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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.
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
Where Have All the Americans Gone – British Directors are Conquering Broadway
Philip Fisher speculates on the current British invasion of Broadway.
Theatre in the North East
North East editor Peter Lathan gives his review and highlights of theatre in the North East in 2013.
January in London
'Hola' to mops, monologues and derelict public toilets.
More news from north of the border
With Glasgow hosting the Commonwealth Games and 2014 being The Year of Homecoming Scotland, residents and visitors alike will have an eye on what the arts are offering in the area.
"I just love the energy created in the theatre"
Simon Sladen talks to Henry Winkler about his pantomime career.
Review of the Year - the north west stage
Editor David Chadderton gives his review and highlights of north west theatre in 2013.
Review of the Year - the Midlands stage
Midlands Editor Steve Orme gives his review and highlights of the Midlands stage in 2013.
Review of the Year - The London Stage
London editor Philip Fisher gives his review and highlights of the London stage in 2013.
Yes, but is it good?
Nathan Gabriel follows up his recent feature
Yes, but is it art?
with the thorny question of whether something is "good"—and how "good" can differ from "like".
After The Island: EcoCentrix and Invisible Postcolonial Realities
In response to reviews suggesting that Athol Fugard's Apartheid era drama
is no longer timely, Melissa Poll offers a Canadian rebuttal based on EcoCentrix: Indigenous Arts, Sustainable Acts.
Panto: "It's all about the detail"
Simon Sladen speaks to Chris Jarvis all about his pantomime career, CBeebies and the great Danny La Rue.
"Rattigan or Ibsen wouldn't write like that...": Jez Bond of Park Theatre on panto
Simon Sladen speaks to Jez Bond, Artistic Director of Park Theatre and co-writer of this year's Christmas show
"Look, it's a man with a wig on!"
Simon Sladen speaks to South Hill Park, Bracknell about their 2013 pantomime
Rufus Norris: the right man for the National job?
Philip Fisher reflects on the National Theatre's big announcement to day of the person to take over from Nicholas Hytner.
UK Dracula tour gets its teeth into Whitby
Heartbreak Productions director Peter Mimmack on an open-air version of Bram Stoker’s
, performed in Whitby Abbey with a new take on the 1897 classic.
100 Years of Criticism: Key Changes
A report on the Critics' Circle Centenary Conference.
State Of Play: Theatre UK—a few thoughts
Sandra Giorgetti writes her initial thoughts on reading the report from Ticketmaster UK following an online survey on theatregoing habits.