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Theatre News from The Guardian & The Telegraphic newspapers in the U.K.

Century Song review – 100 years of black women's history in 60 minutes
Zoo Southside, EdinburghThrough song, dance and costume, Neema Bickersteth brings to life a wealth of characters with incredible energy This Canadian import at the Edinburgh fringe from Volcano Theatre and...
Off-Kilter review – startling look at a life out of order
Dance Base, EdinburghRamesh Meyyappan’s solo theatre show explores our daily struggle to hold it all together You know the feeling. The alarm clock goes off and for a few seconds...
Janet Hargreaves obituary
Actor who played the villainous Rosemary Hunter in the ITV serial Crossroads in the 1970sThe actor Janet Hargreaves, who has died aged 81, played Rosemary Hunter in Crossroads during the...
Letter: Nadine Baylis was a brilliant and prolific designer for drama
The recent obituary of Nadine Baylis focused mainly on her designs for dance. However, she was also a brilliant and prolific designer for drama. Working originally with Ralph Koltai, she...
One Life Stand review – a relationship lived through emoticons and kitten memes
Roundabout at Summerhall, EdinburghDating apps and cute cat gifs are stifling a couple’s ability to communicate in Eve Nicol’s play for Middle Child What’s a monogamist to do in the...
Century Song review – 100 years of black women's history in 60 minutes
Zoo Southside, EdinburghThrough song, dance and costume, Neema Bickersteth brings to life a wealth of characters with incredible energy This Canadian import at the Edinburgh fringe from Volcano Theatre and...
John-Luke Roberts review – Spice up your life with the nonsense manifesto
Assembly George Square, EdinburghA parade of daft characters and killer gags illustrate Roberts’ credo that absurdism reflects the chaos of being alive Left-field standup John-Luke Roberts has always been appreciated...
Misha Glenny: McMafia review – a chilling portrait of how the criminal became corporate
Assembly Checkpoint, EdinburghFrom corrupt cartels to ‘snakehead’ smugglers, the journalist-cum-author presents a plain-talking breakdown of complex global ills When Misha Glenny ventured into cold-war Czechoslovakia in the early 1980s, wearing...
Camilla Cleese review – drily amusing jokes about dad
Assembly, George Square, EdinburghIn a set called Produced by John Cleese, the Python’s daughter shares the bill with political standup Steve Hofstetter Having eschewed nepotism in the past to little...
Off-Kilter review – startling look at a life out of order
Dance Base, EdinburghRamesh Meyyappan’s solo theatre show explores our daily struggle to hold it all together You know the feeling. The alarm clock goes off and for a few seconds...
Olivier awards rename best director prize after omitting Peter Hall tribute
Theatre gala organisers apologise for ‘serious error’ in leaving the influential director out of this year’s In Memoriam segment Organisers of the Olivier awards have said they will rename future...
Behind the scenes at the Olivier awards – in pictures
Guardian photographer David Levene was backstage at Royal Albert Hall in Kensington, south-west London Continue reading...
'It’s very difficult to be mad as hell': the Olivier awards' best quotes
Highlights from the speeches given by Bryan Cranston, Jez Butterworth, Sheila Atim and others at the 2018 Oliviers Revolutionary musical Hamilton takes home seven Olivier awards Bryan Cranston (best actor,...
Theatreland stars turn out for Olivier awards – in pictures
London’s Royal Albert Hall hosts the UK’s most prestigious theatre awards Revolutionary musical Hamilton takes home seven Olivier awards Continue reading...
Revolutionary musical Hamilton takes home seven Olivier awards
Jez Butterworth’s The Ferryman, the National Theatre and Bryan Cranston also come up trumps Hamilton, the stage juggernaut that is arguably the most popular and influential musical for a generation,...