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Harold Pinter's Pair of One-Act Plays Talk About Sex

For the Harold Pinter connoisseur, the British playwright’s themes—distrust, betrayal, mistruth, the sparring between hunter and hunted—feature …


Grace Smart: Want to design a cool, beautiful set? Read the script, stupid

I’m working on a play set in a single room. I’ve done quite a few plays that are set in a single


West End Producer’s A to Z of drama schools

The Stage’s beloved agony aunt presents a humorous guide to everything that drama schools have to offer A is for acting. This


Comment on A beginner’s guide to applying for drama school by Raidene Carter

At Wac Arts we run a 3 year professional diploma in Musical Theatre for interesting and talented individuals from the age of 16. Points about …


Cambridge University students given trigger warnings for Shakespeare plays

Academics have criticised "trigger warnings" after Cambridge University students were warned about "potentially distressing topics" in plays by …

Higher Education

Othello review at Ambassadors Theatre, London – ‘visually arresting’

Kicking off with a swaggering, seamlessly choreographed movement sequence packed with evocative details and expressive character interactions, Simon …

William Shakespeare

Brothers Karamazov review at Tron Theatre, Glasgow – ‘lacks intensity’

Richard Crane’s dramatisation of Brothers Karamazov is an ambitious attempt to condense the epic scale of the Russian novel into two hours.


The best new London theatre openings this November including Big Fish, classic David Mamet and immmersive theatre

There’s a raft of new theatre shows opening this November, ranging from the classic to the contemporary.<p>Seasonal classic A Christmas Tale has been …


London play gives free tickets to young footballers in bid to attract new audiences

The producers of The Red Lion at London’s Trafalgar Studios are hoping to inspire new theatre fans by working with football clubs.

Gary Lineker

Mark Shenton’s week: Is the National Theatre falling apart?

The National Theatre seems to have suffered a series of mishaps recently. Last week’s press night for Saint George and the Dragon

Mel Brooks

Sinners Club to transfer to Soho Theatre

Sinners Club, which is inspired by the story of the last woman to be hanged in Britain, will transfer to the Soho


Theatre in the 21st Century | M A Haridy

Theatre in the 21st Century<p>Compiling and writing ‘Theatre TODAY ‘ has been a wild, intriguing, captivating, comforting, and ultimately reassuring …

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Yukio Ninagawa’s Macbeth review at the Barbican Theatre, London – ‘horrific and deeply moving’

The death of the great Japanese director Yukio Ninagawa in 2016 robbed the international theatre scene of one its most original and


Why do critics review sold-out shows? | Opinion

Last Saturday I was part of a panel on the new TV edition of BBC's Front Row, talking about (among other things) Chichester Festival Theatre’s King …

William Shakespeare

The Tin Drum review at Everyman Theatre, Liverpool – ‘glorious, anarchic storytelling’

Staging Gunter Grass’ The Tin Drum seems virtually impossible, not least because its leading character Oskar Matzerath is, quite literally, kneehigh. …

David Bowie

Soho Theatre announces shortlist for 2017 Verity Bargate Award

The shortlist for the 2017 Verity Bargate playwriting award has been announced. For its 16th year, the competition – run by London’s


Lyn Gardner: Theatremakers should see each others’ work to avoid reinventing the wheel

“Wasn’t that amazing!” said a smiling young woman as we were both leaving Dreamthinkspeak’s One Day Maybe, a commission for Hull City


Specs appeal: how caption glasses could ‘transform’ theatre

The National Theatre has unveiled new smart glasses for hearing-impaired audiences. Developed over three years, the glasses flash the dialogue as the

The Theatre

Comment on Poll: Should more West End theatres prioritise audience comfort over seating capacity? by Maureen Reeves

Tickets are expensive. Audience behaviour is at an all time low – is this in part due the being uncomfortable? Saw Young Frankenstein last week in …

Entertainment Industry

Heisenberg: The Uncertainty Principle review at Wyndham’s Theatre – ‘a lopsided two-hander’

First staged in New York in 2015, Simon Stephens’ two-hander, Heisenberg: The Uncertainty Principle, is an attempt to fuse elements of romantic


Emma Thompson and Anthony Hopkins to lead star-studded King Lear for BBC2

Emma Thompson and Anthony Hopkins are to star in a new television adaptation of King Lear, directed by Richard Eyre. The TV

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Archives for May 2017 | M A Haridy

Compiling and writing ‘ Theatre TODAY ‘ was a wild, intriguing, captivating, comforting, reassuring experience. Full of paradoxes. It was a panoramic …

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Steven Berkoff: ‘British theatre is narcissistic’

British theatre is “narcissistic” and mostly concerned with politics and class, Steven Berkoff has claimed. The writer, director and actor said his

The Theatre

Viv Groskop: Playing Shakespeare without a rehearsal? Now we’re talking

With no rehearsals, cast bonding or even full scripts, the idea of cue-script Shakespeare left actor and comedian Viv Groskop terrified. Now

Romeo and Juliet

Mark Shenton: Why is my theatre ticket so expensive? It’s the economics, stupid

Theatre is necessarily a minority activity: even in London’s five largest theatres – the London Coliseum, London Palladium, Royal Opera House, Theatre

New York Times

National Theatre launches ‘transformational’ captioning glasses for deaf audiences

The National Theatre has unveiled new technology that will enable D/deaf audiences to see captions for performances in front of their eyes

The Theatre

Labour of Love review at the Noel Coward Theatre, London – ‘light, political and nostalgic’

Few living playwrights get to see two of their new plays run concurrently in the West End. Fewer still can boast a


Vortex Theatre shines in ‘The Realistic Joneses’

Theater Review Will Eno is one of the most highly regarded American playwrights to ...