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Monday, April 24, 2017

Katie Bonna: ‘I rewrote my show after Trump was elected’ by Ella Wills

After the West End transfer of her play Dirty Great Love Story in January, Katie Bonna begins her one-woman show All the

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Friday, April 21, 2017

Job centre for creatives to target young unemployed talent by Ella Wills

Plans are underway to create the first job centre aimed specifically at young unemployed people seeking creative jobs. The Creative Society, a

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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Pleasance announces full 2017 fringe line-up by Ella Wills

Work by Theatre Ad Infinitum, Cardboard Citizens and the Wardrobe Ensemble feature on the Pleasance’s full programme for this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe. In

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

National Theatre announces casting for Trump verbatim piece by Ella Wills

Casting has been announced for All The President’s Men? at the Vaudeville Theatre in London. Sian Phillips, Sinead Cusack and Peter Davison

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Thursday, April 13, 2017

Brawl breaks out at Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance in Manchester by Ella Wills

A woman has been charged with assault on a police officer after a fight broke out at the opening night of Michael

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London’s New Diorama Theatre to open new rehearsal facility by Ella Wills

The New Diorama Theatre in London is to open more than 4,000sq metres of affordable rehearsal spaces next month. The New Diorama’s

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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Playwright Lynn Nottage wins second Pulitzer by Ella Wills

US playwright Lynn Nottage has won a second Pulitzer prize. She was awarded the 2017 Pulitzer prize for drama on April 10

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Thursday, January 19, 2017

Tom Purbeck: ‘Experimenting with physicality is wonderfully liberating’ by Ella Wills

A new production of The Trackers of Oxyrhynchus opens at London’s Finborough Theatre in January. Actor Tom Purbeck stars in the first

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Saturday, December 17, 2016

Strictly finalist Danny Mac: ‘Drama training didn’t give me the edge’ by Ella Wills

Strictly Come Dancing finalist Danny Mac has given “100% credit” for his success on the series to his dancing partner Oti Mabuse,

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Friday, December 16, 2016

Plymouth Athenaeum theatre to reopen after seven years by Ella Wills

Plymouth’s Athenaeum theatre is to open its doors to the public after seven years of closure. The Plymouth Athenaeum is a complex

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Thursday, December 15, 2016

New £5,500 award launched to support emerging Scottish companies by Ella Wills

A new award providing £5,500 worth of support to developing Scottish theatre companies has been launched. The award is offered by venue

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Wednesday, December 14, 2016

£186,000 awarded to eight choreography research projects by Ella Wills

Research exploring “robotic structures” that audience members can wear and choreography inspired by Kung Fu are among projects awarded a share of

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Bury’s Met reopens with enlarged theatre after £4.6m revamp by Ella Wills

Bury arts venue the Met has reopened to the public following a £4.6 million refurbishment, which includes an enlarged theatre space. Theatre,

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Monday, December 12, 2016

Mathew Horne joins West End cast of The Miser by Ella Wills

Mathew Horne will join Griff Rhys Jones and Lee Mack at the Garrick Theatre in The Miser. The full casting is announced

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Enda Walsh: ‘Working with other directors has sharpened my work’ by Ella Wills

Enda Walsh claims working with new directors has forced him to “sharpen” his own directing aesthetic. In an interview with playwright Simon

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Friday, December 9, 2016

Arts engagement reduces reoffending, research suggests by Ella Wills

Taking part in arts activities reduces the chance of young offenders committing another crime by up to a fifth, claims new research.

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Jude Kelly and Bonnie Greer lead bid to reverse Althea Efunshile Channel 4 board rejection by Ella Wills

Jude Kelly, artistic director of Southbank Centre, and playwright Bonnie Greer are among the leading women in the arts challenging the blocking

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Thursday, December 8, 2016

Bristol Mayfest cancels 2017 event due to funding problems by Ella Wills

Contemporary theatre festival Mayfest has been forced to cancel next year’s event due to funding issues, and will move to becoming a

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Birmingham Hippodrome launches rush funding campaign for relaxed performances by Ella Wills

Birmingham Hippodrome has launched a campaign to raise £12,000 in 12 days, to expand its programme of relaxed performances. After it was

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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Half a Sixpence and An Inspector Calls join Get Into London Theatre discount ticket scheme by Ella Wills

Musicals Half a Sixpence, Mamma Mia! and Kinky Boots join plays An Inspector Calls and The Dresser in this year’s Get Into

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Monday, December 5, 2016

Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures to mark 30th anniversary with a year of shows by Ella Wills

New Adventures will celebrate its thirtieth anniversary with a year-long programme of productions, which includes a variety performance of Matthew Bourne’s earliest

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