The Stage has today announced that The Stage Awards and The Stage 100 will return in 2021 to recognise organisations and individuals who have gone above and beyond in the industry’s response to the biggest crisis it has ever faced.
Wendell Pierce, Robbie Williams, David Mitchell, Aimee Lou Wood and the stars of West End musical Dear Evan Hansen are among the nominees for The Stage Debut Awards 2020, in association with Access Entertainment.
The Stage Debut Awards will return on 27 September 2020 as a virtual ceremony.
Stage and screen star Ian McKellen has been named number one in The Stage 100, ‘the definitive guide to the most influential figures working in the UK theatre and performing arts industry today’. He is the first actor to ever top the list.
The Stage has announced that theatre journalist and critic Lyn Gardner will join the newspaper as associate editor, including resuming her much-loved Theatre Blog recently axed by the Guardian.
The Stage, the world’s oldest and best theatre publication, has today announced The Stage Debut Awards, a new awards to recognise the best breakthrough actors and creatives in theatre. Anyone over the age of 16, making their professional theatre debut in the UK, is eligible for numerous categories across plays and musicals.
Sonia Friedman and Sheffield Theatre both achieved hat tricks at The Stage Awards, announced today, winning, respectively, Producer of the Year and Regional Theatre of the Year for a third time.
The Stage has announced a new initiative to support on and offstage talent throughout their careers in the performing arts, through 12 “strategic interventions”.
Harry Potter producer Sonia Friedman tops theatre’s 2017 power list. She’s been placed number one in The Stage 100, The Stage newspaper’s definitive guide to the most influential figures working in the UK theatre and performing arts industry
All good things must come to an end. Last night was the third and final post-show panel discussion in the series that I’ve programmed and hosted around Jagged Fence’s new production of The Father, starring Alex Ferns. While I’m sad the series has finished (it was such invigorating fun!), I’m happy to say that we went out on an absolute high. Following the past two weeks, in which we tackled “Feminism Today” and “Parenting Rights”, last night’s discussion subject was titled “Women in the Arts: Is Enough Being Done About Gender Inequality?”
Director Fiona Laird suggested that the balance be redressed by only allowing only plays by female writers to be produced for the next 300 years
The guests gathered to debate the point were: The Stage editor Alistair Smith, director and feminist campaigner Fiona Laird, actor and Act for Change founding member Stephanie Street and Evening Standard chief arts correspondent Louise Jury (click here for full panelist biographies); and, from The Father, director Abbey Wright, leading lady and producer Emily Dobbs, and cast member June Watson, as well as, on behalf of venue owner the Ambassador Theatre Group, London programmer Charlotte Longstaff.
All good things must come to an end. Last night was the third and final post-show panel discussion in the series that I’ve programmed and hosted around Jagged Fence’s new production of The Father, starring Alex Ferns. While I’m sad the series has finished (it was such invigorating fun!), I’m happy to say that we […]