Monday, March 28, 2016

Gemma Arterton: Don't show theatre plays at cinemas by Danny Boyle

Actress hits out at rising trend of broadcasting plays on big screen live from stage, saying theatre is 'something you were either there for or not'

SOURCE: The Telegraph at 07:01PM
Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Laurence Fox and Billie Piper split by Telegraph Reporter

Celebrity couple break up after nine years of marriage

SOURCE: The Telegraph at 07:25PM
Thursday, March 17, 2016

Theatre considers lasers to shame people using mobile phones by Victoria Ward

Artistic director of a West End theatre says audience members using mobile phones make you 'irrationally angry'

SOURCE: The Telegraph at 05:42AM
Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Underfunding access to Shakespeare 'denies children their birthright', art chief warns by Agency

Britain's provision of school access to the Bard is 'an index by which we judge ourselves to be civilised', Royal Shakespeare Company's artistic director says

SOURCE: The Telegraph at 03:32PM
Monday, March 14, 2016

Gemma Arterton says she is no fan of 'stampy and shouty' feminism by Victoria Ward

Actress, who is currently starring on stage as Nell Gwynn, says the production gets the message across in a more subtle way

SOURCE: The Telegraph at 06:32AM
Thursday, March 10, 2016

Great quotes about acting by Telegraph Staff

50 great quotes about acting

SOURCE: The Telegraph at 02:00AM
Monday, February 29, 2016

Mark Rylance wins Best Supporting Actor in the most high profile British win of Oscars 2016 by Catherine Gee

The Bridge of Spies star beat Sylvester Stallone and Tom Hardy to the Academy Award

SOURCE: The Telegraph at 04:53AM
Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Great quotes about acting and the Oscars by Telegraph Staff

As the Academy Awards near, here are 50 great quotes about acting

SOURCE: The Telegraph at 11:35AM
Thursday, February 11, 2016

j40 quotes about life (for a pessimist) by Telegraph Staff

From Alan Bennett to Homer Simpson, Martin Chilton picks the best quotes about living, pessimism and looking on the bleak side of life

SOURCE: The Telegraph at 10:10AM
Monday, February 1, 2016

Sir Ronald Harwood rules out women taking lead in seminal play by Victoria Ward

Playwright says it would make 'a nonsense' of The Dresser if a woman took the lead role

SOURCE: The Telegraph at 09:20AM
Thursday, January 21, 2016

I wrote a musical about Jeremy Corbyn. Let's see how the Left respond by Rupert Myers

Will supporters of the new, kinder, gentler politics approve of my good-natured satire on the man who now leads the Labour party?

SOURCE: The Telegraph at 02:30AM
Monday, January 18, 2016

Drama student switches from audience member to lead role after actress falls ill by Victoria Ward

Melissa Bayern volunteered to join the cast of Into the Woods at the Royal Exchange in Manchester after watching an understudy attempt a role she knew

SOURCE: The Telegraph at 04:25AM
Thursday, January 14, 2016

Voice of Robin Hood Brian Bedford dies aged 80 by Ap

The Tony Award-winning classical actor was well known for his role in the 1973 Disney movie as well as a drag performance as Lady Bracknell

SOURCE: The Telegraph at 07:19PM
Saturday, December 26, 2015

Oh no she didn't! Woman laughed so hard at a pantomime she went into labour by Camilla Turner

Kirsty Reed, 30, was enjoying a performance of Cinderella at the Theatre Royal in Plymouth with her husband when her waters broke

SOURCE: The Telegraph at 02:01PM
Monday, December 21, 2015

Casting a black actor as Harry Potter's Hermione is not PC, but who cares either way? by Lucy Mangan

Going to the theatre is about magic and suspension of disbelief - perfect for the boy wizard

SOURCE: The Telegraph at 03:42PM

New-look Hermione joins grown-up Harry Potter cast for West End play by Victoria Ward

