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Friday, March 27, 2020

Coronavirus: Mark Rylance backs £1m Equity fund providing emergency grants to creative freelances by Georgia Snow

An emergency fund to help performers, directors and stage managers cope financially until government grants become available has been announced by Equity.

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Coronavirus: Waitress confirms it will not reopen after theatre closures by Georgia Snow

The London production of Waitress has confirmed it will not be returning to the West End once theatres reopen. The show was

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Coronavirus: Jason Robert Brown to judge charity song competition by Georgia Snow

Composers are being called upon to write a song in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, which will be recorded by musical theatre

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Coronavirus: £25m revamp of Edinburgh’s King’s Theatre on hold for at least a year by Georgia Snow

Edinburgh’s King’s Theatre has put the brakes on a long-awaited redevelopment, due to the impact of coronavirus. The £25 million project, which

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Thursday, March 26, 2020

Coronavirus: LW Theatres ceases construction at Drury Lane and Gillian Lynne sites by Georgia Snow

LW Theatres has confirmed that construction work on the Theatre Royal Drury Lane and Gillian Lynne Theatre has ceased until further notice.

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National Theatre launches free streaming service by Georgia Snow

National Theatre Live productions will soon be available to watch for free on YouTube under plans for a new digital service from

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Coronavirus: Database launched to help theatremakers share skills by Georgia Snow

A skills-sharing database for theatre has been set up to help artists and organisations create work during lockdown. Set up this week,

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Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Coronavirus: Royal Exchange closes stages until autumn by Georgia Snow

The Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester has announced that its stages will remain dark until the autumn, as the organisation looks to

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Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Arts Council England publishes £160m coronavirus bailout plan by Georgia Snow

Arts Council England has unveiled an emergency £160 million response package for the cultural sector to help theatres weather the “massive and

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Coronavirus: Actors join 13,000-strong petition to protect workers in creative industries by Georgia Snow

More than 50 high-profile actors including David Tennant, Cush Jumbo, Richard E Grant and Romola Garai are backing a petition demanding an

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Monday, March 23, 2020

Coronavirus: Scottish Opera mobilises set transporter trucks to help supermarket supply chain by Georgia Snow

Scottish Opera has repurposed lorries ordinarily used to transport its set to venues in order to help restock supermarkets. The opera company’s

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Coronavirus: Norwich Theatre boss reports ‘aggressive behaviour’ towards staff over cancelled performances by Georgia Snow

Norwich Theatre Royal’s boss has claimed the venue’s box-office staff is being subjected to an increasing amount of “rude and aggressive behaviour”

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Coronavirus: Royal Conservatoire of Scotland creates online platform to ‘inspire, uplift, unite and entertain’ by Georgia Snow

The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland has launched an online community to connect students, staff and audiences while its campus is closed during

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Friday, March 20, 2020

Coronavirus: Chancellor’s rescue plan ‘fails freelances and self-employed in creative industries’ by Georgia Snow

Entertainment union BECTU is calling on the chancellor to “urgently revise” his newly-announced financial plan so that it provides better support for

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Coronavirus: Government officially orders all UK theatres to close by Georgia Snow

Theatres have been ordered to close tonight (March 20) to fight the spread of coronavirus, prime minister Boris Johnson has said. While

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Royal Opera House to release archive productions on-demand free of charge by Georgia Snow

The Royal Opera House is offering selected productions on-demand free of charge as part of a wider package of online content available

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Coronavirus: We don’t want to be the forgotten year, say 2020 drama school graduates by Georgia Snow

Drama school students preparing to graduate in 2020 have expressed their frustration and worry after showcases, exhibitions and final-year productions were put

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Thursday, March 19, 2020

Coronavirus: Theatres set up community telephone clubs and create digital resources in response to closures by Georgia Snow

Theatres around the country have begun initiatives to make use of staff and resources during their closures, with Pitlochry Festival Theatre launching

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Coronavirus: Entertainment industry workers pledge time and resources to create temporary NHS facilities by Georgia Snow

Freelance creative workers, including technicians and engineers, have offered to use their building skills to help the NHS create temporary wards and

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Coronavirus: Software to help theatres process donations instead of refunds by Georgia Snow

Ticketing software provider Spektrix has developed a free tool to allow cultural organisations to take donations in lieu of refunds amid the

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Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Coronavirus: BBC unveils ‘virtual festival of the arts’ for UK in isolation by Georgia Snow

New plays written especially for broadcast and recorded live performances will be made available for free by the BBC to “give British

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Coronavirus: Arts could lose generation of talent without relief for freelances, Brabin warns by Georgia Snow

An entire generation of working-class talent could be lost because of a lack of support for freelance workers amid the coronavirus outbreak,

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Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Coronavirus: Olivier Awards 2020 cancelled, SOLT confirms by Georgia Snow

This year’s Olivier Awards have been cancelled due to the wider shut down amid the UK’s coronavirus outbreak, it has been confirmed.

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Coronavirus: ATG unveils plan to run Tube and newspaper adverts to champion British theatre by Georgia Snow

Ambassador Theatre Group has announced plans to use advertising slots usually reserved for its shows to mount a campaign encouraging audiences back

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Coronavirus: ENO commits to honouring contracts for first month of closure by Georgia Snow

English National Opera is among the first major cultural institutions to commit to paying performers and contracted workers while its building is

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Monday, March 16, 2020

Coronavirus: Theatres to close with immediate effect by Georgia Snow

The Society of London Theatre and UK Theatre have announced the closure of all its venues with immediate effect, following the government’s

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Coronavirus: Freelance technicians, directors and musicians highlight income fears as closures begin by Georgia Snow

Freelance theatre technicians, directors, musicians and actors are sharing their fears about the coming months, in anticipation of closures. It comes as

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Comedian and actor Roy Hudd dies aged 83 by Georgia Snow

Comedian and actor Roy Hudd has died at the age of 83. Hudd died on March 15 after a short illness, his

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Sunday, March 15, 2020

Coronavirus: Old Vic cancels remaining performances of Endgame by Georgia Snow

The Old Vic has suspended performances for two weeks as a result of the coronavirus outbreak, meaning Endgame will end its run

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Thursday, March 12, 2020

RWS Entertainment Group opens London office to boost cruise ship, resort and branded shows in Europe by Georgia Snow

US production company RWS Entertainment Group has opened a London office in a bid to expand its operations into Europe. The company,

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Stratford Circus Arts Centre faces closure as council looks to evict organisation by Georgia Snow

Stratford Circus Arts Centre in east London is being threatened with closure as a result of council plans to repurpose its home

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