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Friday, June 22, 2018

Kwame-Kwei Armah and Roy Williams among writers commissioned for Windrush monologue project by Georgia Snow

Rikki Beadle-Blair, Kwame Kwei-Armah, Lynette Linton and Roy Williams are among the writers that have written monologues for the Royal Court Theatre

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West End’s New London officially relaunches as the Gillian Lynne Theatre by Georgia Snow

Andrew Lloyd Webber has officially renamed the New London Theatre in honour of Gillian Lynne, who choreographed Cats there in 1981. The

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West Yorkshire Playhouse changes name to Leeds Playhouse ahead of £15m redevelopment by Georgia Snow

West Yorkshire Playhouse has announced that it will now be known as Leeds Playhouse, in a move the theatre hopes will better

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Thursday, June 21, 2018

Wayne McGregor to choreograph big-screen adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cats by Georgia Snow

Wayne McGregor is choreographing a new film adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cats, which will start shooting later this year. A film

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Government creates £20m fund to replicate Hull City of Culture effect by Georgia Snow

The government has detailed its intention to replicate the impact of Hull City of Culture in smaller towns and cities across the

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Nicholas Hytner’s Balancing Acts wins 2018 Theatre Book Prize by Georgia Snow

A book by former National Theatre director Nicholas Hytner about his time in the job has won the 2018 Theatre Book Prize.

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Shaftesbury Theatre extension and Chester’s Storyhouse named among UK’s best buildings by Georgia Snow

Storyhouse in Chester, Liverpool’s Royal Court and the Shaftesbury Theatre in the West End are among the winners of the Royal Institute

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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Hornsey Town Hall set for £30m makeover to become ‘north London’s new Barbican’ by Georgia Snow

Hornsey Town Hall is set to be restored and reopened as a “future-proofed, modern arts centre”, after lying empty for more than

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New Edinburgh Fringe awards to support shows striving for social impact by Georgia Snow

Two new awards are being established for this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe, with an aim of helping productions achieve a greater social

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English National Opera producing director Terri-Jayne Griffin to leave after 19 years by Georgia Snow

English National Opera has lost a key member of its senior management team, producing director Terri-Jayne Griffin, who is leaving after 19

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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

BFI reveals details of season dedicated to Harold Pinter by Georgia Snow

Theatre critic Michael Billington will curate a season of screenings and discussions at the BFI dedicated to Harold Pinter’s work, to mark

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Alexander Hanson and Joanna Riding join NT Follies cast by Georgia Snow

Alexander Hanson and Joanna Riding have been cast in Follies at the National Theatre, when the production returns for a second run

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Leonard Blavatnik completes £45m purchase of Theatre Royal Haymarket by Georgia Snow

The West End’s Theatre Royal Haymarket has been bought by billionaire businessman Leonard Blavatnik. The theatre, one of London’s oldest, has been

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Monday, June 18, 2018

Emma Thompson and Caryl Churchill back ‘biggest ever’ anti-BP protest at RSC by Georgia Snow

The Royal Shakespeare Company has once again become the target of environmental activists, who have staged their largest protest to date against

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Deborah Shaw appointed chief executive of Canterbury’s Marlowe Theatre by Georgia Snow

The Marlowe Theatre in Canterbury has appointed Deborah Shaw as its chief executive. It is the first appointment the theatre has made

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Joel Gillman pulls out of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest due to illness by Georgia Snow

Sheffield Theatres’ production of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest has lost its second leading cast member in the space of a

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Friday, June 15, 2018

Largest ever survey into work-life balance in performing arts launches by Georgia Snow

The UK’s largest ever survey into work-life balance in the performing arts is being launched to gather concrete evidence of the most

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Dreamgirls performer who quit for Love Island ‘facing legal action from production company’ by Georgia Snow

Sonia Friedman Productions is reportedly suing a former Dreamgirls performer who quit the musical to appear on reality TV show Love Island.

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Understudy who saved Mamma Mia! lands leading role in 42nd Street by Georgia Snow

Steph Parry, the actor who stepped in at a moment’s notice to play the lead in Mamma Mia! when its star became

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Thursday, June 14, 2018

Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru drive to discover new generation of Welsh-language playwrights by Georgia Snow

A free mentoring scheme for theatre writers has been set up specifically to address a lack of opportunities for playwrights working in

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Bureau of Investigative Journalism announces first theatre production by Georgia Snow

The Bureau of Investigative Journalism is moving into theatre producing with a touring show about cuts to domestic violence funding. Refuge Women

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Twenty-four-hour harassment and mental health helpline launches for theatre professionals by Georgia Snow

A free helpline set up to provide health and well-being support is now available for theatre industry professionals. The 24-hour service has

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‘Arts degrees offer worst earning potential’, Institute of Fiscal Studies claims by Georgia Snow

Creative arts graduates earn about 15% less than the average university leaver after five years of employment, according to a new government-backed

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Cate Blanchett to make National Theatre debut in new Martin Crimp play by Georgia Snow

Cate Blanchett will return to the London stage next year to star in a new Martin Crimp play at the National Theatre.

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Actors and crew with children oppose ‘crippling’ early West End starts by Georgia Snow

Parents working in the West End have cautioned against shows moving to earlier start times, arguing that the move would be “crippling”

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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Play responding to Grenfell fire to tour UK council estates by Georgia Snow

A new interactive play responding to the Grenfell Tower fire will tour council estates across the country later this year, in a

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Kinky Boots announces West End closure by Georgia Snow

Kinky Boots has announced it will close in the West End in January after a three-year run. The show, which has music

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Monday, June 11, 2018

Lucy Black to be replaced by Jenny Livsey in Sheffield Theatres’ One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Georgia Snow

Lucy Black has withdrawn from Sheffield Theatres’ production of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest after sustaining an injury. She will be

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James Tait Black drama prize announces 2018 shortlist by Georgia Snow

Playwrights Alice Birch, Tanika Gupta, Gary McNair and Linda McLean have been nominated for the James Tait Black Prize for Drama. The

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Tony Awards 2018: the winners in full by Georgia Snow

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and Angels in America led the charge of British winners at this year’s Tony Awards in

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Thursday, June 7, 2018

Mark Rylance: ‘Noisy audiences means actors aren’t doing their jobs right’ by Georgia Snow

Mark Rylance has claimed noisy and disruptive audience members are the fault of actors not “telling the story well enough”. Rylance was

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