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Thursday, March 30, 2017

Emma Rice and Rosemary Squire win first Tonic Awards for women in theatre by Georgia Snow

Emma Rice, Rosemary Squire and the Donmar Warehouse’s all-female Shakespeare trilogy were named among the first winners of the Tonic Awards, celebrating

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James Pidgeon appointed director of Shoreditch Town Hall, London by Georgia Snow

Shoreditch Town Hall in London has appointed James Pidgeon as its new director. He succeeds Nick Giles, who leaves the organisation after

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Dirty Dancing producer Karl Sydow claims regional theatre funding at ‘crisis point’ by Georgia Snow

Theatre producer Karl Sydow has claimed the funding situation in the regions has reached “crisis point”. The Dirty Dancing producer, whose recent

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Rufus Norris lambasts ‘exam-focused’ government education policy by Georgia Snow

National Theatre director Rufus Norris has hit out at the impact of government education policy on creativity, criticising it for being “relentlessly

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Elton John and Andrew Lloyd Webber to make film of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat by Georgia Snow

Elton John is collaborating with Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice on a new animated version of Joseph and the Technicolor Amazing

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£40m tax bonus spurs theatres to embrace risk by Georgia Snow

Theatre productions in the UK will save an estimated £40 million through tax relief in 2016/17, according to figures published by HM

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Patrick O’Kane and Camille O’Sullivan to star in music theatre Woyzeck by Georgia Snow

Patrick O’Kane and Camille O’Sullivan are to star in a new version of Woyzeck at the Barbican. Woyzeck in Winter combines Buchner’s

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Chester’s Storyhouse unveils 26-strong rep company by Georgia Snow

New Chester venue Storyhouse has announced casting for its in-house rep company of 26 actors. The £37 million venue opens its doors

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‘I’m not putting TV work down, but…’ – in rehearsal with Matt Berry, Simon Callow and the cast of The Philanthropist by Georgia Snow

As Christopher Hampton’s The Philanthropist returns to the London stage in a new production starring Matt Berry, Georgia Snow meets the cast

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Horace Trubridge elected Musicians’ Union general secretary by Georgia Snow

Horace Trubridge has been elected the next general secretary of the Musicians’ Union. Trubridge, currently assistant general secretary, beat executive committee member

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Andrew Scott Hamlet to transfer to the West End by Georgia Snow

Hamlet, starring Andrew Scott, is to transfer to the West End following its run at the Almeida Theatre in London. The production,

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Monday, March 27, 2017

Shakespeare’s Globe to ‘review management dynamics’ as it advertises for Emma Rice replacement by Georgia Snow

Shakespeare’s Globe is advertising for a new artistic director to succeed Emma Rice, with the organisation confirming it is working to “review

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Graeae’s Reasons to Be Cheerful to tour again in 2017 by Georgia Snow

Graeae Theatre Company’s musical Reasons to Be Cheerful is to return for a new tour later this year. The show, described as

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Is the Arts Council diverse enough? Survey launches to find out by Georgia Snow

Arts Council England has launched a survey into workplace diversity in a bid to improve representation in its own, and the cultural

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Friday, March 24, 2017

Brighton Dome refurb receives £3m cash injection by Georgia Snow

Brighton Dome has been given a £3 million boost towards a major refurbishment project. The grant from the Coast to Capital Local

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Thursday, March 23, 2017

London’s Bloomsbury Theatre to reopen in 2018 by Georgia Snow

The Bloomsbury Theatre in London will reopen in autumn 2018, more than three years after it closed for refurbishment. The theatre, owned

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Underbelly merges Udderbelly and London Wonderground festivals by Georgia Snow

Entertainment company Underbelly has announced the merger of its two London festivals, Udderbelly and London Wonderground. The two South Bank-based events will

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Full West End cast announced for The Wind in the Willows by Georgia Snow

Denise Welch and Gary Wilmot are to join the cast of The Wind in the Willows when it opens in the West

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Michelle Collins: ‘EastEnders trained me well, but it’s hard to be taken seriously’ by Georgia Snow

Actor Michelle Collins has claimed she has struggled to get theatre work because of her background as a soap actor, but praised

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Dance companies to combat widespread physical inactivity by Georgia Snow

Two national dance bodies have announced a major drive to embed the art form in the government’s health and well-being agenda. Industry

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Playwright James Graham: ‘I open plays in London because national press won’t cover regions’ by Georgia Snow

Playwright James Graham has claimed he doesn’t premiere his plays in the regions because he fears the national media will not cover

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Cardiff campaigners take up fight to protect live music venues by Georgia Snow

Campaigners in Wales are calling for the protection of Cardiff’s live music scene, amid fears that grassroots venues are under threat. It

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Manchester rep company to stage every Shakespeare play by Georgia Snow

Manchester’s newest repertory company has announced plans to stage all 37 of Shakespeare’s plays in as many weeks. Northern Rep, which moves

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Ticketing boss slams Viagogo for ‘sneaky’ £6k Hamilton tickets by Georgia Snow

Secondary ticketing site Viagogo has been branded “a blot on the landscape” by the ticketing director for forthcoming West End musical Hamilton.

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Monday, March 20, 2017

Former ENO boss John Berry launches not-for-profit opera company by Georgia Snow

Former English National Opera boss John Berry has launched a new, not-for-profit company that will commission and produce opera as well as

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Friday, March 17, 2017

Royal Exchange leads winners at Manchester Theatre Awards 2017 by Georgia Snow

Julie Hesmondhalgh, Daniel Rigby and Rufus Hound are among the performers who have picked up prizes at this year’s Manchester Theatre Awards.

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Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? to be broadcast to cinemas by Georgia Snow

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, starring Imelda Staunton and Conleth Hill, will be broadcast live to cinemas in May. The production will

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16 UK cities split £20m Great Place Scheme fund by Georgia Snow

Sixteen towns and cities across the country will receive a share of £20 million as part of a government scheme to embed

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Thursday, March 16, 2017

‘Unnecessary’ freelance tax changes challenged by Lords by Georgia Snow

The government is being urged to further delay the launch of a controversial new tax system, which could prove an “unnecessary burden”

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Verity Bargate award to offer TV scriptwriting prize by Georgia Snow

The Verity Bargate playwriting award has launched its 16th competition, which includes a prize to develop a script for television for the

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40 UK theatres lobby Guardian to reinstate Lyn Gardner blogs by Georgia Snow

More than 40 UK theatres, including the National Theatre, the Royal Shakespeare Company, Sheffield Theatres and the Royal Exchange, have signed a

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