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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Knives in Hens review at the Donmar Warehouse, London – ‘beautiful and brutal’ by Tim Bano

It looks like a Yael Farber production. It sounds like one too. It evens smells like one, all earthy and damp. And

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David Ireland’s Cyprus Avenue wins 2017 James Tait Black Prize for Drama by Tim Bano

Cyprus Avenue, David Ireland’s play exploring sectarianism in Northern Ireland, has won the £10,000 James Tait Black Prize for Drama. The play

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Cat on a Hot Tin Roof actor withdraws from West End performances after appendectomy by Tim Bano

Lisa Palfrey has pulled out of performances of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof after undergoing an emergency appendectomy. The actor was

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Monday, August 21, 2017

York Theatre Royal invites non-theatregoers to decide programme by Tim Bano

York’s Theatre Royal has launched a programme for people who do not go to the theatre to have a say in the

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Lucy Roslyn: ‘We built my chimpanzee character from scratch, observing mannerisms and movement’ by Tim Bano

In Lucy Roslyn’s first play, The State vs John Hayes, she played a death-row inmate. Now, in Goody, she plays a chimpanzee.

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The Wardrobe Ensemble, Nilaja Sun and Milly Thomas win The Stage Edinburgh Awards by Tim Bano

Bristol-based theatre company the Wardrobe Ensemble has won The Stage Edinburgh Award for the second time, following its success for its 2015

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Friday, August 18, 2017

Against review at the Almeida Theatre, London – ‘Ben Whishaw is near perfect’ by Tim Bano

Violence, at the beginning of American writer Christopher Shinn’s play, is implicit. A police tent covers a body, the vestige of some

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Summerhall takes home three Fringe Firsts in second week of awards by Tim Bano

Summerhall has dominated the second week of the Scotsman’s Fringe First award winners. The venue was the recipient of three out of

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Bruce Forsyth dies aged 89 by Tim Bano

Veteran entertainer and television presenter Bruce Forsyth has died aged 89, his family has confirmed. Earlier this year Forsyth was admitted to

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Performing and expressive arts students drop 10 per cent at A level by Tim Bano

  The number of students taking performing and expressive arts subjects at A level has dropped more than 10 per cent this

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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Sutton’s Secombe Theatre could reopen as community-run business by Tim Bano

A year after it was forced to close, Sutton’s Secombe Theatre could reopen as a community-run venture if a local campaign group

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Former nudist bathing area in Plymouth is site of new pop-up theatre by Tim Bano

A former male-only nudist area in Plymouth has been transformed into a 70-seat pop-up theatre. The Lion’s Den on Plymouth Hoe is

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King Lear review at Shakespeare’s Globe, London – ‘a solid and subtle performance’ by Tim Bano

The Emma Rice era is winding down. You can feel its enriching, invigorating ichor already seeping out here, in the fairly traditional

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Greenwich Theatre offers free tech rehearsals to support small companies by Tim Bano

Greenwich Theatre in south London is to allow three companies to hold technical rehearsals in its space free of charge. Stolen by

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Poet/performer Jemima Foxtrot: ‘Dramatising things find difficult to talk about makes me feel better’ by Tim Bano

One half of theatre company Unholy Mess, alongside Lucy Allan, poet Jemima Foxtrot is taking her new production Above the Mealy-Mouthed Sea

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Andrew Scott Hamlet to be broadcast on BBC2 by Tim Bano

BBC2 will broadcast Robert Icke’s production of Hamlet, which is currently playing at the Harold Pinter Theatre in the West End. The

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The Majority review at National Theatre, London – ‘fun, but frustrating’ by Tim Bano

95% liberal, 92% white, 52% female, 92% remain. That is the – perhaps unsurprising – make up of the National Theatre audience

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Monday, August 14, 2017

Oberon Books publishes first musical score by Tim Bano

Theatre publisher Oberon Books has published its first musical score in the company’s 32-year history. A 153-page songbook of Seiriol Davies’ musical

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Anthony Horowitz: ‘Theatres should stop giving critics free tickets’ by Tim Bano

Writer Anthony Horowitz has suggested that theatre critics should not be given free tickets to review shows. As reported in the Times,

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The Reluctant Fundamentalist review at the Yard Theatre, London – ‘raw and devastating’ by Tim Bano

On an empty, in-the-round stage, a Pakistani man called Changez tells us his life story: raised in Lahore, he won a scholarship

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Friday, August 11, 2017

Pleasance gala to campaign for better accessibility at the fringe by Tim Bano

Pleasance will host its first accessibility gala at this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe to raise awareness of the lack of disabled access

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Six shows given Fringe Firsts as Edinburgh awards get underway by Tim Bano

Shows about racism, radicalisation, poverty and Morrissey are among the winners of the Scotsman’s Fringe First awards at this year’s Edinburgh Festival

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Full casting announced for revival of People, Places and Things by Tim Bano

Full casting has been announced for the upcoming tour of Duncan Macmillan’s People, Places and Things. Michael Balogun, Trevor Fox, Susan Lawson-Reynolds,

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Plans for £75m creative arts building at Leeds Beckett University given green light by Tim Bano

Leeds City Council has approved plans for a new £75 million creative arts building at Leeds Beckett University. The 14,500 sq metre

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Thursday, August 10, 2017

Casting announced for upcoming tour of Pinter’s The Caretaker by Tim Bano

Patrice Naiambana, David Judge and Jonathan Livingstone will star in the upcoming tour of Harold Pinter’s play The Caretaker. Naiambana will play

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Lifeboat to be named after ‘walking encyclopedia of theatre’ by Tim Bano

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution will name a boat after Enid Foster, the British Theatre Association and Garrick Club librarian who died

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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Tours help boost Leicester Curve turnover to £11.7m by Tim Bano

Leicester’s Curve theatre has revealed an £11.7 million turnover in 2016/17, an increase of £1.5 million compared to the previous year. The

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Stage adaptation of The Exorcist to run in the West End by Tim Bano

John Pielmeier’s stage adaptation of The Exorcist will transfer to London’s Phoenix Theatre later this year. The play, based on the horror

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BBC Radio 4’s Front Row gets TV spin-off by Tim Bano

BBC Radio 4 arts programme Front Row will be broadcast weekly on television, the Corporation has announced. It will air weekly on

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Boom review at Theatre503, London – ‘imaginative comedy about the end of the world’ by Tim Bano

A big bang, a load of whimpering and the end of the world – that’s Peter Sinn Nachtrieb’s play in a nutshell,

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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Edinburgh Fringe acts to donate performances in refugee charity fundraiser by Tim Bano

Comedian Nish Kumar and poet Harry Baker are among artists donating their shows to a day-long charity event at this year’s Edinburgh

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