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Paines Plough's James Grieve and George Perrin: 'We strive to be a truly national theatre of new plays'
By James Grieve and George Perrin · 6 May 2014

As Paines Plough turns 40, its joint artistic directors tell WhatsOnStage how they're celebrating with the company's biggest season yet

Globe on Screen returns with Macbeth, The Tempest and more
By Rosie Bannister · 2 May 2014

Shakespeare's Globe will broadcast three of its 'Season of Plenty' productions to cinemas around the world later this year

National confirms full dates for Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time tour
By Editorial Staff · 1 May 2014

The 31 city tour opens at the Salford Lowry in December

Michael Coveney: Bob Hoskins remembered with fringe benefits, as I Can't Sing! flops and I battle the Bard
By Michael Coveney · 1 May 2014

In his new weekly blog, our chief critic remembers a screen legend and reflects on the closure of Harry Hill's X Factor musical

Ben Richards: Rock of Ages more suited to regional audiences than to London
By Glenn Meads · 30 Apr 2014

We talk to Ben Richards, whose credits include Oliver!, 9 to 5 and Priscilla Queen of the Desert, as he prepares to play Stacee Jaxx in the musical Rock Of Ages on tour

Catherine Love: Musical matters
By Catherine Love · 28 Apr 2014

Love it or hate it, is there a limit to what subject matter the musical form can be used to tackle?

Brief Encounter with... Happy Days Producer Amy Anzel
By Glenn Meads · 28 Apr 2014

Producer Amy Anzel fought to get the show Happy Days on tour using crowdfunding. Here she talks about the appeal of the 1950s, her love of audience reactions to the production and possible West End plans.

Michael Coveney: On Stratford and Siracusa, Am-Dram, live music and Tommy Cooper
By Michael Coveney · 24 Apr 2014

Our chief critic reflects on a busy week for the RSC, plus looks at a new ITV drama and the use of live music in theatre

Catherine Love: The joy of discovery
By Catherine Love · 22 Apr 2014

Sticking with the tried and tested might have its benefits, but a week at the National Student Drama Festival demonstrates the thrill of uncovering new talent

Henry IV Part II (Royal Shakespeare Theatre, RSC)
By Simon Tavener · 17 Apr 2014

Part II suffers from the curse of the sequel but Oliver Ford Davies and Jim Hooper shine