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Comedian Jason Manford joins Waterloo Road as new headteacher

Series 14 of the school drama will air later this year on BBC One and BBC iPlayer.

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Slave Play writer criticises star casting but Kit Harington to feature in West End run

Exclusive: Jeremy O Harris says Game of Thrones star will not ‘make it the Jon Snow Experience’The writer of Slave Play, the controversial Broadway production about race and sexuality that caused protests and broke Tony nomination records, has criticised commercial theatre’s dependency on cast...

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Kit Harington to star in UK premiere of Slave Play

The play will run from June 29 until September 21 at the Noel Coward Theatre in London.

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Graham Norton thanks listeners for ‘sharing your lives’ in last Virgin Radio show

The Irish presenter announced on Saturday that he was leaving the station as he was keen to get his “weekends back” after his life has “changed”.

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Graham Norton hosts final Virgin Radio weekend show

The Irish chat show host said he was departing the show as he wanted to have his ‘weekends back’ after 13 years of presenting.

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London's buzziest restaurants: from Chishuru to Morchella, the 11 hottest tables in town

From West African dining to timeless French bistros, Josh Barrie names the restaurants of the moment

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Graham Norton announces he is quitting Virgin Radio weekend shows

The Irish chat show host joined the station in 2021 following a decade on BBC Radio 2.

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John Savident: Star of stage and screen best known for time on the cobbles

Savident famously played Fred Elliott in Coronation Street but had a varied acting career appearing on stage and the big screen.

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Sheridan Smith on her public breakdown eight years ago: 'I felt so ashamed of that time'

Smith opened up about the difficult period in her life as she discussed her upcoming role in the stage adaptation of the 1977 film Opening Night

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Eleanor Fazan obituary

Theatre director who took Beyond the Fringe to the West End and worked on hit productions throughout the 1960s and 70sIn early 1961, four young men – a doctor, a history lecturer, a jazz pianist and a writer of comedy sketches – gathered at the flat of the director Eleanor Fazan, known as Fiz. S...

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The Standard podcast: Sleep in the sky...BT Tower sold in £275m hotel deal

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Hadestown review – thrilling songs from an American underworld

Lyric theatre, LondonAnaïs Mitchell’s musical melds two classical myths, folk and jazz with tremendous soul and offbeat spiritThis odyssey through the underworld, told with deep-voiced folk and jazz songs, was staged in Britain in 2018 and since then has had a storming run on Broadway. But the s...

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Gareth Southgate play Dear England to be adapted for TV starring Joseph Fiennes

He will reprise his role from the hit stage show.

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‘It’s so close to the bone’: Sheridan Smith on her very public meltdown – and reliving it on stage

Eight years after self-doubt, anxiety, alcohol and grief caused her to unravel, the Olivier-winner is now playing an actress trapped in a similar nightmare. She explains how she is taking back control of her ordealIt is late morning and a major star is kicking off. “Turn the lights on, for fuck’...

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An Enemy of the People review – Matt Smith’s groovy firebrand swings from rebel to conspiracist

Duke of York’s theatre, LondonRock’n’roll reimagining of Ibsen’s timeless corruption drama brings the audience into direct Question Time-style dialogue with Smith’s idealist revolutionaryMatt Smith’s rebel with a cause has a slow-burn intensity in this reimagined rock’n’roll adaptati...

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Matt Smith on theatre trigger warning debate: ‘Isn’t art meant to be dangerous?’

The Doctor Who actor is currently starring in West End play An Enemy Of The People

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Strictly star Robin Windsor remembered as ‘nurturing soul’ after death at 44

BBC dance show Strictly Come Dancing has paid tribute to the professional performer.

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Former Strictly Come Dancing star Robin Windsor dead at 44

The professional was paired with stars including Lisa Riley and Deborah Meaden.

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Long Day’s Journey Into Night: a grand masterpiece and an ordinary family drama

Eugene O’Neill’s mighty drama, returning to the West End with Brian Cox and Patricia Clarkson, has drawn generations of stage greats and casts its spell with a story we can all recogniseHow to approach Eugene O’Neill’s Long Day’s Journey Into Night? “At our very first reading,” wrote M...