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Monday, August 3, 2020

NEWS: Return of indoor performances delayed until 15 August 2020 by Press Releases

There was a blow to any producers planning socially distanced indoor performances from 1 August 2020 when prime minister Boris Johnson announced that the easing of restrictions on theatre an…

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Thursday, July 30, 2020

NEWS: Really Useful Groups says the West End production of Phantom will return by Press Releases

Co-producers the Really Useful Group have confirmed to The Stage that the original production of The Phantom of the Opera will be back.

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NEWS: VAULT Festival postpones until 2022 by Press Releases

The next full, live version of the VAULT Festival will be postponed until 2022. In consideration of the significant financial and safety risks brought about by Covid-19 and that each festiva…

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Tuesday, July 28, 2020

NEWS: Cameron Mackintosh tells Evening Standard West End Phantom is being ‘shut down’ by Press Releases

In a candid self-penned article in the Evening Standard, producer Cameron Mackintosh has revealed that he and Andrew Lloyd Webber have been forced to “sadly permanently shut down” the ic…

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Monday, July 27, 2020

NEWS: Phoebe Waller-Bridge is appointed vice president of Acting For Others by Press Releases

Acting for Others has announced that Phoebe Waller-Bridge has been appointed vice president of the theatrical charity.

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Sunday, July 26, 2020

NEWS: Covid testing begins backstage at Sleepless Musical as new casting announced by Press Releases

SLEEPLESS, A Musical Romance, which announced last month it would begin socially distanced indoor performances at the Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre from 25 August until 27 September 2020, …

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Friday, July 24, 2020

NEWS: Declan Bennett & Pepe Nufrio share the title role as casting announced for Open Air’s Jesus Christ Superstar: The Concert by Press Releases

Casting has been announced for the concert staging of Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre’s production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Jesus Christ Superstar, which sold more than a t…

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Thursday, July 23, 2020

NEWS: Selladoor is co-creator of new live game play production company by Press Releases

Gamepath – a brand new company dedicated to developing and staging large-scale experiential and live gameplay productions, in partnership with leading global entertainment brands – has b…

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Wednesday, July 22, 2020

NEWS: West End production of Moulin Rouge! The Musical delays opening to autumn 2021 by Press Releases

Due to delays resulting from the global impact of Covid-19, Moulin Rouge! The Musical will now begin performances at London’s Piccadilly Theatre, London in the autumn of 2021.

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NEWS: Andrew Scott will star in new play Three Kings as part of the Old Vic’s In Camera season by Press Releases

Following the success of The Old Vic’s socially distanced In Camera production of Lungs, featuring Claire Foy and Matt Smith, Andrew Scott will star in new Stephen Beresford play Three Kin…

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NEWS: The Watermill Theatre Newbury will reopen with two outdoor shows in summer 2020 by Press Releases

Artistic director Paul Hart and the team at Newbury’s The Watermill Theatre have announced a summer season of work outdoors.

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Tuesday, July 21, 2020

NEWS: The Stage Debut Awards will be back as an online ceremony by Press Releases

The Stage Debut Awards will return on 27 September 2020 as a virtual ceremony.

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Monday, July 20, 2020

NEWS: Socially distanced version of musical Fanny & Stella is set to open at new London Fringe venue by Press Releases

A brand new socially distanced open-air production of Fanny And Stella, a musical with book and lyrics by Glenn Chandler, the creator of Taggart, and music by Charles Miller, is to be staged…

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NEWS: Outdoor theatre season The New Normal takes place in London in August 2020 by Press Releases

One of the first outdoor theatre seasons to be announced as lockdown eases, The New Normal will take place at The Royal Victoria Patriotic Building in Wandsworth, London from 3-31 August 202…

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Saturday, July 18, 2020

NEWS: Stephen Tompkinson will star in Educating Rita at the Minack Theatre in August 2020 by Press Releases

Stephen Tompkinson (Frank) and Jessica Johnson (Rita) will star in the 40th anniversary production of Willy Russell’s Educating Rita at the Minack Theatre, Cornwall from 18-29 August 2020,…

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Friday, July 17, 2020

Indoor performances with socially distanced audiences will be allowed from 1 August 
2020 by Press Releases

