Features

East Riding Theatre and Great Expectations

Richard Vergette examines the East Riding Theatre as it mounts its third Christmas show with a Dickensian source since it opened in 2014.

Richard Vergette, 16 December 2016

Festive entertainment with a bit of bah humbug!

If you want to say Boo–Hiss to traditional panto this year, have a break from finding your Christmas jumper and take a look at reporter Sandra Giorgetti's summary of what's on.

Sandra Giorgetti, 27 November 2016

There Will Be Fun at the British Library

London reporter Sandra Giorgetti has been to join the fun at the British Library where a new exhibition on Victorian entertainments includes live performances.

Sandra Giorgetti, 06 November 2016

Innovation, Orthodoxy, and Shakespeare's Globe

Following the cries of anguish and condemnation of the theatre board at the announcement that Emma Rice is to leave Shakespeare's Globe in 18 months' time, Brice Stratford, director of Shakespeare and founder of Owle Schreame theatre company, looks at the issue from the opposite direction.

Brice Stratford, 01 November 2016

Battersea Arts Centre

In her second of three features on performance venues whose architecture has caught her interest, reviewer Sandra Giorgetti visits South West London's Battersea Arts Centre, damaged by fire earlier this year.

Sandra Giorgetti, 31 October 2016

Latest on UK and China collaborations

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

Edinburgh 2016: figures and awards

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

Live at Zédel

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

Allegro gets a new lease of life

Sandra Giorgetti looks at some of the background to little-known Rodgers and Hammerstein show Allegro.

Sandra Giorgetti, 13 August 2016