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Thursday, May 13, 2021

London’s West End Set to Return in Stages After COVID-Devastated Year by Naman Ramachandran

The U.K. theater scene was vibrant, with a box office breaking £1 billion ($1.4 billion) annually, until coronavirus struck in 2020. Of this, London’s famed West End theater district cont…

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Thursday, May 6, 2021

‘We Are Exhausted and We Are Angry’: 800 People Sign Letter Detailing Plight of Women and Call For Change in Noel Clarke Fallout by Naman Ramachandran

More than 800 members of the U.K. entertainment industry have signed an open letter decrying a work culture that’s been put in sharp relief following multiple misconduct allegations agains…

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Wednesday, May 5, 2021

‘Fleabag’ Commissioner Shane Allen Exits BBC to Form New Comedy Outfit by Naman Ramachandran

Shane Allen, BBC’s director of comedy, is leaving the broadcaster to team with recently departed head of comedy commissioning Kate Daughton to launch a new outfit. Boffola Pictures Limited…

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Saturday, May 1, 2021

U.K. Moviegoers Offered 200,000 Free Tickets in June Through National Lottery Cinema Weekend by Naman Ramachandran

Punters across the U.K. can claim 200,000 free tickets to watch any film screening at 500 sites on the weekend of June 19 and 20, as part of the National Lottery Cinema Weekend. The weekend …

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Thursday, April 8, 2021

Prince William, Leslie Odom Jr, Priyanka Chopra Jonas Among BAFTA Awards Presenters & Performers by Naman Ramachandran

Prince William, Renée Zellweger, Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Leslie Odom Jr are part of the star-studded line-up set to appear at the BAFTA Film Awards on April 10 and 11. Clara Amfo will hos…

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Thursday, April 1, 2021

U.K. Government Distributes $553 Million More From Culture Recovery Fund to Arts Organizations by Naman Ramachandran

The U.K. government is disbursing £400 million ($553 million) to 2,700 organizations affected by the Coronavirus crisis. The distribution is part of the £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund…

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Eurovision Song Contest to Allow COVID-Tested Audiences at Semi-Finals and Finals by Naman Ramachandran

The Dutch government has granted permission for up to 3,500 fans to attend the popular Eurovision Song Contest semi-finals and finals in Rotterdam in May. The semi-finals are scheduled for M…

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Stephen Graham, Sindhu Vee, Andrea Riseborough Join ‘Matilda’ Cast by Naman Ramachandran

Stephen Graham (“The Irishman”), Andrea Riseborough (“Luxor”) and Sindhu Vee (“Feel Good”) have joined the cast of Netflix and Sony Pictures’ musical adaptation of the beloved …

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Thursday, March 25, 2021

U.K.’s National Theatre to Reopen With ‘Under Milk Wood,’ ‘After Life’ by Naman Ramachandran

London’s National Theatre is set to reopen two of its three venues in June after all U.K. indoor entertainment venues were forced to close in 2020 due to the pandemic. “After Life,” ba…

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Thursday, March 18, 2021

Cole Porter, P.G. Wodehouse Musical ‘Anything Goes’ Gets London Revival – Global Bulletin by Naman Ramachandran

In today’s Global Bulletin, musical “Anything Goes” sets London revival; iZen signs diversity pact with LineLight; MTV’s “True Life Crime” gets U.K. version; and Banijay’s refr…

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Monday, February 22, 2021

England to Begin Easing Lockdown From March 8, Cinemas to Remain Closed For Now by Naman Ramachandran

As case rates plummet and vaccinations continue rapidly, England will begin easing lockdown from March 8, U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to reveal Monday evening. While school…

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Friday, February 19, 2021

Michael Caine, Glenda Jackson Set for ‘The Great Escaper,’ Pathe to Sell at Berlin EFM by Naman Ramachandran

Actors Michael Caine and Glenda Jackson, who’ve won a brace of Oscars each, will headline the cast of “The Great Escapers,” which Pathé will present at the upcoming European Film Mark…

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‘Fleabag’ Creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge Becomes First President of Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society by Naman Ramachandran

Phoebe Waller-Bridge, creator and star of smash hit “Fleabag,” will take on the role of the first president of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society. Waller-Bridge performed her successf…

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Thursday, February 11, 2021

Britney Spears Speaks Up For The First Time After Controversial Documentary by Naman Ramachandran

The Princess of Pop has finally spoken out following the Feb. 5 debut of controversial FX documentary “Framing Britney Spears.” While not directly addressing the matters raised in the fi…

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Monday, January 25, 2021

‘Hamlet,’ ‘King Lear’ Highlights, as Royal Shakespeare Company Finds Streaming Home on BroadwayHD (EXCLUSIVE) by Naman Ramachandran

The U.K.’s Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) has found a global streaming home with theater specialist BroadwayHD. Nine RSC titles will debut on BroadwayHD in January, with 20 more productio…

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‘Hamlet,’ ‘King Lear’ highlights, as Royal Shakespeare Company finds streaming home on BroadwayHD by Naman Ramachandran

Nine RSC titles will debut on BroadwayHD in January, with 20 more productions set to arrive in February and March.

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Monday, January 18, 2021

Entertainment Industry Jobs No Longer Qualify for Travel Exemptions to Enter U.K. by Naman Ramachandran

Most entertainment industry jobs no longer qualify for exemption to COVID-19 rules, such as the need to self-isolate for 10 days, for those seeking to enter the U.K. From 4 A.M. local time o…

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Wednesday, December 30, 2020

England Places Millions More Under Highest Coronavirus Restrictions by Naman Ramachandran

Some 44 million people, 78% of England’s population, will be under Tier 4, the highest level of coronavirus restrictions, from Thursday, U.K. Health Secretary Matt Hancock announced in the…

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