Following on from the news that open air venue productions could go ahead earlier this month, culture secretary Oliver Dowden and prime minister Boris Johnson have announced plans for a limi…

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NEWS: West End cast is announced for Frozen – now opening in April 2021 by Press Releases

Casting has been announced for the West End production of Disney’s Frozen, now opening at the newly refurbished Theatre Royal Drury Lane on 14 April 2021, with previews from 2 April, due t…

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Thursday, July 16, 2020

NEWS: Open Air Theatre Regent’s Park will reopen in August with a special concert staging of Jesus Christ Superstar by Press Releases

Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre will be the first London theatre to welcome back audiences with a special concert staging of their production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Jesus C…

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Wednesday, July 15, 2020

NEWS: Local lockdown unease leads to Six drive-in UK tour being cancelled by Press Releases

The drive-in tour of the hit musical Six, due to be performed across the UK in August and September 2020, has been cancelled due to concerns about local lockdowns.

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NEWS: RSC confirms rescheduled programme for winter 2021 by Press Releases

The Royal Shakespeare Company has confirmed full performance dates for its previously scheduled productions of The Magician’s Elephant and The Wars of The Roses Part 1 and 2 which will now…

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NEWS: Donmar Warehouse will reopen temporarily with socially distanced sound installation featuring Juliet Stevenson by Press Releases

The Donmar Warehouse is to reopen temporarily from 3 to 22 August 2020 with a socially distanced sound installation – Blindness, based on the dystopian novel by Nobel-prize winning José S…

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Tuesday, July 14, 2020

NEWS: Edinburgh Festival Fringe announces 2020 digital programme by Press Releases

Following the announcement that the Edinburgh Festival Fringe will not be going ahead as planned in 2020, the Fringe Society has unveiled alternative digital plans taking place this summer.

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Friday, July 10, 2020

NEWS: Outdoor performances given go ahead from 11 July by Press Releases

Culture secretary Oliver Dowden has announced the first relaxation in the rules regarding theatre performance, with the statement that open air venue productions can go ahead from Saturday 1…

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Wednesday, July 8, 2020

NEWS: Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical Cinderella is delayed to April 2021 by Press Releases

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s new musical Cinderella will now world premiere at the Gillian Lynne Theatre in London on 7 April 2021, with previews from 19 March 2021. The previous opening night ha…

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NEWS: Birmingham Stage Company announces new dates for car park tour of Horrible Histories: Barmy Britain by Press Releases

Birmingham Stage Company has announced new tour dates for Horrible Histories: Barmy Britain in association with Car Park Party, Troubadour and Live Nation.

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Tuesday, July 7, 2020

NEWS: Sam Mendes spearheads fund for UK theatre workers & freelancers supported by Netflix by Press Releases

Oscar-winning film and theatre director Sam Mendes is the driving force behind the Theatre Artists Fund, set up for theatre professionals who are in need of urgent and critical financial sup…

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Sunday, July 5, 2020

NEWS: Government announces £1.5 billion lifeline for UK arts & culture by Press Releases

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has bowed to pressure from the arts world and unveiled a £1.57 billion lifeline for the UK’s theatres, venues and museums struggling to stay afloat in the wake of t…

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Friday, July 3, 2020

NEWS: West End production of The Mousetrap will reopen in October 2020 by Press Releases

Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap – the longest running show in the world, which had to be suspended when the Coronavirus pandemic resulted in the closure of UK theatres – is to reopen i…

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NEWS: Designers launch #MissingLiveTheatre across the UK & Ireland by Press Releases

In collaboration with theatres across the UK, #scenechange – a community for stage designers taking action for theatre – has launched #MissingLiveTheatre, wrapping theatre buildings in a…

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NEWS: Drive-in production of Six makes it the first West End musical to perform again after lockdown by Press Releases

Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss’ hit musical Six looks likely to become the first West End musical to resume performances across the UK in August and September 2020.

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Wednesday, July 1, 2020

NEWS: Royal Ballet School, ArtsEd, LAMDA & the Royal Academy of Dance receive Lynne and Land Foundation grants by Press Releases

Today, on the second anniversary of the death of choreographer Dame Gillian Lynne, The Lynne and Land Foundation has announced grants to the Royal Ballet School, ArtsEd, LAMDA and the Royal …

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