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Sunday, October 22, 2017

Mark Rylance calls on Equity to divert £120m pension pot into clean energy by Georgia Snow

Mark Rylance, Zoe Wanamaker and Maxine Peake are among theatre figures endorsing a campaign to withdraw actors’ pensions from fossil fuel investments.

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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Creative Industries Federation warns of ‘major skills crisis’ post-Brexit by Georgia Snow

The creative sector in the UK is facing a “major skills crisis” if freedom of movement ends post-Brexit without a replacement that

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Young dancers in Hampshire to benefit from £115k development scheme by Georgia Snow

A Hampshire theatre has been awarded £115,000 for a programme of training and development opportunities for young dancers in the area. The

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Amber Riley to leave Dreamgirls as new cast announced by Georgia Snow

Amber Riley has announced her departure from West End musical Dreamgirls, in which she has played the lead role since it opened

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Old Red Lion appoints Katy Danbury as theatre manager by Georgia Snow

Katy Danbury has been appointed theatre manager at the Old Red Lion pub theatre in north London. Danbury is currently producer of

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Rose Theatre Kingston dedicates new artist fellowship to Peter Hall by Georgia Snow

The Rose Theatre in Kingston has launched a fellowship for emerging theatremakers in honour of its founding artistic director, Peter Hall. Hall,

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Casting announced for new Anne Washburn play at Almeida by Georgia Snow

Casting has been announced for Anne Washburn’s The Twilight Zone at the Almeida Theatre. Oliver Alvin-Wilson, Franc Ashman, Adrianna Bertola and Lizzy

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Vicky Featherstone announces ‘day of action’ in response to Weinstein revelations by Georgia Snow

Royal Court artistic director Vicky Featherstone has announced a day of events that will take place in response to the sexual harassment

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Andrew Lloyd Webber quits House of Lords by Georgia Snow

Andrew Lloyd Webber has quit the House of Lords, where he was a Conservative peer, because of his theatre commitments. The composer

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Casting directors “have a duty to care” in wake of Weinstein revelations – CDG by Georgia Snow

The Casting Directors’ Guild has issued a statement emphasising its members’ responsibility to be vigilant against any abuse of its duty of

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Stomp to close in West End after 15 years by Georgia Snow

The West End production of Stomp is to close in January after a 15-year run. The production, which has been playing at

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Monday, October 16, 2017

Paines Plough’s pop-up theatre vandalised by Georgia Snow

Paines Plough’s pop-up auditorium, the Roundabout, was forced to cancel shows at the weekend after it was vandalised. The 168-seat Roundabout, which

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In the Heights creators demand Weinstein Company relinquishes film rights by Georgia Snow

The creators of musical In the Heights have asked the Weinstein Company to release the film rights to the show, following the

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Hayley Tamaddon to star in Thoroughly Modern Millie tour by Georgia Snow

Hayley Tamaddon is to star in a forthcoming tour of Thoroughly Modern Millie, which returns in 2018. Tamaddon, best known for her

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Park Theatre to stage musical about Rothschilds by Georgia Snow

A musical about the Rothschild banking dynasty, and the European premiere of Robert Schenkkan’s Building the Wall are among the productions announced

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‘Game-changing’ study reveals impacts of working conditions on musicians’ mental health by Georgia Snow

Money worries, poor working conditions and bullying are among the leading contributors to mental health problems in musicians, including those working in

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Friday, October 13, 2017

Theatre figures encourage speaking out against harassment in the industry following Weinstein revelations by Georgia Snow

Industry leaders have called on the theatre sector to speak out about bullying and harassment in the wake of mounting allegations against

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Jeremy Woodhouse joins Chichester Festival Theatre as producer by Georgia Snow

Chichester Festival Theatre has appointed Jeremy Woodhouse as producer. He joins from English Touring Theatre, where he is currently a producer, and

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Harry Potter star Alfred Enoch joins Bruntwood Prize judging panel by Georgia Snow

Alfred Enoch, known for his role as Dean Thomas in the Harry Potter film franchise has joined the judging panel for this

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Thursday, October 12, 2017

David Hare to receive 2017 Gielgud award for excellence in the dramatic arts by Georgia Snow

David Hare will be given this year’s Gielgud award for excellence in the dramatic arts at the 2017 UK Theatre Awards. The

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

NT aims to reduce reliance on commercial transfers in bumper year for home audiences by Georgia Snow

The National Theatre has detailed its attempts to move away from using commercial transfers to balance the books, admitting that it had

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Sinners Club to transfer to Soho Theatre by Georgia Snow

Sinners Club, which is inspired by the story of the last woman to be hanged in Britain, will transfer to the Soho

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Hamilton delay: reallocated ticket holders blast ‘appalling’ customer service by Georgia Snow

Frustrated ticket holders for delayed West End musical Hamilton have complained about the “appalling” process of reallocating seats, which has left some

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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Casting announced for The Secret Theatre at Sam Wanamaker Playhouse by Georgia Snow

Full casting has been announced for Anders Lustgarten’s The Secret Theatre at Shakespeare’s Globe. Aidan McArdle and Tara Fitzgerald star in the

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Akram Khan to retire from full-length dance pieces in 2018 by Georgia Snow

Akram Khan has announced he is to retire as from performing in full-length dance pieces after his next production at Sadler’s Wells.

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Monday, October 9, 2017

Welsh Arts Council unites with NHS to promote health benefits of culture by Georgia Snow

The Arts Council of Wales has struck a three-year agreement with the Welsh NHS Confederation to promote the benefits of culture to

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Casting announced for The Winslow Boy tour by Georgia Snow

Tessa Peake-Jones and Aden Gillett are to star in the forthcoming production of The Winslow Boy, which tours next year. The Chichester

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ITV writers get 2% pay rise by Georgia Snow

Scriptwriters for ITV are to receive a 2% pay rise following negotiations between the broadcaster and the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain.

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Friday, October 6, 2017

Cardiff campaigners claim victory in bid to protect live music venues after developer withdraws plans to built flats by Georgia Snow

  Campaigners fighting to preserve Cardiff’s live music scene have heralded a breakthrough after plans to develop flats in the heart of

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Soho Theatre announces shortlist for 2017 Verity Bargate Award by Georgia Snow

The shortlist for the 2017 Verity Bargate playwriting award has been announced. For its 16th year, the competition – run by London’s

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Lin-Manuel Miranda and Cate Blanchett among 2017 Evening Standard Theatre Awards hosts by Georgia Snow

Cate Blanchett, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Anna Wintour have been announced as co-hosts of this year’s London Evening Standard Theatre Awards, alongside the

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