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Sunday, October 25, 2020

New musicals win awards as virtual Oliviers honour theatre by Lanre Bakare Arts and Culture Correspondent

Newcomers joined stalwarts such as Matthew Bourne, who won his ninth award Newcomers and established theatre figures shared the honours at the Olivier awards this year in a ceremony which wa…

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Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Pantomime dames protest at Westminster over Covid theatre restrictions by Lanre Bakare Arts and Culture Correspondent

Arts workers draw attention to lack of panto season this year and demand more help Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Hundreds of protesters– including about…

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Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Government accused of 'ripping the heart' out of UK night-time economy by Lanre Bakare Arts and Culture Correspondent

Critics argue prioritising non-creative jobs will not be enough to save theatres and nightclubs Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage The government has been accu…

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Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Play about Christopher Alder's death to be turned into film by Lanre Bakare Arts and Culture Correspondent

Writer Ryan Calais Cameron hopes film about black veteran dying in police custody will ignite conversation about racism A play about a notorious case of a black man dying in police custody i…

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Thursday, July 30, 2020

Ambassador Theatre Group to lay off 1,200 casual staff in UK by Lanre Bakare Arts and Culture Correspondent

Biggest employer in UK theatre to terminate contracts at end of coronavirus furlough scheme Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage The Ambassador Theatre Group (AT…

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Thursday, July 23, 2020

Theatre Royal Plymouth proposes cutting entire creative team by Lanre Bakare Arts and Culture Correspondent

Critics say redundancy proposal ‘unfathomable’ and could damage future of theatre in the south-west The Theatre Royal Plymouth has been criticised for proposing to make its entire creat…

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Saturday, July 18, 2020

Plan to open England's theatres with reduced capacity 'not viable' by Lanre Bakare Arts and Culture Correspondent

Plans for 1 August reopening criticised by industry figures as not enough to keep many venues open Theatres and venues in England will be able to host socially distanced performances and gig…

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Wednesday, July 15, 2020

'Creative activism' inspired by George Floyd at forefront of London arts festival by Lanre Bakare Arts and Culture Correspondent

Roy Williams’ 846, a collection of audio plays, will be performed at Greenwich+Docklands festival Artists need to engage in “creative activism” to help combat racism, according to the …

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Sunday, July 5, 2020

London theatre group to tell pandemic stories of black frontline staff by Lanre Bakare Arts and Culture Correspondent

Interviews to be turned into series of short plays to ensure contributions are not forgotten A series of short plays will tell the story of the Covid-19 crisis from the perspective of black …

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Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Covid-19 prejudice akin to 1980s Aids panic, say creators of Diana play by Lanre Bakare Arts and Culture Correspondent

Moment of Grace revisits princess’s boundary-breaking visit to UK’s first Aids ward The prejudice that has affected some communities during the Covid-19 pandemic is akin to that faced by…

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Monday, June 8, 2020

'Triple whammy' of funding cuts has left UK arts vulnerable - report by Lanre Bakare Arts and Culture Correspondent

Survey says increasing reliance on box office sales left arts exposed during Covid-19 crisis Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage British arts institutions have …

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Tuesday, June 2, 2020

The Great Gatsby defies virus with October West End reopening by Lanre Bakare Arts and Culture Correspondent

Play will incorporate face masks and physical distancing into its immersive staging Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage A vastly reduced capacity and masks that…

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Monday, May 25, 2020

WeRNotVirus: plays to highlight Covid-19 racism against Asians by Lanre Bakare Arts and Culture Correspondent

Project including monologues will be shown on Zoom to help expose ‘hidden problem’ in UK Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage A series of plays and monologue…

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Thursday, May 21, 2020

National Theatre may shed 30% of its staff without more support by Lanre Bakare Arts and Culture Correspondent

Arts venue has lost 75% of its income because of coronavirus crisis The National Theatre has warned it will have to make significant numbers of staff redundant unless it receives additional …

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Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Edinburgh's Royal Lyceum goes into 'hibernation' as Covid fallout hits stages by Lanre Bakare Arts and Culture Correspondent

£700,000 loss forces landmark theatre to cancel entire 2020 programme in hope of emerging renewed next spring – and staving off financial fate of other venues The Royal Lyceum theatre in …

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Tuesday, May 5, 2020

An industry in freefall: dance sector calls for urgent help by Lanre Bakare Arts and Culture Correspondent

With tours cancelled and rehearsal rooms closed, what’s the future for dance? Ballerina Lauren Cuthbertson, psychologist Terry Hyde and choreographer Alexander Whitley assess the Covid-19 …

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Thursday, April 30, 2020

From Meltdown to Lockdown: theatre festival coming to a radio near you by Lanre Bakare Arts and Culture Correspondent

Four stage shows will be performed by actors using sterilised studio kit at home Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Actors will give performances that were me…

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Friday, October 4, 2019

Immersive Wolf of Wall Street opening delayed again due to flooding by Lanre Bakare Arts and Culture Correspondent

Producers extend preview run indefinitely due to building setbacks and a script ‘in flux’ An immersive theatre adaptation of The Wolf of Wall Street has postponed its opening night and e…

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Thursday, June 13, 2019

Female playwrights star in new National Theatre lineup by Lanre Bakare Arts and Culture Correspondent

Season includes Kate Tempest reimagining of Greek classic and version of Guardian microplay Death of England Kate Tempest’s reimagining of a Greek classic and an adaptation of a short film…

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