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Saturday, November 28, 2015

Theatre director’s magic wand turns Sleeping Beauty into a prince by Vanessa Thorpe Arts and Media Correspondent

Bristol Old Vic show is latest theatrical production to use a gender swap to tackle stereotypesIt is the classic fairytale that has fired the imaginations of generations of young girls. But …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 11:01AM
Saturday, October 24, 2015

After a century of black British theatre, actors still struggle to take centre stage by Vanessa Thorpe Arts and Media Correspondent

As Lenny Henry prepares a major radio series on the history of black drama, we look at the triumphs – and travails – of its starsA tale long overdue, the story of the black actors, direc…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 08:07PM
Saturday, August 2, 2014

Paul Merton's wife needed an actor to play a neurotic comic. She didn't have to look far by Vanessa Thorpe Arts and Media Correspondent

Suki Webster's Edinburgh Fringe play explores the relationship between performers and their obsessive fans Continue reading...

SOURCE: The Guardian at 07:05PM

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