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Monday, May 22, 2017

Equity ARC 2017: Class bias in theatre will lead to ‘industry of elites’ by Georgia Snow

Social and economic mobility is to be given a renewed focus on Equity’s national agenda, with its equality and diversity officers taking

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Equity ARC 2017: Arts Council diversity monitoring ‘not good enough’ by Georgia Snow

Equity has launched a stinging attack on Arts Council England’s diversity monitoring strategy, claiming the detail and transparency being provided is “not

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Equity ARC 2017: Deaf actors to get greater support by Georgia Snow

Equity is to redouble efforts to support D/deaf and disabled actors and stage managers to increase their visibility within the industry. The

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First images of new Harry Potter and the Cursed Child cast released by Georgia Snow

The first images of the new cast of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child have been released. It is the first time

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Equity ARC 2017: Actors urge Equity to step up diverse casting fight by Georgia Snow

Actors and stage managers have urged Equity to take a more active role in publicly challenging casting decisions that fail to demonstrate

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Labour pledges to restore ‘investment arts deserve’ by Georgia Snow

Labour has launched a creative manifesto pledging to reverse the damage wrought by Conservative cuts to the arts if Jeremy Corbyn is

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Equity ARC 2017: West End creche plan could be extended to regions by Georgia Snow

Equity has backed proposals to create a West End creche and to explore the possibility of a similar scheme in the regions.

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Friday, May 19, 2017

Albee estate rejects Virginia Woolf rights after black casting row by Georgia Snow

An American producer has claimed he had the rights to Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? withdrawn by Edward Albee’s estate after he

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Theatres Trust welcomes new law to protect pub theatres by Georgia Snow

The Theatres Trust has welcomed a new planning law it hopes will protect pub theatres from being redeveloped. The measure is part

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Peter Brook to publish new book at age of 92 by Georgia Snow

Veteran director Peter Brook is to publish a new ’empty space’ book at the age of 92. Tip of the Tongue: Reflections

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Laurence Fox to star in Tom Stoppard play by Georgia Snow

Laurence Fox is to star in a new tour of Tom Stoppard’s The Real Thing. Directed by Stephen Unwin, the production opens

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Anti-EBacc lobby: Tory manifesto ignores decline of creative subjects by Georgia Snow

Arts education lobbyists have criticised the Conservative Party for not addressing the decline of creative subjects in its general election manifesto. The

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Robert Lindsay and Claire Skinner lead Hampstead Theatre season by Georgia Snow

Robert Lindsay and Claire Skinner are to star in a new Terry Johnson play at Hampstead Theatre. They will perform alongside Rebecca

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Stephen Fry: ‘Understudies should be used for depression, not just physical injury’ by Georgia Snow

Stephen Fry has claimed that performers suffering from mental health problems are still not treated the same as those with physical conditions.

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Thursday, May 18, 2017

Hackney Empire to create east London walk of fame by Georgia Snow

A walk of fame celebrating east London’s cultural legacy is to be created at Hackney Empire. Barbara Windsor will be among the

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Theatre Royal Bath’s The Mentor to get West End transfer by Georgia Snow

The Mentor, starring F Murray Abraham, will transfer to the West End next month following a run in Bath. Daniel Kehlmann’s play

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Schools must rank creativity alongside numeracy, says pressure group by Georgia Snow

Creativity should be put on a par with numeracy and literacy in schools if the UK is to thrive in the future,

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Online network for performing arts training launches by Georgia Snow

A new directory bidding to be the go-to site for performing arts schools and teachers has launched online. The site, performingartstutor.com, gives

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Edinburgh Lyceum amasses 15 nods ahead of Critics’ Awards for Theatre in Scotland by Georgia Snow

Edinburgh’s Lyceum Theatre Company dominates the nominations in this year’s Critics’ Awards for Theatre in Scotland. In the first year of David Greig’s tenure as

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Arts funding crisis: minister says government money ‘worst solution’ to plugging cuts by Georgia Snow

Culture minister Matt Hancock has claimed providing central government money to alleviate local arts cuts would be “the worst thing that we

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Casting announced for War Horse tour by Georgia Snow

Casting has been announced for the forthcoming UK tour of War Horse. The play, which closed in the West End in March

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Adrian Mole musical to open at Menier Chocolate Factory by Georgia Snow

The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 ¾ – The Musical is to make its London debut with a run at

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Election 2017: Labour promises £1bn windfall for the arts by Georgia Snow

Labour has promised to provide a £1 billion culture fund and to end cuts to local authority budget funding if it wins the

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ITC appoints Turtle Key Arts’ Alison King as chair by Georgia Snow

Alison King has been appointed chair of the Independent Theatre Council. She replaces Katie Keeler, who stepped down from the post in

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From Page to Stage Festival announces 11 musicals for 2017 by Georgia Snow

A stage adaptation of Dick King-Smith’s The Queen’s Nose and a new Burt Bacahrach musical will be showcased as part of the

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Vicky Featherstone: ‘West End needs more all-female stories’ by Georgia Snow

  The cast and creatives of the all-female Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour have criticised the continued underrepresentation of female-led stories in

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Monday, May 15, 2017

Election 2017: Major theatres forced to report on racial pay gap if Tories win by Georgia Snow

Theresa May has unveiled plans to force large companies to publish data on racial pay gaps if the Conservatives win the forthcoming

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Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Tom Hollander among winners at 2017 BAFTA TV Awards by Georgia Snow

Actors Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Tom Hollander, Adeel Akhtar and Sarah Lancashire were among the winners at this year’s BAFTA TV Awards. Waller-Bridge, who

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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Industry superstars: The Stage Supports ‘could change everything’ by Georgia Snow

Sonia Friedman, Michael Grandage and Noma Dumezweni have been announced as ambassadors for The Stage Supports. They are among five new ambassadors

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National Campaign for the Arts: voters must quiz election candidates on culture by Georgia Snow

  The National Campaign for the Arts is calling for people across the UK to question their parliamentary candidates on culture, to

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Disability charity teams up with Wayne McGregor to offer free dance toolkit by Georgia Snow

Studio Wayne McGregor has partnered with charity Sense to create a new dance education resource for people with disabilities. The document, called

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