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Thursday, November 24, 2022

Centrala warns of ‘devastating’ impact of Arts Council funding loss by Ben Quinn

UK cultural institution for central and eastern European people forced to seek alternative support The only publicly funded arts and culture organisation for central and eastern European peo…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 08:42AM
Tuesday, January 25, 2022

West End’s small shows squeezed out in price-cutting dash for audiences by Ben Quinn

Award-winning theatre producer David Pugh says little productions can’t win in post-Covid environment Critically acclaimed smaller West End shows are being squeezed out of theatre’s post…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 01:12AM
Thursday, October 21, 2021

Ex-principal dancer at English National Ballet jailed for abusing students by Ben Quinn

Yat-Sen Chang sentenced to nine years after using ‘fame and prestige’ to sexually abuse young dancers A former English National Ballet (ENB) principal dancer who used his “fame and pre…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 10:03AM
Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Ex-English National Ballet dancer convicted of sexually abusing young students by Ben Quinn and Agencies

Yat-Sen Chang is told he faces long jail term after jury finds him guilty of 13 sexual offences against four teenagers A revered former English National Ballet (ENB) principal dancer faces a…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 03:12PM
Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Opera singer asked to change pro-EU dress for London concert by Ben Quinn

Anna Patalong, performing at Royal Albert Hall, says free movement ‘essential’ for musicians An opera singer who was asked to change her EU-themed dress for a concert at the Royal Albert…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 11:32AM
Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Old Vic among UK beneficiaries of trust embroiled in drug crisis by Ben Quinn

Sackler family, under scrutiny amid US opioid crisis, gave £7m last year to British institutionsThe Old Vic, the National Theatre and several other UK cultural and educational institutions …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 03:06PM
Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Alan Bennett: I'm wholly on Edward Snowden's side by Ben Quinn

Playwright defends NSA whistleblower and Cambridge spies in interview extracts published on the eve of his 80th birthdayThe playwright Alan Bennett has said that he is wholly on the side of …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 06:18AM
Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Royal Court dropped Tibet play after advice from British Council by Ben Quinn

UK’s cultural diplomacy arm said the play would affect work in China, previously unseen correspondence showsThe Royal Court theatre pulled a play about Tibet after the British Council priv…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 07:58AM
Saturday, February 3, 2018

London’s Royal Court theatre in row over shelving of Tibet play by Ben Quinn

China censorship storm hits groundbreaking venue after drama about Tibetan exiles pulled from scheduleThe Royal Court theatre has been accused of censorship by an award-winning Indian playwr…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 07:04PM
Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Audiences queue for the premiere of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by Ben Quinn

Play continues the story 19 years after the end of the last book, with Potter’s son Albus navigating his way through HogwartsThe Hogwarts ties, gowns and familiar smiles told their own sto…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 04:34PM
Monday, June 6, 2016

British playwright Arnold Wesker dies, aged 83 by Ben Quinn

Prolific writer who produced more than 40 plays, as well as books of essays, poetry and short stories was a key British figure in 20th century drama Related: Arnold Wesker: kitchen-sink dram…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 12:32PM
Tuesday, April 12, 2016

British playwright Arnold Wesker dies, aged 83 by Ben Quinn

Prolific writer who produced more than 40 plays, as well as books of essays, poetry and short stories was a key British figure in 20th century dramaSir Arnold Wesker, one of the key British …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 06:39PM
Tuesday, August 25, 2015

'Cumberbatch admirers take heart: in this trial of acting, he emerges victorious' by Ben Quinn

With all the hype this performance generated, the raft of reviews was keenly anticipated. Here we round up what the critics had to say about the productionFew other British theatre productio…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 08:52PM
Monday, May 25, 2015
Friday, October 31, 2014

Bend It Like Beckham to be made into musical by Ben Quinn

Stage adaptation of hit film that launched careers of Keira Knightley and Parminder Nagra to come to London Continue reading...

SOURCE: The Guardian at 02:42PM
Monday, May 5, 2014

Alan Bennett: I'm wholly on Edward Snowden's side by Ben Quinn

Playwright defends NSA whistleblower and Cambridge spies in interview extracts published on the eve of his 80th birthdayThe playwright Alan Bennett has said that he is wholly on the side of …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 07:01PM
Monday, September 30, 2013

Profumo affair: Christine Keeler doesn't like me, says Mandy Rice-Davies by Ben Quinn

Speaking at launch of musical, Rice-Davies says she has not spoken to former friend for over three decadesMandy Rice-Davies and Christine Keeler, two of the central figures in the Profumo af…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 07:22PM
Monday, October 15, 2012

Actor John Clive dies aged 79 by Ben Quinn

Star of A Clockwork Orange, the Pink Panther and the Italian Job, was also the voice of John Lennon in Yellow Submarine Continue reading...

SOURCE: The Guardian at 06:08PM
Monday, August 20, 2012

Phyllis Diller dies aged 95 by Ben Quinn

Standup, who built her stand-up career on persona of a corner-cutting housewife, was an influential figure for women in comedyPhyllis Diller, the pioneering US comedian who aimed some of her…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 07:48PM
Friday, July 13, 2012

Chicago to close in West End after 15 years by Ben Quinn

Show will have final performance in September after taking more than £120m at box office in LondonOver the past 15 years it has featured actors including Brooke Shields, Christie Brinkley a…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 02:37PM
Tuesday, April 19, 2011

West End hit Clybourne Park wins Pulitzer prize for drama by Ben Quinn

Author Bruce Norris joins Edward Albee, Eugene O'Neill, Arthur Miller and Tennessee Williams as winner of prestigious prizeClybourne Park, which won the Olivier award for best new play for i…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 04:07PM
Friday, March 4, 2011

Book lovers flock to hear Trafalgar Square readings by Ben Quinn

Authors including Alan Bennett, DBC Pierre and Margaret Atwood defy chill to celebrate World Book Night"I'm too cold to turn the page over," drawled Alan Bennett in his familiar Yorkshire vo…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 07:21PM
Saturday, January 15, 2011

Susannah York, the gentle star of 1960s cinema, dies after battle against cancer by Ben Quinn

Actor will be best remembered for Oscar-nominated performance in They Shoot Horses, Don't They? Susannah York, the British actress whose gamine looks and demure persona made her an icon of t…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 07:50PM

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