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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Designers campaign to prevent lighting ban that threatens to leave theatres ‘going dark’ by Giverny Masso

Designers including Paule Constable are fighting a proposed ban on traditional theatre lighting, which they claim could result in hundreds of venues

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£12m redevelopment unveiled for Tring Park School for the Performing Arts by Giverny Masso

Tring Park School for the Performing Arts in Hertfordshire is to undergo a major £12 million redevelopment, which includes a new 450-seat

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Naomie Harris backs theatre company for disadvantaged young people by Giverny Masso

Actor Naomie Harris has thrown her support behind a London youth theatre for young people who are at risk of offending. Harris,

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Jemma Redgrave and Ben Forster to feature in new ‘in-conversation’ series by Giverny Masso

Actors Jemma Redgrave and Ben Forster will feature in a new series of in-conversation evenings launched by West End restaurant J Sheekey.

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Monday, January 15, 2018

Caryl Churchill honoured for outstanding contribution to writing by Giverny Masso

Playwright Caryl Churchill has been honoured for her outstanding contribution to writing at the 2018 Writers’ Guild awards. Fellow playwright Lucy Kirkwood

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Theatre bucket collections raise more than £240,000 for charity in 2017 by Giverny Masso

Theatres around the UK raised more than £240,000 from bucket collections for theatre charities in 2017. West End musical The Book of

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Actor Gabrielle Brooks: ‘To change in theatre, black representation needs to change in society’ by Giverny Masso

Gabrielle Brooks is no stranger to big musicals, having made her West End debut in Whistle Down the Wind aged seven. She

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Avant-garde company the Phenomenological Theatre to continue work of Richard Foreman by Giverny Masso

A new avant-garde theatre company in London is set to continue the work of US playwright and pioneer Richard Foreman. The Phenomenological

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Friday, January 12, 2018

TV studio that hosted The X Factor set to become temporary theatre by Giverny Masso

A former television studio in north west London has been lined up to become a temporary theatre. Property developer Quintain has applied

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Fame – The Musical announces new UK tour by Giverny Masso

Fame – The Musical has announced a 30th anniversary UK tour. After opening at the Manchester Palace Theatre on July 26, Fame

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BECTU seeks 4% pay rise for theatre workers by Giverny Masso

Entertainment union BECTU is seeking a 4% pay increase for theatre workers in the UK. This would see hourly pay for the

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Thursday, January 11, 2018

Production news round-up: Casting announced for A Spoonful of Sherman tour and The Grinning Man extends run by Giverny Masso

This week, casting is announced for the UK tour of A Spoonful of Sherman – a musical celebrating the composers of Mary

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Future of Charles Cryer Studio Theatre at risk under council plans by Giverny Masso

Sutton Council is looking to resurrect the embattled Charles Cryer Studio Theatre as a commercial venture, in a move that lead to

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Casting tool to create gender parity in theatre launches in UK by Giverny Masso

A system to encourage gender parity in theatre and TV casting is being launched in the UK. Neropa is a new concept

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Take That musical The Band extends UK tour by Giverny Masso

The UK and Ireland tour of Take That musical The Band has extended into 2019. Tim Firth’s musical was originally due to

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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Theatre503 launches festival of work responding to sexual harassment claims by Giverny Masso

April de Angelis and Richard Bean are among writers to feature in a new series of short plays at London’s Theatre503 responding

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Exclusive: Collapsed Heaven on Earth musical leaves £2.6m debts by Giverny Masso

Performers, creatives and venues are among those owed an estimated £2.6 million by producers of the collapsed tour of musical Heaven on

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Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Robert Sanderson to leave Nottingham’s Theatre Royal and Royal Concert Hall by Giverny Masso

The managing director of Nottingham’s Theatre Royal and Royal Concert Hall is retiring after nine years in the role. Robert Sanderson will

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Gershwyn Eustache Jr: ‘If acting is what you want to do, no one should stop you’ by Giverny Masso

After beginning a career in accountancy, Gershwyn Eustache Jr took the leap to pursue acting full time in 2011 and hasn’t looked

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Monday, January 8, 2018

Performance artist Stacy Makishi: ‘I was visited by the ghost of George Michael’ by Giverny Masso

Stacy Makishi is a performance artist from Hawaii, who has been based in London since the 1990s. She tells Giverny Masso about

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Ben Forster suffers on stage accident in Elf by Giverny Masso

Ben Forster has had to pull out of the final week of Elf the Musical after breaking his ankle on stage. The

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Thursday, January 4, 2018

Theatre Centre’s new playwriting award to mark Treaty of Versailles centenary by Giverny Masso

A new playwriting award has been launched to celebrate work for young audiences. The winning commission will be produced for a UK

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Tina Turner musical to hold open auditions for West End production by Giverny Masso

Open auditions are being held for the role of young Tina Turner in a new West End musical about the music icon’s

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Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Stephen Joseph Association launched to commemorate director’s legacy by Giverny Masso

A new association has been formed to celebrate the legacy of theatre director Stephen Joseph. Dubbed the “great forgotten genius of British

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Drama teaching in schools ‘in crisis’, experts warn by Giverny Masso

Secondary school drama provision is in “crisis”, leading industry figures including playwright James Graham have warned. They have claimed that cuts to

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Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Yvonne Arnaud Theatre chief executive James Barber dies aged 59 by Giverny Masso

James Barber, chief executive and director of Guildford’s Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, has died. The venue confirmed his death on December 29 aged

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Friday, December 29, 2017

Ballerina Darcey Bussell and producer Rosemary Squire made dames in New Year honours by Giverny Masso

Ballerina Darcey Bussell, director John Tiffany and producer Rosemary Squire are among those to be recognised in the New Year Honours list

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Friday, December 22, 2017

Production news round-up: Elf musical to show live on TV and Chicago announces West End return by Giverny Masso

The final production news round-up of the year includes the return of Chicago to the West End and a live Christmas broadcast

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Rhys Ifans to star in new Joe Penhall play by Giverny Masso

Rhys Ifans is to return to London’s Old Vic Theatre to star in the world premiere of Mood Music. Joe Penhall’s play,

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Thursday, December 21, 2017

Sick bowls and Siri does Shakespeare – stage reports unveil theatre’s funniest moments of 2017 by Giverny Masso

Shakespeare setting off Siri and a guide dog in an audience responding to sound effects are among the hilarious bloopers revealed in

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Monday, December 18, 2017

Three quarters think theatre staff should do more to combat phone use by Giverny Masso

Nearly theatre quarters of respondents to a poll by The Stage do not think front of house staff are doing enough to

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