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Are West End ticket prices out of control?
How last nights are more celebratory and democratic than first nights in the theatre.
Performing arts exports to Europe – alongside music and visual arts – are worth £360 million to the UK, but that and
How religious freedoms and freedom of speech are clashing over the casting of the lead in a new regional production of The Color Purple.
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How reviews for Joshua Harmon's Admissions are strikingly different to its press reception in New York.
How three shows all opened on Tuesday March 12 -- but I managed to review all three of them.
The representation of women in stories told on stage , and/or by women, which I've watched WITH women, are a great way to celebrate International Women's Day.
What happens when a critic not only writes his own version of a Moliere classic -- but then reviews a rival version.
I step away from my close association with The Stage -- and I celebrate my 10th anniversary on Twitter
A friend recently remarked how amazing it must be to be the last of a profession. We were talking about the rapidly
Diane Paulus, only the third female director to win a Tony, is bringing smash Broadway musical Waitress to the West End. She
Telling stories around a fire is probably the oldest form of theatremaking. It’s no accident that American playwright Anne Washburn has set
The theatre industry and the critics and journalists who cover it are co-dependent. Without the theatre, we wouldn’t have anything to write
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