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Wednesday, November 13, 2019

E-tickets could exclude disabled people – your views, November 14 by The Stage

Your front page article on October 31 described how venues and companies are exploring paperless ticketing options. While we welcome this response

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Michael Billington reviews Morecambe and Wise: 53 years ago in The Stage by The Stage

February 10, 1966: Michael Billington, who has announced he is stepping down as chief critic for the Guardian, wrote his first TV

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Monday, November 11, 2019

Poll: Are your work commitments likely to affect your ability to vote in next month’s general election? by The Stage

Industry bodies have warned that actors and theatre staff could end up being disenfranchised in next month’s snap election because of the

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Wednesday, November 6, 2019

‘Toby Young is thoroughly convincing… as himself’ – 15 years ago in The Stage by The Stage

November 4, 2004: Journalist Toby Young appeared on the London stage, playing himself in a stage adaptation of his book How to

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Paperless ticketing is not the best solution – your views, November 7 by The Stage

Not everyone has a smartphone, so tickets have to be printed on to an A4 sheet (‘Paperless tickets are the future, so

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Monday, November 4, 2019

Poll: Should all theatres switch to paperless tickets? by The Stage

Last week, The Stage reported how many theatres are moving to paperless ticketing systems, as venues look to become more sustainable. This

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Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Parenthood must not be a barrier to theatre work – your views, October 31 by The Stage

Emily Howlett’s experience of being turned down by an agent who feared she might “restrict her opportunities” is symptomatic of our industry’s

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Building work starts on the National Theatre – 50 years ago in The Stage by The Stage

October 30, 1969: Work on the National Theatre’s new home on the South Bank began half a century ago this week. We

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Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Poll: Which of these second jobs have you done to support your career in theatre? by The Stage

Theatre industry figures have voiced their support for EastEnders actor Katie Jarvis, who was “job-shamed” by a tabloid newspaper for working as

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Monday, October 28, 2019

UK Theatre Awards 2019: Emma Rice’s acceptance speech in full by The Stage

Theatremaker Emma Rice was given the outstanding contribution to British theatre accolade at this year’s UK Theatre Awards, held on October 27

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Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Maybe it’s time to ban movie-to-stage adaptations – your views, October 24 by The Stage

Next February, the curtain will rise on a stage adaptation of Back to the Future. The project has been cast, a score

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Were not-for-profit tax breaks really ‘illogical and unjust’? – 75 years ago in The Stage by The Stage

October 26, 1944: Prior to the formation of the Arts Council, the not-for-profit theatre sector was still in its infancy and was

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Monday, October 21, 2019

Poll: Should communities play more of a role in theatres’ decision making? by The Stage

Last week. industry figures including Madani Younis and Tarek Iskander warned that theatres risk becoming irrelevant unless they are prepared to give over

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Thursday, October 17, 2019

Howard Panter expands his ATG empire – 20 years ago in The Stage by The Stage

 October 14, 1999: As we report on Trafalgar Entertainment’s plans to launch a new venture with director Jonathan Church, 20 years ago

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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

All-Party Parliamentary Group for Theatre: ‘We will lift the veil on the inner workings of the theatre industry’ by The Stage

Following the recent launch of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Theatre, its co-chairs, MPs Tracy Brabin and Giles Watling, explain why the

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Drama Centre is being destroyed – your views, October 17 by The Stage

It was a shock to see The Stage’s front page headline on October 10. My worst fears were quickly confirmed. It seems

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Monday, October 14, 2019

Poll: Do you think the industry is improving its support for parents and carers? by The Stage

Plans have been unveiled for a mobile childcare service – based in a double-decker bus – which will launch for parents and

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Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Should theatres avoid sponsorship from fossil fuel companies? – your views, October 10 by The Stage

It’s fantastic that the Royal Shakespeare Company is ending its sponsorship deal with BP. I often find it hard to marry my

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RSC sponsor protests over government support – 30 years ago in The Stage by The Stage

October 12, 1989: As the Royal Shakespeare Company ends its ties with BP following pressure from climate protesters, we look back to

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Monday, October 7, 2019

Poll: Was the RSC right to end its sponsorship deal with BP? by The Stage

Earlier this week, the Royal Shakespeare Company announced it had severed its sponsorship deal with BP, following a public backlash from young

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Wednesday, October 2, 2019

‘The sudden and tragic death of Judy Garland’ – 50 years ago in The Stage by The Stage

June 26, 1969: As the film Judy – starring Renée Zellweger and directed by Rupert Goold – is released in cinemas, we

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Shakespeare would approve of ‘spicing up’ his works – your views, October 3 by The Stage

Michael Billington’s criticism of the standard of Shakespearean acting and directing in British theatre is baffling. I recently attended a brilliant and

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Monday, September 30, 2019

Poll: Are theatres doing enough to tackle the climate emergency? by The Stage

Across theatre, demands are being made for employers and industry bodies to take more action in addressing the climate emergency. The Arts

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Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Complaints about the plight of theatre critics is nothing new – 100 years ago in The Stage by The Stage

September 25, 1919: Recently, there have been complaints of theatre reviews coverage declining in mainstream newspapers. But a clipping from 100 years

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Send in your Ken Dodd tributes for a new book – your views, September 26 by The Stage

I am compiling a follow up to my Ken Dodd tribute book Absent Friends to be published in November 2020 and would

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Monday, September 23, 2019

Poll: Do Shakespeare productions today try too hard to be popular? by The Stage

Last week, theatre critic Michael Billington criticised current Shakespeare practice, arguing that he doesn’t “see the level of Shakespearean acting and directing

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Friday, September 20, 2019

Production news round-up: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat set to return to Palladium and Blithe Spirit starring Jennifer Saunders announc by The Stage

This week’s production news includes an announcement that Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is set to return to the London Palladium

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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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