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Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Andrew Lloyd Webber in £280k parking dispute with Westminster City Council by Matthew Hemley

Andrew Lloyd Webber is embroiled in a bitter row with Westminster City Council, after it demanded almost £280,000 in parking charges while

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Monday, December 17, 2018

ENO takes ’seismic leap’ with scheme offering under-18s free tickets to Saturday night shows by Matthew Hemley

English National Opera is to give free tickets to under-18s for all Saturday night performances of its spring season in 2019. The

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Friday, December 14, 2018

Nuffield Southampton Theatres executive director Caroline Routh to step down by Matthew Hemley

Nuffield Southampton Theatres executive director Caroline Routh is stepping down after three years. When she joined in 2015, she was part of

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Festival of new musical theatre to be staged at London’s Other Palace by Matthew Hemley

A two-week festival dedicated to showcasing new musical theatre will run next year at the Other Palace in London, including a new

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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

LIPA proposes secondary school with focus on performing arts by Matthew Hemley

The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts is planning to open a secondary school focusing on the performing arts. LIPA has submitted plans

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See Tickets in discrimination row after choreographer asked to prove disability to watch own show by Matthew Hemley

Ticketing company See has become embroiled in a discrimination row, after it demanded proof of disability from a choreographer in a wheelchair

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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Inaugural casting directors awards set for February 2019 by Matthew Hemley

A new awards ceremony honouring casting directors will hold its inaugural event in February next year. The Casting Awards, run by the

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Friday, December 7, 2018

Shane Richie joins Everybody’s Talking About Jamie musical by Matthew Hemley

Shane Richie is to join the cast of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie. The EastEnders actor will play the role of Hugo/Loco Chanelle

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Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Chris Lawson named acting artistic director of Oldham Coliseum by Matthew Hemley

Oldham Coliseum associate director Chris Lawson has become acting artistic director, following the departure of Kevin Shaw. Shaw was also chief executive,

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Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Niamh O’Flaherty joins Cheek by Jowl as executive director by Matthew Hemley

Niamh O’Flaherty, currently senior producer at Hofesh Shechter Company, has been named executive director of theatre company Cheek by Jowl. She joins

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Everybody’s Talking About Jamie and Pieces of String nominated for inaugural musical theatre prize at Writers’ Guild awards by Matthew Hemley

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie will compete with Miss Littlewood and Pieces of String for the first ever musical theatre book writing prize

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Monday, December 3, 2018

Suba Das named new artistic director of HighTide by Matthew Hemley

Curve associate director Suba Das has been named artistic director of HighTide. He replaces Steven Atkinson in the role and will join

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Birmingham Rep executive director Stuart Rogers announces departure by Matthew Hemley

Birmingham Repertory Theatre executive director Stuart Rogers is to leave the company after 17 years. News of his departure comes after it

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Friday, November 30, 2018

Schools should only be ranked as ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted if their arts offering is strong – education charity by Matthew Hemley

  Schools should only be awarded an “outstanding” rating by Ofsted if they can demonstrate excellence in teaching creative subjects alongside academic

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Thursday, November 29, 2018

David Schwimmer: ‘In the age of the smartphone, theatre is even more relevant’ by Matthew Hemley

Friends star David Schwimmer – the executive producer of a new film version of Alexander Zeldin’s play Love – has claimed theatre

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Wednesday, November 28, 2018

West End musical 42nd Street filmed for cinema release by Matthew Hemley

West End musical 42nd Street has been filmed for a future cinematic release. The Stage understands the production was filmed on November

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Court orders Viagogo to become more transparent about ticket sales by Matthew Hemley

Secondary ticket site Viagogo is to overhaul the way it operates, after a court order forced it to give consumers more information

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Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Matthew Xia replaces Ramin Gray at Actors Touring Company by Matthew Hemley

Matthew Xia has been named new artistic director of Actors Touring Company, following the departure of Ramin Gray. Xia, former associate artistic

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Monday, November 26, 2018

Nottingham Playhouse and Stephen Joseph Theatre among venues offering placements for young directors by Matthew Hemley

The Regional Theatre Young Director Scheme, which creates professional development opportunities for directors, has announced projects at 12 theatres across the UK.

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Friday, November 23, 2018

Redundancy threat to RSC stage door staff lifts as in-house service is retained by Matthew Hemley

Stage door staff at the Royal Shakespeare Company are no longer facing redundancy after the theatre company vowed to retain an in-house

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Almost nine out of 10 internships in the arts are unpaid – report by Matthew Hemley

More than 85% of internships in the arts are unpaid, new research has revealed. The finding is presented in the report Pay

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Selladoor Worldwide wins contract to run two north Devon theatres previously threatened with closure by Matthew Hemley

Selladoor Worldwide is expanding into venue management after winning the contract to run two theatres in north Devon. The theatre company will

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Thursday, November 22, 2018

Oily Cart announces management restructure following departure of co-founders by Matthew Hemley

Children’s theatre company Oily Cart has undergone a leadership restructure, with the appointment of its first ever executive director. The company has

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Smash star Katharine McPhee to lead UK cast of Waitress by Matthew Hemley

Smash star Katharine McPhee is to make her West End debut in the musical Waitress. The show, written by Sara Bareilles, will

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Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Theatres Trust calls for action to save endangered seaside theatres by Matthew Hemley

Just under half of all UK theatres currently at risk are in coastal towns, the Theatres Trust has revealed, as it issues

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Pop-up Shakespeare theatre launches second venue at Blenheim Palace by Matthew Hemley

A pop-up Shakespearean theatre that launched in York is to open a second venue in the grounds of Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire.

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Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Andrew Hollingworth wins US broadcaster ABC’s British talent search by Matthew Hemley

Actor Andrew Hollingworth has been named the winner of a UK-wide talent search led by US broadcaster ABC. His prize is a

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The Other Room in Cardiff announces winner of inaugural award for new Welsh writing talent by Matthew Hemley

Cardiff pub theatre the Other Room has revealed the winner of its inaugural Violet Burns Playwright award, which aims to discover female

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Friday, November 16, 2018

RSC staff braced for redundancies as Arts Council funding cuts hit by Matthew Hemley

Staff at the Royal Shakespeare Company are facing a spate of redundancies as the theatre company looks to make savings following a

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Thursday, November 15, 2018

Old Vic launches public fundraising campaign to increase women’s loos by Matthew Hemley

The Old Vic theatre has launched a £100,000 public fundraising campaign to help it carry out major works, including doubling the number

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Producer forms charity to send poorer families to the theatre by Matthew Hemley

A charity has been launched that aims to cover the costs of sending families to the theatre. The Wysch Foundation has been

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