Acclaimed South African actress Noma Dumezweni has been cast as the former school-girl wizard in Harry Potter And The Cursed Child

SOURCE: The Telegraph at 03:22AM
Monday, December 7, 2015

Lloyd Webber: I'd forgotten what a hit feels like by Hannah Furness

Composer's delight as he opens first show on Broadway in 44 years to warm reviews from critics

SOURCE: The Telegraph at 05:56PM
Thursday, December 3, 2015

Shakespeare doesn't deserve this monstering by Frances Wilson

The Bard and Dickens are both victims of our obsession with culture in bite-sized chunks

SOURCE: The Telegraph at 02:55PM
Saturday, November 21, 2015

Keith Michell, star of Six Wives of Henry VIII dies aged 89 by Patrick Sawer

Keith Michell, star of The Six Wives of Henry VIII and artistic director of the Chichester Festival Theatre, dies after long and celebrated career

SOURCE: The Telegraph at 03:20AM
Saturday, November 14, 2015

Remembering Warren Mitchell: one of Arthur Miller's favourite actors by Martin Chilton

Martin Chilton pays tribute to the fine actor, who had mixed feelings about playing one of the most notorious bigots on TV

SOURCE: The Telegraph at 10:06AM
Friday, November 13, 2015

David 'Hoff' Hasselhoff: through the years by Telegraph Staff

A look back at Baywatch and Knight Rider star David Hasselhoff who has changed his name to Hoff

SOURCE: The Telegraph at 03:47AM
Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Joe Orton: 15 great quotes by Telegraph Staff

Martin Chilton picks some of the playwright's funniest lines

SOURCE: The Telegraph at 02:44AM
Sunday, November 8, 2015

Jackie magazine was our only beacon in the dark ages before Instagram by Jane Shilling

A new musical based on the classic teen mag conjures memories of a time when there were no Youtube makeup videos, and certainly no Snapchat

SOURCE: The Telegraph at 02:15PM
Monday, November 2, 2015

Making a West End debut aged 68 is 'daunting', says Glenn Close by Camilla Turner

The Hollywood star says when she flew to London for the audition, she wore her grandmother's earrings for good luck

SOURCE: The Telegraph at 01:58PM
Friday, October 30, 2015

Downton Abbey's Michelle Dockery pulls out of Donmar Warehouse production by Camilla Turner

The actress was set star in Les Liaisons Dangereuses but has withdrawn six weeks before opening night, with no reason given

SOURCE: The Telegraph at 09:58AM
Thursday, October 29, 2015

Benedict Cumberbatch shocks Hamlet crowds with foul-mouthed rant by Telegraph Staff

Hamlet actor Benedict Cumberbatch tells crowds to 'f--- the politicians' in plea for aid for refugees

SOURCE: The Telegraph at 09:00PM

My Harry Potter online ticket queue hell by Telegraph Staff

The web was meant to make getting tickets to popular events easier. Yet all the skills of a digital ninja do not prevent howling disappointment

SOURCE: The Telegraph at 01:17PM
Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Ian McKellen is wrong about Shakespeare. He's best read on paper by Harry De Quetteville

As one of the great actors of his generation, Sir Ian should know that the Bard must be read before being seen on stage

SOURCE: The Telegraph at 02:10PM

Ian McKellen is wrong about Shakespeare by Harry De Quetteville

As one of the great actors of his generation, Sir Ian should know that the Bard must be read before being seen on stage

SOURCE: The Telegraph at 02:10PM
Monday, October 26, 2015

What are the 10 most expensive West End shows in history? by Rozina Sabur

As Elf opens in the West End charging £240 for its best ticket, we look at the musicals with the highest ticket prices in 2015

SOURCE: The Telegraph at 12:00PM

Woman thrown out of theatre for singing along 'loudly and badly' to musical The Bodyguard by Sophie Jamieson

Audience members said the woman became aggressive when they asked her to stop singing along to the musical starring Alexandra Burke

SOURCE: The Telegraph at 04:32AM

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