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Monday, March 30, 2020

Performer Daniele Alan-Carter: ‘Don’t suppress who you are’ by Ruth Comerford

Singer and performer Daniele Alan-Carter talks to Ruth Comerford about carving out his career as an immigrant in London, and recording bilingual

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Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Playwright Chris Thompson: ‘Live your life and pour it all into your plays’ by Ruth Comerford

Chris Thompson’s play Dungeness is being performed across the UK as part of the National Theatre’s NT Connections programme. He tells Ruth

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Friday, March 13, 2020

Production news round-up: Ruth Wilson to star in The Second Woman and Sheridan Smith to reprise Cilla Black role in musical by Ruth Comerford

This week, it has been announced that Ruth Wilson is to star in the UK premiere of The Second Woman, and Sheridan

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Ken Dodd murals unveiled outside Liverpool’s Royal Court theatre by Ruth Comerford

Two murals dedicated to Ken Dodd have been unveiled outside Liverpool’s Royal Court. The Liverpool-born comedian and entertainer, who died in March

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Joe Hill-Gibbins announced as Headlong’s new artistic director by Ruth Comerford

Joe Hill-Gibbins has been appointed the new artistic director of Headlong theatre company. It comes as Donna Munday is announced as the

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Thursday, March 12, 2020

New Brexit website for arts workers launched by Ruth Comerford

A new website that aims to help people working in the arts navigate Brexit related issues has been launched. UK Europe Arts

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Opera North announces female conductor residency for second year by Ruth Comerford

Opera North is rolling out its female conductor residency for a second year. The scheme was launched by the company last year

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Crystal Pite, Ballet Black and Kate Prince to feature in BBC Arts 2020 dance season by Ruth Comerford

A new dance work by choreographer Crystal Pite and documentaries about Ballet Black and Kate Prince will feature as part of BBC

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Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Streatham Hill Theatre campaign receives £15,000 from Mayor of London by Ruth Comerford

Sadiq Khan has pledged £15,000 to Streatham Hill Theatre in support of plans to revive the venue. The money will be put

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Sonia Friedman announces late-night cabaret season at London’s Ambassadors Theatre by Ruth Comerford

Sonia Friedman Productions has announced a series of late-night cabaret events, as part of its season at London’s Ambassadors Theatre. The monthly

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Giffords Circus announces new creative team by Ruth Comerford

Performer Lil Rice, niece of Giffords Circus co-founder Nell Gifford, will become “the new face of the circus”, taking over the role

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Tuesday, March 10, 2020

York Theatre Royal to receive £500,000 from council for upgrade work by Ruth Comerford

York Theatre Royal is to receive £500,000 from the city’s council, to be put towards upgrading the venue. The work will include

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Monday, March 9, 2020

Gender-swapped Neville’s Island play set to tour by Ruth Comerford

A new gender-swapped version of Tim Firth’s Neville’s Island is set to tour the UK. The comedy, which has been reworked and

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Singin’ in the Rain musical to tour the UK by Ruth Comerford

Singin’ in the Rain is to tour the UK in 2021, following its run at Sadler’s Wells in London. Starring Adam Cooper,

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Friday, March 6, 2020

Production news round-up: Robert Icke to direct a new adaptation of Animal Farm and Tom Jones musical to premiere at Leeds Playhouse by Ruth Comerford

This week’s round-up features a new adaptation of George Orwell’s Animal Farm directed by Robert Icke, and the premiere of a musical

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Mira Nair: Monsoon Wedding musical is ridiculously and painfully timely by Ruth Comerford

Director Mira Nair has said her new musical version of Monsoon Wedding will reflect “the politics of now” and the #MeToo movement.

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Thursday, March 5, 2020

Finn Anderson appointed Cameron Mackintosh resident composer at the Lowry and Hope Mill Theatre by Ruth Comerford

Finn Anderson has been named this year’s Cameron Mackintosh resident composer. He will be co-hosted by the Lowry and Hope Mill Theatre,

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Choreographer Andrew McNicol founds neoclassical ballet company by Ruth Comerford

Choreographer Andrew McNicol has founded a ballet company to offer dancers a “flexible performance platform” outside their existing company commitments. The McNicol

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Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Kneehigh’s missing puppets and costumes returned by Ruth Comerford

A box of puppets, instruments and costumes stolen from Kneehigh has been returned anonymously to the theatre company. The company reported the

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D/deaf and disabled access card software made free of charge to venues by Ruth Comerford

The founders of a scheme to support D/deaf and disabled theatregoers have removed the cost of its technology to venues, in a

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Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Lucy Prebble wins Susan Smith Blackburn Prize by Ruth Comerford

Lucy Prebble has won the 2020 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize for her play A Very Expensive Poison, about the killing of former

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Friday, February 28, 2020

Production news round-up: Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Steve Pemberton to star in The Pillowman and Denise Van Outen to host London cabaret show by Ruth Comerford

This week’s round-up includes Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Steve Pemberton starring in the West End production of The Pillowman, and Denise Van Outen

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Thursday, February 27, 2020

Catford’s Broadway Theatre to close for ‘urgent’ building works by Ruth Comerford

Catford’s Broadway Theatre is due to close for a year, as “urgent health and safety” building works are carried out. It will

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‘Irreplaceable’ puppets stolen from theatre company Kneehigh by Ruth Comerford

Puppets described as “irreplaceable” have been stolen from Kneehigh’s premises in Cornwall. The theatre company is offering a £1,000 reward for their

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Grace Gummer wins first National Theatre Women’s Directors Award by Ruth Comerford

Grace Gummer has been named the winner of the National Theatre’s inaugural Women of Tomorrow Directors Award. The award, which is presented

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Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Tracy-Ann Oberman: My experiences of anti-Semitism will inform how I play Shylock by Ruth Comerford

Actor Tracy-Ann Oberman has revealed how her own experiences of misogyny and anti-Semitism have informed a new production of The Merchant of

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Denise Van Outen to host London cabaret show by Ruth Comerford

Denise Van Outen is set to host a cabaret show at Proud Embankment next month. The West End star will also perform

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Jodi Picoult adapts The Book Thief for stage premiere as part of Octagon Theatre season by Ruth Comerford

A musical adaptation of The Book Thief is set to have its world premiere as part of Bolton’s Octagon’s autumn season. It

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Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Dorset brewery theatre conversion scrapped by Ruth Comerford

Plans to convert a brewery in Dorset into a theatre have been cancelled, due to a lack of funding. The Maltings in

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Monday, February 24, 2020

Legal Aliens’ Lara Parmiani: ‘We want to get a different perspective on migration’ by Ruth Comerford

The artistic director of Legal Aliens theatre company, which is staging the UK premiere of Closed Lands, tells Ruth Comerford about the

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Carnival company to launch new arts centre in Sunderland by Ruth Comerford

A former parish centre in Sunderland is to reopen as an arts centre, offering classes in stilt-walking and costume-making. The former St

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