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Monday, May 22, 2017

Equity ARC 2017: Theme park pay and conditions ‘alarming’ by Giverny Masso

Performers in the theme park and attraction sector face “alarming” working conditions that must be “fiercely condemned and stamped out immediately”, Equity

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Equity ARC 2017: Members damn London rehearsals for regional shows by Giverny Masso

Members of Equity have condemned regional theatres for holding auditions and rehearsals in London. A spokeswoman said that doing so discriminates against

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42nd Street rises to challenge to win West End Bake Off 2017 by Giverny Masso

Musical 42nd Street has won this year’s West End charity bake off. The event, which raised more than £5,000 for charity, was

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Equity ARC 2017: Union aims for gender balance for arts company boardrooms by Giverny Masso

Equity will lobby for an even gender split on the boards of arts organisations that employ its members. The union for performers

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Equity ARC 2017: Offstage career awareness campaign to promote diversity by Giverny Masso

A new careers awareness campaign will be launched to champion non-performing roles within the entertainment industry. The campaign will be run by

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Friday, May 19, 2017

Creative industries election event axed after Labour shuns debate by Giverny Masso

The Creative Industries Federation has withdrawn from an event with the Labour Party because it was unable devote enough time to Q&A.

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Free workshop with playwright Suzan Lori-Parks to be live-streamed by Giverny Masso

Pulitzer prize-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks is running a free workshop that will be live-streamed online. Suzan-Lori Parks – Watch Me Work will

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Lloyd Webber launches musicals development programme at the Other Palace by Giverny Masso

Andrew Lloyd Webber has launched a new programme to develop the next generation of musicals. Lloyd Webber and Paul Taylor-Mills, artistic director

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Production news: May 11 to 17 by Giverny Masso

Plays Game of Thrones actor Natalie Dormer is to star alongside David Oakes in the West End premiere of Venus in Fur,

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Trevor Nunn: ‘Doubling arts subsidy will restore theatre industry’ by Giverny Masso

Trevor Nunn has said Arts Council England should have its funding doubled to get theatre to the standard that it should be.

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Martin Freeman to star in new James Graham play by Giverny Masso

Martin Freeman and Sarah Lancashire will star in the world premiere of a new James Graham play. Labour of Love will run

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Thursday, May 18, 2017

Barbican announces new season focused on ‘change’ by Giverny Masso

A new commission from Tamasha Theatre and the return of Blak Whyte Gray by Boy Blue Entertainment have been announced as part

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Tories will continue ‘strong support for arts’ by Giverny Masso

The Conservative Party has promised more support for regional arts if it wins the general election. In its manifesto, released on May

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Barbican’s Real Quick programming aims to react to world events within a week by Giverny Masso

London’s Barbican Centre has introduced a new type of programming in response to the turbulent political climate. Real Quick is an experimental

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

UK Theatre campaign aims to disarm hackers and terrorists by Giverny Masso

Industry body UK Theatre has launched a new campaign to make theatres safer. SaferTheatre will provide advice on issues including counterterrorism and

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Grease actor Stockard Channing to star in Apologia by Giverny Masso

Grease actor Stockard Channing will star in a production of Apologia at London’s Trafalgar Studios. Directed by Jamie Lloyd, Apologia will run

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Bradley Walsh to star in Peter Pan at Wembley Arena by Giverny Masso

Bradley Walsh and Martin Kemp will star in a production of Peter Pan at London’s Wembley Arena, billing itself as the World’s

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Medics prescribe dose of dance and music in cultural manifesto by Giverny Masso

An NHS organisation has released a cultural manifesto that pledges to prescribe dance and music to alleviate loneliness and poverty. Halton Clinical

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Huge drop in Asian theatre audiences ‘extremely worrying’ by Giverny Masso

Asian theatremakers have warned that a “severe lack of representation” on stage is resulting in Asian audiences abandoning the arts. The warning

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Royal Welsh tops Guardian drama school ratings for third time by Giverny Masso

The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama has been ranked the number one UK university for studying drama and dance for

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Southbank’s Clare Connor to join the Place as chief executive by Giverny Masso

London dance organisation the Place has announced Clare Connor as its new chief executive. She takes over from Kenneth Tharp, who stepped

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Leeds Beckett University plans to create £75m arts centre by Giverny Masso

Plans have been submitted for a new £75 million creative arts building in Leeds. Leeds Beckett University has proposed a 10-storey arts

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Monday, May 15, 2017

Sophie Watson appointed executive producer of English Touring Theatre by Giverny Masso

English Touring Theatre has announced Sophie Watson as its new executive producer. Watson will take up the role in July, after she

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‘Isolated’ directors to get support from regional funding project by Giverny Masso

The Regional Theatre Young Directors Scheme has launched two new projects this year, including a craft and career development programme of workshops

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Friday, May 12, 2017

Christopher Biggins among winners of theatrical charity award by Giverny Masso

Winners of theatrical charity Acting for Others’ Presidential Awards include Christopher Biggins and George Layton. The awards celebrate fundraisers who have helped

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Kent Opera auctions £1k production delivered to your home by Giverny Masso

Opera and theatre fans can bid to have Shakespeare’s Othello or Verdi’s opera Otello performed in their living room. Pop-up company Kent

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Hardship fund aims to rescue directors from poverty bracket by Giverny Masso

A charitable foundation has set up the first ever hardship fund for directors who need urgent financial support. The Directors Charitable Foundation

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Thursday, May 11, 2017

Judges announced for charity West End bake-off by Giverny Masso

Barbara Windsor, actor Janie Dee and choreographer Arlene Phillips will judge this year’s charity West End bake-off competition. The Stage is participating

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‘One-stop shop’ to promote theatre shows catering to blind audiences by Giverny Masso

A new online service has launched in a bid to promote all theatre performances that are accessible to blind and partially sighted

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Production news: May 4 to 10 by Giverny Masso

Plays Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has confirmed dates for its Broadway run, which will begin in spring 2018. It opens

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Future of arts education to be investigated in year-long project by Giverny Masso

An investigation into how arts education can be protected “before it’s too late” has been launched by the leader of one of

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