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Features

An early BTG news page from December 2001

How It All Began

Founding editor Peter Lathan looks back over the history of the British Theatre Guide.
The Fringe bus on Castle Street, Edinburgh for the launch of the Fringe programme

The Edinburgh Fringe Preview 2014

Robin Strapp gives his highight events at some of the major venues in this year's Edinburgh Fringe.
The Lamellar Project - Pursued by a Bear Productions

The Lamellar Project - Pursued by a Bear Productions with SHPLive

South Hill Park's digital lab and Greenhouse begin work with three companies who received seed funding to explore digital technology and live streaming in theatre. Liz Allum met with one of those companies, Pursued by a Bear.
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The curtain goes up on the new Theatre Tax Relief

Nicola Edmondson of Tait Walker Chartered Accountants examines the new Theatre Tax Relief from the British Government.
Rebecca Benson (Eli)

Critics' Awards for Theatre in Scotland 2014 nominations

Shortlisted nominations for the 12th annual Awards.
Chris Harris as Mother Goose in 'Mother Goose' at the Theatre Royal Bath (2005)

Chris Harris

Pantomime Dame and actor Chris Harris has died aged 71.
The Women of Birdland: Charlotte Randle, Nikki Amuka-Bird, and Yolanda Kettle

What about the birds?

By failing to note Birdland's representation of women, in what ways are we giving English playwriting's contemporary rock star carte blanche?
Beauty's Legacy Or The Modern Frankenstein

The Brighton Fringe 2014

Musicals, theatre, comedy; clingfilm, voodoo and false teeth—just some of what's on offer next month at England's biggest arts festival.
Gym Party - three intrepid contestants compete in a series of games

Brighton Festival 2014

The Brighton Festival celebrates the arts with music, theatre, dance, circus, art, film and literature events.
Simon Usher and Jack Tarlton

The Road’s What Counts: Interview with Jack Tarlton and Simon Usher

The Road’s What Counts: Alex Ramon interviews Jack Tarlton and Simon Usher of Presence Theatre about CHORALE: A Sam Shepard Roadshow.
Victoria Baths

HOME Manchester launches site-specific season

Theatre at HOME's new artistic director, Walter Meierjohann, launches a site-specific 2014 season.
The Cast of Magic Beans Pantomimes' touring 'Alice in Wonderland'

Panto News: March 2014

Simon Sladen looks forward to 2014's Easter panto season and brings you all the latest casting news from Pantoland.
Nominations for the 2014 Awards

Olivier Award Nominations 2014

A full list of the nominations for this year's awards
Panto season 2013

Panto News: February 2014

With Panto Season 2013 set to finish in less than a week, it's time for Simon Sladen to begin another year of panto blogging...
A Chorus Line - winner of the Best Ensemble Performance and Best Actress in a Musical Award for Scarlet Strallen

WhatsOnStage Awards

All the winners and the runners up in the 2014 Awards
Snooks Brothers Bank

Hijinx Theatre - Pods

Hijinx, award-winning specialists in inclusive theatre, has developed a collection of comic, one-act pieces, available to tour on a pick’n’mix basis, and showcased them in Cardiff.
Max Stafford-Clark

A Howl of Rage: Max Stafford-Clark's Plague Year

Howard Loxton reports from a platform presentation to launch of the publication of Max Stafford-Clark’s new book A Journal of the Plague Year.
Rebecca Hall in Machinal directed by Lyndsey Turner at American Airlines Theatre, New York

Where Have All the Americans Gone – British Directors are Conquering Broadway

Philip Fisher speculates on the current British invasion of Broadway.
Joe Caffrey and Eva Quinn in Wet House at Live Theatre

Theatre in the North East

North East editor Peter Lathan gives his review and highlights of theatre in the North East in 2013.
The Body of An American

January in London

'Hola' to mops, monologues and derelict public toilets.