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Monday, May 22, 2017

Equity ARC 2017: Union to lobby for EU workers post-Brexit by Tim Bano

Equity is to urgently lobby the government to allow European Union nationals to continue to live and work in the UK after

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Equity ARC 2017: Subscriptions to rise by minimum £3 per member by Tim Bano

Subscription rates for Equity are to increase by 2.4% from January 1, 2018. The minimum subscription rate of £125 will rise to

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Mary Elizabeth Williams: ‘I train over Skype’ by Tim Bano

Despite studying English at college, American soprano Mary Elizabeth Williams has been a professional opera singer for more than 20 years. As

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Thursday, May 18, 2017

Controversial E4 Stage School series to return for second series by Tim Bano

E4 drama series Stage School has been commissioned for a second series, Channel 4 has confirmed. The first series of the scripted

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Danny Mac to star in Sunset Boulevard tour by Tim Bano

Danny Mac is to star in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical Sunset Boulevard when it tours the UK and Ireland later this year.

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Adjoa Andoh: ‘I’m bored of talking about diversity’ by Tim Bano

From Clint Eastwood’s film Invictus to Doctor Who to the National Theatre, there is little Andoh hasn’t done. Now starring in Assata

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Monday, May 15, 2017

Keith Stevenson: ‘London is the epicentre of theatre to American actors’ by Tim Bano

On a whim, Stevenson wrote a play about a West Virginia motel full of strange characters. He tells Tim Bano how, five

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Friday, May 12, 2017

Edinburgh International Festival offers chance to shadow event directors by Tim Bano

Edinburgh International Festival (EIF) is launching a mentorship scheme to teach people how to run an international arts event. Celebrating the Festival’s

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Natalie Dormer to star in West End premiere of Venus in Fur by Tim Bano

Game of Thrones actor Natalie Dormer is to star in a new production of David Ives’ Venus in Fur in the West

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Black actor in racism play confronted by police outside theatre by Tim Bano

A black actor performing in a play about racial discrimination was questioned by police outside the theatre where he was about to

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Thursday, May 11, 2017

New shows from Graeae and Selina Thompson in Northern Stage Edinburgh line-up by Tim Bano

New shows by Graeae Theatre and Selina Thompson feature in Northern Stage’s 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe line-up. Cosmic Scallies by Jackie Hagan

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BBC2’s King Charles III pulls in 1.8 million viewers by Tim Bano

BBC2’s broadcast of King Charles III attracted 1.8 million viewers, according to overnight ratings. The television adaptation of Mike Bartlett’s play starred

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Arthur Darvill to star in Taylor Mac play at Bush Theatre by Tim Bano

Arthur Darvill is to star in the UK premiere of Taylor Mac’s play Hir at London’s Bush Theatre. The Doctor Who and

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Pleasance to bring more ‘technically advanced’ shows to Edinburgh under new partnership by Tim Bano

Pleasance Theatre Trust has announced a new partnership with the Edinburgh International Conference Centre for this year’s Edinburgh Fringe. It is hoped

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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Salome review at the National Theatre, London – ‘a frustrating retelling’ by Tim Bano

She’s been painted, written about and fetishised by men for two millennia. Director Yael Farber, returning to the National Theatre after her

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Chelsea Walker wins Royal Theatrical Support Trust Director Award by Tim Bano

Chelsea Walker has been named the winner of the 2017 Royal Theatrical Support Trust Director Award. Chosen from a shortlist of seven

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Looking for Richard project leader condemns cathedral production of Richard III by Tim Bano

A production of Shakespeare’s Richard III to be staged in the cathedral where the king is buried has been condemned by those

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Monday, May 8, 2017

Want new audiences? Look to schools, urges report by Tim Bano

Cultural organisations should do more to integrate with schools and better reflect their local communities, according to a new Europe-wide study of

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Renata Scotto and Anna Netrebko among winners at 2017 International Opera Awards by Tim Bano

Winners of the 2017 International Opera Awards have been announced at a ceremony at the London Coliseum. Among the awards’ recipients were

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Richard III to be staged in cathedral where king is buried by Tim Bano

Shakespeare’s Richard III is to be performed in Leicester Cathedral, where the king’s remains were buried after their discovery in a car

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McKellen and Msamati among actors to revive famous speeches for London’s Almeida Theatre by Tim Bano

Ian McKellen and Lucian Msamati are among actors who will read some of the most famous speeches in history as part of

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Friday, May 5, 2017

Hastings church to be reborn as 700-seat Opus Theatre by Tim Bano

A grade II-listed church in Hastings is to be turned into a 700-seat theatre. The Opus Theatre will occupy His Place Community

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Rattigan’s Love In Idleness to get West End transfer by Tim Bano

The Menier Chocolate Factory’s production of Love In Idleness is to transfer to the West End’s Apollo Theatre in May. Terence Rattigan’s

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BBC to make its first period drama with all non-white cast by Tim Bano

The BBC’s first period drama with an entirely non-white cast will begin filming later this year. Vikram Seth’s novel A Suitable Boy,

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Thursday, May 4, 2017

Two rep companies for Theatre by the Lake’s summer season by Tim Bano

Theatre by the Lake in Keswick has announced that it will have two repertory companies of actors in its summer season for

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Watermill confirms cast for A Little Night Music by Tim Bano

Newbury’s Watermill Theatre has announced a production of Stephen Sondheim musical A Little Night Music. It will be performed by a company

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Orwell’s 1984 to get live-streamed reading in election run-up by Tim Bano

London’s Senate House is to host the first live reading of George Orwell’s novel Nineteen Eighty-Four in full. A series of actors,

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Madame Rubinstein review at Park Theatre, London – ‘laboured and lumbering’ by Tim Bano

For a play about cosmetics, Madame Rubinstein is remarkably plain. John Misto’s comedy follows the later years of make up magnate Helena

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Tyrone Huntley to reprise role of Judas in Jesus Christ Superstar by Tim Bano

Tyrone Huntley will return to Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre when it revives its production of Jesus Christ Superstar in August. Huntley

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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

East 15 heads diversity league table of top drama schools by Tim Bano

• On average, 17% of students at UK drama schools are BAME • East 15 leads schools with a third of students

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Mark Gatiss to star in charity performance of coming out play by Tim Bano

Mark Gatiss is to appear in a one-off charity performance of coming out drama Outings in London’s West End. The play by

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