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Sean Holmes - speech to the Critics Circle

Secret Theatre at the Lyric

Sean Holmes keeps the new Lyric Hammersmith season under his hat and challenges the status quo.
Grassroots Shakespeare London Producer and Artistic Director Siobhan Daly with Assistant Artistic Director Boris Mitkov

Doing Without a Director – That’s Grassroots Shakespeare’s Choice

Howard Loxton interviews Siobhan Daly, Artistic Director and Executive Producer of Grassroots Shakespeare London, who founded a company that goes back to “original practices” and directs itself.
Tim Webb MBE, Artisitic Director of Oily Cart

Making theatre for children with complex disabilities

Interview with Tim Webb MBE, Artistic Director of Oily Cart theatre company.
Howard Colyer

A talk with Howard Colyer

Sandra Giorgetti meets playwright Howard Colyer and discovers there were two nights that made him a playwright.
Kris Verdonck/A Two Dogs Company H, An Incident

The Kunstenfestivaldesarts 2013—Part IV

The fourth of Jackie Fletcher's reports from the 2013 Kunstenfestivaldesarts in Brussels.
Pants on Fire's Pinocchio

Pants on Fire explores new fundraising initiatives

Being resourceful.
The 'House of European History in Exile

Tok Toc Knock in the Brussels EU Quarter

For the last three years, the Royal Flemish Theatre (KVS) has been offering a range of events in the Tok Toc Knock Festival centred on what is referred to as the EU District.
Gingerbread Project from Opera Holloway

Opera Holloway invites teenagers to perform at Toynbee Studios, London

Louise Lewis talks to Opera Holloway's music director Lewis Gaston about a project that will allow 12- to 15-year-olds to perform alongside a professional cast at Toynbee Studios.
Sanja Mitrovic Stand Up Tall Productions: SPEAK!

The Kunstenfestivaldesarts 2013—Part III

The third of Jackie Fletcher's reports from the 2013 Kunstenfestivaldesarts in Brussels.
Zoological Institute for Recently Extinct Species/Jozef Wouters

The Kunstenfestivaldesarts 2013—Part II

The second of Jackie Fletcher's reports from the 2013 Kunstenfestivaldesarts in Brussels.
Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker & Boris Charmatz

The Kunstenfestivaldesarts 2013—Part I

Jackie Fletcher reports from the 2013 Kunstenfestivaldesarts in Brussels.
Len Cariou - one in a Night of 1000 Stars

Len Cariou - in London

Len Cariou is in the UK for this Sunday's Night of 1000 Stars at London's Royal Albert Hall. Sandra Giorgetti went to meet him.

Who's Really in Bed with the Embedded Critic?

Melissa Poll takes a closer look at the ethical issues behind the new 'it' concept in cultural commentary, embedded criticism.
Maria Miller MP

Is Cash the Right Measure for Artistic Achievement?

Philip Fisher examines Culture Secretary Maria Miller's announcement in her first major speech on the arts that the sector must highlight the economic benefits it brings to the country.
Sarah Mahony (Sonia), Matt Devitt (Director), Dan de Cruz (Vernon) in rehearsal - They're Playing our Song - Queen's Theatre

Playing in They're Playing Our Song

Filling in the words with Sarah Mahony and Dan de Cruz.
Panto Season 2012

Panto News: February 2013

Back for another year, Simon Sladen begins his monthly pantomime blog, this time rounding up Panto Season 2012 and looking ahead to 2013.
Pierre Enaux, Audrey Rogero and Stephen Moynihan

The Making of Borderlands

Peter Lathan looks at the gestation of a new international dance work produced in the North East.
The Awkward Squad at Customs House

North East Theatre in 2012

Peter Lathan looks at theatre in the North East in 2012
Berwick Kaler as Mrs Hettie Hood in 'Robin Hood and his Merry Mam!' at York Theatre Royal

The Merry Men of Pantoland: Berwick Kaler, Kenneth Alan Taylor and Andrew Pollard

With three of the country's leading panto power houses presenting Robin Hood as this year's festive entertainment, Simon Sladen speaks to the men responsible for the annual fun-fest at York Theatre Royal, Nottingham Playhouse and Greenwich Theatre about their experiences as writer, Dame and director.
Sophyia Haque (Sylvia Morgan), Simon Russell Beale (Captain Terri Dennis), Joseph Timms (Private Steven Flowers) in Privates On Parade from Michael Grandage Company at Noël Coward Theatre

Review of the Year - The London Stage

London editor Philip Fisher gives his review of the London theatre scene in 2012 and his awards for the best of the year.