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Friday, November 17, 2017

Actor Sharan Phull: ‘The idea of representation is so important to me’ by Roda Musa

With credits including Bend It Like Beckham the Musical and Pink Sari Revolution, the performer talks to Roda Musa about her role

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Nigel Slater autobiography Toast to be turned into experiential stage show by Roda Musa

Nigel Slater’s Toast: The Story of a Boy’s Hunger is to be adapted for the stage, with audiences able to experience the

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Thursday, November 16, 2017

Humble Boy revival in Orange Tree Theatre’s 2018 season by Roda Musa

The Orange Tree Theatre in London has announced its 2018 season, which includes a revival of Charlotte Jones’ Humble Boy. Humble Boy,

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Production news round-up: Carey Mulligan to star in a one-woman play and Will Young cast in Strictly Ballroom musical by Roda Musa

This week in production news Carey Mulligan has been cast in a one-woman play, Girls and Boys at the Royal Court Theatre

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Schiller’s Don Carlos and David Walliams musical in Nuffield Southampton Theatres 2018 season by Roda Musa

Nuffield Southampton Theatres has announced its 2018 season, which includes Tom Burke starring in Don Carlos. The season is to be spread

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Stage adaptation of Brighton Rock to tour the UK by Roda Musa

Pilot Theatre and York Theatre Royal in York have announced a new adaptation of Brighton Rock, which is to tour the UK.

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Spring Awakening and Aspects of Love lead Hope Mill’s 2018 season by Roda Musa

Hope Mill Theatre in Manchester has announced a season of musicals for 2018 as part of its collaboration with producer Aria Entertainment.

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Monday, November 13, 2017

Lilli Geissendorfer appointed new director of Jerwood Charitable Foundation by Roda Musa

The independent grant-making organisation Jerwood Charitable Foundation has appointed Lilli Geissendorfer as its new director. Geissendorfer, currently a producer at London’s Almeida

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British Library crowdsourcing project enlists public to transcribe historical playbills by Roda Musa

The British Library in London is calling for volunteers to help digitally transcribe information from historical theatre playbills to make the collection

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Friday, November 10, 2017

Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch to revive Priscilla, Queen of the Desert by Roda Musa

The Queen’s Theatre in Hornchurch has announced its spring season, which includes a new production of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. Patrick

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Liverpool Everyman unveils second rep company by Roda Musa

Liverpool’s Everyman has announced the 14 actors that will form its Everyman Company 2018, which will perform a gender-swapped version of Othello.

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Feasibility study to explore Reading Prison as potential new theatre by Roda Musa

Reading Gaol, in which Oscar Wilde was famously imprisoned, is to be investigated as the site of a new theatre. Local organisation

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Jaz Hutchins: ‘Immersive Brexit play aims to show the human effect of politics’ by Roda Musa

Currently touring with What Once Was Ours, the actor talks to Roda Musa about political theatre and the struggle of proving yourself

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Will Young, Zizi Strallen and Jonny Labey to lead Strictly Ballroom cast by Roda Musa

Will Young is to lead the cast of Baz Luhrmann’s Strictly Ballroom the Musical in a new role created for the production,

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Thursday, November 9, 2017

Production news round-up: Beginning gets a West End transfer and Kinky Boots will tour the UK by Roda Musa

This week in production news, David Eldridge’s Beginning is to transfer to the West End’s Ambassadors Theatre and Kinky Boots musical will

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Ian McKellen in the running for arts philanthropy prize by Roda Musa

The shortlist for the 2017 Achates Philanthropy Prize has been announced. Founded by Caroline McCormick, director of philanthropy consultant Achates, and now

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Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Arts minister steps in to prevent rare Ben Jonson book leaving the UK by Roda Musa

Arts minister John Glen has temporarily barred the export of Renaissance playwright Ben Jonson’s annotated collection of writings. The book, titled Workes,

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New Streatham theatre to focus on local artists by Roda Musa

Streatham Space Project, a new theatre in south London opening in 2018, has vowed to stage work for the local community. Think

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Tuesday, November 7, 2017

David Haig to star in self-penned play by Roda Musa

David Haig will star in his play Pressure, which is to tour the UK next year. Based on the true story of

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Monday, November 6, 2017

Dance companies unite for £1.2m scheme to support touring dance by Roda Musa

Bournemouth-based Pavilion Dance South West has launched a nationwide talent development programme, in response to the challenges facing touring dance. Called Surf

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National Theatre’s Beginning gets West End transfer by Roda Musa

David Eldridge’s Beginning is to transfer to the West End following its run at the National Theatre in London. The production will

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Playwright Lynette Linton: ‘I never knew theatre was for me until I stepped into it’ by Roda Musa

With credits including Step at Theatre Royal Stratford East and Assata Taught Me at London’s Gate Theatre, the playwright tells Roda Musa

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Friday, November 3, 2017

Amelia Lily to join cast of Shrek the Musical tour by Roda Musa

Amelia Lily has been cast in the nationwide tour of Shrek the Musical, alongside the previously announced Laura Main. Lily is to

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Simon Callow to release Dickens Christmas album by Roda Musa

Simon Callow is to release a Christmas album with brass group The Brighouse and Rastrick Band to mark the 175th anniversary of

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Thursday, November 2, 2017

Equity to establish working group to combat harassment by Roda Musa

Equity is to establish a working group to gather personal testimonies from actors and other theatre staff who have suffered sexual harassment,

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Production news round-up: The Ferryman extends its run and Chess to have West End revival by Roda Musa

This week in production news, The Ferryman extends its run at Gielgud Theatre in London until May next year and the musical

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Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Bethnal Green Town Hall to host immersive theatre experience by Roda Musa

A new immersive show that is described as “part theatre and part game” is to have its UK premiere in Bethnal Green

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Kinky Boots announces UK tour by Roda Musa

The triple Olivier award-winning musical Kinky Boots is to tour the UK next year, while continuing to run run in the West

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Immersive Pussy Riot show announces all-female cast by Roda Musa

An all-female cast has been announced for Les Enfants Terribles’ new immersive theatre show, Inside Pussy Riot. The 18-strong cast includes Alex

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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Lindsay Posner and Damian Cruden to direct plays in new pop-up Shakespeare theatre by Roda Musa

York’s new pop-up Shakespearean theatre has officially launched and announced its 2018 season. Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre is Europe’s first full-scale, pop-up replica

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UK cities submit bids to be 2023 European Capital of Culture – despite Brexit by Roda Musa

Five cities in the UK have put themselves forward to become European Capital of Culture 2023, even though Britain is scheduled to

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