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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Actor Jade Croot: ‘Keep trying at auditions – all it takes is one ‘yes’ to turn things around’ by Roda Musa

At only 19, Jade Croot is performing in Imperium, her second production at the Royal Shakespeare Company. She talks to Roda Musa

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Monday, December 18, 2017

Director Jesscia Lazar: ‘I want the audience to be repulsed, threatened, surprised and charmed’ by Roda Musa

Jessica Lazar is directing the upcoming revival of Steven Berkoff’s East at the King’s Head Theatre, where the play made its London

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Friday, December 15, 2017

The Lost Boy Peter Pan review at Pleasance Theatre, London – ‘energetic gig theatre’ by Roda Musa

Inspired by JM Barrie’s children’s classic, Action to the Word’s The Lost Boy Peter Pan uses the music of the Beatles, among

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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

The Little Match Girl review at Tabard Theatre, London – ‘manages to charm the audience’ by Roda Musa

A revival of the musical that gave us the festive strains of Mistletoe and Wine, which first premiered in 1977, The Little

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Friday, December 8, 2017

Studio theatre in Ellesmere Port among bids for £15m Northern regeneration fund by Roda Musa

A new 150-seat theatre and a performing arts institute are among bids from northern cities hoping to secure a share of a

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Thursday, December 7, 2017

Production news round-up: Quiz to transfer to the West End and Bat Out of Hell to return by Roda Musa

Plays Quiz is to transfer to the West End’s Noel Coward Theatre and will run from March 31 to June 16. The

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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Four in 10 people would never go to the opera as it’s too hard to understand, says survey by Roda Musa

Expensive ticket prices, long running times and complicated plots have been cited as reasons why people are deterred from going to the

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Monday, December 4, 2017

Austentatious’ Graham Dickson: ‘Improv is my life and improv changed my life’ by Roda Musa

Graham Dickson is a performer in Austentatious, the improvised comedy play inspired by Jane Austen, as well as artistic director and co-founder

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Friday, December 1, 2017

Spoken word artist Penny Pepper: ‘Disabled people are still fighting to be seen as part of the human family’ by Roda Musa

Appearing at the Together! 2017 Disability Arts, Culture and Human Rights festival, the poet speaks to Roda Musa about accessibility in the

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London Borough of Culture: 22 bidding councils revealed by Roda Musa

More than two thirds of all London boroughs have put forward bids to become the first London Borough of Culture in either

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Kerry Ellis lands first non-musical role in The Importance of Being Earnest by Roda Musa

Kerry Ellis is to star in the touring cast of Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest next year. Ellis, who is

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James Graham’s Quiz announces West End transfer by Roda Musa

James Graham’s Quiz is to transfer to the West End next year. Directed by Daniel Evans, the production will open at the

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Thursday, November 30, 2017

Production news round-up: Aidan Turner to make West End debut and Rosalie Craig to join The Ferryman by Roda Musa

This week in production news Aidan Turner is to make his West End debut at the Noel Coward Theatre in London and

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Nina Wadia and Sara Stewart cast in UK premiere of Collective Rage by Roda Musa

EastEnders’ Nina Wadia and Sara Stewart have been cast in the UK premiere of Jen Silverman’s Collective Rage: A Play in Five

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Stephen Sondheim’s A Little Night Music to feature in Storyhouse’s new season by Roda Musa

The Storyhouse theatre in Chester has announced its summer 2018 season, which includes Stephen Sondheim’s A Little Night Music. With book by

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Theatres sign up to Big Give UK-wide charity funding drive by Roda Musa

Around 40 performing arts and theatre-related organisations are taking part in a nationwide charity match-funding campaign this week.Around 40 performing arts and

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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Manchester’s Contact Theatre to relocate to youth centre during £6.75m revamp by Roda Musa

Contact Theatre in Manchester has announced that it will relocate to a youth centre as it undergoes a renovation in 2018. The

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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Composer Dave Price: ‘Each project is increasingly difficult; the bar gets raised and I get better’ by Roda Musa

Having worked on numerous Gecko Theatre productions, Dave Price talks to Roda Musa about his journey into theatre and the upcoming production

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Rosalie Craig joins The Ferryman by Roda Musa

Rosalie Craig is to join the West End cast of Jez Butterworth’s The Ferryman. Craig, who has appeared in As You Like

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Theatre staff more at risk sexual harassment than other arts workers, claims survey by Roda Musa

Those working in theatre are more likely to be subjected to sexual harassment than other arts workers, according to a new survey.

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Monday, November 27, 2017

Plays from Stephen Adly Giurgis and Brad Birch feature in Sherman Theatre season by Roda Musa

The Sherman Theatre in Cardiff has announced its 2018 season, which includes Brad Birch’s new play Tremor. Directed by Rachel O’Riordan and

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Bolton Octagon launches £1.5m campaign for theatre redevelopment by Roda Musa

The Octagon Theatre, Bolton has launched a public fundraising campaign to raise £1.5 million towards its building redevelopment. Members of the public

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Friday, November 24, 2017

Julie Hesmondhalgh and Norah Lopez Holden cast in new Bruntwood play by Roda Musa

Former Coronation street actor Julie Hesmondhalgh has been cast in the premiere of one of the 2015 Bruntwood Prize-winning plays. Hesmondhalgh is

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Poldark’s Aidan Turner to make West End debut by Roda Musa

The Michael Grandage Company has announced two new productions, which will star Aidan Turner and Alfred Enoch. Artistic director Michael Grandage will

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Unity Theatre appoints Gordon Millar as artistic director and chief executive by Roda Musa

The Unity Theatre in Liverpool has appointed Gordon Millar as its new artistic director and chief executive. Millar is to leave his

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Thursday, November 23, 2017

Google to clamp down on online ticket touts using its advertising service by Roda Musa

Google has announced that event ticket resellers will need to be certified before they can advertise through its advertising service AdWords. The

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National Theatre Wales to celebrate 70th birthday of the NHS in 2018 season by Roda Musa

Kully Thiarai has announced her first full season as artistic director of National Theatre Wales, which includes a month long festival marking

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Production news round-up: Tom Burke to star in Don Carlos and Kobna Holdbrook-Smith cast in Tina Turner musical by Roda Musa

This week in production news Nuffied Southampton Theatres’ announces its 2018 season, which includes Tom Burke starring in Don Carlos. Kobna-Holdbrook Smith

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Tiata Fahodzi appoints Kirsten Burrows as its new executive director by Roda Musa

Kirsten Burrows has been announced as the executive director of theatre company Tiata Fahodzi. Burrows is to leave her role as China

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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

The Velveteen Rabbit review at the Unicorn Theatre, London – ‘delightful’ by Roda Musa

Purni Morell’s sweet and adorable production based on Margery Williams’ 1922 children’s novel, The Velveteen Rabbit, was first performed in 2014. Returning

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Five London theatres awarded funding for building improvements by Roda Musa

The Park Theatre is among five small London theatres that have secured funding from the Theatres Trust to improve their buildings. The

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