Stagecraft

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Out of the spotlight: seven of dance’s hottest hidden talents
From costume and lighting designers to composers and producers, here are some of the dynamos bringing breathtaking dance shows to the stage

Lyndsey Winship

31, Jan, 2023 @9:25 AM

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‘Is that a theatre?’ How Manchester built a dream space to leave the world behind
The former artistic director of the Royal Exchange reveals its extraordinary history – and the dramatic opportunities and unforgettable moments its unique design gave him

Greg Hersov

05, Jan, 2023 @8:00 PM

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It’s showtime! Stage sensations to watch out for in 2023
Ross Willis unveils his new play Grim Brenda, Nancy Medina takes over at Bristol Old Vic and Sung Im Her has all the right moves. Here are 10 of theatre’s brightest talents today

Chris Wiegand

03, Jan, 2023 @11:58 AM

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Peter Farley obituary
Other lives: Theatre designer, international exhibition curator and lecturer

Jane Collins

17, Nov, 2022 @6:02 PM

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Timothy O’Brien obituary
Stage designer who worked for the Royal Shakespeare Company, at the National Theatre in London and opera houses in the UK and abroad

Michael Coveney

25, Oct, 2022 @3:58 PM

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‘Maybe you set the theatre on fire?’: directors on staging the unstageable
Scenes that skip between universes, 100 eyeballs emerging from the floorboards, whole plays set on a slope … The scripts for Constellations, Wonder Boy and other hits have provided instructions to unleash the imagination

Miriam Gillinson

11, Oct, 2022 @10:37 AM

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The cold never bothered them anyway: how Frozen made musical magic
The set, costume, video and lighting designers of Disney’s London production – now in its second year in the West End – break the ice about the show’s frocks, crystals and astonishing effects

Chris Wiegand

20, Sep, 2022 @3:23 PM

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‘How many litres of blood do we need?’: Ivo van Hove’s ITA on 20 years of shocking theatregoers
They’ve supercharged Shakespeare, staged impossible novels and stunned with scandalous cinema adaptations. Internationaal Theater Amsterdam reveal their radical secrets

Interviews by Chris Wiegand

01, Aug, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Access all areas: the creatives opening theatre up to disabled audiences
An audio describer, a creative captioner and an access consultant explain how their work is becoming integral to the theatre industry

Caroline Butterwick

01, Jul, 2022 @9:34 AM

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‘Why can’t we do it?’: the Ringham brothers’ daring sound designs
Having settled the ‘sound wars’ of their childhood, Ben and Max Ringham reveal how they went from drum’n’bass maestros to prolific theatrical duo

Arifa Akbar

28, Jun, 2022 @11:20 AM

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How do you make a lavish spectacle sustainable? Theatre’s radical green agenda
A meeting of minds at the National Theatre showed ways to stage drama along environmentally sound lines. But is everyone on board?

Michael Billington

07, Jun, 2022 @2:54 PM

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Olivier awards 2022: the full list of winners
Find out who won what at the Royal Albert Hall ceremony where Cabaret was toasted and Life of Pi proved a roaring success

Chris Wiegand

10, Apr, 2022 @8:35 PM

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