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Culture

London Rising: How the arts can build back better post-lockdown

After a year of forced reflection, the culture sector is keen to right the wrongs of the old normal and create a more inclusive, representative industry

Theatre

The West End theatre shows confirmed to reopen in 2021

We’d simply refuse to accept another year without musical theatre

TV

Denise Gough: Difficult women are still seen as unpalatable on TV

The actress on her new role in ITV thriller Too Close, her hopes for the return of theatre and taking on the biggest franchise in the galaxy

Theatre

Why teen movies are the queen bees of musical theatre

Heathers the Musical is returning to the West End this summer... how very

TV

Intruder review: Channel 5’s bungled burglary thriller is a clanger

Call the police! This burglary drama has been robbed of all common sense

Theatre

The best London theatre opening in 2021 that you can book now

The countdown to May 17 has begun - here’s the best of what you can book now for when London theatres reopen

Music

How the opera world is facing its post-Covid future

The challenges of the pandemic have forced the opera sector to modernise - Nick Kimberley finds out how companies are feeling about the future

Film

Raya and the Last Dragon review: bold, original and butt-kicking

Disney’s latest heroines are indifferent to fellas and frocks

TV

Framing Britney Spears review: Gripping but upsetting viewing

Finally airing in the UK today, the Framing Britney Spears documentary is a must-watch

Film

Coming 2 America review: Eddie Murphy reigns supreme

The follow-up to Murphy’s 1988 classic Coming to America is smart, warm and infectiously energetic

Future Theatre Fund

‘It means the world’: our 12 Future Theatre Fund talents are named

The successful recipients were told the life-changing news by our Theatre Fund panel members

Theatre

Thirst Trap review: This tub-based theatre show makes bathtime a bore

The combination of a dried floral infusion and furious political ranting doesn’t work for Nick Curtis

Culture

BlackStage UK: the anti-racist doc that the arts world needs to watch

A candid new online documentary series holds the arts industry to account after 2020’s Black Lives Matter protests

TV

Read it before the film: the best upcoming page-to-screen adaptations

Read these now and you can feel like a smug smartypants when they hit the screen

Theatre

Redemption Room review: Online show will scare you silly

Strong production values and a potent atmosphere make this immersive show genuinely hair-raising

Future Theatre Fund

Leading musical stars return to the stage for our Future Theatre Fund

The theatrical pairing will be back on stage to name the recipients of our Future Theatre Fund

Theatre

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice review: Inoffensive but flimsy family show

Forgettable lyrics and a vague narrative mean the magic doesn’t translate to the online world for this livestreamed musical

Future Theatre Fund

How theatre will rebuild: we talk to producer Francesca Moody

Our How theatre will rebuild series will bring you a new conversation each day about why the future of theatre matters

Future Theatre Fund

How theatre will rebuild: we talk to writer Travis Alabanza

Our How theatre will rebuild series will bring you a new conversation each day about why the future of theatre matters

Theatre

Sherlock Holmes: An Online Adventure is as fun as a fart in a lift

This so-called immersive online theatre show is an excruciating experience

Exhibitions

How 21 London galleries teamed up to bring art back into our lives

A digital exhibition space created because of the pandemic could in fact be a gamechanger for busy art lovers

Future Theatre Fund

How theatre will rebuild: we talk to Six’s Toby Marlow & Lucy Moss

Our How theatre will rebuild series will bring you a new conversation each day about why the future of theatre matters

Future Theatre Fund

How theatre will rebuild: we talk to &Juliet star Miriam-Teak Lee

Our How theatre can rebuild series will bring you a new conversation each day about why the future of theatre matters

Future Theatre Fund

What theatre means to me: actor Michael Balogun

As we count down to our Future Theatre Fund, some of the most exciting people working in theatre tell us why it means so much to them

Opera

Tony and the Young Artists review: Night of young talents was a treat

This was a valuable opportunity for young artists in need of support as well as the opera-starved public

Future Theatre Fund

What theatre means to me: actor Sophie Melville

As we count down to our Future Theatre Fund, some of the most exciting people working in theatre tell us why it means so much to them

Future Theatre Fund

My 21st-century touchstone play: theatre stars on life-changing shows

We asked London’s theatre stars about the shows that left them feeling completely electrified

TV

Sorry, not a match: We ranked every UK Snatch Game impression

Who slayed Snatch Game the most? Here’s our ranking - the UK Hun edition

Theatre

Hymn review: Thoughtful musings on male friendship

This music-filled new play from Lolita Chakrabarti works beautifully as a livestream

Theatre

The Color Purple - At Home review: This will make you miss musicals

With its bluesy score and big emotions, the Curve’s musical of Alice Walker’s classic novel is worth a watch

Theatre

Barnes’ People review: More from this master monologue-writer, please

Cleverly captured as a hybrid of live performance and film, these monologues are even better than Alan Bennett’s

Culture

Why the Brexit battle isn’t over for the arts world

For touring musicians and performers, the Brexit deal means there are significant challenges ahead

Future Theatre Fund

What theatre means to me: musical theatre star Samantha Barks

As we count down to our Future Theatre Fund, some of the most exciting people working in theatre tell us why it means so much to them

TV

Pottery Throw Down’s crying judge Keith is the best person on TV

When Keith cries at pottery, we all cry with him (in a good way)

Future Theatre Fund

What theatre means to me: Kiln’s Indhu Rubasingham

As we count down to our Future Theatre Fund, some of the most exciting people working in theatre tell us why it means so much to them

Culture

The arts crisis is deepening — here’s how it could be stopped

A punchy new report says that the arts are crucial to London’s recovery — but they’re on the brink. Robert Dex talks to culture leaders about what they need to survive

Future Theatre Fund

From the National to Netflix: how theatre created our biggest TV stars

Fleabag, Quiz and The Crown all started life on stage – but with theatres still closed, a vital talent pipeline is in danger of short-circuiting

Theatre

Sian Clifford interview: We just don’t have strategies for grief

After winning a Bafta last year for Fleabag, the world is Sian Clifford’s oyster – but she wants to help save the theatre industry first

Theatre

Shook writer Samuel Bailey on why theatre needs to keep taking risks

Samuel Bailey’s debut play Shook was a huge word-of-mouth success – and he wants to continue putting masculinity under the spotlight

Future Theatre Fund

What theatre means to me: musical star Aimie Atkinson

As we count down to our Future Theatre Fund, some of the most exciting people working in theatre tell us why it means so much to them

Future Theatre Fund

The 50 best plays of the 21st century

The last two decades have been full of extraordinary theatre – it’s a thrilling indication of what’s ahead of us when doors reopen

Culture

The best London exhibitions you can see online now

Even at home, there are still plenty of opportunities for art lovers to get their fix

Theatre

The Poltergeist review: Acting so powerful it’s like being there

Joseph Potter’s ferocious performance makes this online show worth watching