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NEWS: Six stars & Matthew Broderick amongst The Stage Debut Awards nominations

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The Stage today (8 August 2019) announces the shortlist for The Stage Debut Awards 2019. The awards, now in their third year and presented in association with Access Entertainment, celebrate the best breakthrough talent in theatre, from actors and directors to designers, writers, composers and lyricists, all of whom have made their professional debuts in the past year.

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NEWS: Clive Owen will return to the West End for the first time in 18 years in The Night Of The Iguana

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Clive Owen will return to the West End for the first time in 18 years to play the Rev. T. Lawrence Shannon in The Night Of The Iguana in a new production directed by James Macdonald. The production will begin performances at the Noël Coward Theatre on 6 July 2019 (press night is 16 July) and runs until 28 September.

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NEWS: Joanna Murray-Smith’s Switzerland joins Honour & Songs for Nobodies in London

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Lucy Bailey’s Theatre Royal Bath production of Australian playwright Joanna Murray-Smith’s Switzerland will transfer to the West End next month, running for a limited season at the Ambassadors Theatre just ahead of another Murray-Smith play, Songs for Nobodies, transferring from Wilton’s Music Hall. The West End transfers come hot on the heels of Paul Robinson’s star-studded London revival of Murray-Smith’s Honour, starting at the Park Theatre next week.

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NEWS: Bush Theatre announces four premieres in 2018 season & three-year BAMER initiative

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The Bush Theatre has today announced its new 2018 season. Highlights include: Eight plays announced – including two new commissions, three world premieres and one UK premiere This season sees the launch of Passing the Baton –a three-year programming initiative dedicated to revivals of work by BAMER (Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and Refugee) artists beginning with Winsome Pinnock’s Leave Taking and including a …

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VIDEO SERIES: Meet the Brutes & their fellow revellers in The Provoked Wife

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Marooned Theatre’s contemporary reimagining of John Vanbrugh’s 1697 Restoration comedy, The Provoked Wife, moves into Islington’s Hope Theatre next month after a sell-out season at the White Bear Theatre earlier this summer. In this morning’s blog, director Hannah Bolland Moore explained how and why she youthened the characters and reset the action at a modern music festival. Now it’s time to meet the …

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NEWS: Traverse Festival’s record-breaking programme marks the 70th anniversary of the Edinburgh Fringe

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This year’s Traverse Festival programme presents eight world premieres, three European premieres and five Scottish premieres, among them a record five Traverse Theatre Company productions in the 70th anniversary year of the Edinburgh Festival.

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NEWS: Mikhail Baryshnikov stars in UK premiere of Brodsky/Baryshnikov, TICKETS ONSALE

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Legendary dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov comes to the West End with the UK premiere of Brodsky/Baryshnikov, running for four nights only at the Apollo Theatre from 3 to 6 May 2017. Brodsky/Baryshnikov is a one-man show, performed by Baryshnikov and based on the poems of Nobel laureate Joseph Brodsky. The production is an emotional journey deep into the poet’s visceral and complex …