Acting

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Top drama school apologises to Paapa Essiedu and Michaela Coel for ‘appalling’ racism
Essiedu has described in interview with the Guardian how teacher at prestigious school used racial slur

Simon Hattenstone

10, Jun, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Alexander Clements obituary
Other lives: Acting teacher whose students included Julie Walters and Steve Coogan

Leonie Luxon

31, May, 2022 @2:04 PM

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Sheila Hancock: ‘Don’t let them tell you you’re old’
At 89, the beloved British actor is still striving. In fact, she’s just published a new memoir, Old Rage, in which she lays bare her anger and anxiety over work, life and love…

Rachel Cooke

29, May, 2022 @11:00 AM

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David Tennant calms his stage fright … with chocolate
The Doctor Who star and classical actor reveals how he copes with ‘the horror of the terror’ of theatrical anxiety

Dalya Alberge

15, May, 2022 @7:00 AM

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People in performing arts twice as likely to have depression, Equity finds
Performing arts practitioners’ union says Covid exacerbated contributory factors such as job insecurity and low pay

Harriet Sherwood Arts and culture correspondent

11, May, 2022 @11:01 PM

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‘The trembling is real’: how does it feel to sing a musical showstopper?
From Elsa letting it go in Frozen to Sally Bowles belting out Cabaret, the performers of the most barnstorming numbers in musicals share the thrill of bringing the house down

Miriam Gillinson

11, May, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Revealed: Noël Coward’s unseen plays aimed to deal with homosexuality
Playwright planned scenes on same-sex relationship at a time when it was illegal and British theatres faced strict censorship

Dalya Alberge

08, May, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Union demands compensation for Cinderella cast after sudden closure
Equity says ‘sacking by press release’ from Andrew Lloyd Webber’s West End show caused pain and distress

Nadia Khomami Arts and culture correspondent

03, May, 2022 @4:25 PM

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Jennifer Piercey obituary
Other lives: Actor who worked with Alan Ayckbourn and appeared on TV in The Two of Us

Alan Strachan

01, May, 2022 @4:22 PM

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Mark Rylance calls out Tory arts cuts in new Jerusalem programme
The actor, who is reprising his role in Jez Butterworth’s celebrated play, points out that leading politicians’ school Eton has extensive theatre facilities

Chris Wiegand

29, Apr, 2022 @11:33 AM

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Top 10 books about performance – the lives of actors and musicians | Imogen Crimp
The challenge of capturing the triumphs and crushing failures of the stage and concert hall in words has been taken on by writers from Shakespeare to Virginia Woolf and Eimear McBride

Imogen Crimp

27, Apr, 2022 @2:28 PM

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Derry Girl Dylan Llewellyn: ​’​I call things wee​ ​when they’re not even small​’​
As the final Derry Girls series airs, its ‘wee English fella’ recalls his transition from schooldays struggling with dyslexia to being an honorary Irishman

Michael Hogan

24, Apr, 2022 @8:30 AM

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