Features

Braham Murray

Death of Braham Murray at 75

Braham Murray OBE, one of the founding artistic directors of Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theatre, has died aged 75.
Be More, Do Better But Don't Change

The North East in Edinburgh

Peter Lathan looks at North East performers and companies going to the 2018 Edinburgh Fringe.
Meek - Penelope Skinner’s new play

Touring News – July 2018

Sandra Giorgetti looks at the tours that take to the road next month including the first professional production for more than 120 years of Haddon Hall from the National Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company, thirty years of Fame—The Musical, and Penelope Skinner’s new play Meek.
The Prague Fringe 2018

Prague Spring

Peter Mortimer looks back at the 17th Prague Fringe Festival
Dusty

Touring News – June 2018

Sandra Giorgetti looks at the handful of tours that take to the road next month including A Fortunate Man, Michael Pinchbeck's adaptation of John Berger’s book, and a new musical based on the life of singer Dusty Springfield, Dusty.
Belly Of The Whale from Ockham’s Razor's

Touring News - May 2018

Sandra Giorgetti looks at the tours that take to the road next month: from the visual spectacle of Ockham’s Razor's Belly Of The Whale to the intimacy of Marie Klimis's The Paper Traveller. Also Torben Betts's new play Monogamy and a feminist re-imagining of Three Sisters.
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.