250 years of circus: YouTube and going from contortion handstands to swinging trapeze
By Jarred Dewey
As circus celebrates 250 years, Jarred Dewey, trapeze artist from Circa's Peepshow, explains what drew him to the form
What to watch: best shows to see this week
We pick our favourite shows from across the UK that open this week
My Top 5 Showtunes: Natalie McQueen
The actress tells us the musical numbers she couldn't live without
Bold colours and gauze walls: designing a Broadway play for a tiny space
By Max Dorey
As Two for the Seesaw opens in London, designer Max Dorey explains how he came to stage the show
10 things you didn't know about Battersea Arts Centre
As the theatre offers a sneak preview of the rebuilt Grand Hall, we pick out some fun facts which you probably never knew about the space
5 theatre shows to cheer you up after England's World Cup loss
From football boots to Kinky Boots, from handballs to Strictly Ballroom, theatre has the perfect way to perk up spirits after yesterday's semi-final
Top 10 protest songs from musical theatre
Just in case you need to do a bit of protesting in the near future...
And Introducing...Max Webster: the director who takes on everything from Seuss to Shakespeare
In his series shining a light on emerging theatremakers, Matt Trueman talks to a director who is not afraid to turn his hand to a surprising variety of things
What to watch: best shows to see this week
In our weekly round-up we have a look at some of the major shows opening across London and further afield