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Friday, June 14, 2019

Matt Cardle, Laura Pitt-Pulford and Daniel Boys lead cast of Falsettos by Matthew Hemley

Matt Cardle, Laura Pitt-Pulford, Natasha J Barnes and Daniel Boys are to star in Falsettos at the Other Palace in London. They

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Musical Theatre Academy investigated over safeguarding concerns by Matthew Hemley

The Musical Theatre Academy in London is being investigated by the Charity Commission over concerns about its safeguarding and governance arrangements. The

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Adam Cooper to star in revival of Chichester’s Singin’ in the Rain by Matthew Hemley

Chichester Festival Theatre’s production of Singin’ in the Rain is to return to London, with a run at Sadler’s Wells starring Adam

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Thursday, June 13, 2019

UK Theatre and BECTU meet at Acas to resolve ongoing pay dispute by Matthew Hemley

UK Theatre and union BECTU have sought to resolve an ongoing dispute over pay by enlisting industrial arbitration service Acas. Both bodies

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National Theatre unveils 15 new productions by writers including Lucy Kirkwood, Tony Kushner and Moira Buffini by Matthew Hemley

New plays by Lucy Kirkwood, Moira Buffini and Kate Tempest have been announced by the National Theatre, as part of a programme

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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Royal Ballet principal dancer Nehemiah Kish to retire after nine years by Matthew Hemley

Royal Ballet principal dancer Nehemiah Kish is to retire after nine years with the company. He will leave at the end of

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South London’s Omnibus Theatre to undergo £150k redevelopment by Matthew Hemley

South London venue the Omnibus Theatre is to begin a £150,000 redevelopment project, which will include the launch of a new cafe

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Theatre defends hosting Ann Widdecombe show amid ‘free speech’ row by Matthew Hemley

A theatre in Lancashire has defended its decision to allow a one-woman Ann Widdecombe show to go ahead, despite protests prompted by

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Tuesday, June 11, 2019

West End deal secures 9% pay rise and paves the way for flexible working by Matthew Hemley

Performers and stage managers working in the largest West End theatres will earn more than £700 a week as a minimum for

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Prince of Wales becomes president of Royal Welsh College by Matthew Hemley

The Prince of Wales has become president of the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. He replaces David Rowe-Beddoe, the college’s

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Monday, June 10, 2019

Actors in touring production of Rotterdam assaulted in homophobic attack by Matthew Hemley

Two actors in a touring production of Jon Brittain’s Rotterdam were attacked on their way to a performance at the weekend, in

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Friday, June 7, 2019

Simon Russell Beale knighted in Queen’s birthday honours with Sheila Atim and Cush Jumbo also recognised by Matthew Hemley

Simon Russell Beale has been made a knight in the Queen’s birthday honours, which also sees honours go to Sheila Atim, Cush

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Record 2,561 entries received for Bruntwood Prize by Matthew Hemley

A record number of entries have been received for this year’s Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting, with 2,561 entries. This is an increase

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Georgia Gatti named executive producer at Jonathan Church Productions by Matthew Hemley

Georgia Gatti has been named executive producer of Jonathan Church Productions. She joins from the Old Vic in London, where she has

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Bernadette Peters’ UK tour cancelled by producer with history of collapsed shows by Matthew Hemley

Bernadette Peters’ UK tour has been cancelled, with producer Speckulation admitting it had been unable to fulfil its “contractual obligations”. The cancellation

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Thursday, June 6, 2019

Code of practice aims to ease tensions between producers and venues by Matthew Hemley

A code of practice has been developed for producers of touring shows and venues around the UK. It urges a more robust

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Tuesday, June 4, 2019

One-woman show featuring Ann Widdecombe pulled by theatre after gay therapy comments by Matthew Hemley

Theatre company Selladoor has cancelled a planned show starring Ann Widdicombe after the politician claimed science might one day “produce an answer”

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Exclusive: Robert Glenister reveals mental health struggle following long-running dispute with ‘Stasi-like’ HMRC by Matthew Hemley

Robert Glenister has revealed his struggle with depression and anxiety following a long-running dispute with HM Revenue & Customs, which he said

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Monday, June 3, 2019

Poll: Would you ever pay to have your show reviewed? by Matthew Hemley

A website has been criticised for charging artists to have their shows reviewed at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe. The site claims it

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Friday, May 31, 2019

The Inbetweeners’ Blake Harrison to join the cast of Waitress by Matthew Hemley

Blake Harrison, best known for playing Neil Sutherland in The Inbetweeners, is joining the cast of Waitress in the West End. The

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‘Exploitative’ website under fire for charging to review Edinburgh Fringe shows by Matthew Hemley

A website has come under fire for charging performers up to £50 to have their shows reviewed at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe.

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Andrea Dunbar’s children attack ‘unauthorised’ production about playwright’s life by Matthew Hemley

A play about the life of Andrea Dunbar has been criticised by the playwright’s two remaining children, who claim the production focuses

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Thursday, May 30, 2019

Zoë Wanamaker and Zrinka Cvitešić to star in Two Ladies at Bridge Theatre by Matthew Hemley

Zoë Wanamaker and Zrinka Cvitešić are to star in the world premiere of a new play by Nancy Harris at the Bridge Theatre in London. Two

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Friday, May 24, 2019

Sculpture unveiled in Open Air Theatre to honour former artistic director David Conville by Matthew Hemley

Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre’s former managing and artistic director David Conville has been commemorated with a sculpture in the grounds of

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Kimberley Walsh: ‘I get why people are sceptical about star casting in theatre’ by Matthew Hemley

Former Girls Aloud singer Kimberley Walsh has said she understands “sceptical views” on star casting in the West End, as she prepares

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Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Jeremy Corbyn launches blistering attack on Theresa May for arts cuts in schools by Matthew Hemley

Jeremy Corbyn has accused prime minister Theresa May of being in “outright denial” about cuts to the arts in state schools. The

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Guildford School of Acting students occupy management building in protest over course cuts by Matthew Hemley

Students from Guildford School of Acting have occupied management offices in protest at the axing of courses and vowed to remain until

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Immersive theatre facing fresh scrutiny following reports of abuse by Matthew Hemley

Immersive theatre is to come under increased scrutiny from union Equity, over concerns that performers are being “exposed to many forms of

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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Curve in Leicester to host winner of this year’s Peter Hall Director Award by Matthew Hemley

A full-scale production will be staged at Curve in Leicester by an emerging director, as the venue becomes the host venue for

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Q&A with Lyric Hammersmith new artistic director Rachel O’Riordan: ‘I want to mix things up a bit’ by Matthew Hemley

As Rachel O’Riordan announces her first season as artistic director of the Lyric Hammersmith, Matthew Hemley talks to her about her ambition

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Performers are under attack from an ‘out of control’ HMRC, Equity leader warns by Matthew Hemley

HMRC and Equity are locked in a bitter dispute over the tax status of actors, with the union warning that the government

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