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

Dante or Die’s 80s-set touring show Take On Me celebrates community fitness centres and gives roles to locals If there’s a drama at your local leisure centre it’s probably no...
A black actor queries an outpouring of support for Anthony Ekundayo Lennon, who was accused of taking a theatre role meant for ethnic minoritiesThere has been an outpouring of support...
Richard Lee says tickets sold out in minutes at Hornchurch and Colchester, and Kim Hope complains that the Chichester Festival Minerva Theatre is charging £80 eachI can think of no...
He’s played baddies in everything from Bond to Beverly Hills Cop. Now he’s tackling the disgraced movie mogul in a self-penned play. The actor-playwright explains why theatre is dying out...
Photographer Sarah Lee was given exclusive access in Royston Vasey for The League of Gentlemen’s last performance of their live tour. Gareth McLean reflects on 20 years of the League...
The Stables, Milton KeynesFrom imagining Enya as president to a disappointing encounter with Leonardo da Vinci, the Irish whimsy merchant delivers oodles of soothing silliness Oh to be Irish! David...
Coliseum, OldhamKevin Shaw’s colourful panto is an enjoyable sugar rush seemingly powered by E-numbers Fine Time Fontayne and Simeon Truby make their first entrance as the Ugly Sisters wearing purple...
The Yard, LondonThe latest from theatre company Made in China is an arresting monologue about an actor prone to panic attacks and phone addiction A woman in a frilly green...
Blackheath Halls, LondonThe comedian performs in the guise of Lucifer on his latest tour, but the material is standard snark Scarlet of skin and horny of head, Marcus Brigstocke plays...
National Theatre, London; Minerva, Chichester A jazzy-poppy hybrid of Orpheus lacks depth, while an adaptation of Jane Austen’s unfinished novel is an unpredictable treat Hadestown begins promisingly as André De...
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...
Guardian photographer David Levene was backstage at Royal Albert Hall in Kensington, south-west London Continue reading...
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,...
London’s Royal Albert Hall hosts the UK’s most prestigious theatre awards Revolutionary musical Hamilton takes home seven Olivier awards Continue reading...
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,...