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Women in leadership – commanding presence, boldness and passion

How Theatreworks’ techniques help build and strengthen women leaders

Pericles | Chris Bush on her adaptation of Pericles

Pericles - Graphic of a sailboat tossed upon waves made of the outline of hands

In conversation with… Jonathan Kent and David Hare

Peter Egan, Joshua James and Jonathan Kent in rehearsals for the Young Chekhov trilogy

Simon Callow on Legendary Play Agent, Peggy Ramsay

Simon Callow (left), cover of Peggy to her Playwrights: The Letters of Margaret Ramsay, Play Agent

Help us save stage lighting

An image of War Horse

A potted history of improvisation

An image of five actors from Lost Without Words seated on and around a leather sofa

A bluffer’s guide to… Ibsen

Henrik Ibsen at the Grand Café, Ibsen's portrait by Edvard Munch

Extract from Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh by John Lahr

Rufus Norris responds to harassment and bullying survey by The Stage

Rufus Norris and Alecky Blythe in rehearsals credit Richard Hubert Smith

Five of the best… theatrical gender swaps

Tamsin Greig in the production artwork for Twelfth Night