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Friday, October 20, 2017

Theatre company criticised over ‘insulting’ Cockney-themed immersive experience by Giverny Masso

A London theatre company has come under fire for mocking working-class culture with a £55-a-head Cockney-themed immersive Christmas supper club. Zebedee Theatre’s

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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Production news: Ian McKellen will feature in The Exorcist and adaptation of Madagascar announced by Giverny Masso

This week’s production news includes a UK tour of Madagascar the musical and the casting of Ian McKellen as the voice of

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Dominic Cooke: ‘Liberal intelligentsia are snobs about musicals’ by Giverny Masso

Theatre fans who identify as liberal can be “incredibly elitist” in their attitude towards musical theatre, director Dominic Cooke has claimed. Cooke

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Technical theatre journalism award launched in honour of Ken Bennett-Hunter by Giverny Masso

A new award for backstage journalism, supported by The Stage, has been launched in memory of former UK Theatre president Ken Bennett-Hunter.

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Cast announced for UK’s first all-black Guys and Dolls by Giverny Masso

Ray Fearon will appear in the UK’s first all-black cast production of Guys and Dolls at Manchester’s Royal Exchange. The co-production with

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Tina Turner musical’s empowering theme ‘will attract new theatregoers’ by Giverny Masso

The Broadway star chosen to play Tina Turner in a new musical has said she hopes the production will inspire new theatre

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Theatre ‘needs more working-class designers’ – Jon Bausor by Giverny Masso

Designer Jon Bausor has said the “white, middle-class” theatre design sector needs to be more inviting to people from different backgrounds. The

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Playwright Lizzie Nunnery: ‘Theatre writing is a long way from gender parity’ by Giverny Masso

There is still an “awful long way to go” before female writers are equally represented on stage, playwright Lizzie Nunnery has said.

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Monday, October 16, 2017

David Hare: ‘Theatre directors want too much control in the rehearsal’ by Giverny Masso

Directors have too much control about how plays are staged, playwright David Hare has said. Hare argued the balance of influence between

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The Other Palace announces new studio season by Giverny Masso

Musical Hot Gay Time Machine will run at the Other Studio as part of the London venue’s new season. Following a run

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London play gives free tickets to young footballers in bid to attract new audiences by Giverny Masso

The producers of The Red Lion at London’s Trafalgar Studios are hoping to inspire new theatre fans by working with football clubs.

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Guillermo Calderon: ‘I grew up in a place of conflict, pain and trauma’ by Giverny Masso

Chilean playwright and director Guillermo Calderon is making his debut at London’s Royal Court with political drama B. He tells Giverny Masso

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Sunday, October 15, 2017

Sheffield Theatres, Manchester’s Royal Exchange and Liverpool Everyman among winners at 2017 UK Theatre Awards by Giverny Masso

Sheffield Theatres’ musical Everybody’s Talking About Jamie has scooped two accolades at this year’s UK Theatre Awards. Actor John McCrea won the award

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Friday, October 13, 2017

Woman allegedly assaulted at Liverpool’s Empire Theatre by Giverny Masso

A woman was allegedly assaulted when she took her son to watch Dirty Dancing at Liverpool’s Empire Theatre. Merseyside Police has confirmed it

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Hackney Empire cancels opera amid “yellowface” casting claims by Giverny Masso

London’s Hackney Empire has cancelled an opera production after the company behind it was accused of “racist” casting. Contemporary opera company Music

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Thursday, October 12, 2017

Maggie Bain: ‘It’s amazing how many people are involved in a one-woman show’ by Giverny Masso

Actor Maggie Bain is touring in the Wales Millennium Centre production of Manfred Karge’s one-woman show Man to Man, which is based

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Louis Walsh to make stage debut in Nativity! The Musical by Giverny Masso

X Factor judge Louis Walsh is to make his stage debut in Nativity! The Musical. Walsh will appear in the Christmas show

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Musical about the assassination of Katie Hopkins announced at Theatr Clwyd by Giverny Masso

A new musical about the assisination of media personality Katie Hopkins has been announced as part of Theatr Clwyd’s new season. It

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

The Stage Ticketing Survey: Top tickets now exceed £100 for more than half of West End shows by Giverny Masso

For the first time, the majority of shows in the commercial West End charge more than £100 for their best seats, The

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Match funding can increase public giving to the arts by 17% – report by Giverny Masso

Arts organisations can raise an extra 17% in public donations when they use match funding, new research has revealed. Arts Council England,

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Trump – The Panto at Leicester Square Theatre cancelled by Giverny Masso

A production of Trump – The Panto at London’s Leicester Square Theatre has been cancelled. The satirical show about Donald Trump was

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Theatre groups protest against proposed Derby Assembly Rooms replacement by Giverny Masso

Members of Derby’s theatre groups have gathered outside the city council headquarters to protest against proposals for a new music and performance

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Howard Brenton’s Miss Julie announces London premiere by Giverny Masso

Howard Brenton’s adaptation of Miss Julie will premiere in London at the Jermyn Street Theatre. The adaptation of August Strindberg’s work will

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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Matthew Kelly and Josefina Gabrielle to star in Christmas show at Wilton’s Music Hall by Giverny Masso

Matthew Kelly and Josefina Gabrielle are to star in the world premiere of The Box of Delights at Wilton’s Music Hall in

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Monday, October 9, 2017

Performance artist Victoria Melody: ‘Organising a funeral is not dissimilar from organising a show’ by Giverny Masso

Having planned her father’s funeral when he was diagnosed with motor neurone disease, then finding out the doctors had made a mistake,

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National Theatre Wales signs up for UK-wide arts scheme for young entrepreneurs by Giverny Masso

National Theatre Wales has been announced as a new partner in a creative programme for young entrepreneurs. The organisation will join Battersea

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Friday, October 6, 2017

Brighton opens virtual reality lab to theatre companies by Giverny Masso

A new immersive lab has opened in Brighton which will enable theatre companies to experiment with virtual reality technology. This is the

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Thursday, October 5, 2017

New-writing podcast to feature 20-minute plays by Giverny Masso

Short plays by Vinay Patel and Phoebe Eclair-Powell are to feature in a podcast series showcasing new work. Theatre company the Miniaturists,

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Dance project awarded £500k to improve physical activity in deprived areas by Giverny Masso

Industry body One Dance UK has secured almost half a million pounds to tackle inactivity in deprived areas of the country using

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Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Welsh opera under fire over ‘yellowface’ casting by Giverny Masso

A Welsh opera company has been forced to defend the “racist” casting of Caucasian actors in an opera set in a Chinese

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David Shrigley announced as Brighton Festival guest director for 2018 by Giverny Masso

Brighton Festival has announced visual artist David Shrigley as its 2018 guest director. The multi-arts festival has also revealed part of its

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