The Stage Awards for Acting Excellence winner Liam Brennan in Diary of a Madman

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.

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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.

The cast of Allegro at Southwark Playhouse

Allegro gets a new lease of life

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

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A Latitude 2016 Diary

BTG editor reflects on four days in a field in Suffolk.

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Coriolanus and Du Liniang at the Peacock Theatre: East meets West

Mary Mazzilli speaks to Mao Weitao and Guo Xiaonan of Zhejiang Xiaobaihua Yue opera about their joint celebration of the 400th anniversaries of Shakespeare and Chinese playwright Tang Xianzu.


Northern Stage at the Edinburgh Fringe

Newcastle’s Northern Stage returns to the Edinburgh Fringe for a fifth year with eight shows.

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The Wars of the Brexits – A Hitherto Unknown Masterpiece by William Shakespeare

Your lucky columnist stumbled upon this vellum manuscript lying in a car park, not in Leicester for a change but Stratford near to the Westfield Shopping Centre.

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Protecting Theatres: Whose? Where? How?

A report on the Theatres Trust Conference 16: Protecting Theatres, held on 21st June 2016 at the New London Theatre

Kynren - an Epic Tale of England

Kynren - an Epic Tale of England

Peter Lathan looks at the £35m outdoor spectacular at Bishop Auckland in County Durham.

Cristina Lilienfeld

Dance Roads 2016 - a discussion between critics and artists

As Dance Roads 2016, a programme of contemporary choreography from across Europe, was presented in Cardiff, reviewers were invited to meet with some of the participating artists to discuss the nature of their engagement with the art form.

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News from north of the border

Soon all eyes will be pointing towards the festivals in Edinburgh, but lots is happening between now and August.

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Shakespeare on the Road to Freedom

A report on a lecture by A N Wilson at The Legatum Institute in London.

Caroline Sheen and David Thaxton

News from Wales

Three "firsts" in Wales as Only the Brave sets to open and Tamara Harvey directs Much Ado About Nothing for Theatr Clwyd.

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Panto News: Jan - Feb 2016

In his first blog of the year, Simon shares his thoughts on Panto season 2015 and looks forward to 2016's Easter and Christmas seasons.


News from north of the border

A catch up on news from Scotland.

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Kings sought and found

Sandra Giorgetti sees more than some royal bones when she goes to Leicester and chats to Anthony King

Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour (LIve Theatre)

Review of the Year – The North East Stage

Peter Lathan looks at theatre in the North East during 2015.

Barbara Drennan as Beatrice, Natasha Davidson as Catherine and Colin Connor as Eddie Carbone in A View from the Bridge at Bolton Octagon

Review of the Year - The North West Stage

David Chadderton gives his overview of 2015 in the theatres of the North West.

Johnny Flynn, Tony Hirst, Simon Rouse and Ryan Pope in Hangmen

Our reviewers' picks of 2015

Some of our reviewers pick their top 5 productions of the year.

Oliver Tilney and Amie Burns Walker in The Great Gatsby at The Fleeting Arms, York

Review of the Year - The Yorkshire Stage

Yorkshire editor Mark Smith takes a look back on the Yorkshire theatre shows and news which shaped his year.