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Monday, October 22, 2018

Katherine Kingsley and Siobhan Redmond cast in National Theatre’s first staging of Top Girls by Giverny Masso

Katherine Kingsley and Siobhan Redmond have been cast in the National Theatre’s production of Caryl Churchill’s Top Girls. The National’s first ever

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Burnley Empire Theatre damaged in arson attack by Giverny Masso

Restoration of the embattled Burnley Empire Theatre has suffered a further blow after a fire broke out following a suspected arson attack.

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Friday, October 19, 2018

Production news round-up: Company extends West End run and Freddie Fox to star in UK premiere of Edmond de Bergerac by Giverny Masso

This week it was announced that Freddie Fox is to star in Birmingham Repertory Theatre’s latest season and Company has extended its

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Peter Pan arena tour starring Martin Kemp is cancelled by Giverny Masso

An arena tour of Peter Pan starring Martin Kemp and Milton Jones has been cancelled. Peter Pan – The Arena Adventure tour

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Threatened Wakefield drama college submits plans for new home by Giverny Masso

Wakefield drama school CAPA College has submitted plans for a permanent purpose-built home, which would allow it to increase its capacity from

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Reopening of Stockton live performance venue delayed again as costs soar by Giverny Masso

The reopening of a grade II-listed cinema as a live performance venue in Stockton has been delayed by a further year, with

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Thursday, October 18, 2018

Royal Shakespeare Company ups security with launch of anti-terror bollards by Giverny Masso

Anti-terror bollards are to be put up around the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon. The move is a six-month experiment by Warwickshire

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Hope Mill’s Aspects of Love announces transfer to Southwark Playhouse as part of new season by Giverny Masso

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Aspects of Love is to transfer from Manchester’s Hope Mill theatre to Southwark Playhouse in London. The musical will

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Watch now: Richard Eyre on the financial plight of regional theatre by Giverny Masso

Richard Eyre was a recipient of the 2018 Gielgud Award for Excellence in the Dramatic Arts at the UK Theatre Awards. The

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Bristol Old Vic chief: ‘Theatres need new revenue models in light of government and council cuts’ by Giverny Masso

Bristol Old Vic chief executive Emma Stenning has warned that regional theatres need to find new models of working to increase income

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Cameron Mackintosh: ‘Regional theatre needs much more investment if the industry is to remain extraordinary’ by Giverny Masso

Cameron Mackintosh has argued that much more money needs to be invested in regional venues if British theatre is to remain “extraordinary

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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Producer under fire for staging new shows despite claims of unpaid wages on collapsed musical Wonderland by Giverny Masso

A producer being pursued for more than £30,000 in alleged unpaid wages for a collapsed show has come under fire for continuing

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Monday, October 15, 2018

How immersive technologies have sparked a theatrical revolution by Giverny Masso

Embracing new technologies and integrating them into performance not only foster a new form of theatre but can enhance traditionally staged work.

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Dishoom! star Bilal Khan: ‘More roles need to be written for British Asian actors like me’ by Giverny Masso

Making his stage debut in Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti’s Dishoom!, Bilal Khan, who was born with cerebral palsy, plays the lead role of

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David Suchet to reprise role in West End transfer of The Price by Giverny Masso

Arthur Miller’s The Price starring David Suchet is to transfer to the West End. The 50th anniversary production of the play, directed

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Saturday, October 13, 2018

2018 UK Theatre Awards: the winners in full by Giverny Masso

The UK Theatre Awards 2018, which celebrate achievement in regional theatre, took place at London’s Guildhall on October 14. They were hosted

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Friday, October 12, 2018

Production news round-up: Barber Shop Chronicles announces UK tour and Matthew Bourne to reimagine Romeo and Juliet by Giverny Masso

Plays Inua Ellams’ play Barber Shop Chronicles is to tour the UK in Spring 2019. It opens at Manchester’s Royal Exchange on

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Inua Ellam’s Barber Shop Chronicles to tour the UK by Giverny Masso

The National Theatre’s production of Barber Shop Chronicles has announced a UK tour. Inua Ellam’s play, which leaps between barber shops in

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Exclusive: Andrew Lloyd Webber urges industry to unite and ‘act now’ to protect music in education by Giverny Masso

Andrew Lloyd Webber is urging the industry to work together on a strategy to protect music in education, labelling recent research highlighting

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Thursday, October 11, 2018

Wolverhampton Grand Theatre unveils expansion plans by Giverny Masso

Wolverhampton Grand Theatre has revealed plans to build a 200-seat performance space. The new theatre, designed by Keith Williams Architects, will be

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RSC launches fellowships scheme to ‘push the boundaries of digital storytelling’ by Giverny Masso

A fellowships scheme to explore the use of technology in theatre has been launched by the Royal Shakespeare Company, aimed at “pushing

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World premiere of Matthew Bourne’s Romeo and Juliet to tour UK by Giverny Masso

Matthew Bourne is to reimagine Romeo and Juliet for a UK tour, his company New Adventures has announced. The tour opens at

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Ivo van Hove and Simon Stone to feature in Barbican Theatre’s latest season by Giverny Masso

Ivo van Hove is to direct a stage adaptation of the film The Damned and Simon Stone is to adapt and direct

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Stephen Joseph Theatre partners with Coventry University to launch acting degree by Giverny Masso

Scarborough’s Stephen Joseph Theatre has partnered with Coventry University to launch a BA acting degree. The audition process for the course is

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Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Music teaching hits ‘crisis point’ as more UK secondary schools remove it from curriculum by Giverny Masso

The decline of music education in secondary schools has reached “crisis point” according to new research, with the subject at “significant risk”

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Bat Out of Hell to close in the West End by Giverny Masso

Bat Out of Hell – The Musical has announced it is to close in the West End on January 5, 2019. The

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Brexit immigration proposals will ‘strangle’ theatrical tours and talent by Giverny Masso

Theresa May’s latest Brexit plans will “strangle the supply of vital talent” coming into the UK and cause a “bureaucratic nightmare” for

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Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Actor Mark Rawlings: ‘Less than 24 hours after my accident, Acting for Others helped sort out my life’ by Giverny Masso

Mark Rawlings enjoyed a successful acting career until an accident left him unable to work. He tells Giverny Masso how charity Acting

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Actor and singer Karis Anderson: ‘I auditioned for the Motown ensemble and was offered a lead role’ by Giverny Masso

Karis Anderson auditioned for a part in the ensemble of the UK tour of Motown, but was offered the lead role instead.

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Actors Centre boosts mental health offering with Talk partnership by Giverny Masso

The Actors Centre in London has partnered with mental health group Talk to hold weekly support sessions for people in the industry.

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Monday, October 8, 2018

Theatre company sets target to see learning-disabled actor win an Oscar by 2030 by Giverny Masso

Theatre company Hijinx has set the screen industries an ambitious target to see an actor with a learning disability win a BAFTA

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