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Sarah Crompton: Harry Potter reminds us why theatre should be a joy, not a duty
In the week that Harry Potter and the Cursed Child finally opened at the Palace Theatre, Sarah Crompton looks at how the play may open the door to a new younger audience.
Matt Grinter wins Papatango New Writing Prize
The 8th Papatango New Writing Prize has been awarded to a Bristol-based writer
Linda Nolan and Louise Jameson cast in Rumpy Pumpy!
The musical will open at the Theatre Royal, Windsor before transferring to the Union Theatre
West End stars support Mayor's #LondonIsOpen campaign
Sheridan Smith, Berveley Knight and the cast of Harry Potter are among the stars to show their support
Paul Nicholls, Jack Ellis and Ben Onwukwe to star in The Shawshank Redemption
The show opens at the Theatre Royal Windsor on 31 August before touring the UK
PJ Harvey to compose score for The Nest at Lyric and Young Vic
Ian Rickson will direct Conor McPherson's new translation of the 1975 play
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child extends in the West End
A futher 250,000 seats will be available to December next year
Julie Legrand to replace Maggie Steed in The Rivals
The Wicked actress will play Mrs Malaprop in Dominic Hill's production
Why are directing awards so important?
The Genesis Future Directors Award is one of the biggest directing awards in the country. As the deadline for new applications draws near, we ask those involved and past winners why it's such a necessary prize