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Simon Stephens: ‘I thought verbatim plays were fundamentally dishonest'
The playwright on his upcoming Manchester International Festival piece Fatherland, what it's like having someone play him and why he's finally working in verbatim theatre
Cilla the Musical finds its leading lady
Kara Lily Hayworth will be having a lorra lorra laughs on tour with this new musical
Further casting announced for UK tour of Sunset Boulevard
By Emily Jupp
Adam Pearce, Molly Lynch, Dougie Carter and Carl Sanderson to join the cast of Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical
Top 5 theatre openings: 3 - 9 July
The Engineer heads out on tour and Kids Company goes under the spotlight once more, in this week's top theatre openings
Why theatre for kids is more important than ever
By Sue Buckmaster
Children's theatre group Theatre-Rites turns 21 this year. The artistic director explains why kids' theatre doesn't have to be dull
My Top 5 Showtunes: Zoe Doano
The actress tells us the musical numbers she couldn't live without
Mancunians strut down huge yellow catwalk for opening event of Manchester International Festival
Jeremy Deller's What Is the City But the People? opened the festival in the centre of the city last night
James Graham's This House to tour UK in 2018
The play is set in Westminster as the Labour government faces a vote of no confidence
Treasure your parents and don't panic: theatre creatives give advice to their 18 year-old selves
By Indhu Rubasingham
Emma Rice, Adrian Lester, Rufus Norris and more offer advice to their 18 year-old selves
Richard Gregory on opening this year's MIF with a giant catwalk
We talk to the director about What is the City but the People?