Theatre News

Penelope Wilton in A Delicate Balance, playing at the Almeida theatre (photo: Hugo Glendinning)
Thu 23 Oct 2014 00:01
Penelope Wilton leads Midnight transfer

Downton Abbey star Penelope Wilton will return to the West End for the first time in five years when the Chichester Festival Theatre production of Taken At Midnight transfers to the Theatre Royal Haymarket in 2015.

Wed 22 Oct 2014 15:56
Peppa Pig in London for Christmas

Peppa Pig’s Big Splash will return to the Criterion Theatre for a second year this Christmas, playing a limited season from 2 December to 4 January.

Backstage Pass

In her words: Catherine Schreiber

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Mon 20 Oct 2014 14:47
In her words: Catherine Schreiber

Many dream of changing attitudes and making a difference through theatre; The Scottsboro Boys’ lead producer Catherine Schreiber talks to us about actually achieving the dream.

Gallery

In Pictures: Joey at the Tower of London

In Pictures: Joey at the Tower of London

The Tower of London’s poppy installation may be a regular feature on Facebook news feeds across the capital, but this set of photographs featuring War Horse’s Joey might just beat them all.

Video

Video: Vicky Featherstone opens TheatreCraft

Video: Vicky Featherstone opens TheatreCraft

The Royal Court Theatre’s Artistic Director opened 2014’s TheatreCraft with an inspiring speech calling on the next generation of theatre talent to “bite at her heels” to help shape the future of the industry.

Q+A

In conversation: Uncle Vanya

In conversation: Uncle Vanya

Writer Anya Reiss and director Russell Bolam discuss their collaboration on the John Hannah-led Uncle Vanya; the third of their Chekhov updates bringing the classics to a new audience.

Feature

Theatrical jobs: An OLT guide

Theatrical jobs: An OLT guide

To celebrate the beyond the stage careers fair TheatreCraft taking place on Friday, we’ve created a handy infographic to shine a light on the many fantastic jobs available in the theatre industry.

First Nights

Neville's Island at the Duke of York's Theatre (Photo: Johan Persson)Wed 22 Oct 2014

Neville's Island

Rarely has the West End boasted such a stellar cast of comic performers as a quartet of stars eek every awkward moment, catty remark and bullying banter out of Tim Firth’s classic comedy.

The Scottsboro Boys at the Garrick TheatreTue 21 Oct 2014

The Scottsboro Boys

The Scottsboro Boys is back and winning over West End audiences with its superb yet uncomfortable mix of humour, melancholy and dazzling performances.

David Cromer stars in Our Town, playing at the Almeida Theatre (Photo: Marc Brenner)Mon 20 Oct 2014

Our Town

David Cromer’s acclaimed production of Thornton Wilder’s American classic lulls you in before hitting you with the most powerful of sucker punches.