The Guardian & The Telegraph

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

Human rights groups and Italian politicians decry deal to give €15m over five years The prestigious La Scala opera house in Milan has decided to return around €3m (£2.6m) to...
My friend Mary Ingoldby, who has died of cancer aged 63, was a playwright and sound archivist, and was adored by people she met at every stage of her colourful...
After a Franglais Swan Lake, the comic explains economics with sex dolls in ChiffChaff. She talks about loving horror, how guinea pigs helped her through illness and standing up for...
Creator says seven-metre high Messenger is important counterpoint to the many statues of men across UK Even before Messenger, a giant bronze sculpture depicting a female actor, had been craned...
Liz Richardson’s new show explores the transformative qualities of a freezing cold dip. She takes us to the source of her inspiration ‘I want to jump in right now,” says...
Barbican, LondonThe company’s triple bill includes Ingoma, a powerful piece inspired by events that led to South Africa’s anti-apartheid movement Ballet Black may be, by its nature, political – the...
King’s Head, LondonSkilfully combining play-that-goes-wrong antics with a potted history of the royals, this has fringe festival hit written all over it From the National Theatre of Brent to The...
Sadler’s Wells, LondonRooted in traditional Greek dancing, the choreography only blooms when it ditches folky footwork for more elastic moves The Thread has the hallmarks of a particular kind of...
Theatre Royal PlymouthPhil Porter’s new play about social media moderators is a bold attempt to address issues of online censorship but doesn’t quite click “Click the left arrow to delete....
Linbury theatre, Royal Opera House, LondonWorks by Marcos Morau, Fernando Melo and Caroline Finn make for an enjoyably ambitious triple bill Awakening marks only the second time that National Dance...
The gender-switched Sondheim classic and 9/11 heartwarmer each received nine nominations for the awards, to be held on 7 April A gender-switched revival of a Stephen Sondheim classic and a...
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...