Features

Meera Syal, Bertie Carvel and Nina Sosanya at the 2018 Olivier Awards

SOLT move to promote dignity at work

SOLT and UK Theatre's Ten Principles to promote a safe and inclusive workplace.

Ethan Mechare - Coming Clean tours

Touring News - April 2018

Sandra Giorgetti looks at the tours that take to the road next month including Re-Live Theatre Company's Belonging, Dom Coyote's sci-fi musical We Can Time Travel and children's show Eddie And The Slumber Sisters.

Tom and Bunny Save the World, richard III redux OR Sara Beer [IS/NOT] richard III, Kindertransport, Yvette

Touring News – March 2018

Sandra Giorgetti looks at the tours that take to the road next month including Nigel Planer's The Game Of Love And Chai, Sting’s début musical The Last Ship and richard III redux OR Sara Beer [IS/NOT] richard III.

The Wilis in Akram Khan's Giselle

Cinemas to show Khan’s Giselle: ENB’s first live recording

English National Ballet has announced the first showing of Akram Khan’s Giselle from 25 April 2018. It was filmed live and directed by Ross MacGibbon—and we’ve seen it.

The Bridewell - Pool turned Theatre

The Bridewell Theatre

Sandra Giorgetti walks down memory lane to visit the Bridewell Theatre in the City of London for the last of three features on performance venues whose architecture has caught her interest.

Arts Council England

Arts Council England's ten-year plan

ACE has launched a consultation that will inform its mission for the decade 2020 to 2030 and everyone is invited to participate. Sandra Giorgetti urges everyone to have their say.

Cameron Mackintosh and the cast of Hamilton

The Critics’ Circle Theatre Awards 2017

The great and the good, including the likes of Bryan Cranston, Victoria Hamilton, Andrew Scott and Sam Mendes gathered in London for the presentation of The Critics’ Circle Theatre Awards 2017.

AI Love You at VAULT Festival

VAULT Festival 2018

VAULT Festival goes from strength to strength, now running for eight weeks across more venues. London reporter Sandra Giorgetti looks at what visitors can expect.

Nichola McAuliffe as Miss Havisham in the tour of Great Expectations

Touring News – February 2018

Sandra Giorgetti looks at the tours that take to the road next month including Caroline Jester's The Dancing Club and Ellie Stewart's The Return. Also on the menu are two Dickens adaptations (Hard Times and Great Expectations) and two shows for young audiences (A Tiger’s Tale and Me & My Bee).

Vicky Featherstone

The Stage 100 for 2018

Congratulations to Royal Court artistic director Vicky Featherstone who jumps to the top of The Stage 100 list following her prompt and forceful campaign against sexual harassment in the theatre industry.

The North East - Passionate People Passionate Places

North East theatre in 2017 – a review

Peter Lathan looks back over twelve months of theatre in the North East, from the Scottish Border to the Tees.

Hanna by Sam Potter

Touring News - January 2018

Sandra Giorgetti looks at the tours that take to the road next month, which includes classics The Importance Of Being Earnest and Private Lives alongside world premières for Black Men Walking and Hanna.

Malvolio (Adrian Edmondson) hoodwinked by Sir Andrew (Michael Cochrane), Fabia (Sarah Twomey) and Sir Toby (John Hodgkinson), Fabia (Sarah Twomey) at the RSC

Our reviewers' picks of 2017

Some of our reviewers pick their top productions of the year.

Paul Auster's City of Glass at HOME

Review of the Year 2017 - The North West Stage

David Chadderton looks back on his 2017 in North West theatre.

Rattle Snake (Open Clasp)

The best of NE theatre in 2017 (according to me)

Peter Lathan discusses the North East theatre productions he felt were the best in 2017.

Laura Donnelly and Paddy Considine in The Ferryman at the Royal Court

Review of the Year - The London Stage

Philip Fisher reviews the theatrical year in London in 2017, "the best year in living memory for new plays on the London stage".

Laura Main, Steffan Harri, Samuel Holmes and Marcus Ayton to star in Shrek the Musical

Touring News – December

Sandra Giorgetti looks at the handful of tours that take to the road this month—the anniversary tour of The War Of The Worlds, Shrek The Musical, Jersey Boys and Common Ground's comedy Sherlock Holmes & The Hooded Lance.

Minefield - David Jackson

Touring News – November 2017

Sandra Giorgetti looks at the tours that take to the road in November including David Hoyle’s Diamond, Libby Liburd’s Muvvahood and the musical adaptation of Kay Mellor's television hit Fat Friends.

From The Child’s Christmas by Evelyn Sharp (1906)

North East pantos and Christmas shows 2017 - 2018

A listing of all professional pantomimes and children's Chrisrmas shows in the North East.

Phil Hardie Welcome My Son - Frankenstein

Touring News – October 2017

Sandra Giorgetti looks at tours that take to the road next month including solo show In Memory Of Leaves performed on and touring by barge and shows for families including Slava's Snowshow, a new Peppa Pig adventure, Great Odds for pre-teens and What Once Was Ours for teens.