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Saturday, May 6, 2017

Cosmic take on Brecht’s Galileo perfect for post-truth world by Dalya Alberge

Director hails clash between science and political dogma as more relevant than everWatching stars at the theatre takes on new meaning at the Young Vic in London this month. A swirling cosmos…

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Friday, April 21, 2017

RSC plans celebration of Shakespeare's favourite classical poet by Dalya Alberge

Company aims to reignite interest in Ovid, whose book the Metamorphoses is alluded to in some of the Bard’s playsShakespeare’s favourite classical poet, Ovid, inspired him with myth, mag…

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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Judi Dench laments that young actors are held back by wealth divide by Dalya Alberge

Oscar-winning star fears working-class talents being lost by the cost of drama school training and demise of repertory theatreEddie Redmayne, Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Hiddleston, Laurence F…

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Saturday, April 8, 2017

Globe director Dominic Dromgoole swaps stage for screen by Dalya Alberge

After 10 years at the Globe, Dominic Dromgoole will direct and produce films, following in the footsteps of Stephen Daldry and Sam MendesA former director of the Globe theatre in London is t…

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Saturday, January 28, 2017

David Hare: classic British drama is ‘being infected’ by radical European staging by Dalya Alberge

Playwright speaks out in new book against ‘distortion’ of plays and move away from traditionOne of Britain’s foremost playwrights has launched a forthright attack on European concept d…

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Saturday, December 17, 2016

‘It’s set in the trenches but it’s not a war film’ by Dalya Alberge

Producers of new version of Journey’s End want audiences to see human side of conflictWhen Journey’s End, RC Sherriff’s powerful play about the first world war, was first staged in 192…

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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Andrew Lloyd Webber warns of diversity crisis in British theatre by Dalya Alberge

Composer publishes report saying he fears for ‘hideously white’ industry’s survival unless it reflects diversity of population Andrew Lloyd Webber has said he fears for the survival of…

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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Harriet Walter: stage more plays with lead female characters by Dalya Alberge

Leading British actor currently playing male leads in three Shakespeare plays says ‘imitating men can’t be the only answer’Dame Harriet Walter has called for artistic directors and pla…

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Friday, November 4, 2016

Glenda Jackson laments continuing lack of key acting roles for women by Dalya Alberge

As ex-Labour MP returns to acting, she expresses her dismay as to why women still can’t get the best rolesFrom Women in Love to A Touch of Class, Glenda Jackson starred in some of the best…

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Sunday, October 23, 2016

Christopher Marlowe credited as one of Shakespeare's co-writers by Dalya Alberge

Dramatists to appear jointly on title pages of Henry VI, Parts One, Two and Three in the New Oxford Shakespeare after analysis by team of 23 academicsThe long-held suggestion that Christophe…

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Sunday, September 25, 2016

War Horse director pulls the strings to stage puppet version of Victor Hugo tale by Dalya Alberge

Tom Morris is hoping to repeat his success with the first world war classic story in a new play at the Bristol Old VicThe spectacular staging of War Horse, with lifelike equine puppets, has …

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Thursday, September 15, 2016

Royal Shakespeare Company to feature CGI in new version of The Tempest by Dalya Alberge

RSC’s artistic director says use of digital characters live on stage ‘takes the audience’s imagination into new realms’The head of the Royal Shakespeare Company may be better versed …

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Monday, September 12, 2016

Royal Shakespeare Company plans hi-tech staging of The Tempest by Dalya Alberge

RSC combines with Intel and Imaginarium Studios to bring performance-capture technology to live theatreThe head of the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) may be more versed in the language of t…

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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

'Arts are for everyone': Lloyd Webber calls for more diversity in theatre by Dalya Alberge

Multi-award winning composer joins voices from across theatre spectrum calling for more opportunities for minority ethnic performersBritish musical theatre is facing a diversity crisis and m…

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Friday, June 17, 2016

Sir Peter Wright memoir reveals monster feuds of ballet greats by Dalya Alberge

Rudolf Nureyev is recalled as a troubled man who ‘pushed people, behaving appallingly’ in new book On stage, they wowed audiences and scaled the heights of artistry. Offstage, some of t…

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Sunday, June 12, 2016

Invest in next generation of theatregoers, urges actor Jonathan Pryce by Dalya Alberge

