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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.
Hidden Door

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.
Panto Season 2015

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.
Shrapnel

News from north of the border

A catch up on news from Scotland.
Anthony King

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.
Jonathan Firth as Jack Manningham and Tara Fitzgerald as Bella Manningham in Gaslight at Northampton Royal and Derngate

Review of the Year - The Midlands Stage

What an amazing year 2015 was for theatre in the Midlands. Record figures, a prestigious award and premières galore made it a year to remember.
Flor De Liz Perez in The Motherf**ker with the Hat at the National

Review of the Year - The London Stage

BTG London editor Philip Fisher reviews the London theatre scene in 2015.
Katie Moore (Caroline), Ben Batt (Cash) and the company of The Funfair at HOME Manchester

Seven Plays from Methuen Drama

Methuen Drama has published a stream of new scripts in the last few months covering work up and down the country. This article provides a brief introduction to seven new plays.
The Writers’ Guild of Great Britain Awards 2015

The Writers’ Guild of Great Britain Awards 2016

The Writers' Guild Awards have announced the shortlists for the 2016 prizes.
Matt Henry as Lola and Angels from multiple nominee, Kinky Boots

Whatsonstage Awards 2015 – Nominees

Nominees for the 16th annual Whatsonstage Awards.