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Music man: John Berry

The London Coliseum: A revolution at the opera

It will open all day to the public, and have a coffee shop in the foyer. On stage, there will be musicals as well as arias. John Berry, artistic director of the ENO, reveals to David Lister radical plans for the august institution

The illusionist believes hypnotism helped him to deal with the lack of control he felt growing up

Derren Brown interview: ‘Maybe I was an eccentric. Part of it was me not dealing with my sexuality’

The Chris Blackhurst Interview: His tricks have wowed audiences for years, but in his latest show, Derren Brown reveals a little more about the man behind the magic

Rory Kinnear: My life on stage with Shakespeare

Next week is the 450th anniversary of the Bard’s birth. Time to celebrate, says the actor whose Iago just won an Olivier Award

Philip Arditti as Yossarian and Christopher Price as Milo Minderbinder in Northern Stage's 'Catch-22'

Catch-22: How the cult classic was adapted for the stage

More than half a century after it was published 'Catch-22' will make its British stage debut next week. American director Rachel Chavkin tells Matt Trueman about the challenges of staging it

Painting the South Bank red: Celebrating a year of the Shed

Fiona Mountford hails the temporary venue that has shaken things up at the National Theatre

The National Theatre artistic director Sir Nicholas Hytner (right) and the Executive Director of the National Theatre Nick Starr

The final curtain for National Theatre’s double act Sir Nicholas Hytner and Nick Starr

Hytner and Starr tell Nick Clark why their decade-long partnership on the Southbank has transformed its reach and appeal

Southern comfort: Vivien Leigh in ‘Gone with the Wind’

Why I can’t help loving Scarlett

Gone with the Wind an embarrassing anachronism? Helen Taylor thinks not

Royal Ballet's director Kevin O'Hare

Interview: Kevin O'Hare, the lord of dance

The Royal Ballet has been troubled by defections and angry rumblings from mutinous performers, but, as he announces an intriguing new season, its ambitious director, Kevin O’Hare, tells David Lister that a company at the top of its game needs discipline

Paul McGann

Paul McGann, from Withnail and I to The Doctor and Chekhov: ‘Britain’s growing class divide denies hope to so many’

The actor on finding success, Chekhov and ‘The Monocled Mutineer’

Significant other: Erica Whyman, deputy artistic director at the RSC, has a remit to focus on new writing

‘Well-behaved women rarely make history’: Erica Whyman on her remit to focus on new writing at the RSC

Erica Whyman tells Fiona Mountford how she plans to shake things up at the RSC

Getting her kicks: Lisa Dillon in rehearsals for 'The Roaring Girl'

Lisa Dillon: The roaring girl who is a match for any man

She has starred with Benedict Cumberbatch and Chris O'Dowd, but Lisa Dillon is puzzled that she is less famous

Village people: Gweneth Ann Jeffers and Paul Carey Jones in rehearsals for 'Under Milk Wood: an Opera'

Under Milk Wood the opera: a new voice for Dylan Thomas

The composer John Metcalf tells Jessica Duchen how he has turned the poet's Under Milk Wood into an opera

The kids are still not all right: A modern retelling of 'Spring Awakening', the original teen drama

How to adapt one of the 20th century’s most scandalous plays for the 21st century?

Public amenity number one: 'Urinetown: the Musical' with Richard Fleeshman

Urinetown: How the award-winning show made a big splash

As the Broadway show comes to the West End, John Nathan looks at how Urinetown became a hit despite its provocative title

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Performers drink tea at the Glastonbury festival in 2010

GlastonburyWI to make debut appearance at Somerset festival

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Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister

TV reviewIt has taken seven episodes for Game of Thrones season five to hit its stride

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Jesuthasan Antonythasan as Dheepan

FilmPalme d'Or goes to radical and astonishing film that turns conventional thinking about immigrants on its head

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Måns Zelmerlöw performing

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Graham Norton was back in the commentating seat for Eurovision 2015

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Richard Hammond, Jeremy Clarkson and James May on stage

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Fearne Cotton is leaving Radio 1 after a decade

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The light stuff: Britt Robertson and George Clooney in ‘Tomorrowland: a World Beyond’
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Reawakening: can Jon Hamm’s Don Draper find enlightenment in the final ‘Mad Men’?
tv reviewNot quite, but it's an enlightening finale for Don Draper spoiler alert
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Breakfast Show’s Nick Grimshaw

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'Youth' cast members Paul Dano, Jane Fonda, Harvey Keitel, Rachel Weisz, and Michael Caine pose for photographers at Cannes Film Festival
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Adam West as Batman and Burt Ward and Robin in the 1960s Batman TV show

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I am flute: Azeem Ward and his now-famous instrument
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A glass act: Dr Chris van Tulleken (left) and twin Xand get set for their drinking challenge
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MIA perform at Lovebox 2014 in London Fields, Hackney

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Finnish punk band PKN hope to enter Eurovision 2015 and raise awareness for Down's Syndrome

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William Shakespeare on the cover of John Gerard's The Herball or Generall Historie of Plantes

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Grayson Perry dedicates his Essex home to Julie

Potter's attempt to create an Essex Taj Mahal was a lovely treat

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A scene from the original Swedish version of the sci-fi TV drama ‘Real Humans’
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Hugh Keays-Byrne plays Immortan Joe, the terrifying gang leader, in the new film
filmActor who played Toecutter returns - but as a different villain in reboot
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Charlize Theron as Imperator Furiosa in Mad Max: Fury Road
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Jessica Hynes in W1A
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Power play: Mitsuko Uchida in concert

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Dangerous liaisons: Dominic West, Jake Richard Siciliano, Maura Tierney and Leya Catlett in ‘The Affair’ – a contradictory drama but one which is sure to reel the viewers in
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Richard Herring, pictured performing at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival two years ago
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