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At the start of the second act of Jubilee, the stage version of Derek Jarman’s 1978 film that has transferred from Manchester’s
Theatre actors like to appear in London (or at least those that live there do). It means being able to stay at
The great Broadway lyricist Johnny Mercer once came up with a sentiment that is still a great thing to live by, for
“You already know you’re going to love it!”, declare the ads for Mamma Mia!. Now I’ve noticed that Eugenius!, a new musical
In a feature for WhatsOnStage this week, Matt Trueman welcomed the imminent appearance of youtube blogger Tanya Burr in a revival of Judy
Michael Crick, political correspondent for Channel 4 News, waded into a dangerous political territory the other day when he tweeted a photograph
We increasingly live in a sharing, if not necessarily caring, world. We put our lives on public display via Facebook and Twitter,
West End producer Mark Goucher brought his best pair of Marigolds with him when he changed scene to take on the role of
I don’t need an excuse to visit New York, but last weekend I had a special reason for scheduling a four-night stay:
Theatregoing means making choices: about what to see, of course (and what to see again), but also, by extension, what to miss.
Films – with the exception of Ridley Scott’s All the Money in the World – don’t tend to be recast after they’re
A theatre is more than just a building you visit to see a show. Cinemas, on the other hand, especially in the
Being a production manager for tours and West End hits wasn’t enough for Lee Batty, so he began associate-producing the Olivier Awards.
The flames of artistic passion only flicker intermittently in Terrence McNally’s new, surprisingly inert and dreary depiction of the muse that the
I’m on various awards judging panels, including The Stage Awards, the UK Theatre Awards, the Offies and the recently discontinued Empty Space
Looking for theatregoing inspiration? MyTheatreMates co-founder Mark Shenton chooses his top three plays and top three musicals to book now.
We are about to hurtle out of the EU into an uncertain future, meaning that British cities are no longer eligible to
Following the successes of the Broadway-to-film transfers of Chicago and Dreamgirls, and then the original film musical La La Land, hope briefly
Critics always need to get out more – specifically, out of London more. Here at The Stage we pride ourselves on doing
The other day, the White House tried to demonstrate that Donald Trump was actually working rather than playing golf. It did so
Last year saw the premiere of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie at Sheffield’s Crucible (now moved to the Apollo), the Old Vic gave
This week’s announcement of the Oscar nominees makes interesting reading, as ever, not least for the ongoing debt the cinema has to
Deloitte, the UK live entertainment business generated £17 billion in revenues in 2017. That figure includes attendance at cinemas and sports events,
Puccini’s meltingly beautiful and bracing score for Madama Butterfly has acquired a new bitterness after the last few months of #MeToo revelations.
I’m constantly amazed by the strength and variety of what the theatre offers us and how uncomfortable plays also test us, deeply.
We are truly blessed in Britain to live in a theatrical culture that offers us regular access to the great classics of
Last weekend, Camilla Long swapped her patch from reviewing films to television for the Sunday Times. “I’ve officially left my wife for
Lia Williams may not be as well known as some of her big-name co-stars, she may not even have got into drama
Another shifting of the tectonic plates of London’s premier league theatres took place last week with the announcement of the planned 2019
This punchy revue-like musical about the six wives of Henry VIII originated as a Cambridge University student production, where its authors, musical
Theatre PRs are at the front line of a theatre’s relationships with the critics, columnists and reporters who cover theatre; and it’s