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Friday, June 28, 2024

When working the comedy crowd isn’t that funny | Letters by Guardian Staff

Comedian David Rose on the perils of audience interaction while doing standup. Plus a letter from Clive Needle While reading your recent article about comedians and crowd work (Crowd work i…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 01:06PM
Monday, June 17, 2024

Tony awards 2024: red carpet looks and best of the show – in pictures by Guardian Staff

Jeremy Strong, Daniel Radcliffe, Ariana DeBose and Angelina Jolie were among the crowd for the 77th annual Tony awards, held in New York on Sunday The full list of winners Continue reading...

SOURCE: The Guardian at 02:12AM
Thursday, June 13, 2024

The Merry Wives of Windsor offers strong evidence that Shakespeare was not its author | Letter by Guardian Staff

Derek Jacobi and Margo Anderson on how local lore and biographical specificity found in the comedy point to the 17th Earl of Oxford, Edward de Vere, as its writer Michael Billington says Sha…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 02:02PM
Tuesday, March 12, 2024

Olivier awards 2024: complete list of nominations by Guardian Staff

Sunset Boulevard and Dear England have the most nominations at this year’s awards – see who else is in the running Noël Coward award for best new entertainment or comedy playAccidental…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 08:24AM
Sunday, March 10, 2024

Without our voice, we actors are lost | Letters by Guardian Staff

When a celebrated voice coach feels she has to resign, it’s a poor reflection on the state of drama in the UK As a professional actor, I’ve worked extensively in all media for more than …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 09:36AM
Saturday, March 2, 2024

For trauma survivors like us, theatre trigger warnings are not a luxury | Letters by Guardian Staff

Readers reflect on the deep impact that some scenes on stage can have on their mental health Re Arifa Akbar’s article (We go to the theatre to feel something – and people do. Trigger war…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 09:24AM
Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Alan Ayckbourn was ahead of the curve in predictions of AI-created TV soaps | Letters by Guardian Staff

Yvonne Whalley on the rise of AI actors. Plus a letter from Mike Peacock on Donald Sinden’s Othello So, the TV director James Hawes has told parliament’s culture, media, and sport commit…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 08:12AM
Sunday, February 4, 2024

Waiting for Godot to send in more clowns | Brief letters by Guardian Staff

Circussy classics | Secondhand clothes | Curtain calls | Cold showers Lyndsey Winship’s review (Ockham’s Razor: Tess review – circus spin finds light and laughter in Thomas Hardy’s t…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 01:24PM
Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Chita Rivera – a life in pictures by Guardian Staff

The Broadway star has died aged 91. Revisit her glittering career, including West Side Story, Chicago and Kiss of the Spider Woman Continue reading...

SOURCE: The Guardian at 08:24AM
Thursday, January 4, 2024

Extending theatre’s reach across the country | Letters by Guardian Staff

Barbara Richardson suggests that all National Theatre productions should be livestreamed, while Sarah Lynch says regional theatres such as Sheffield’s Crucible deserve credit Ian Wood righ…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 02:48AM
Thursday, December 21, 2023

Barry Humphries remembered by Melvyn Bragg by Guardian Staff

17 February 1934 – 22 April 2023The broadcaster recalls a true original who immersed himself in the roles of Dame Edna and Sir Les, and was a complicated mixture of vaudeville character an…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 09:36AM

Michael Gambon remembered by David Hare by Guardian Staff

19 October 1940 – 27 September 2023The playwright recalls his collaborations with the charismatic actor whose mix of mischief and vulnerability endeared him to everyone from Arthur Miller …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 06:18AM
Sunday, December 17, 2023

A truly national theatre must get out of London more | Letter by Guardian Staff

The National Theatre’s new artistic director must ensure that it engages with the regions, writes Ian Wood Arifa Akbar writes of the National Theatre, in her article about the appointment …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 05:54PM

Glenda Jackson remembered by Gordon Brown by Guardian Staff

9 May 1936 – 15 June 2023The politician recalls the actor and fellow Labour MP, a passionate campaigner for social justice who never exploited fame to advance her career Julian Sands reme…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 04:54AM
Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Northern Ballet’s plan to use recorded music. What next, robot dancers? | Letter by Guardian Staff

Tim Atkinson on the threat to the livelihoods of the Northern Ballet Sinfonia’s musicians Great that you featured Northern Ballet’s Nutcracker as a double-page photo spread in your print…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 06:54AM
Monday, December 4, 2023

Einstein on the Beach with goats? No, thanks | Letters by Guardian Staff

John Coldwell on his first ever walkout from a performance. Plus letters from Ian Garner, David Riley and Tim Edwards on leaving theatres at the interval or even earlier Two days before read…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 11:24AM
Thursday, November 30, 2023

Lunar Halo by Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan – in pictures by Guardian Staff

The acclaimed company returns to Sadler’s Wells in London with a production inspired by the optical phenomenon known as a ‘lunar halo’ Photography by Tristram Kenton Continue reading...

