Events this year in UK and across the Globe have seen the celebration of 400th anniversary of the Shakespeare’s death, but 1616 was also the death of China’s most celebrated playwright, Tang Xianzu. The event now running at The Actor’s Church in Covent Garden, A Shakespearean Handan Dream, is the result of a six-year collaboration.
Mary Mazzilli, 23 September 2016
August is gone and in the beautiful city of Edinburgh life returns to normal after the past few frenetic weeks.
Sandra Giorgetti summarises this year's achievements at the International and Fringe Festivals.
Sandra Giorgetti, 04 September 2016
Sandra Giorgetti takes a look at what's on at three diverse performance venues whose architecture has caught her interest.
The first in this trio of articles takes her to Brasserie Zédel where the inaugural Live at Zédel season is aiming to give the traditional central London cabaret scene a run for its money.
Sandra Giorgetti, 28 August 2016
Sandra Giorgetti looks at some of the background to little-known Rodgers and Hammerstein show Allegro.
Sandra Giorgetti, 13 August 2016
BTG editor reflects on four days in a field in Suffolk.
David Chadderton, 24 July 2016
Mary Mazzilli speaks to Mao Weitao and Guo Xiaonan of Zhejiang Xiaobaihua Yue opera about their joint celebration of the 400th anniversaries of Shakespeare and Chinese playwright Tang Xianzu.
Mary Mazzilli, 22 July 2016
Newcastle’s Northern Stage returns to the Edinburgh Fringe for a fifth year with eight shows.
Peter Lathan, 21 July 2016
Your lucky columnist stumbled upon this vellum manuscript lying in a car park, not in Leicester for a change but Stratford near to the Westfield Shopping Centre.
Philip Fisher, 03 July 2016
A report on the Theatres Trust Conference 16: Protecting Theatres, held on 21st June 2016 at the New London Theatre
Howard Loxton, 29 June 2016
Peter Lathan looks at the £35m outdoor spectacular at Bishop Auckland in County Durham.
Peter Lathan, 26 June 2016