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Catherine Love: The power of panto
By Catherine Love · 2 Dec 2013 ·

Love them or loathe them, Christmas shows offer a rare opportunity to get new audiences enthusiastic about the possibilities of theatre

Over 80,000 nominations received in 2014 WhatsOnStage Awards
By Editorial Staff · 2 Dec 2013 · Southwest

We've set a new record in the nominations phase of this year's WhatsOnStage Awards. The shortlists, and long lists, are revealed in the coming days

Jack and the Beanstalk (Newcastle)
By John Dixon · 30 Nov 2013 · Northeast

Panto season begins in Newcastle with Jack and the Beanstalk at the Theatre Royal

Last chance to nominate in the 2014 WhatsOnStage Awards
By Editorial Staff · 29 Nov 2013 · Southwest

Nominations close at midnight on Saturday 30 November, prior to the shortlists announcement on Friday 6 December. So it's your last chance to nominate - and to grab a sponsorship to get behind-the-scenes VIP access to all the WhatsOnStage Awards events!

RSC Richard II creatives and cast reunite for Henry IV Parts I and II
By Terri Paddock · 27 Nov 2013 · Central

David Tennant sadly won't be making a reappearance just yet, but many other Richard II veterans will be back in the spring for two more Royal Shakespeare Company instalments in the new year

First Family reports record-breaking panto sales
By Editorial Staff · 27 Nov 2013 ·

The leading panto company has experienced an 11% increase in ticket sales on this time last year

Capezio backs Best Choreographer in WhatsOnStage Awards, Ticketing titans and other sponsors weigh in
By Editorial Staff · 26 Nov 2013 · Southwest

The WhatsOnStage Awards would not be possible without our fabulously supportive, theatre-loving sponsors. New sponsors this year include Capezio, The Ticket Factory, Ticketmaster and Managed Networks

Cast announced for UK tours of Fame - the Musical and Tonight's The Night
By Sophie Thomson · 26 Nov 2013 ·

Fame - the Musical features a cast of actors fresh from drama school, and starts its 2014 UK Tour at the New Wimbledon Theatre on 20 February 2014, whilst former Sugababe Jade Ewen will star in the tour of Rod Stewart musical Tonight's the Night from January

WhatsOnStage Awards: Six possible contenders for Theatre Event of the Year
By Ben Hewis · 25 Nov 2013 ·

Previous winners of the WhatsOnStage Award for Theatre Event of the Year include Les Miserables' 25th Anniversary Concert and last year's Olympics Opening Ceremony. With nominations open until the end of November, we look at what could be in the running this year.

Catherine Love: Breaking the culture of silence about bullying (and money) in the arts
By Catherine Love · 25 Nov 2013 ·

Equity's report on bullying in the arts and Bryony Kimmings' blog on artists and money both suggest the case for more transparency in the industry

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