Theatre News

Emma Rice to launch new company Wise Children
The Shakespeare's Globe artistic director will return to the south west where she worked with renowned theatre company Kneehigh
ENO back in the list of Arts Council's NPOs
English National Opera lost its National Portfolio status in 2015
Arts Council England announces National Portfolio Organisations
183 new organisations will receive funding from Arts Council England
Top 5 theatre openings: 26 June - 2 July
Audra McDonald makes her London stage debut, Paddy Considine and Rufus Hound in West End transfers and a new play about The Sun make this week's top openings
Lawyer Sophie Khan to speak at London Writers' Week Grenfell Tower benefit
The lawyer, who represented Lakanal House fire victims, will appear alongside writers including Kate Mosse and David Evan Giles
Marianne Elliott to take part in next Tonic Celebrates event
The director will talk with Tonic Theatre's director Lucy Kerbel about her work, career and successes
Evita to return to the West End this summer
Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical will open at the Phoenix
Final casting announced for Apologia starring Stockard Channing
The production opens at Trafalgar Studios in August
Jermyn Street Theatre announces first season as a producing house
Tom Littler has announced his first season as artistic director of the theatre
Equity calls for changes to casting process
Julie Walters, Patrick Stewart, Mark Rylance and Maxine Peake are among key figures backing the manifesto