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Monday, August 20, 2018

Leading theatres and casting directors sign up to #YesOrNo audition campaign by Giverny Masso

Organisations including the National Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company as well as leading casting directors have committed to giving every actor

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Friday, August 17, 2018

Traverse dominates with three Fringe Firsts in week two of awards by Giverny Masso

Martin Zimmerman’s On the Exhale and Underground Railroad Game by Jennifer Kidwell and Scott R Sheppard have won Scotsman Fringe First awards

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ALRA establishes professional development centre for Northern theatremakers by Giverny Masso

The Academy of Live and Recorded Arts has set up a new training hub providing professional development workshops for theatremakers. The Northern

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Production news round-up: Trevor Nunn to direct Fiddler on the Roof and Motown the Musical announces West End closure by Giverny Masso

This week’s production news includes a production of Fiddler on the Roof to be directed by Trevor Nunn at the Menier Chocolate

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Thursday, August 16, 2018

BECTU and Fringe Society publish code of conduct for Edinburgh employers by Giverny Masso

Entertainment union BECTU has released a code of conduct for employers at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. The code has been developed through

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Llandudno’s Venue Cymru in line for £3 million refurbishment by Giverny Masso

Venue Cymru in Llandudno, Wales is to undergo a £3 million redevelopment. Planning permission has been granted by Conwy Council for the

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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Shakespeare’s Globe sparks new row with lighting designers over claims of racial discrimination by Giverny Masso

The Association of Lighting Designers has hit back at an academic from Shakespeare’s Globe who claimed traditional theatre lighting discriminates against ethnic

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Funding announced for £2.5 million cultural research hub by Giverny Masso

Funding has been announced for a £2.5 million research centre dedicated to assessing the value of culture within society. Billed as the

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Underground Railroad Game and Island Town winners in second round of The Stage Edinburgh Awards by Giverny Masso

Performers in Underground Railroad Game and Island Town are the latest to be recognised as part of The Stage Edinburgh Awards. Scott

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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Director and playwright Jenna Watt: ‘We had a deficit of 40p, pretty good for your first fringe’ by Giverny Masso

Director and playwright Jenna Watt’s credits include Scotsman Fringe First-winning play Faslane, which explores the UK’s nuclear weapons debate, and Flaneurs, which

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Andrew Polec to leave Bat Out of Hell – The Musical by Giverny Masso

Andrew Polec is to leave Bat Out of Hell – The Musical on September 1, it has been announced. Polec, who won

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Theatre charity Acting for Others announces 14 new ambassadors by Giverny Masso

Actors Lesley Joseph, Christopher Biggins and Wendi Peters have been announced as ambassadors for theatre charity Acting for Others. They are part

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Monday, August 13, 2018

Eva Noblezada and Andre De Shields to star in Hadestown musical at National Theatre by Giverny Masso

Eva Noblezada and Andre De Shields will star in Hadestown at the National Theatre in London. They are joining a London cast

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Unused Islington theatre submits further plans to reduce venue size by Giverny Masso

A vacant theatre in north London that was originally touted as permanent home for the set from Oscar-winning film Shakespeare in Love

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Claims against Peterborough’s Broadway Theatre total more than £100K by Giverny Masso

The collapsed operator of Peterborough’s Broadway Theatre has been hit with fresh claims that it owes tens of thousands of pounds to

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Acrobat Esmeralda Nikolajeff: ‘Always push yourself to keep training and creating’ by Giverny Masso

Swedish acrobat Esmeralda Nikolajeff told her parents she wanted to be an aerial acrobat as soon as she was able to speak.

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Poll: Should more musicals hold singalong performances by Giverny Masso

This week, Bat Out of Hell – The Musical announced it would be holding five special performances where audience members will be

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Friday, August 10, 2018

Production news round-up: Rock of Ages tour casting announced and National Theatre’s Network transfers to Broadway by Giverny Masso

Plays The National Theatre’s production of Network, starring Bryan Cranston, will transfer to Broadway later this year. Author: Lee Hall Director: Ivo

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Fareham venue set to leave council management after revamp by Giverny Masso

Plans have been revealed for a multimillion-pound redevelopment of Ferneham Hall in Fareham, under which the venue would leave council management. If

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Thursday, August 9, 2018

Former operator of Peterborough’s Broadway ‘owes £68k in unpaid business rates’ by Giverny Masso

Further claims have emerged that money is owed by the former manager of Peterborough’s Broadway Theatre, with the venue’s local council claiming

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Controversial £2m touring fund for Scotland is launched by Giverny Masso

A controversial £2 million touring fund from Creative Scotland has now opened for applications. The fund for theatre and dance is a

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Winners of Theatre Royal Haymarket playwriting competition announced by Giverny Masso

London’s Theatre Royal Haymarket has announced the winners of its Pitch Your Play competition – which gives three young writers a platform

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Bat Out of Hell – The Musical announces sing-along performances by Giverny Masso

Bat Out of Hell – The Musical has announced five special sing-along performances. Audience members will be able to sing along with

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Wednesday, August 8, 2018

London’s Shaw Theatre to produce own work for first time by Giverny Masso

The Shaw Theatre in London is to start producing its own work for the first time in the venue’s 47-year history. Newly

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Exclusive: Producers owed ‘thousands’ following collapse of Peterborough’s Broadway Theatre operator by Giverny Masso

Producers behind shows including a Ruby Wax tour at the Broadway Theatre in Peterborough claim to have been left owed thousands of

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Tuesday, August 7, 2018

€4 million fund to help disabled artists ‘break the glass ceiling’ by Giverny Masso

A new €4 million fund led by the British Council will help disabled theatre and dance artists advance their careers internationally. The

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Theatremaker Kaiya Stone on her Edinburgh Fringe show: ‘This story is political, it’s so important to tell’ by Giverny Masso

Kaiya Stone is bringing her debut one-woman show, Everything is Going to be KO, to this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe. She tells

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Monday, August 6, 2018

Actors Centre to stage season of work by black female performers by Giverny Masso

A season of work by black and mixed-race female performers is to be staged at the Actors Centre in London. Blacktress UK,

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Director Sara Joyce on the two shows she’s taking to Edinburgh Fringe – ‘Theatre is in a bit of a chokehold’ by Giverny Masso

Sara Joyce is directing two shows at this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe – Hunch by Kate Kennedy and Tamar Broadbent’s Best Life.

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Home Safe travel scheme launches at Edinburgh Fringe by Giverny Masso

A group of female comedians has set up a fund to ensure women and members of vulnerable groups can get home safely

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Fresh woes for Peterborough’s Broadway Theatre as operator goes bust by Giverny Masso

Beleaguered venue the Broadway Theatre in Peterborough is once again in the spotlight, after its current operator went bust due to an

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