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Theatres at Risk: a new endangered list is announced
Report on Theatres Trust Theatres at Risk Register launched on 19 September 2013.
The Best Play Ever
Thanks to the ingenuity of English Touring Theatre, we will soon know the title of the most popular ever play in English. The mouth waters at the prospect.
Preview of some Edinburgh Fringe highlights
Just some of the performances that may be worth seeing at this year's Edinburgh Fringe.
Yes, but is it art?
Nathan Gabriel, Assistant Professor of Theatre & Season Coordinator at University of Louisiana, Lafayette, speculates on a question that frequently occurs to reviewers, students and general audiences.
Secret Theatre at the Lyric
Sean Holmes keeps the new Lyric Hammersmith season under his hat and challenges the status quo.
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.
Making theatre for children with complex disabilities
Interview with Tim Webb MBE, Artistic Director of Oily Cart theatre company.
A talk with Howard Colyer
Sandra Giorgetti meets playwright Howard Colyer and discovers there were two nights that made him a playwright.
The Kunstenfestivaldesarts 2013—Part IV
The fourth of Jackie Fletcher's reports from the 2013 Kunstenfestivaldesarts in Brussels.
Pants on Fire explores new fundraising initiatives
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.
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.
The Kunstenfestivaldesarts 2013—Part III
The third of Jackie Fletcher's reports from the 2013 Kunstenfestivaldesarts in Brussels.
The Kunstenfestivaldesarts 2013—Part II
The second of Jackie Fletcher's reports from the 2013 Kunstenfestivaldesarts in Brussels.
The Kunstenfestivaldesarts 2013—Part I
Jackie Fletcher reports from the 2013 Kunstenfestivaldesarts in Brussels.
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.
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.
Playing in They're Playing Our Song
Filling in the words with Sarah Mahony and Dan de Cruz.
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.