Star of Wolf Hall and the Globe’s Merchant of Venice calls for cheaper tickets and more school tripsPlayhouses, schools and the government are failing to invest properly in future generati…

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Saturday, April 30, 2016

Ballet companies must stop wrecking our bodies, warns Russian star by Dalya Alberge

Irina Kolesnikova, who performs at London’s Coliseum in August, says dancers should be nurtured, not pushed to the limits A world-renowned Russian prima ballerina has become the latest sta…

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Saturday, April 16, 2016

Fixation on box office hits is killing British theatre, says David Hare by Dalya Alberge

Playwright says the craft is being damaged by focus on selling seatsSir David Hare has warned that an obsession with box-office success is having a detrimental effect on British theatre and …

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Sunday, December 20, 2015

The bard's the star: Kenneth Branagh brings Shakespeare to new audiences by Dalya Alberge

Actor and director to be public face of Film London, which aims to celebrate playwright’s 400th death anniversary with series of radical new projectsSir Kenneth Branagh is to become the fi…

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Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Yorkshire Ripper drama coloured by playwright's personal memories by Dalya Alberge

Play inspired by autobiography of man whose mother was Peter Sutcliffe's first known victimA playwright who owns the New End theatre in Hampstead, north London, is premiering a play in Leeds…

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Saturday, September 12, 2015

Glenda Jackson laments continuing lack of key acting roles for women by Dalya Alberge

As ex-Labour MP returns to acting, she expresses her dismay as to why women still can’t get the best rolesFrom Women in Love to A Touch of Class, Glenda Jackson starred in some of the best…

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Saturday, September 5, 2015

Liv Ullmann: Films should be fantasies, not pornography by Dalya Alberge

Ingmar Bergman’s muse talks about ever-more explicit mainstream movies and her new version of Miss JulieSex scenes in some of today’s films are so graphic that they are little more than …

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Saturday, May 30, 2015

Tyranny of the ‘casting couch’? It never went away, say actors by Dalya Alberge

Equity will draw up audition guidelines in response to a rise in the number of complaints“Kick him in the balls and run out of the door.” So advised Joan Collins when asked how to negoti…

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Monday, May 25, 2015

Athol Fugard berates dramatists for failing to confront injustice by Dalya Alberge

South African playwright says modern writers are catering for 'attention spans of 10 minutes between adverts'

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George Clooney ditches British cast for Enron film by Dalya Alberge

UK play's author will write screenplay but West End director and cast are dropped as Hollywood snaps up stage success. Enron, the stage play that has enraptured the West End with its depicti…

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Saturday, April 11, 2015

Strictly no celebs: young dancers compete for the BBC’s new title by Dalya Alberge

Young Dancer 2015 contest hopes to find the next generation of stars for Royal Ballet and Sadler’s WellsThe British have a longstanding love of TV dance shows. Think only of the huge popul…

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Saturday, March 21, 2015

Steven McRae: ‘Sometimes I feel 100 years old’ – the pain and the ecstasy driving star of Swan Lake by Dalya Alberge

Steven McRae won acclaim last week at the opening of the Royal Ballet’s latest production. But his poise comes at a priceThose watching Steven McRae gracefully leaping and pirouetting acro…

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Saturday, February 14, 2015

Simon Russell Beale: it’s fine to take liberties with Shakespeare by Dalya Alberge

Acclaimed actor says we shouldn’t be purists about the text – as long as it still makes coherent, emotional senseMany regard him as the greatest classical actor of his generation, with K…

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Sunday, February 8, 2015

Royal Shakespeare Company plans bursaries for disadvantaged children by Dalya Alberge

As budget cuts are said to be turning arts into the ‘domain of the privileged’, RSC aims to develop training and bursaries to help increase diversity Continue reading...

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Monday, December 8, 2014

Actor Janet Suzman criticised for calling theatre ‘a white invention’ by Dalya Alberge and Mark Brown

Theatre is a white invention. It’s in their DNA, Suzman says after Meera Syal appeals for theatres to look more to Asian audiences Continue reading...

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Sunday, December 7, 2014

Meera Syal calls on theatres to stop neglecting Asian audiences by Dalya Alberge

Author and actor says theatres neglect ‘moneyed new generation’ and should put on more diverse performances• Arts in England told to make progress with diversity Continue reading...

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