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Friday, August 23, 2019

Production news round-up: Caroline, Or Change announces Broadway transfer and Boeing-Boeing UK tour cancelled due to poor ticket sales by Giverny Masso

Musicals Chichester Festival Theatre’s production of Caroline, Or Change has announced it will transfer to Broadway next year, with star Sharon D

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Travis Alabanza and Battersea Arts Centre’s Beatbox Academy win at 2019 Total Theatre Awards by Giverny Masso

Travis Alabanza and Battersea Arts Centre’s Beatbox Academy are among the winners of the 2019 Total Theatre Awards at Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Online directory to raise profile of British East Asian directors and writers by Giverny Masso

An online directory is being created to give more visibility to British East Asian directors and writers. Campaign group British East Asians

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Thursday, August 22, 2019

Entertainment unions express ‘deep concern’ at arts journalism decline by Giverny Masso

Entertainment unions have jointly written an open letter expressing “deep concern” at the decline in arts journalism and the impact this will

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Gecko set to move into purpose-built facility in Ipswich by Giverny Masso

Plans have been revealed for a new “world-class” theatremaking space in Ipswich, which will be home to physical theatre company Gecko. If

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Wednesday, August 21, 2019

First black British women nominated in Edinburgh Comedy Awards by Giverny Masso

The nominees have been announced for this year’s Edinburgh Comedy Awards, which see London Hughes become the first black British woman to

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Campaigners hope to bring Liverpool’s ‘at risk’ Garston Empire back into use by Giverny Masso

A new campaign group has been set up to bring the at risk Garston Empire in Liverpool back into use as an

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Thousands demand reversal of changes to performing arts qualification grading by Giverny Masso

More than 8,000 people have signed a petition calling on exam board Pearson to reverse last-minute changes to grade boundaries for a

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Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Richard Gadd and Dael Orlandersmith recognised in third week of The Stage Edinburgh Awards 2019 by Giverny Masso

Richard Gadd and Dael Orlandersmith have won in the third week of The Stage Edinburgh Awards 2019. Orlandersmith was recognised for her

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Deborah Findlay, Toby Jones and Louisa Harland to star in quadruple Caryl Churchill bill at Royal Court by Giverny Masso

Deborah Findlay, Toby Jones and Derry Girls actor Louisa Harland are to star in a series of four new Caryl Churchill plays

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Fleabag producer Francesca Moody: ‘If you want to make your mark in the world, just go out and do it’ by Giverny Masso

Since helping to bring Fleabag to Edinburgh in 2013, producer Francesca Moody has had a series of hits on the fringe and

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Arts Council England to set up theatre showcase at Edinburgh Festival Fringe by Giverny Masso

Arts Council England is to fund a new performing arts showcase at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. With a focus on theatre, dance

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Monday, August 19, 2019

Government spending review could lead to NPO funding cuts, warns Arts Council by Giverny Masso

Theatres and arts organisations could face cuts to previously-agreed funding due to the government’s upcoming spending review, Arts Council England has warned.

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National Theatre review reveals women wrote one third of shows by living writers last year by Giverny Masso

Female playwrights accounted for 35% of the shows by living writers at the National Theatre in 2018/19, rising by 7 percentage points

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Actor and writer Tom Palmer: ‘People leave our show realising we’re all fundamentally the same’ by Giverny Masso

Comedian turned actor and writer Tom Palmer tells Giverny Masso how Fix Us, co-written with the BareFace Collective, deals with overcoming preconceptions

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Actor, playwright and singer Jessica Phillippi: ‘I’ve seen so many artists having to leave the country’ by Giverny Masso

Jessica Phillippi has taken three shows to Edinburgh Festival Fringe since completing her Master’s at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. She tells

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Boeing-Boeing tour cancelled due to poor ticket sales by Giverny Masso

The UK tour of Boeing-Boeing starring Tom Lister and Daniel Casey has been cancelled due to poor ticket sales. Marc Camoletti’s play

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Friday, August 16, 2019

Inverness’ Eden Court considers bigger auditorium to improve commercial viability by Giverny Masso

Eden Court in Inverness is to investigate the expansion of its main theatre space’s capacity by 50% to make the venue more

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Thursday, August 15, 2019

Three quarters of parents would prefer their kids to study maths over the arts, research suggests by Giverny Masso

Three quarters of parents value academic subjects including maths and English over creative ones such as music, art and design, a new

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Community hub to be built alongside Ipswich’s New Wolsey Theatre by Giverny Masso

The New Wolsey Theatre in Ipswich is to benefit from a pavilion alongside the venue that will be used for community work.

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Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Poster design competition at Edinburgh Fringe names inaugural winner by Giverny Masso

The winner of a new competition celebrating poster design at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe has been announced. Theatre marketing designer Bob King,

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Burnley Mechanics theatre eyes £3 million redevelopment by Giverny Masso

Burnley Mechanics is planning a £3 million redevelopment to create new performance spaces and improve disabled access to the venue. Under the

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Bryony Kimmings wins inaugural Popcorn Group Writing Award at Edinburgh Festival Fringe by Giverny Masso

Bryony Kimmings has been announced as the winner of an award celebrating new writing at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Kimmings won the

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Patricia Hodge to join cast of A Day in the Death of Joe Egg by Giverny Masso

Patricia Hodge is to join the cast of the West End revival of A Day in the Death of Joe Egg. She

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Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Claims mount against London’s Courtyard Theatre as actor training company severs ties by Giverny Masso

Performer training company the Actors Class is cutting ties with Hoxton’s Courtyard Theatre after seven years due to claims of non-payment and

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Monday, August 12, 2019

Dance artist, writer and curator Amy Bell – ‘I wanted to do something positive’ by Giverny Masso

Amy Bell is at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe with a show that explores the lack of visibility for queer women in dance.

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Spotlight apologises for ‘totally unacceptable’ casting call for child actor in Milka commercial by Giverny Masso

Spotlight has apologised for allowing a “totally unacceptable” child casting call to appear on its platform, which was seeking a child actor

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Friday, August 9, 2019

Production news round-up: 42nd Street to be streamed in cinemas across UK and Moira Buffini’s Handbagged to run at Newcastle-under-Lyme’s New Vic by Giverny Masso

Musicals The UK premiere of off-Broadway musical Shida has been announced to run at the Vaults in London from September 11 to

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Petition calls on Scottish government to address “spiralling” Edinburgh Fringe accommodation costs by Giverny Masso

A petition has been launched calling on the Scottish Government to tackle “spiralling” accommodation costs at the Edinburgh Fringe, as a new

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Mika Johnson: ‘I was tired of not being represented on stage. So I wrote a show for me’ by Giverny Masso

Mika Johnson was inspired to write their first solo show after becoming frustrated with a lack of casting opportunities. Johnson tells Giverny

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Perth Theatre and Concert Hall operator bailed out with council funding by Giverny Masso

The operator of the embattled Perth Theatre and Concert Hall has been bailed out by the local council with the release of

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