It is 40 years since award-winning playwright Willy Russell wrote Educating Rita - it remains one of his best loved works, regularly performance around the world. For Russell, it's a time for reflection on the success of his play.
In 1977 The Morecambe & Wise TV Christmas Special attracted over 28 million viewers. Over half the population of Britain at the time. An enviable record that’s not been touched and unlikely to be repeated ever again.
All aboard! Star of EastEnders and recent winner on MasterChef John Partridge is preparing to visit Cambridge Arts Theatre once again as he takes to the stage in Tom Stoppard's highly entertaining and downright absurd comedy Rough Crossing.
We stole 5 minutes of John's time to hear all about the show, and picked his brain about life after Masterchef...
Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire is regarded by many as one of the greatest American plays of the 20th century. Opening on Broadway in December 1947, the play received the Pulitzer Prize for Best Drama in 1948 and in 1951 the play was adapted for the big screen. The film, which starred Vivien Leigh and Marlon Brando, won a host of awards including the Academy Award for Best Actress and cemented the play's status in American drama history.
Cambridge Arts Theatre's co-production of David Haig's remarkable new play, Pressure, opens next week. We caught up with the man himself to chat about the history behind the characters and what he believes the story could offer contemporary audiences.