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Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Poll: Has anxiety ever prevented you from going on stage? by The Stage

This week actor Jake Quickenden told fans on social media that he was forced to miss a recent performance of the musical Hair

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

A brilliant Berenice at the World Theatre Season, Aldwych Theatre, 50 years ago in The Stage by The Stage

In April 1969, The Stage and Television Today (as we were then known) reported: “Théatre de la Cité opens World Theatre Season”.  A

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Arts Council England sees no opposition between relevance and excellence – your views (April 18) by The Stage

With reference to your article ‘Arts Council: Relevance not excellence will be new litmus test for funding’, while I’m pleased to see

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Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Striking a gender balance at the National Theatre (your views, April 11) by The Stage

In light of the lack of women in writing and directing positions in the National Theatre’s season release, I think there is

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How the arrival of colour TVs thrilled us – 60 years ago in The Stage by The Stage

In 1959, The Stage and Television Today (as we were then known) reported on how “COLOUR TELEVISION IS NOT QUITE AS FAR

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Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Olivier Awards 2019: SOLT president Kenny Wax’s opening speech in full by The Stage

“Good evening and welcome to the Royal Albert Hall and the Olivier Awards with Mastercard – the flagship event of the theatrical calendar. It’s

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Monday, April 8, 2019

The Olivier Awards 2019: In pictures by The Stage

Highlights of the red carpet and winners with their awards at the 2019 Olivier Awards, held at London’s Royal Albert Hall. All

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Poll: Which new Broadway musical would you like to see transfer to the West End? by The Stage

This year’s Olivier Awards saw British productions Company and The Inheritance share the highest number of awards with US import Come From

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Olivier Awards 2019: the winners in their own words by The Stage

On the night that Company, Come from Away and The Inheritance led the charge at the Olivier Awards, some of this year’s

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Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Double bubbles, toil and troubles at the Hen and Chickens – 25 years ago in The Stage by The Stage

25 years ago (April 7, 1994) The curse of ‘the Scottish play’ is a long-established theatrical tradition. From Macbeth’s first staging in

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And the 2019 Olivier award (probably) goes to… by The Stage

The 2019 Olivier nominations’ big hitters, Marianne Elliott’s gender-swapped Company and Canadian musical Come from Away, each received nine nominations, but who

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Monday, April 1, 2019

An open letter to Rufus Norris and the National Theatre (your views) by The Stage

An open letter to Rufus Norris and the programming team at the National Theatre… We all know there’s a problem with representation

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Thursday, March 28, 2019

The Stage Podcast: Theatre magic with Ben Hart and the secrets of stage animal wrangling by The Stage

In our March episode, Tim Bano talks to magician Ben Hart about making heads spin in The Exorcist and how he summoned

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Wednesday, March 27, 2019

From Our Archive: 30 years ago this week in The Stage (March 27, 1969) by The Stage

Half a century ago this week, we reported that Trevor Nunn’s first season programmed as artistic director of the Royal Shakespeare Company

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SOLT members don’t judge the Olivier Awards’ affiliate category (your views, March 28) by The Stage

In his column ‘Illogical Oliviers eligibility needs a serious shake-up’, Matt Trueman suggests that the Olivier award for outstanding achievement in an

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Monday, March 25, 2019

Poll: Should casting directors vet performers’ social media as part of the audition process? by The Stage

Last week, producers of the forthcoming revival of The Color Purple announced that Seyi Omooba would no longer be involved with the

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Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Work-life balance is a myth for all theatre workers (your views, March 21) by The Stage

Your news story (‘Backstage staff are pushed to breaking point’) focuses on lighting programmers. However, throughout the industry there is a workforce

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Tuesday, March 19, 2019

From Our Archive: 30 years ago in The Stage (March 23, 1989) by The Stage

This week came the announcement that the Boulevard Theatre will be reborn 25 years after it shut down in Soho on the

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Monday, March 18, 2019

Production news round-up: Jason Donovan joins West End Joseph cast and Andrew Scott to star in Present Laughter by The Stage

This week, it was announced that Jason Donovan would be returning to Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, this time to play

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Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Remembering Luke Perry’s West End heroics (your views, March 14) by The Stage

There has been a huge outpouring of emotion following the death of actor Luke Perry. In 2004, he starred in a stage

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From Our Archive: 25 years ago in The Stage (March 17, 1994) by The Stage

A quarter of a century ago, we reported on a strange set of affairs: Bolton councillors debating on whether to lift a

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Monday, March 11, 2019

Poll: Which show would you like to see win best new musical at this year’s Olivier Awards? by The Stage

This year’s Olivier Awards nominations were announced last week, with Company and Come From Away leading the pack with nine nods each.

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Wednesday, March 6, 2019

From Our Archive: 50 years ago in The Stage (March 6, 1969) by The Stage

In a 1969 editorial, our editor Eric Johns wondered why there weren’t more young actors making their mark in the West End.

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High streets need theatres (your views, March 7) by The Stage

Lyn Gardner’s article on the death of the high street struck a chord with us. A huge town centre redevelopment, conceived 20 years

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Tuesday, March 5, 2019

2019 Olivier Awards nominations: in numbers by The Stage

This year’s Olivier Awards nominations were announced on March 4. Here, we break down the facts and figures in detail. 100 productions eligible

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Monday, March 4, 2019

Poll: Which is your favourite song from Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat? by The Stage

As Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s musical celebrates its 50th anniversary, and Sheridan Smith becomes the first lead cast member to

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Friday, March 1, 2019

Production news round-up: Sheridan Smith cast in West End Joseph revival and Alex Kingston to star in gender-swapped Ibsen play by The Stage

Updates from this week include the news that Sheridan Smith will star as the narrator in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

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Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Remembering the spellbinding Albert Finney (your views, February 28) by The Stage

’Twas as a mere youth that I came across the illustrious Albert Finney (Obituary, February 11). His looks were almost archetypically British,

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From Our Archive: 30 years ago in The Stage (March 2, 1989) by The Stage

The Stage used to be well known for the light-entertainment performers who took out adverts in its back pages. Thirty years ago

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Monday, February 25, 2019

Poll: Should singing along at a musical be restricted to special one-off performances? by The Stage

Last week, pop musical Six announced its first sing-along performance, where audience members can join in with the production’s songs, after its

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Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Should Mamet and Berkoff tell the #MeToo story? (your views, February 14) by The Stage

Lyn Gardner on Berkoff/Mamet I disagree with Lyn Gardner (Back off Berkoff and Mamet – women own the #MeToo story) on the

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