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Photos by Alex Brenner and David Monteith-Hodge The Stage Debut Awards 2019: the winners in their own words
The winners of The Stage Debut Awards 2019 were announced at a ceremony on Sunday, September 15 hosted by Cush Jumbo. The
A season of badwill was forecast 25 years ago this week, as Britain’s theatres were warned of a winter of discontent over
Whatever the justification for this move it will inevitably look petty and mean-minded, while the cost savings to English National Opera’s budget
The Stage Debut Awards, in association with Access Entertainment, were presented at the Brewery in London on September 15, 2019. Best actress
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With regard to the open letter ‘Playing Jewish roles on stage’ and subsequent correspondence, I feel impelled to draw attention to Motion
This week, The Stage looked ahead to shows opening this autumn. As the West End prepares to welcome three new musicals, we’re
As the season of mists approaches, The Stage’s lead critics Natasha Tripney and Tim Bano pick the shows destined to cut through
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Jeremy Secomb will lead the cast of Reputation, a new musical by Alick Glass. Secomb, who starred in the West End pie
Last week, musical star Rebecca Caine criticised a trend for belting in musical theatre, claiming it has led to a “generic sound”
This week’s production news includes an announcement that Marianne Elliott’s gender-swapped production of Company is to transfer to Broadway, starring Patti LuPone.
I remember when actors were required to actually act, and when the obsession with representation to the point of absurdity – as
As the Second World War entered its final year, our editorial posed a question that seems strangely evergreen. “Can one, in these
Last week, director Robert Icke criticised rising ticket prices, which he said had been allowed to get “completely out of hand”. Icke
As this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe draws to a close, The Stage’s team of reviewers pick their favourite productions… Tim Bano The
August 26, 2004: We reviewed the troubled and somewhat delayed opening of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest – featuring Hollywood star
In the past few years, theatre has rightly begun to take a long, hard look at diversity, on and off stage. Theatres,
“As I was going up through the industry, I would often get accusations that I was sleeping my way through the business.
Last week, Spotlight came under fire for a “totally unacceptable” casting call that went out on its platform for a child actor
Musicals Leicester’s Curve has announced casting for West Side Story, which runs from November 23 to January 11, 2020. Adriana Ivelisse and
August 17, 1944: As Britain approached the final 12 months of the Second World War, our editorial discussed the role that theatre
As many people are already aware, the Mercury Theatre, Colchester is currently in the midst of a two-year £9.7 million capital project.
At this year’s Edinburgh Fringe, a group of companies and theatremakers have launched the #PayIfYouCan initiative, urging established producers, promoters and companies
The Stage Debut Awards 2019, in association with Access Entertainment, will take place at the Brewery in London on September 15. Here
August 7, 1919: With a feature in the Times from August 2, 2019 claiming that “London’s most famous theatres are elegant, historic,
So much of Lyn Gardner’s Long Read on the fringe could have been written in the 1990s, when I was director of
The Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2019 is now underway. Our expert, resident reviewing team pick their best shows of the fringe so far.