Theatre News

Kathryn Hunter to play title role in all-female Cyrano de Bergerac
Russell Bolam will direct the production in February 2016
Broadway star Audra McDonald to play one-off London show
The singer/actress will perform at the Leicester Square Theatre in January
Ayesha Dharker stars in RSC's A Midsummer Night's Dream
The actress will be joined by 14 amateur groups who will play the Mechanicals
Michael Pennington to play King Lear and Peter and the Starcatcher makes European premiere
The productions will make up part of the Royal & Derngate's 2016 season which will also feature a new play about Marvin Gaye from Roy Williams
Theatre etiquette: an usher's viewpoint
An anonymous London-based front-of-house usher shares their perspective on theatre etiquette as part of our series
Showstopper! transfers to the Lyric for extended West End run
The improvised musical was a staple of the Edinburgh Fringe for eight years before transferring to the West End
Confessions of a Box Office Manager: the drunken punter
By Anonymous
It's almost the end of the night and everything seems to be going smoothly, a little too smoothly
Theatre etiquette: an angry audience member
As part of our focus on theatre etiquette, an anonymous theatre-goer gives their view on the horrors of being disrupted while watching a play
Gemma Arterton to star in West End transfer of Nell Gwynn
The production, which transfers from Shakespeare's Globe, will open in the West End in February 2016
Darren Day joins Priscilla tour
The actor joins Jason Donovan and Duncan James on the national tour