One lucky playwright is to have a play they haven't written yet performed at the Traverse this month. David Greig and the theatre's artistic director, Orla O'Loughlin, have already commissioned 10 playwrights – including Alan Wilkins and Janice Galloway – to submit their 45-minute "Dream Plays", or scenes from a play they never dreamed would be staged.
Some of Britain's top comics are putting away their one-liners to perform in straight dramas at the Edinburgh Festival
Crystal Palace have announced that the comedian and actor Eddie Izzard, who is a boyhood fan of the club, has become an associate director of the Championship club.
David Walliams talks to Eddie Izzard
The second series of 'Sherlock' gets us off to a promising start, and there's always more 'Downton' to look forward to
"Tout en Français!" the posters proclaim, and indeed Stripped – Eddie Izzard's whistlestop tour through the history of civilisation, which he has performed on and off in English since 2008 – sees him hold forth on evolution, Nazis, sharks, God being a crack addict and giraffes playing charades – all in French.
Business Secretary defies PM and urges voters to back AV – as a former MP labels status quo a 'moonlighter's charter'
Voters keen to distance themselves from the far right are courted by advocates of voting reform
The Edinburgh Fringe will continue its seemingly remorseless expansion this summer as organisers revealed the biggest line-up of artists in its 64-year history yesterday. With details of 2,453 shows and more than 40,000 performances contained within a 344-page programme, the world's largest arts festival has officially doubled in size over the last decade.
Frank Skinner has signed up to front his first BBC2 series since Fantasy Football in the 1990s.
A new TV adaptation of John Wyndham's classic sci-fi novel The Day of the Triffids faces one enduring problem: how do you make plants scary? Gerard Gilbert reports
Jewish group questions Cameron as gay rights activist pulls out of 'Pride' event
As a transvestite comic who claimed never to have run farther than five miles before, Eddie Izzard was always an unlikely candidate to run 1,100 miles around Britain in aid of charity. But yesterday the 47-year-old stand-up comic arrived in Trafalgar Square having completed 43 marathons across the country in just 52 days.
Comedian Eddie Izzard was celebrating today after finishing his 43rd marathon in 51 days.
'We had a great invention: an electronic golf-ball finder. But it was about 25 metres by four'