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Thursday, August 31, 2017

Dance world to pay tribute to Northern School founder Nadine Senior by Matthew Hemley

Akram Khan is among dance figures who will come together in October for a special event celebrating the life of Nadine Senior,

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Hope Mill Theatre to stage European premiere of Little Women musical by Matthew Hemley

Broadway musical Little Women is to get its European premiere at the Hope Mill Theatre in Manchester. It runs at the venue

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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Darlington’s Theatre Hullabaloo given £140k cash injection for new children’s venue by Matthew Hemley

A children’s theatre set to open in Darlington at the end of the year has been awarded a £140,000 grant that it

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

NPO 2017: In numbers. by Matthew Hemley

409 million – the number of pounds that will be invested annually as part of the new four-year funding round. 831 –

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NPO 2017: National Theatre and RSC warn of financial pressures following 3% cuts by Matthew Hemley

The National Theatre and Royal Shakespeare Company have warned of the challenges they face following 3% cuts to their Arts Council England

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NPO 2017: Who’s up and who’s down? by Matthew Hemley

Youth Music Theatre UK and Hampstead Theatre are among the organisations that have lost the most money in the latest round of

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NPO 2017: Who are the new entries to the latest portfolio? by Matthew Hemley

Theatre companies 1927 and Yellow Earth are new entries to the latest funding round from Arts Council England, with Ballet Black, Chris

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NPO 2017: ENO’s future stabilised following Arts Council funding success by Matthew Hemley

English National Opera has been readmitted into the national portfolio having been dropped and placed into special measures in 2015. The opera

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US TV network begins search for British actors for $25k deal by Matthew Hemley

US television network ABC has launched a competition aimed at offering UK actors a talent deal worth $25,000 with the channel. The

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Thursday, May 11, 2017

Darlington Hippodrome lands £20,000 donation for actors’ green room by Matthew Hemley

Darlington Hippodrome is to create its first dedicated green room for performers following a £20,000 donation to its restoration project. The venue,

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North London drama school to launch with emphasis on affordable training by Matthew Hemley

A drama school aimed at people who feel “training is financially beyond their reach” is to open in September, with an operating

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Paapa Essiedu’s Hamlet to tour the UK in 2018 by Matthew Hemley

Hamlet starring Paapa Essiedu is to tour the UK in 2018. The Royal Shakespeare Company production, which first ran in 2016, will

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Radio 2 to celebrate Bill Kenwright’s 50 years in showbusiness by Matthew Hemley

Bill Kenwright’s 50 years in showbusiness is to be marked with a special concert that will be broadcast on BBC Radio 2.

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Friday, February 17, 2017

‘I did a show about cancer and boobs while I had breast cancer’ – The Girls: opening night by Matthew Hemley

As Gary Barlow and Tim Firth’s The Girls opens in the West End, Matthew Hemley met with its cast and creators to

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67-year-old understudy to make West End debut in The Girls following cast illness by Matthew Hemley

A 67-year-old understudy will make her West End debut in a leading role after Michele Dotrice was forced to pull out of

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Equity: culture secretary must act to prevent ‘new dark age’ for arts in Bath by Matthew Hemley

Equity has called on culture secretary Karen Bradley to “urgently intervene” following 100% cuts to Bath’s arts grants. The union said there

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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Denise Gough and Sharon D Clarke among judges for new Artskickers Awards by Matthew Hemley

Olivier award-winning actor Denise Gough is backing a new awards scheme that aims to celebrate “the unsung heroes” of the arts scene

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Free costume hire service The Attic launches by Matthew Hemley

Theatre designers are joining together to launch a costume hire service that will be run as a collective and give its members

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Miranda Hart to make West End debut in musical Annie by Matthew Hemley

Miranda Hart will make her West End debut playing Miss Hannigan in Annie. The musical will run at the Piccadilly Theatre from

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Samuel French bookshop to close after 187 years by Matthew Hemley

Publisher and theatrical licensing company Samuel French is to close its London bookshop after 187 years in the capital, with management blaming

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Marketing and PR agency Target Live sets up Manchester office by Matthew Hemley

Marketing and PR agency Target Live is to open a Manchester office as it marks its 10th anniversary. Target Live was bought

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

London’s Park Theatre introduces booking fees by Matthew Hemley

North London venue the Park Theatre is to introduce booking fees on tickets purchased over the phone for the first time, as

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Bath confirms 100% cut to arts grants by Matthew Hemley

Arts grants awarded by Bath and North East Somerset Council are to be abolished completely after councillors approved a new budget for

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Edward Fox to star in one-man John Betjeman play by Matthew Hemley

Edward Fox is to star in a one-man play about poet John Betjeman. Sand in the Sandwiches is penned by Hugh Whitemore

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Scarborough’s Futurist loses battle for listing to prevent demolition by Matthew Hemley

Campaigners hoping to save the Futurist Theatre in Scarborough from demolition have vowed to fight a decision that prevents the building being

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Lyric Hammersmith to launch degree course by Matthew Hemley

West London theatre the Lyric Hammersmith is partnering with the London South Bank University to launch a new master’s degree in creative

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Almeida Theatre gives free tickets to under-25s for Andrew Scott’s Hamlet by Matthew Hemley

Under-25s are being offered free tickets to see the Almeida Theatre’s production of Hamlet starring Andrew Scott, as part of a four-day

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Amy Leach appointed West Yorkshire Playhouse associate director by Matthew Hemley

West Yorkshire Playhouse has appointed Amy Leach as associate director. Leach has previously directed Kes at the theatre in 2016, as well

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Monday, February 13, 2017

Sadiq Khan sets out plan for theatre complex in new Thames Estuary creative hub by Matthew Hemley

London mayor Sadiq Khan has unveiled plans to turn the Thames Estuary into a hub for the creative industries, including a new

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Friday, February 10, 2017

Manchester Royal Exchange to publish audience manifesto after two-year survey by Matthew Hemley

Manchester’s Royal Exchange is to publish a manifesto outlining what audiences want from theatres. The manifesto will be presented on February 20

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Gary McNair named associate artist at Edinburgh’s Traverse by Matthew Hemley

Playwright Gary McNair has been become an associate artist at the Traverse Theatre in Edinburgh. He joins a team of associate artists

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