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Wednesday, April 15, 2020

‘Theatres safer than offices during flu pandemic’ – From The Stage Archive 93 years ago by The Stage

Writing to our editor (February 10, 1927), theatre manager Oswald Stoll extolled the cleanliness of his theatres in the face of public

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Thursday, April 9, 2020

Coronavirus: ‘I can’t wait…’ – theatre leaders reveal their hopes for a post-crisis future by The Stage

As theatres continue to be dark across the country, The Stage news team asked industry leaders what one thing they were most

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Wednesday, April 8, 2020

“Edinburgh, resplendent in festival attire, is a sight well worth seeing!” – 72 years ago in The Stage by The Stage

As the Edinburgh International Festival and Fringe is cancelled for the first time, we look back on our coverage of the second

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Coping with Edinburgh Fringe Festival cancellations – your views, April 9 by The Stage

As a local resident and Edinburgh International Festival and fringe lover, I must say the decision to cancel the festivals has come

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Friday, April 3, 2020

Seven Stages Podcast: Episode 4, Arlene Phillips by The Stage

What was the first show you ever saw? Your biggest theatre regret? And which production would you choose to watch on a

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Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Theatres should host an NHS celebration after the coronavirus pandemic – your views, April 2 by The Stage

The NHS is at the centre of the crisis we face in the UK and last week the nation applauded its workers.

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When producers looked beyond the West End during wartime – 81 years ago in The Stage by The Stage

As the Second World War moved into its third week, restrictions on theatres were relaxed, but producers looked to shift their focus

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From pandemics to puritans: when theatre shut down through history and how it recovered by The Stage

As theatre faces a shutdown unprecedented in modern times, Nick Clark and Nick Smurthwaite talk to historians and delve into the archives

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Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Theatres reopened during Second World War – 81 years ago in The Stage by The Stage

As theatre begins to come to terms with the universal closure of all performance spaces across the UK, we look back to

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Readers’ advice on surviving the shutdown – your views, March 26 by The Stage

As a freelance producer, I come into contact with colleagues from across the theatre sector. Of course, coronavirus is the number one

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Friday, March 20, 2020

Seven Stages Podcast: Episode 3, David Lan by The Stage

What was the first show you ever saw? Your biggest theatre regret? And which production would you choose to watch on a

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Wednesday, March 18, 2020

When Theatreland last closed its doors – 81 years ago in The Stage by The Stage

In a week when the industry has been brought to a virtual standstill, we look at the last widespread shutdown of theatres

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Coronavirus: theatre will overcome this difficult time – your views, March 19 by The Stage

As a freelance producer, I come into contact with colleagues from across the theatre sector. And, of course, coronavirus is the number

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Monday, March 16, 2020

Poll: Are you anticipating losing income due to the effect of coronavirus on the theatre industry? by The Stage

The theatre industry is currently grappling with the early effects of coronavirus, with many – especially those on freelance contracts – expressing

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Friday, March 13, 2020

Coronavirus: breaking news and live updates as the theatre industry responds by The Stage

The Stage will be updating this page with all the latest updates about coronavirus and its impacts on the industry, as it

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Wednesday, March 11, 2020

‘A philistine cabinet’ – Arnold Wesker on arts funding, 40 years ago in The Stage by The Stage

Forty years ago this week, we interviewed playwright Arnold Wesker about the future of dramatists and directors in the UK. We reported:

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Industry has its head in the sand over coronavirus – your views, March 12 by The Stage

Further to the news that Chester Storyhouse has postponed two shows because of coronavirus, have a thought for the actors caught up

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Monday, March 9, 2020

Poll: Which show would you like to see win the best new musical Olivier? by The Stage

This year’s Olivier award nominations were announced last week, with & Juliet topping the shortlist with nine nods including best new musical.

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Friday, March 6, 2020

Seven Stages Podcast: Episode 2, Paule Constable by The Stage

What was the first show you ever saw? Your biggest theatre regret? And which production would you choose to watch on a

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Wednesday, March 4, 2020

‘Top talent’ can sniff out a bargain – 60 years ago in The Stage by The Stage

Sixty years ago this week (March 3, 1960), our columnist James Hartley praised the actor’s ability to find cheap, delicious food: He

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Actors deserve better backstage conditions – your views, March 5 by The Stage

Having returned to the UK to star in a wonderful new touring production of The Cat and the Canary – my first

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Monday, March 2, 2020

Poll: Would the threat of coronavirus put you off going to the theatre? by The Stage

As coronavirus continues to spread throughout the UK, attention has turned to advice for members of the public and how to stop

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Wednesday, February 26, 2020

‘Like it or not, the star is still the major attraction in the theatre’ – 60 years ago in The Stage by The Stage

Sixty years ago this week (February 25, 1960), our contributor RB Marriott wrote about the ever-present question of celebrity casting: “Whether we

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Let’s all raise funds to help our theatre colleagues in times of need – your views, February 27 by The Stage

In the 18 years since Combined Theatrical Charities, known as Acting for Others, revital­ised its fundraising activities by persuading almost every theatre

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Monday, February 24, 2020

Poll: Should theatre companies lose funding if they do not demonstrate commitment to diversity? by The Stage

Arts Council England has warned that national portfolio organisations could put their future funding in jeopardy if they do not meet “stretching

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Friday, February 21, 2020

Seven Stages Podcast: Episode 1, Ian McKellen by The Stage

What was the first show you ever saw? Your biggest theatre regret? And which production would you choose to watch on a

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Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Please leave the classics alone, I don’t want to see your adaptations (your views, February 20) by The Stage

Increasingly today’s theatre resembles the Restoration period, when playwrights thought Shakespeare so crude that they helped him out by rewriting his plays,

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Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Is experimental theatre ‘a lot of silly nonsense’? 50 years ago in The Stage (February 12, 1970) by The Stage

The Stage has always endeavoured to cover the waterfront when it comes to the type of work being staged in theatres across

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Amateurs play a key role in industry and deserve more recognition – your views, February 13 by The Stage

In ‘140 years of The Stage’, Alistair Smith writes of “the relationship between the professional and amateur sectors: a connection that has

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Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Critics’ Circle Theatre Awards 2020: the winners in full by The Stage

This year’s Critics’ Circle Theatre Awards were held at the Prince of Wales Theatre in London on February 11. Andrew Scott took

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Monday, February 10, 2020

Poll: Which musical would you attend a sing-along performance for? by The Stage

Last week, it was announced &Juliet is to hold a sing-long performance in May, following on from similar events held by Bat

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