British Chinese actor to play Richard III

Open-air Shakespeare specialists, The Festival Players, have announced the casting of the title role in Richard III, which embarks on a 12-week UK tour this summer. The witty, murderous monarch will … Continue reading


West End Stage

Sunday 25 – Monday 26 March, 2012 Theatre Royal Haymarket, London The Theatre Royal Haymarket has teamed up with the Department of Drama and Theatre at Royal Holloway, University of London, … Continue reading


Chichester Festival Theatre at 50

3 March to 3 June 2012 Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant Chichester – Tues-Sat 10am-5pm, Thurs 10am-8pm, Sun 11am -5pm, Closed Mondays Just one of the many events contributing to … Continue reading


Twickenham’s Queens Hall

The Heritage Lottery Fund is supporting a project called Memories of Twickenham Riverside which concentrates on five sites that underline the leisure, industrial and historical aspects of the town’s close association … Continue reading


New Scholars’ Prize 2012

Entries are now invited for the 2012 New Scholars Prize. This recent addition to the Society’s annual programme of awards and grants is open to all postgraduates, academics with an institutional … Continue reading


Launch of “The Stage’s Glory”: John Rich, 1692-1761

On Sunday 25 September 2011, at the Foundling Museum in London, joint editors Berta Joncus and Jeremy Barlow launched the first book devoted to eighteenth-century theatre manager John Rich. As well … Continue reading


Recent Legacies

The Society has received two substantial legacies by the wills of recently deceased members Hilda Schiff and Paul Iles, each of £10,000. The Finance Sub-Committee makes the following recommendations on how … Continue reading


European Painted Cloths C14th-C21st

European Painted Cloths C14th-C21st: Pageantry, Ceremony, Theatre and the Domestic Interior. Friday 15 and Saturday 16 June 2012 The Courtauld Institute of Art, London A two-day conference which will explore the … Continue reading


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Theatre Book Prize 2015 Ceremony – photos

Photos from the Theatre Book Prize ceremony May 2015 will be posted here in due course.