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Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Why are schools not taking up offers of theatre trips? (Your views May 23) by The Stage

In response to your story (School visits in sharp decline – leading theatres) my team – the South Devon Players Theatre and

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Chorus of pay disapproval – how The Stage reported Equity’s ARC 50 years ago by The Stage

May 22, 1969: Just as The Stage has been doing this last week, 50 years ago we were covering developments at the

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Friday, May 17, 2019

Production new round-up: T’Shan Williams to replace Seyi Omooba in The Color Purple and Tyrone Huntley to lead new LGBTQ+ musical by The Stage

Musicals T’Shan Williams has been announced as the replacement for Seyi Omooba in the forthcoming production of The Color Purple. Williams will

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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Stage managers need more support (your views) by The Stage

I work as a technician in a prominent regional receiving house. Of the 12 shows (excluding musicals) we have so far hosted

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‘Mopping up’ after eight weeks of strikes at the National Theatre – 40 years ago in The Stage by The Stage

May 17, 1979: Following the 1978/79 Winter of Discontent, during which unions staged widespread strike action across the UK, there were also extensive

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Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Let’s celebrate theatre’s trailblazing women – your views, May 9 by The Stage

As a female working in a largely male environment, I was struck with such a sense of empowerment and pride reading Paule

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When Russ Abbot made his West End debut – 35 years ago in The Stage by The Stage

May 10, 1984: Comedian Russ Abbot, then at the peak of his popularity thanks to his primetime television show Russ Abbot’s Madhouse

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Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Poll: Does increasing competition from on-demand platforms like Netflix mean theatre needs to pay more to retain talent? by The Stage

Last week, Olivier award-winning David Bedella revealed he was prioritising television over theatre, claiming theatre does not pay enough for him to

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Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Get Into Theatre: your essential guide to careers in the industry by The Stage

Actor turned drama teacher Ahmet Ahmet joined The Stage in 2018 to help develop Get Into Theatre. Serving as outreach director for

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How we reported Sunset Boulevard’s (second) opening night in the West End – 25 years ago in The Stage by The Stage

Twenty-five years ago, we reviewed the second West End press night of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Sunset Boulevard, after some changes were made

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Playing Tartuffe Polish without an explanation is no joke – your views, May 2 by The Stage

Walking out of the National Theatre’s Tartuffe recently, I felt a vague sense of discomfort. It was because one of the play’s

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Tuesday, April 30, 2019

International news round-up: May 2 by The Stage

Support for Stubo over #MeToo sacking SWEDEN/STOCKHOLM Praising his creative work and recruitment of female managers, 40 theatre workers have expressed their support

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Monday, April 29, 2019

Poll: Should more West End theatres host parent and baby performances? by The Stage

Last week, Emilia became the first West End show to host a parent and baby performance. More than 170 babies were taken

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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

West End musicals diversity report: reaction from the industry by The Stage

“While diversity is embraced, as an idea, I don’t believe I see differently abled leads or leads of colour (and not just

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Former EIF director bemoans British theatre lagging behind the continent – 20 years ago in The Stage by The Stage

In the April 29 edition of The Stage, we reported on former Edinburgh International Festival director John Drummond launching an attack on

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Arts Council should prioritise audiences, not box-ticking (your views, April 25) by The Stage

In his speech reported on your front page (April 11), Arts Council England’s Simon Mellor declares that “relevance” will be “the new

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Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Poll: Has anxiety ever prevented you from going on stage? by The Stage

This week actor Jake Quickenden told fans on social media that he was forced to miss a recent performance of the musical Hair

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

A brilliant Berenice at the World Theatre Season, Aldwych Theatre, 50 years ago in The Stage by The Stage

In April 1969, The Stage and Television Today (as we were then known) reported: “Théatre de la Cité opens World Theatre Season”.  A

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Arts Council England sees no opposition between relevance and excellence – your views (April 18) by The Stage

With reference to your article ‘Arts Council: Relevance not excellence will be new litmus test for funding’, while I’m pleased to see

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Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Striking a gender balance at the National Theatre (your views, April 11) by The Stage

In light of the lack of women in writing and directing positions in the National Theatre’s season release, I think there is

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How the arrival of colour TVs thrilled us – 60 years ago in The Stage by The Stage

In 1959, The Stage and Television Today (as we were then known) reported on how “COLOUR TELEVISION IS NOT QUITE AS FAR

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Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Olivier Awards 2019: SOLT president Kenny Wax’s opening speech in full by The Stage

“Good evening and welcome to the Royal Albert Hall and the Olivier Awards with Mastercard – the flagship event of the theatrical calendar. It’s

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Monday, April 8, 2019

The Olivier Awards 2019: In pictures by The Stage

Highlights of the red carpet and winners with their awards at the 2019 Olivier Awards, held at London’s Royal Albert Hall. All

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Poll: Which new Broadway musical would you like to see transfer to the West End? by The Stage

This year’s Olivier Awards saw British productions Company and The Inheritance share the highest number of awards with US import Come From

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

On the night that Company, Come from Away and The Inheritance led the charge at the Olivier Awards, some of this year’s

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Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Double bubbles, toil and troubles at the Hen and Chickens – 25 years ago in The Stage by The Stage

25 years ago (April 7, 1994) The curse of ‘the Scottish play’ is a long-established theatrical tradition. From Macbeth’s first staging in

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And the 2019 Olivier award (probably) goes to… by The Stage

The 2019 Olivier nominations’ big hitters, Marianne Elliott’s gender-swapped Company and Canadian musical Come from Away, each received nine nominations, but who

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Monday, April 1, 2019

An open letter to Rufus Norris and the National Theatre (your views) by The Stage

An open letter to Rufus Norris and the programming team at the National Theatre… We all know there’s a problem with representation

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Thursday, March 28, 2019

The Stage Podcast: Theatre magic with Ben Hart and the secrets of stage animal wrangling by The Stage

In our March episode, Tim Bano talks to magician Ben Hart about making heads spin in The Exorcist and how he summoned

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Wednesday, March 27, 2019

From Our Archive: 30 years ago this week in The Stage (March 27, 1969) by The Stage

Half a century ago this week, we reported that Trevor Nunn’s first season programmed as artistic director of the Royal Shakespeare Company

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SOLT members don’t judge the Olivier Awards’ affiliate category (your views, March 28) by The Stage

In his column ‘Illogical Oliviers eligibility needs a serious shake-up’, Matt Trueman suggests that the Olivier award for outstanding achievement in an

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