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Friday, January 19, 2018

Old Vic secures future funding from the Royal Bank of Canada by Georgia Snow

London’s Old Vic has renewed a partnership with the Royal Bank of Canada, its main financial supporter. The not-for-profit theatre receives no

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Return to the Forbidden Planet creator Bob Carlton dies by Georgia Snow

Bob Carlton, who created Return to the Forbidden Planet, has died. The writer and director created the jukebox rock and roll musical,

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EBacc will lead to 130,000 missing out on arts GCSEs, research warns by Georgia Snow

More than 130,000 young people will lose the option to study the arts at GCSE if the government pushes forward with plans

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Thursday, January 18, 2018

Royal Shakespeare Company co-founder John Barton dies aged 89 by Georgia Snow

John Barton, who co-founded the Royal Shakespeare Company with Peter Hall, has died aged 89. Together, Barton and Hall, who died last

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Donmar Warehouse all-female Shakespeare trilogy to be shown on BBC by Georgia Snow

The Donmar Warehouse’s all-female Shakespeare trilogy is to be shown on the BBC later this year. The trilogy, comprising Julius Caesar, Henry

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Police investigating third sexual assault allegation against Kevin Spacey by Georgia Snow

Kevin Spacey is being investigated by the Metropolitan Police over a third allegation of sexual assault. A third man has come forward

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Sheffield Theatres to explore links with Asia and Australia by Georgia Snow

Sheffield Theatres has announced ambitions to expand its international work through tours and transfers in Asia and Australia. The theatre is hoping

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Killology and How to Win Against History nominated for the 2018 Wales Theatre Awards by Georgia Snow

Gary Owen’s Killology, Edinburgh fringe hit How to Win Against History and Uncle Vanya at Theatr Clwyd have been nominated for the

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Benedict Cumberbatch appointed LAMDA president by Georgia Snow

Benedict Cumberbatch has been appointed president of LAMDA, succeeding Timothy West, who is stepping down after 37 years. Cumberbatch trained at the

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Monday, January 15, 2018

Alastair Coomer appointed head of casting at National Theatre by Georgia Snow

The National Theatre has appointed Alastair Coomer as its new head of casting. Coomer will replace Wendy Spon, who leaves the National

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Hamilton announces open auditions for West End cast by Georgia Snow

Hamilton has announced it is to hold open auditions for roles in its London cast. The hip-hop musical is seeking male and

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BAME and disabled staff still ‘significantly underrepresented’ in theatre – Arts Council report by Georgia Snow

Action plans put in place by theatres to improve diversity are failing to deliver change, Arts Council England’s latest analysis has claimed.

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Friday, January 12, 2018

Royal Albert Hall dispute referred to tribunal by Georgia Snow

A row over the governance of the Royal Albert Hall will be referred to tribunal it has been confirmed, after the venue

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Everybody’s Talking About Jamie extends West End run by Georgia Snow

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie has extended its run in the West End by six months. The debut musical by The Feeling front

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Cuba Gooding Jr to star in West End Chicago revival by Georgia Snow

Cuba Gooding Jr will make his UK stage debut as Billy Flynn in Chicago when the musical returns to the West End

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Thursday, January 11, 2018

Sadiq Khan: Brexit could cost Britain’s creative industries 27,000 jobs by Georgia Snow

London mayor Sadiq Khan has warned that up to 27,000 jobs in the creative industries could be lost if the UK does

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Vanessa Redgrave to star in Young Vic’s The Inheritance by Georgia Snow

Vanessa Redgrave has been cast in The Inheritance at the Young Vic. The play, by Matthew Lopez, is directed by Stephen Daldry

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Labour’s Tom Watson: ‘Government’s arts team must address funding and equality’ by Georgia Snow

Shadow culture secretary Tom Watson has set out a series of demands for the government’s new arts team, calling for ministers to

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Justin Audibert to replace Purni Morell at Unicorn Theatre by Georgia Snow

Justin Audibert has been appointed artistic director of the Unicorn Theatre in London. He will take over the leadership of the children’s

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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Hackney Empire to revamp leadership framework by Georgia Snow

Hackney Empire has announced a restructure of its senior management team to align its business and artistic operations more closely. The east

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Jimmy Nail no longer starring in Sting musical The Last Ship as cast is announced by Georgia Snow

Jimmy Nail has withdrawn from the UK premiere of Sting musical The Last Ship, in which he was due to star. Last

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Rising ticket fraud cost audiences £1.6m in 2017 by Georgia Snow

Entertainment ticket fraud has cost would-be audiences £1.6 million in the six months to October last year, according to new police figures.

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Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Vault Festival launches immersive venue and comedy festival for 2018 by Georgia Snow

London’s Vault Festival has announced a new venue for 2018 that will be dedicated to immersive shows. This year’s event will also

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Monday, January 8, 2018

Wyndham’s Theatre to renovate plaster ceiling by Georgia Snow

The West End’s Wyndham’s Theatre is to undergo a renovation of its plaster ceiling to protect it for the future. A planning

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Charcoalblue introduces venue design service inspired by temporary theatres by Georgia Snow

Theatre consultancy Charcoalblue has launched a comprehensive theatre design service promising to take a venue from conception through to completion, inspired by

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An American in Paris to be shown in cinemas by Georgia Snow

Gershwin musical An American in Paris is to be broadcast in cinemas worldwide later this year, following its closure in the West

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Friday, January 5, 2018

Marlowe Theatre Canterbury given go-ahead to leave council control by Georgia Snow

The Marlowe Theatre in Canterbury is to be run by an independent charitable trust, after the city council agreed to handover the

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London’s Roundhouse launches major partnership to boost arts for young people in Gloucester by Georgia Snow

London venue the Roundhouse has formed a creative partnership with arts organisations in Gloucester to boost access to the arts for young

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Thursday, January 4, 2018

Emma Rice was ‘the best thing to happen to the Globe’ – Michelle Terry by Georgia Snow

Emma Rice was “the best thing” to happen to Shakespeare’s Globe, despite the controversy surrounding her tenure, incoming artistic director Michelle Terry

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Paapa Essiedu and Julia McKenzie in running for 2018 BBC Audio Drama Awards by Georgia Snow

Paapa Essiedu, Julia McKenzie and John Hurt are among the finalists for the 2018 BBC Audio Drama Awards. Essiedu and Hurt, who

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Wednesday, January 3, 2018

The Stage 100 2018: Royal Court artistic director Vicky Featherstone tops ‘most influential’ list by Georgia Snow

Vicky Featherstone has been named the most influential person in British theatre, taking the number one spot in The Stage 100. The

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