SOURCE: The Guardian at 03:54PM
Monday, November 27, 2023

Russell Norman was not just a celebrated chef, but a talented actor too | Letter by Guardian Staff

Tom Sweeney says he excelled in drama in school and was always generous with his praise for his old teachers I was deeply upset to read of Russell Norman’s untimely passing (Restaurateur a…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 12:42PM

The show goes on for a Shakespeare film set | Brief letters by Guardian Staff

Shakespeare North Playhouse | Taxing millionaires | Brewing annoyance | Precise apostrophes | Lynne Truss The director of Shakespeare in Love, John Madden, tells us how Judi Dench bought the…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 12:42PM
Friday, October 20, 2023

Haydn Gwynne – a life in pictures by Guardian Staff

A look back at the career of the stage and screen actor, best known for Drop the Dead Donkey and The Windsors, who has died aged 66 Continue reading...

SOURCE: The Guardian at 12:33PM
Thursday, October 19, 2023

National Theatre at 60, from Hamlet to Dear England – in posters by Guardian Staff

As the National Theatre celebrates its 60th anniversary, revisit some of its most iconic posters including War Horse, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and Nine Night Continu…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 07:07AM
Tuesday, October 17, 2023

The applause clause: why are standing ovations suddenly obligatory? by Guardian Staff

Once the ultimate mark of respect for actors, every theatre performance now seems to end with the audience rising to their feet and clapping wildly Name: Ovation inflation. Age: New-ish. Con…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 12:37PM
Tuesday, October 3, 2023

‘Delicate, dangerous, anarchic’: Daniel Craig, Michael Mann, Matthew Macfayden and more remember Michael Gambon by Guardian Staff

He wasn’t just a magnificent actor – he was also a raconteur, mentor, joker, engineer and pilot. Friends including Tom Hollander, Penelope Wilton, Simon Callow, Nicholas Hytner, Matthew …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 02:55AM
Sunday, September 3, 2023

Colin Spencer also made gay theatre history as a playwright | Letter by Guardian Staff

His play Spitting Image about a gay partnership broke new ground in the West End, says Colin Chambers Also among the many activities in the protean Colin Spencer’s impressive array of achi…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 11:04AM
Friday, August 18, 2023

Tips for going to the theatre on the cheap | Letters by Guardian Staff

Jude McGowan on being a lifelong theatregoer on a modest budget. Plus letters from Rory Murphy and Ian Wells Re your article on theatre prices (Price of West End theatre tickets can be ludic…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 02:33PM
Monday, June 12, 2023

Tony awards 2023: Lupita Nyong’o’s outfit, Dylan Mulvaney’s dress, fashion, red carpet looks and best of the show – in pictures by Guardian Staff

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Michelle Williams, Barry Manilow and Jessica Chastain were among the crowd for the 76th annual Tony Awards, held in New York on Sunday The full list of winners Continue …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 04:25AM
Monday, June 5, 2023

‘I want to be part of the rebirth’: the artists bringing creation out of Beirut’s chaos by Guardian Staff

Decades of civil war and economic meltdowns left Lebanon’s people struggling for hope – and then three years ago came the devastating explosion in the capital’s port. But the country�…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 04:03AM
Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Want to dance more? Just follow our lead | Letters by Guardian Staff

Sue Bingham helps organise a charity event where people of all ages can dance their cares away in a village hall, while Dave Mcglade worries about the loss of spaces for all forms of dance I…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 01:42PM
Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Euripides persuades us that love is what makes us human | Letter by Guardian Staff

We ruin, waste and trivialise human life by ignoring that, writes Michael Bulley Charlotte Higgins is right to see Medea, in Euripides’s tragedy, as heroic (Greek tragedies like Medea are…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 01:44PM
Monday, February 20, 2023

When football matters more than theatre | Brief letters by Guardian Staff

Man Utd v Oldham Coliseum | Toilet dread | The con in consultant | Middle age | Clement Freud How saddening to see that Oldham-born Sir Jim Ratcliffe seems able to find £5bn or so to buy Ma…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 12:18PM
Monday, December 19, 2022

When Beryl Grey threw cold water over my ballet dreams | Letters by Guardian Staff

Rosanna Achilleos-Sarll remembers being told she was ‘too tall’ by the celebrated ballet dancer, while Tessa Higgins praises the wonderful teacher Audrey de Vos Your obituary of Dame Ber…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 12:06PM

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