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Thursday, March 30, 2017

Production news: March 22 to 29 by Giverny Masso

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

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£31m London creative district plans get council green light by Giverny Masso

Plans have been approved for a major £31 million creative district in London, which will include a 450-seat theatre and 4,000 capacity

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Rural Touring Awards launches by Giverny Masso

The National Rural Touring Forum has launched new awards to celebrate rural touring around the UK, with judges to include theatre writer Lyn

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Culture minister Matt Hancock denies curriculum is being starved of arts education by Giverny Masso

Culture minister Matt Hancock has denied that creative subjects are being squeezed out of the curriculum and has urged all schools to

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British east Asian theatremakers hit out at ‘biased, out-of-touch’ industry by Giverny Masso

British east Asian theatremakers have called on an “out-of-touch corner” of the industry to recognise them as Britons and not “east Asians

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Aladdin announces first major cast change by Giverny Masso

West End musical Aladdin has announced its first major cast change ahead of the show’s first anniversary at London’s Prince Edward Theatre.

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Monday, March 27, 2017

New Arts Council chair Nicholas Serota: ‘We must unlock every child’s creative potential’ by Giverny Masso

New Arts Council England chair Nicholas Serota will use his first speech in the role to announce major new research into creative

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£1.4m Lottery funding rescues Oxford House arts centre in London by Giverny Masso

The Heritage Lottery Fund has awarded £1.4 million to repair and revitalise a community arts centre in east London. A campaign to

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Trevor Nunn’s Love in Idleness will transfer to West End by Giverny Masso

Trevor Nunn’s production of Love in Idleness will transfer to the West End following a run at London’s Menier Chocolate Factory. The

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Tamsin Greig decries Telegraph critic Dominic Cavendish’s ‘unenlightened vocab’ by Giverny Masso

Actor Tamsin Greig has slammed Telegraph theatre critic Dominic Cavendish for using “unenlightened vocabulary” after he claimed her gender-swapped casting in Twelfth

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Friday, March 24, 2017

New Birmingham Dance Hub gets £5m Arts Council funding by Giverny Masso

Arts Council England has awarded £5 million in funding to develop a new dance hub in Birmingham. Over the next three years,

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Producer Edward Snape: Oliviers’ London focus plays down prestige of touring by Giverny Masso

Producer Edward Snape has claimed that actors would be more attracted to performing in the regions if the Olivier Awards recognised shows

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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Production news round-up: March 15 to 21 by Giverny Masso

Plays Edinburgh International Festival has announced its 70th anniversary line-up. The programme includes the world premiere of a two-part Alan Ayckbourn play

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New musicals need funding to tour mid-size venues, says West End producer Kenny Wax by Giverny Masso

West End producer Kenny Wax has called for more funding to allow new musicals to tour medium-sized venues. Speaking to The Stage

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Free actor headshots scheme launched for drama students by Giverny Masso

A new bursary scheme that will give free headshots to 21 students from different drama schools around the UK has been launched.

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Touring shows make up 60% of box office by Giverny Masso

Touring shows account for £6 out of every £10 spent in theatres nationwide, according to new figures. Data supplied by industry body

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Council cuts could lead to ‘breakdown’ of British theatre, Lords inquiry told by Giverny Masso

Local authority cuts could lead to a “breakdown” in British theatre, according to the chairman of HQ Theatres Trust. Speaking in a

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The Kite Runner announces new West End run by Giverny Masso

The Kite Runner has announced a new West End run at the Playhouse Theatre. Following a run at Wyndhams Theatre, the production

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

North Devon theatres to reopen as soon as April 2017 by Giverny Masso

North Devon Council has said it hopes to reopen two theatres next month after they closed suddenly when the trust managing them

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Monday, March 20, 2017

Sheffield Theatres announces new associates by Giverny Masso

Sheffield Theatres artistic director Robert Hastie has announced the appointment of three new associates at the company. Javaad Alipoor, artistic director of

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Drama Centre launches National Student Writing Awards by Giverny Masso

Drama Centre London’s dramatic writing master’s course is celebrating its five-year anniversary by launching a new award for student playwrights. Five experts

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Friday, March 17, 2017

Small Venues Network eyes expansion following pilot study by Giverny Masso

A membership body for small venues is expanding after a three-year pilot study on collaboration found that small-scale theatres benefited from working

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Tyrone Huntley and Wendy Mae Brown to star in The Color Purple by Giverny Masso

Tyrone Huntley, Wendy Mae Brown, and Cavin Cornwall have been cast in a one night only concert version of The Color Purple.

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City of London swaps capital for captioning with £7k Stagetext grant by Giverny Masso

A charity that improves access to the performing arts for hard of hearing people has received a £6,800 grant to expand its

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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Hope as beleaguered North Devon theatres return to council management by Giverny Masso

North Devon Council is taking back control of two theatres after they suddenly closed when the trust managing them went into administration.

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Tamasha to provide regional theatre placements to black producers by Giverny Masso

Theatre company Tamasha is working in partnership with seven regional venues to offer a new programme for black, Asian and minority ethnic

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Production news round-up: March 8 to 14 by Giverny Masso

Plays The world premiere of a new work directed by Thomas Ostermeier features on John McGrath’s inaugural Manchester International Festival programme. Returning

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Cut funding for theatres that fail on diversity, Equity leader tells Lords by Giverny Masso

Equity general secretary Christine Payne has urged the government to link arts funding directly to the improvement of diversity, to address the

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Touring conditions for young actors ‘almost Dickensian’ – Equity by Giverny Masso

Many young actors face “almost Dickensian” touring conditions according to Equity’s Women’s Committee, which is urging venues only to hire theatre companies

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Rural Touring Forum data shows 25% audience growth in 10 years by Giverny Masso

Audience numbers for professional shows in rural communities have increased by more than a quarter over the past decade, according to new

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Bolton’s Octagon Theatre announces new Timberlake Wertenbaker play by Giverny Masso

The Octagon Theatre in Bolton has announced a new play by Timberlake Wertenbaker, which explores the line between fighting for freedom and

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