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Wednesday, September 18, 2019

The Stage Debut Awards 2019: In pictures by The Stage

Photos by Alex Brenner and David Monteith-Hodge The Stage Debut Awards 2019: the winners in their own words

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The Stage Debut Awards 2019: the winners in their own words by The Stage

The winners of The Stage Debut Awards 2019 were announced at a ceremony on Sunday, September 15 hosted by Cush Jumbo. The

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Strikes threaten panto season, but Broadway gets a World Cup boost – 25 years ago in The Stage by The Stage

A season of badwill was forecast 25 years ago this week, as Britain’s theatres were warned of a winter of discontent over

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Will ENO plus-one cull save money? – your views, September 19 by The Stage

Whatever the justification for this move it will inevitably look petty and mean-minded, while the cost savings to English National Opera’s budget

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Sunday, September 15, 2019

The Stage Debut Awards 2019: the winners in full by The Stage

The Stage Debut Awards, in association with Access Entertainment, were presented at the Brewery in London on September 15, 2019. Best actress

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Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Theatres fight Tory cuts and ice-skater mauled by lion – 40 years ago in The Stage by The Stage

September 6, 1979: The arts were railing against cuts by the Tory government. Plus ça change… We reported the Theatres’ Advisory Council

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Actors should be allowed to act without restrictions – your views, September 12 by The Stage

With regard to the open letter ‘Playing Jewish roles on stage’ and subsequent correspondence, I feel impelled to draw attention to Motion

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Monday, September 9, 2019

Poll: Which musical are you most looking forward to seeing this autumn? by The Stage

This week, The Stage looked ahead to shows opening this autumn. As the West End prepares to welcome three new musicals, we’re

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Thursday, September 5, 2019

Top shows to see this autumn by The Stage

As the season of mists approaches, The Stage’s lead critics Natasha Tripney and Tim Bano pick the shows destined to cut through

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Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Full West End cast announced for Noises Off by The Stage

Sarah Hadland and Lisa McGrillis will join the cast of Noises Off as it transfers to the West End, it has been

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Performing animal troupe ‘inspired by a French horse opera’ – 25 years ago in The Stage by The Stage

September 1, 1994: In our Showpeople section, interviewing emerging acts from around the UK, we featured Equilibre, a Welsh troupe with animal

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Edinburgh Festival Fringe is at breaking point (your views, September 5) by The Stage

Following my 19th Edinburgh Festival Fringe, I’ve been wondering what we are all doing and why we are doing it to ourselves.

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Jeremy Secomb to star in new musical Reputation by The Stage

Jeremy Secomb will lead the cast of Reputation, a new musical by Alick Glass. Secomb, who starred in the West End pie

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Monday, September 2, 2019

Poll: Do you think there is too much belting in musical theatre? by The Stage

Last week, musical star Rebecca Caine criticised a trend for belting in musical theatre, claiming it has led to a “generic sound”

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Friday, August 30, 2019

Production news round-up: Marianne Elliot’s Company announces Broadway transfer and Paul Nicholas to star in The Exorcist tour by The Stage

This week’s production news includes an announcement that Marianne Elliott’s gender-swapped production of Company is to transfer to Broadway, starring Patti LuPone.

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Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Who should play Jewish roles? your views, August 29 by The Stage

I remember when actors were required to actually act, and when the obsession with representation to the point of absurdity – as

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‘Has Britain neglected European theatre?’ – 75 years ago in The Stage by The Stage

As the Second World War entered its final year, our editorial posed a question that seems strangely evergreen. “Can one, in these

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Monday, August 26, 2019

Poll: Do you think tickets for subsidised theatre are too expensive? by The Stage

Last week, director Robert Icke criticised rising ticket prices, which he said had been allowed to get “completely out of hand”. Icke

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Thursday, August 22, 2019

The 18 best shows of Edinburgh Fringe 2019 – our critics pick the standout work at this year’s festival by The Stage

As this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe draws to a close, The Stage’s team of reviewers pick their favourite productions… Tim Bano The

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Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Hollywood star Christian Slater at the Edinburgh Fringe – 15 years ago in The Stage by The Stage

August 26, 2004: We reviewed the troubled and somewhat delayed opening of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest – featuring Hollywood star

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Jewish theatremakers speak out against cultural appropriation on stage – your views, August 22 by The Stage

In the past few years, theatre has rightly begun to take a long, hard look at diversity, on and off stage. Theatres,

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Quotes of the week, August 22 by The Stage

“As I was going up through the industry, I would often get accusations that I was sleeping my way through the business.

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Monday, August 19, 2019

Poll: Do you think online casting websites need more official regulation? by The Stage

Last week, Spotlight came under fire for a “totally unacceptable” casting call that went out on its platform for a child actor

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Friday, August 16, 2019

Production news round-up: Peter Pan at Troubadour White City Theatre to close early and Patricia Hodge to join cast of A Day in the Death of Joe Egg by The Stage

Musicals Leicester’s Curve has announced casting for West Side Story, which runs from November 23 to January 11, 2020. Adriana Ivelisse and

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Wednesday, August 14, 2019

‘Escapism from the war? Hardly. London’s theatre-land is at the centre of the target’ – 75 years ago in The Stage by The Stage

August 17, 1944: As Britain approached the final 12 months of the Second World War, our editorial discussed the role that theatre

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Colchester’s Mercury Theatre needs your help – your views, August 15 by The Stage

As many people are already aware, the Mercury Theatre, Colchester is currently in the midst of a two-year £9.7 million capital project.

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Monday, August 12, 2019

Poll: Should producers and promoters be expected to pay for their own tickets at the Edinburgh Fringe? by The Stage

At this year’s Edinburgh Fringe, a group of companies and theatremakers have launched the #PayIfYouCan initiative, urging established producers, promoters and companies

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Wednesday, August 7, 2019

The Stage Debut Awards 2019: the nominees in full by The Stage

The Stage Debut Awards 2019, in association with Access Entertainment, will take place at the Brewery in London on September 15. Here

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‘West End theatres hot and uncomfortable’ – 100 years ago in The Stage (plus ça change) by The Stage

August 7, 1919: With a feature in the Times from August 2, 2019 claiming that “London’s most famous theatres are elegant, historic,

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The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is not dead yet – your views, August 8 by The Stage

So much of Lyn Gardner’s Long Read on the fringe could have been written in the 1990s, when I was director of

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Tuesday, August 6, 2019

What are the best shows of the Edinburgh Fringe 2019? by The Stage

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2019 is now underway. Our expert, resident reviewing team pick their best shows of the fringe so far.

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