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Theatre News: Everybody’s Talking About Jamie wins UK Theatre Award 

15 Oct 17

The awards have been announced in a ceremony at the London Guild…

Review: Review: Giulio Cesare [Parts 1 & 2] (Hackney Empire and tour) 

9 Oct 17

Rome meets Egypt as ETO performs Handel’s lengthy opera across two evenings…

Review: Review: Dardanus (Hackney Empire and tour) 

7 Oct 17

English Touring Opera presents a rarely-heard 18th-century opera by Rameau…

Review: Review: After the Rehearsal/Persona (Barbican) 

28 Sep 17

Ivo van Hove’s company Toneelgroep complete its residency at the Barbican with these Ingmar Bergman adaptations…

Theatre News: Casting announced for Hackney Empire panto Cinderella 

27 Sep 17

Susie McKenna and Steve Edis return for the 2017 festive show…

Photos: First look at Elaine Paige and cast of Dick Whittington 

22 Sep 17

The London Palladium pantomime opens in December…

Review: Review: Our Town (Royal Exchange, Manchester) 

20 Sep 17

Thornton Wilder’s classic American play is revived by Sarah Frankcom at the Royal Exchange in Manchester…

Features: The Hartlepool Monkey: How a set can tell its own story 

14 Sep 17

The show opens in Stratford ahead of a UK tour…

Theatre News: Rudy’s Rare Records actor Larrington Walker dies 

4 Sep 17

The actor recently starred at Hackney Empire opposite Lenny Henry…

Theatre News: Emma Williams cast in Dick Whittington 

1 Sep 17

Final casting for the London Palladium panto has been announced…

Theatre News: New national Heretic Voices competition launches at Arcola Theatre to find new writing talent 

20 Jul 17

Entrants must submit a monologue of between 15 and 45 minutes in length.

Theatre News: Casting announced for Fever Pitch the Opera 

19 Jul 17

The first ever musical staging by Highbury Opera Theatre marks 25 years since Nick Hornby’s book was first published…

Review: Review: Summer in London (Theatre Royal Stratford East) 

19 Jul 17

Rikki Beadle-Blair’s latest show stars an all-trans cast…

Theatre News: Exclusive: Rachel Tucker returns to London for solo concert 

14 Jul 17

The Wicked star will perform at Shoreditch Town Hall in November…

Review: Review: The Tempest (Barbican) 

7 Jul 17

The RSC’s production, starring Simon Russell Beale as Prospero has transferred to the Barbican…

Theatre News: Nadia Fall appointed artistic director of Theatre Royal Stratford East 

14 Jun 17

The director will take over from Kerry Michael who leaves the position at the end of this year…

Review: Review: Charlie Parker’s Yardbird (Hackney Empire) 

12 Jun 17

A jazz-infused opera about the life and times of Charlie Parker…

Interviews: Kerry Michael: ‘I can’t think about life after Stratford East just yet’ 

8 Jun 17

The artistic director of Theatre Royal Stratford East talks about Tommy and his plans for leaving the theatre in December…

Theatre News: Manchester Royal Exchange announces autumn 2017 season 

7 Jun 17

The season includes an adaptation of the film Jubilee and two plays by Bruntwood Prize winners…

Theatre News: HighTide to stage new Kanye West play in festival line-up 

2 Jun 17

The company will also set up a new temporary space in Walthamstow this autumn…

Theatre News: Charlie Stemp and Elaine Paige to star in London Palladium panto 

2 Jun 17

Stemp will take on the title role in the production of Dick Whittington…

Interviews: Emma Donoghue: ‘Room is about the power of imagination, it belongs on stage’ 

18 May 17

The Academy Award-nominated writer talks to us about the stage adaptation of her novel, Room , currently playing at Theatre Royal Stratford East…

Review: Review: Room (Theatre Royal Stratford East) 

11 May 17

Emma Donoghue’s novel about a woman kept in the same room for seven years gets its stage premiere…

Theatre News: Northern Stage announces Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017 line-up 

11 May 17

It includes shows from Graeae, the Royal Exchange and West Yorkshire Playhouse…

Photos: Exclusive: First look at Room at Theatre Royal Stratford East 

8 May 17

Emma Donoghue’s story is about a woman who has been kidnapped and locked in a room for seven years…

Photos: First images released of Jude Law in Obsession at the Barbican 

24 Apr 17

Ivo van Hove’s world premiere production opens this week…

Theatre News: James Pidgeon to helm Shoreditch Town Hall 

30 Mar 17

Pidgeon was previously deputy director at the theatre…

Theatre News: Barbican announces new autumn season 

29 Mar 17

The RSC transfers its Rome season to London, and there will be a Woyzeck / Winterreise mash-up…

Blogs: Is Ivo van Hove’s Roman Tragedies the most significant piece of theatre in Britain in a decade? 

