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These are just some of our occasional musings on life in the arts world in Stage Whispers, the every day tale of everyday magazine folk…

  1. Pass it on


    It is always interesting to see how writers modify their work and I offer you a brace of Bertolt Brecht to compare, contrast and discuss. Methuen Drama offers two versions of the German’s masterpiece Der gute Mensch von Sezuan, to which the dramatist made significant changes. The original, translated by John Willett, and titled The […]

  2. Dance news


    Indulge your love of dance with this season's highlights...

  3. Music to young ears


    The National Children’s Orchestra of Great Britain (NCO) is currently touring the UK auditioning aspiring children who want to make the most of its wonderful training and performance opportunities. Once selected, they attend intensive residential courses where they receive first-class training from tutors drawn from major national orchestras and the best specialist music schools around […]

  4. The Browning Version


    This is the year of Sir Terrence Rattigan and to celebrate, the Barnfield Theatre in Exeter hosts the Camp Theatre Company with their production of The Browning Version. For those not in the know, the play tells the story of Arthur Crocker-Harris, a failed public school teacher. As ill health forces him into early retirement, […]

  5. Hot in the city

    Hot in the city  

    Young actors are hard at work on the Talawa Young Persons Theatre project in London. Here's how to follow the fun - and hard work!

  6. Designs for life

    Designs for life  

    DesignQuest gave students the chance to learn about design, fashion and the arts, thanks to an innovative project, created by the Prince's Foundation for Children & The Arts. LESLEY FINLAY reports...

  7. Ship ahoy! Pericles has docked

    Ship ahoy! Pericles has docked  

    There are few days left to take your seats on board the good ship Pericles at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre ...

  8. Cy Twombly dies


    Cy Twombly, the American artist, died in his beloved Rome this week. We add our thoughts...

  9. World Stage Festival hits Bristol!


    An exciting new festival is about to hit Bristol that will be a great experience for you and your students...

  10. Mr McKellen is a big draw


    Find out details of the hottest summer ticket in town...