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The events of September 11, 2001 shook the world, but had a particular effect on husband and wife Irene Sankoff and David
This double bill allows audiences with the opportunity to see two great actors starring in intimate solo shows by playwrights with which
These days it is virtually impossible to separate people from their phones. And despite strenuous efforts by theatres that make repeated announcements
As Follies returns to the National Theatre, the Olivier-winning Joanna Riding is taking on the role Imelda Staunton played in the hit
There’s a lot of muddle in the debates around identity politics in theatre, whether of gender, sexuality, race or disability. This can
Long before In the Heights and Hamilton brought him to international prominence, Lin-Manuel Miranda was a member of the improvisational comedy hip-hop
The longest-running play in West End history is written by a woman. The Mousetrap’s late writer Agatha Christie also has a second
Why I'm going to blog about theatre more.
Jukebox musicals have become one of the most familiar and popular forms of musical theatre. Producers love them, because they have a
As another artistic director falls prey to the Twitter mob, I review my own relationship with the medium.
We are in the middle, once again, of the theatre awards season: last Friday this publication held its own annual The Stage
Theatre all too often generates headlines only when it acts controversially, or badly. The daily business of theatrical excellence tends to be
Layton Williams had two West End roles under his belt by the age of 14 in Thriller Live and Billy Elliot. Now
Making her solo West End debut with the stage version of 9 to 5 the Musical, the award-winning choreographer’s star continues to
Sometimes shows collapse. This can happen before performances even begin (as with the planned arena tour production of Heaven on Earth in
Last year, the London production of Les Miserables distributed a further 280% return of profit, giving investors a total return of over
As the epic musical adaptation of Notre Dame de Paris returns to London for the first time in nearly two decades, actors
We go to the theatre partly to see ourselves: to see our own lives and experiences reflected back to us. But we
The oldest surviving Greek play, Aschylus’ The Persians, was first performed in 472 BC. Though it continues to be performed to this
From a host of London transfers including The Ferryman and Ink to musicals Moulin Rouge! and Beetlejuice, our New York critic Mark
It is a critical duty – but also a rich personal pleasure – to get out of London. Living in the heart
The publication of The Stage 100 last week provided an opportunity to consider the changing nature of artistic influence in British theatre.
For all that both National Theatre of Scotland and National Theatre Wales both eschew the idea of being tied to a single
Shows to look forward to in 2019, from the West End and Broadway to regional theatre in the UK and fringe.
Some of the shows I missed in 2018 -- and some of the shows I loved.
Forty five years on from its premiere at the Royal Court’s Theatre Upstairs, The Rocky Horror Show isn’t the radical beast it
It’s that time of year when critics trawl through their memory banks and choose their best (and sometimes worst) of the year.
The commercial theatre in London and New York seems to have become increasingly dependent on bringing Hollywood to the stage, both in
This musical version of Charles Dickens’ festive fable premiered at New York’s Madison Square Garden in 1994, where it ran every Christmas
Around this time of year, when critics start compiling their best of the year lists and then thinking about their resolutions for
It would be great if theatre could be a habit, but for most people it is actually an occasion. That’s partly a