23 Mar 17

Toneelgroep’s six-hour adaptation of three of Shakespeare’s tragedies returned to the Barbican this month…

Features: From Roman Tragedies to Jude Law: A brief history of Ivo van Hove’s Toneelgroep 

14 Mar 17

As Ivo van Hove’s Dutch company begin their residency at the Barbican, here’s a few facts you may not have known about the company and its past work…

Review: Review: Patience (Hackney Empire and tour) 

9 Mar 17

Top-notch Gilbert and Sullivan from English Touring Opera provides irresistible fun…

Theatre News: Nick Giles announces final season at Shoreditch Town Hall 

9 Mar 17

Giles has announced he will be stepping down as director of the theatre…

Photos: David Tennant, Roger Allam and more at Limehouse opening night 

9 Mar 17

The politicians of which the play is about were also in attendance at the Donmar…

Review: Review: Limehouse (Donmar Warehouse) 

9 Mar 17

Roger Allam leads the cast of Steve Waters’ new play about the formation of the Social Democratic Party…

Theatre News: Casting announced for world premiere of Emma Donoghue’s Room 

7 Mar 17

Donoghue’s adaptation of her own novel will open at Theatre Royal Stratford East…

Review: Review: Tosca (Hackney Empire and tour) 

5 Mar 17

An uneven new production of Puccini’s popular shocker heads out on tour…

Theatre News: Benedict Cumberbatch, Jude Law and more pay tribute to the Barbican on 35th birthday 

3 Mar 17

The theatre has launched a digital collection celebrating its pioneering shows of the last 35 years…

Theatre News: Nick Giles steps down from Shoreditch Town Hall 

2 Mar 17

The artistic director has announced he will leave the post after five and a half years…

Theatre News: Greg Hicks to play Richard III in new Arcola Theatre season 

1 Mar 17

The venue has also announced new adaptations from Neil Bartlett and Yellow Earth…

Review: Review: Killer (Shoreditch Town Hall) 

28 Feb 17

A brand new series of monologues by Philip Ridley which mostly take place in complete darkness…

Theatre News: Exclusive: Full cast announced for The Treatment at the Almeida 

24 Feb 17

Lyndsey Turner returns to the Islington venue to direct the first London revival of Crimp’s satire in 24 years…

Theatre News: New musical development organisation announces partnership with Theatre Royal Stratford East 

21 Feb 17

In its inaugural year, the New Musical Development Collective will be hosted at the east London theatre…

Review: Review: Richard III (Schaubuhne, Barbican Theatre) 

17 Feb 17

Thomas Ostermeier’s German production of Shakespeare’s dark play is an intense rocket ride over two and a half hours…

Review: Review: The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin (Theatre Royal Stratford East) 

9 Feb 17

Kirsten Childs’ poppy musical gets its European premiere…

Review: Review: The House of Bernarda Alba (Manchester Royal Exchange) 

8 Feb 17

Lorca’s play is staged by Graeae artistic director Jenny Sealey…

Video: In rehearsals with The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin 

6 Feb 17

Kirsten Childs’ musical gets its London premiere at the Theatre Royal, Stratford East…

Review: Review: The Pitchfork Disney (Shoreditch Town Hall) 

3 Feb 17

Jamie Lloyd directs an immersive version of Philip Ridley’s play…

Theatre News: Kerry Michael steps down as artistic director of Theatre Royal Stratford East 

3 Feb 17

Michael will leave the theatre at the end of 2017…

Theatre News: Roger Allam cast in Limehouse at the Donmar Warehouse 

20 Jan 17

The play is about a group of politicians who broke away from the Labour party in the ’80s…

Review: Review: Blak Whyte Gray (Barbican) 

16 Jan 17

Boy Blue Entertainment bring a new triple bill of dance to the Barbican…

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