having Tourette's, she saysJess Thom had a lousy night out three years ago. It had nothing to do with t…
China's appetite for Western musicals is growing, finds Jo Caird, but ticket prices are preventing audiences from doing likewise"More and more people know about musicals and more and more pe…