Kenneth Cranham on Joe Orton: the charming mischief-maker 

Kenneth Cranham was a teenager when Joe Orton cast him in a radio play and the pair became close friends. Fifty years after the great playwright’s murder, he remembers a flat full of cream cakes, 400 performances of Loot and the whitest T-shirt he ever saw

Source: Kenneth Cranham on Joe Orton: the charming mischief-maker | Stage | The Guardian

Mountview gets green light for multimillion-pound new Peckham base 

Artist's impression of Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts's new home in PeckhamMountview Academy of Theatre Arts has secured planning permission for its new multimillion-pound home in south London.

Source: Mountview gets green light for multimillion-pound new Peckham base | Carousel, News | The Stage

Canterbury: The council-run theatre boosting the local economy 

The Marlowe Theatre in Canterbury celebrates its fifth anniversary in its new building this week, and has unveiled figures about its impact on the local economy since re-opening.

Source: Canterbury: The council-run theatre boosting the local economy – NewStart

A perfect storm: Margaret Atwood on rewriting Shakespeare’s Tempest 

Image result for hag seedHow do you update a play about a castaway sorcerer, a malevolent creature and an air spirit? Margaret Atwood on the prisoners, politicians and hackers who make up her modern day Tempest

Source: A perfect storm: Margaret Atwood on rewriting Shakespeare’s Tempest | Books | The Guardian

Shakespeare in Ten Acts – The British Library

A landmark Shakespeare exhibition on the performances that made an icon, charting Shakespeare’s constant reinvention across the centuries

Source: Shakespeare in Ten Acts – Shakespeare Exhibition in London – British Library – The British Library