Theatre News

David Bedella
Wed 23 Jul 2014 14:46
David Bedella in Twickenham Sweeney

David Bedella is to play Sweeney Todd in a new production of the Stephen Sondheim musical. The show will be the first in-house show to be produced at the new Twickenham Theatre.

Wed 23 Jul 2014 13:02
Daniel Betts leads Mockingbird

Daniel Betts will take the lead role in the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre’s production of To Kill A Mockingbird when it returns to the alfresco venue from 28 August.

Backstage Pass

Introducing... Michaela Coel

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Mon 21 Jul 2014 17:21
Introducing... Michaela Coel

With four productions at the National Theatre, a playwriting commission from the Bush Theatre and a Channel 4 pilot under her belt, is there anything Michaela Coel can’t do? We chatted to the rising star.

Feature

Creating Nightmares Of Carlos Fuentes

Creating Nightmares Of Carlos Fuentes

Former EastEnders star Nabil Elouahabi and director Nicolas Kent share what moved them to stage the timely Arcola Theatre production of The Nightmares Of Carlos Fuentes.

Exclusive

Exclusive: Jennifer Haley on The Nether

Exclusive: Jennifer Haley on The Nether

Jennifer Haley explains what drew her to write her Susan Smith Blackburn Prize-winning play The Nether, from the thriller’s beginnings in North Hollywood to its London premiere at the Royal Court Theatre this summer.

Video

Video: Holy Warriors

Video: Holy Warriors

Find out from playwright David Eldridge and actor Alexander Siddig why you won’t need any expert knowledge about international politics or medieval history to enjoy Shakespeare’s Globe’s next offering.

Video

Video: In Conversation with… Handbagged

Video: In Conversation with… Handbagged

Cast members from the Olivier Award-winning hit Handbagged talk politics, wigs, iconic women from history and heckling audiences in the latest in our In Conversation With… series.

First Nights

Helen McCrory in Medea (Photo: Richard Hubert Smith)Tue 22 Jul 2014

Medea

Carrie Cracknell’s terrifying Medea is a disturbing but thrilling theatrical experience that will have you revelling in its beauty and revolting in its darkness all at once.

Nigel Havers and Martin Jarvis star in The Importance Of Being Earnest (Photo: Tristram Kenton)Fri 18 Jul 2014

The Importance Of Being Earnest

Nigel Havers, Martin Jarvis, Siân Phillips and co add handbags-full of fun and frivolity to Wilde’s timeless wit.

Darren Strange, Laura Howard, Dan Copeland and Samantha Seager in Invincible at the St James Theatre (Photo: James Albrecht)Wed 16 Jul 2014

Invincible

The St James Theatre is filled with the sound of hysterical laughter with the transfer of Torben Betts’ surprisingly moving comedy first seen at the Orange Tree Theatre.