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Monday, August 21, 2017

Prasanna Puwanarajah: ‘After the Brexit vote, I was a brown person, not a British citizen’ by Giverny Masso

Puwanarajah studied medicine at Oxford University and worked for the NHS before moving into theatre, film and television. He tells Giverny Masso

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Friday, August 18, 2017

Petition to save threatened Greenwich Dance gathers speed by Giverny Masso

A petition to protect a London dance organisation after its Arts Council England national portfolio funding was pulled has reached nearly 3,000

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Production news round-up: The Exorcist comes to West End and Starlight Express performances announced by Giverny Masso

Musicals Andrew Lloyd Webber musical Starlight Express is to return for a new workshop production. Members of the original creative team are

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Greenwich’s Old Royal Naval College to host winter festival with live entertainment by Giverny Masso

A new winter festival that will include theatre and other entertainment programming is launching in London this year. The inaugural Greenwich Wintertime

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Theatre’s toilet problem to be panned out in nationwide survey by Giverny Masso

A nationwide survey on access to toilets in theatres has been launched. The Association of British Theatre Technicians, which is running the

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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Half of Scotland’s BAME arts workforce see ethnicity as a barrier – survey by Giverny Masso

Half of ethnic minority arts workers in Scotland see their ethnicity as a barrier to career progression, a major new survey has

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Survey to investigate cuts to drama in education by Giverny Masso

The Stage has launched an investigation into the impact of curriculum changes and funding cuts on secondary school drama teaching. Working in

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

ThisEgg wins fringe award for emerging companies from Les Enfants Terribles by Giverny Masso

Les Enfants Terribles has announced the winner of a new award set up to support fringe companies. The Stepladder award was created

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Lin-Manuel Miranda musical postponed after collapse of Wonderland tour by Giverny Masso

A tour of Bring It On the Musical from the same producer as the recently collapsed Wonderland tour has been postponed. Bring

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Monday, August 14, 2017

No Thank You for the Music: Immersive Mamma Mia! show sparks residents’ protest by Giverny Masso

Waterloo residents have staged a protest against plans to build a temporary venue in the London area that will host a Mamma

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Djuki Mala director Joshua Bond: ‘We are taking our culture out of the museum and into the 21st century’ by Giverny Masso

Aboriginal dance group Djuki Mala, from a remote island in Australia, has brought a show to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Executive producer

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Prom Kween, Monica Dolan and The Fall win second batch of The Stage Edinburgh Awards by Giverny Masso

Musical comedy Prom Kween is one of three new performances to win The Stage Edinburgh Awards 2017. The show, produced by Aine

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Friday, August 11, 2017

Production news round-up: Of Mice and Men to tour and Craig Revel Horwood cast in Annie by Giverny Masso

This week’s production news includes announcements that choreographer Craig Revel Horwood is to play Miss Hannigan in Annie and Of Mice and

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Arson attack forces Welsh puppet theatre to cancel season by Giverny Masso

Britain’s first permanent puppet theatre has been forced to cancel its summer season following an arson attack. North Wales Police has confirmed

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Cel Spellman cast in Talk Radio play at Old Red Lion Theatre by Giverny Masso

Actor and television host Cel Spellman has been cast in a new London production of Talk Radio. The play by Eric Bogosian,

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Elaine Paige: ‘British musical theatre relies too much on revivals’ by Giverny Masso

Elaine Paige has called for more new British musicals, claiming there are “too many revivals”. The UK is “still waiting for the

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Thursday, August 10, 2017

Theatre company recruits 36 performers to tackle lack of opportunities for actresses by Giverny Masso

An all-female theatre company has launched to address the “lack of multi-dimensional opportunities” for actresses. A diverse group of 36 actresses has

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London’s Arts Educational Schools tops drama school satisfaction tables by Giverny Masso

Arts Educational Schools London has been ranked as the top drama school for overall student satisfaction in the 2017 National Student Survey.

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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

The Stage Debut Awards 2017: Dreamgirls, Harry Potter and Half a Sixpence stars on West End shortlist by Giverny Masso

John Boyega and Amber Riley are among actors shortlisted for The Stage’s new Joe Allen Best West End Debut award. A total

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Disused south London pub to be regenerated as theatre and community venue by Giverny Masso

A new performance space is being created as part of the £4 million restoration of a historic pub in south London. Building

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Actor and writer Heather Litteer: ‘I want to show women they can take their power back’ by Giverny Masso

Heather Litteer began her career playing the roles of prostitutes, drug-addicts and strippers, notably “the nameless girl on the other side of

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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Outdoor arts consortium Without Walls issues open call for new work by Giverny Masso

Theatremakers are invited to submit proposals for “new and innovative” outdoor work that could be commissioned next year. Outdoor arts consortium Without

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Pop-up Elizabethan replica theatre planned for York by Giverny Masso

Plans have been submitted to recreate the 16th-century Rose Theatre as a temporary pop-up in York city centre. Lunchbox Theatrical Productions, which

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Old Vic opens up theatre talent scheme to DJs by Giverny Masso

London’s Old Vic Theatre has expanded its development programme to invite practitioners from all disciplines to apply, including DJs, choreographers and sound

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Monday, August 7, 2017

New photos reveal Dominion Theatre’s £6 million refurbishment by Giverny Masso

Photographs have been released of the Dominion Theatre in London following a £6 million refurbishment. The renovation includes a 4.3 metre high

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Fringe-goers vulnerable to ‘growing cyber crime threat’, expert warns by Giverny Masso

A leading lawyer is warning Edinburgh Festival Fringe attendees to beware of the “growing risk of cyber crime” at the event. Paul

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‘Rise and fall’ of Michael Barrymore to be subject of new musical by Giverny Masso

A new musical project about comedian Michael Barrymore is in development. More More More is based on the rise and fall of

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New cast members announced for Matilda the Musical by Giverny Masso

David Shannon and Gina Beck are among new cast members announced for the London production of Matilda the Musical. Shannon, whose previous

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Friday, August 4, 2017

Performance of Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill cancelled due to sickness by Giverny Masso

Tonight’s performance of Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill has been cancelled as its star Audra McDonald recovers from sickness. The

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Shakespeare’s Globe executive producer takes role at York Theatre Royal by Giverny Masso

Executive producer at Shakespeare’s Globe Tom Bird is to leave his role to become executive director at York Theatre Royal. Bird, who

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Craig Revel Horwood to star in Annie by Giverny Masso

Choreographer Craig Revel Horwood is to play Miss Hannigan in the West End production of Annie for 10 weeks. It has also

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