Theatre News

George Osborne announces Arts Council will be protected from cuts
In the latest spending review the Chancellor has announced that ACE will see a cash increase
Steve Punt, Charlie Condou and Philip Franks join Rocky Horror tour
The actors join the national tour which kicks off in December
Full casting announced for RSC's spring Swan productions
Rufus Hound and David Threlfall will star in Don Quixote from February 2016
Theatre etiquette: Susie McKenna: I'd rather write for an audience that gets involved
By Susie McKenna
Hackney Empire creative director Susie McKenna explains why there is nothing worse than a polite or unresponsive audience
Survey reveals audiences think theatres aren't doing enough to police bad behaviour
A survey of over 3,300 WhatsOnStage readers reveals that people believe venues should be monitoring the audiences more closely
Full cast announced for Disney's Aladdin
The Broadway hit opens in in the West End in 2016
Nicole Kidman wins Evening Standard Award for best actress
The Australian star won the best actress award while James McAvoy took home best actor
My Top 5 Showtunes: Lizzy Connolly
From On the Town to Heathers, Connolly lists the musical numbers she couldn't live without
Maureen Nolan joins cast of Footloose: The Musical
The Irish star will join Gareth Gates on the UK tour
Full casting announced for The Master Builder
Linda Emond and Sarah Snook will join Ralph Fiennes in David Hare's adaptation