In theatre no one has been more affected by the pandemic than freelancers, who make up the bulk of the workforce and who, according to a new report from Freelancers Make Theatre Work, are responsible for creating 94% of the work created for the nation’s stages.
NEWS: Theatremakers from all four nations are celebrated in The Stage 100 list
The Stage has unveiled its annual The Stage 100 list. The list has been re-imagined this year to celebrate individuals who have gone above and beyond in helping theatre survive the biggest crisis the industry has ever faced.
NEWS: Winners of The Stage Awards include Kiln Theatre, Nica Burns, Wise Children’s Simon Baker & the Theatre Support Fund
The Stage has announced the winners of The Stage Awards, reimagined this year to celebrate theatrical organisations who continued to create great theatre, show innovation, and help ensure theatre survives in response to the Coronavirus pandemic.
NEWS: The Stage Awards & The Stage 100 will celebrate theatre’s response to the Coronavirus pandemic
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.
NEWS: The 2019 winners of The Stage Debut Awards are announced
The 2019 winners of The Stage Debut Awards, in association with Access Entertainment, were announced in a ceremony which took place at The Brewery, London this weekend.
NEWS: Six stars & Matthew Broderick amongst The Stage Debut Awards nominations
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.
NEWS: Bryan Cranston, Aidan Turner, big names & newcomers nominated for The Stage Debut Awards
Full shortlists are announced today in The Stage’s second annual Debut Awards, celebrating the UK’s most outstanding breakthrough talent in theatre. Big names – including Bryan Cranston, Aidan Turner and Broadway’s Kelli O’Hara in the West End category – are recognised alongside up and coming talent. Winners are announced at a ceremony on 23 September 2018.
The Show People podcast: Mark Shenton is a theatre addict
This first episode on MyTheatreMates of the Show People Podcast, hosted by director and producer Andrew Keates, is with Mates’ own Mark Shenton – so a great one to start with!
News: Winners of The Stage Awards 2018 announced
The Almeida Theatre was named London Theatre of the Year at The Stage Awards 2018, the second time the venue has won in the category.
‘An unadulterated triumph’: RITA, SUE & BOB TOO – Royal Court Theatre
Superb performances enliven this revival of Andrea Dunbar’s 1982 classic about sex and poverty in Bradford
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NEWS: Royal Court organises one-day Weinstein response, Vicky Featherstone’s full statement
As the topic of sexual abuse and harassment continues to make international headlines following numerous allegations involving Hollywood and theatre producer Harvey Weinstein, the Royal Court Theatre has announced day of action in response. The free day’s programme – held on Saturday 28 October 2017 – will include a sharing session from 12 to 5pm, including curated online submissions, in the …
NEWS: Bat Out of Hell’s Andrew Polec beats Hollywood stars in first-ever #DebutAwards
Winners were announced for the inaugural The Stage Debut Awards, recognising the best breakthrough actors and creatives in theatre, in a star-studded ceremony held last night (17 September 2017) at 8 Northumberland Avenue, London.
NEWS: Amber Riley & John Boyega compete for Best West End Debut in The Stage’s new awards
Anthony Boyle, Audra McDonald, Amber Riley, John Boyega and The Feeling’s Dan Gillespie Sells are amongst the nominees in The Stage’s inaugural Debut Awards. Public voting continues until 10 September 2017 for the Best West End Debut winner.
NEWS: The Stage saves Guardian critic Lyn Gardner’s blog after industry lobbying
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.
NEWS: The Stage launches extensive Debut Awards to discover stars of tomorrow
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.
NEWS: Sonia Friedman wins third straight Producer of the Year, Full Stage Awards list
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.
NEWS: The Stage Supports launches 12 initiatives for aspiring theatre workers
The Stage has announced a new initiative to support on and offstage talent throughout their careers in the performing arts, through 12 “strategic interventions”.
NEWS: Sonia Friedman knocks ATG co-founders off The Stage 100 top spot
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
Recognising the value of Britain’s fringe theatre
My letter below was published in The Stage today
I read with interest the very detailed British Theatre Repertoire Report 2014 (May 12) and the trends that it highlights.It is disappointing to note, however, that the only theatres surveyed for the report were the members of the Society of London Theatres and UK Theatre.In London alone there are approximately 80 Off-West End venues, the great majority of which are not affiliated to SOLT, and which have therefore been excluded from the report.Off-West End venues not only offer theatre at ticket prices that are typically far below SOLT-staged productions, they also provide an organic base from which, occasionally, shows can springboard up to a more commercial SOLT venue.Additionally, Off-West End productions offer outlets in which emerging artists are often discovered, and established artists can hone their skills.The quality of many Off-West End productions is not in question. By way of example only, the Arcola and the Southwark Playhouse theatres frequently mount shows that garner four-star and five-star ratings in Britain’s mainstream national press, and which can play to packed houses with queues around the block.As and when the next report on the British Theatre Repertoire is published, it needs to be more inclusive.Jonathan Baz
Year in Review: The best of the best of #theatre2015 round-ups
After my two-week Christmas roadtrip in the US, I’m finally back at my desk and able to catch up on all the 2015 UK theatrical year round. Have you been keeping up in my absence? Fear not either way, because once again, I’ve rounded up the round-ups to give you an essential overview.
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