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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Former England cricket captain Freddie Flintoff to star in Fat Friends musical by Giverny Masso

Former England cricket captain Andrew ‘Freddie’ Flintoff will make his stage debut in Fat Friends – The Musical. Flintoff will play the

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Musical celebrating Pakistan independence announced at Sadler’s Wells by Giverny Masso

A new musical will run at Sadler’s Wells in London to celebrate 70 years of Pakistan’s independence. Sufi musical Ishq, based on

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Full casting announced for Clarke Peters’ Five Guys Named Moe by Giverny Masso

Full casting has been announced for Clarke Peters’ musical Five Guys Named Moe. The ‘five Moes’ will be played by Ian Carlyle,

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Full casting announced for Adrian Mole musical by Giverny Masso

Full casting has been announced for The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 ¾ – The Musical at London’s Menier Chocolate

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Sheffield pop-up theatre to move from former Woolworths to old Mothercare store by Giverny Masso

Theatre Delicatessen in Sheffield has announced it is opening a new pop-up venue in a former Mothercare store. The theatre company will

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Labour criticises appointment of anti-gay MP as arts minister by Giverny Masso

The Labour Party has said it is “concerned” about the appointment of a new junior arts minister who voted against gay marriage.

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Monday, June 19, 2017

Alexandra Palace and ROH collaborate to increase arts access for young people by Giverny Masso

School children will perform their response to an opera in one of two events organised by London’s Alexandra Palace to increase young

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New membership body to support female musicians by Giverny Masso

A new membership body has been formed to represent female musicians, including those working in musical theatre. Charity Help Musicians UK and

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Tour dates for Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella announced by Giverny Masso

Tour dates have been announced for the return of Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella. The show, which is set in London during the Second

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London Writers’ Week to be dedicated to victims of Grenfell Tower fire by Giverny Masso

London Writers’ Week has announced it will be donating all of its profits to victims of the Grenfell Tower fire. The annual

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Sandra Thompson-Quartey: ‘I want the Courtyard Theatre to be diverse and different’ by Giverny Masso

Thompson-Quartey founded the Writers Avenue Theatre Company in order to discover and stage new plays by first-time writers. She tells Giverny Masso why

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Friday, June 16, 2017

Production news round-up: casting for Take That musical and programme for Dance Umbrella festival by Giverny Masso

In this week’s production news round-up the casting for Take That musical the Band is announced alongside the programme of London’s international

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Drama Centre launches open resource on how to write web-based series by Giverny Masso

The MA dramatic writing course at Drama Centre London has launched a new online resource for student scriptwriters. Created in partnership with

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RADA graduate to make West End debut in Hamilton title role by Giverny Masso

Actor Jamael Westman, who only graduated from RADA last year, has landed the title role of Alexander Hamilton in the London transfer

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The Who’s Tommy to be live-streamed to care homes by Giverny Masso

A production with disabled theatre consortium Ramps on the Moon will be live-streamed to care homes across the UK. Rock musical The

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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Anti gay marriage MP appointed new arts minister by Giverny Masso

An MP who voted against gay marriage has been selected to represent the arts in a new government role. Former minister for

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Newcastle’s Alphabetti Theatre to reopen in new home by Giverny Masso

Newcastle upon Tyne’s Alphabetti Theatre has found a new home after closing its doors in March this year. Construction for a new

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Forest Fringe to quit Edinburgh by Giverny Masso

Experimental arts organisation Forest Fringe has announced that it will no longer run a venue at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Forest Fringe

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Children’s theatre in rural areas to expand under new project by Giverny Masso

A new project designed to bring children’s theatre to rural audiences has announced six companies that will make up its inaugural touring

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Andy Hogarth to replace John Crabtree as Birmingham Hippodrome chair by Giverny Masso

The Birmingham Hippodrome has announced that its chair John Crabtree has stepped down from his role after 16 years. Andy Hogarth, a

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Arts graduates are worst paid – new government research by Giverny Masso

Creative arts university graduates are the lowest paid of all subjects, new data from the Department for Education has revealed. Five years

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Contemporary circus Crying Out Loud among recipients of £1.6m Arts Council grants by Giverny Masso

A contemporary circus producer is among three organisations selected to collectively receive more than £1.6 million funding from Arts Council England. London-based

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Polka Theatre launches initiative to improve diversity of children’s work by Giverny Masso

Children’s theatre company Polka has announced a new scheme to address the lack of work for young audiences led by black, Asian

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Ellen McDougall appoints new Gate Theatre associates by Giverny Masso

London’s Gate Theatre has announced director, writer and performer Jude Christian as one of two new associates. Christian, who will direct Falk

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Monday, June 12, 2017

Tricycle Theatre revamp gets £1m Brent Council boost by Giverny Masso

London’s Tricycle Theatre has received £1 million from Brent Council towards a major refurbishment. The council funding will help the theatre to

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‘He redefined UK theatre’ – industry reacts to David Lan departure by Giverny Masso

Leading industry figures have taken to Twitter to celebrate David Lan’s tenure as artistic director of London’s Young Vic, after he announced

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Arts Ed’s Izuka Hoyle wins Sondheim award for best musical theatre student by Giverny Masso

Arts Educational Schools London student Izuka Hoyle has won the 2017 Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer of the Year award. Hoyle competed

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Corporate philanthropy prize launched by Achates Foundation by Giverny Masso

A new prize that celebrates corporate philanthropy has opened for entries. The Corporate Philanthropy Prize from the Achates Philanthropy Foundation will award

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Thursday, June 8, 2017

Production news round-up: Prince musical to tour and Mark Rylance will perform anti-war readings by Giverny Masso

Plays Elaine Page, Charlie Stemp and Ashley Banjo have been cast in Dick Whittington at the London Palladium. They join previously announced

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Manchester’s Home announces new season by Giverny Masso

Manchester’s Home has announced a new season which includes a production of Chekhov’s Uncle Vayna. Home artistic director for theatre, Walter Meierjohann,

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Liverpool John Moores University launches first musical theatre postgrad course by Giverny Masso

Liverpool John Moores University has launched a new musical theatre masters course. The year-long course has been designed for actors, directors, choreographers,

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