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Sarah Kane: Staging The Unstageable

Here's a look at why Sarah Kane's Cleansed is a challenge for actors and directors, and what Kane might have intended by including seemingly impossible stage directions.

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Waste in context - Cast interviews

Charles Edwards, Olivia Williams, Roger Michell and Michael Elwyn discuss the history and context of Harley Granville Barker's play Waste.

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As You Like It trailer

With Patsy Ferran, Philip Arditti, Joe Bannister and Rosalie Craig

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Ma Rainey's Black Bottom Rehearsal images

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Playing until 18 May 2016 in the Lyttelton Theatre.

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'Ma Rainey's Black Bottom' performed by Sharon D Clarke and band

Studio recording of the title track from the show

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Dominic Cooke on Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

The director discusses his new production of August Wilson’s play, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, with Ola Animshawun.

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Trailer

A first look at wonder.land on stage, filmed during its Manchester run.

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