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Matt Trueman: Turn off Twitter and go to the theatre

Amidst the constant barrage of breaking news, social media and emails, theatre can offer a sanctuary

Brian Blessed withdraws from King Lear production

The actor has been told not to continue in the title role due to poor health

New work 'overtakes revivals' on British stages, says report

A major survey of over 250 UK venues reveals that new work is now in the majority

Entries open for tenth Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting

The £40,000 prize will be judged by a panel chaired by Nicholas Hytner

15 theatre faces to look out for in 2015

A new year, a new crop of theatrical talent; we pick 15 rising stars you should keep your eye on

Mark Strong joins theatre elitism debate: 'The important thing is what you do about it'

Strong has called for more action from the industry to support working class actors

12 reasons to be jealous of Broadway right now

From Emma Stone to Anne Hathaway, Aladdin to Finding Neverland, we can't help but be green with envy about the Great White Way

Show goes on for Brian Blessed after collapsing during King Lear
By Editorial Staff

The veteran actor fell off his throne during the opening scene earlier this week

King Lear (Holy Trinity Church, Guildford)

Brian Blessed stars opposite his daughter in this adaptation of Shakespeare's tragedy

Production Pics: Brian Blessed in King Lear

Guildford Shakespeare Company's production runs until 14 February