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'The thirst and drive is there': a leap forward for British...

‘One of the students created a lighting installation in a dishwasher,” says Lise Uytterhoeven, the director of dance studies at London Contemporary Dance...

Honk if you're laughing: drive-in gigs aim to accelerate comedy industry

In his new Netflix special, US standup Dave Chappelle reflected on the drive-in comedy shows that have sprung up while clubs are closed...

'There's something special in every show': 40 years at the stage...

The staff entrance of a theatre is where cast and crew clock on for work and fans ask actors for autographs. For 40...

Theatres that made us: from Shakespeare's Globe to Leicester's Curve

‘It feels like an electric current into the audience’ ‘The excitement is palpable’ … Paul Chahidi. Photograph: Ian Gavan/Getty Images Paul Chahidi:...

Tim Crouch: 'Theatre will grow back stronger if we plant a...

‘I always fly the flag of live theatre,” Tim Crouch says with a smile, acknowledging the unlikeliness of his new project. As a...

Toast review – a fresh twist on Nigel Slater's childhood tales

Nigel Slater’s feted memoir has been reheated before now as a winning television drama and a stage play, the latter coming with wafting...

'It's my second home': UK arts figures pick the theatres that...

‘Go for the chips, stay for the art’ ‘Birmingham without the Mac is unthinkable’ … Helen Monks. Photograph: David Levene/The Guardian Helen...

Châtelet in Paris launches lockdown festival with street dance and Stockhausen

Paris’s Théâtre du Châtelet reopened last autumn after a two-year restoration, before being forced to close again because of the Covid-19 pandemic. But...

Nick Cordero: Broadway star dies aged 41 of coronavirus complications

The Tony award-nominated Broadway actor Nick Cordero, who starred in hit musicals including Waitress, A Bronx Tale and Bullets Over Broadway, has died...

'Theatre was my first love': Bernardine Evaristo on her NHS play,...

Bernardine Evaristo has had several firsts lately. But long before she became the first black female novelist to win the Booker prize, for...