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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Shakespeare’s Globe launches apprenticeships for Neets by Tim Bano

Shakespeare’s Globe has launched four year-long apprenticeships for disadvantaged young people as part of a wider access programme aiming to make the

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Equity demands end to ‘stressful, exclusive and London-focused’ casting by Tim Bano

Entertainment union Equity has published a manifesto for casting, which seeks to make casting processes “clearer, fairer, less stressful and more inclusive

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Kenny Wax appointed SOLT president by Tim Bano

Producer Kenny Wax has been appointed president of the Society of London Theatre. He will take over the role from Caro Newling,

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Royal and Derngate theatre to run workshops for mental health patients by Tim Bano

Northampton’s Royal and Derngate theatre has launched a pilot scheme with mental health charity St Andrew’s Healthcare to involve mental health patients

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Teen drag queen musical to transfer to the West End by Tim Bano

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, a musical about a 16-year-old drag queen, will transfer to the West End in November. The show, which

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Taunton Brewhouse to ‘rise from ashes’ with £20m refurb plan by Tim Bano

Taunton’s Brewhouse Theatre has unveiled plans for a £20 million refurbishment which could see the troubled venue “rise from the ashes”, according

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Bat Out of Hell – The Musical review at the London Coliseum – ‘silly, yet brilliant’ by Tim Bano

A rebellious streak runs through this batty show. It’s in the teenage characters fighting against authority and against adulthood, in the unconventional

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Creative industries set out key priorities for Brexit negotiations by Tim Bano

The government must become a “global-facing” nation after it leaves the European Union, according to the Creative Industries Federation, which has set

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Noma Dumezweni and Lin-Manuel Miranda to take part in Grenfell Tower benefit by Tim Bano

Noma Dumezweni and Lin-Manuel Miranda are among performers taking part in a fundraising concert for the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire.

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Monday, June 19, 2017

Refugee theatre festival to take place in London by Tim Bano

Theatre Delicatessen in London is to hold a free festival of theatre, dance, music and art focusing on the voices of refugees,

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Doctor Who star Freema Agyeman to join Stockard Channing in family drama by Tim Bano

Doctor Who star Freema Agyeman has been cast in Alexi Kaye Campbell’s Apologia at London’s Trafalgar Studios. She joins Stockard Channing in

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child review at Palace Theatre, London – ‘new cast equals the original’ by Tim Bano

Three weeks ago a new cast took over the lead roles of the most important theatrical event of a generation, Harry Potter

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Bruno Gagnon: ‘I was sent to circus school after jumping off rooftops’ by Tim Bano

After touring internationally with circus phenomenon Cirque du Soleil for four years, Canadian performer Bruno Gagnon set up his own company with

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Monday, June 12, 2017

Luke Barnes: ‘Netflix is isolating. I want to bring people together’ by Tim Bano

Luke Barnes is the writer of hit plays Bottleneck and Chapel Street and used to act in Game of Thrones. He tells

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Friday, June 9, 2017

Julian Clary to star in premiere of black comedy by Tim Bano

Julian Clary is to star in the world premiere of a new play by Stephen Clark. Le Grand Mort is billed as

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Devon village hall among nominees for first Rural Touring Awards by Tim Bano

A village hall in Devon and an organisation on the Isle of Skye are among nominees for the inaugural Rural Touring Awards.

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Thursday, June 8, 2017

London theatres join Red Cross fundraiser following terror attacks by Tim Bano

Theatres across London are joining the British Red Cross’ fundraising efforts to support the victims of last week’s terror attacks in the

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Prince estate slams ‘blatant deceit’ of Purple Rain musical by Tim Bano

Prince’s estate has condemned an upcoming jukebox musical featuring the artist’s songs, calling it “a blatant attempt to deceive fans”. Purple Rain

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Sheridan Smith pulls out of Funny Girl performances owing to illness by Tim Bano

Sheridan Smith has pulled out of performances of Funny Girl after being diagnosed with mumps. She was due to play Fanny Brice

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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Acting agency for international talent launches in London by Tim Bano

A training course helping international actors find representation has been set up in London. The ICA Club is aimed at international actors

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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Harry Potter, Yerma and Donmar’s all-female Shakespeare vie for South Bank Awards by Tim Bano

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has been nominated for a South Bank Sky Arts Award in the theatre category, along with

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Monday, June 5, 2017

Actor Peter Sallis dies aged 96 by Tim Bano

Peter Sallis, best known for playing Norman ‘Cleggy’ Clegg in all 295 episodes of Last of the Summer Wine, has died aged

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Royal Academy of Dance to encourage male dancers with Project B by Tim Bano

The Royal Academy of Dance has launched a scheme to attract more male dancers. Project B aims to increase the numbers of

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National Theatre postpones River Stage launch after London terror attack by Tim Bano

The National Theatre has postponed the launch of its summer River Stage following the terrorist attack on Saturday night that killed seven

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Dan Jones appointed artistic director of the Other Room theatre in Cardiff by Tim Bano

The Other Room in Cardiff has announced that Dan Jones will become its new artistic director. Jones will take over from Kate

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Diana Vickers cast in Dusty Springfield musical by Tim Bano

Diana Vickers has been cast in upcoming Dusty Springfield jukebox musical Son of a Preacher Man. The singer, who was a semi-finalist

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Louise Redknapp and Will Young to star in UK tour of Cabaret by Tim Bano

Singer Louise Redknapp is to make her stage debut as Sally Bowles in an upcoming UK tour of Cabaret. Redknapp will join

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Bally Gill: ‘I never thought I could work with the Royal Shakespeare Company’ by Tim Bano

Bally Gill graduated from drama school in 2015. Since then he has starred alongside Steven Berkoff and Sanjeev Bhaskar and, as he

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Friday, June 2, 2017

Elaine Page and Charlie Stemp cast in Dick Whittington at London Palladium by Tim Bano

Elaine Page and Charlie Stemp have been cast in the London Palladium’s 2017 pantomime Dick Whittington. They will play Queen Rat and

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HighTide to transfer 2017 festival to London in pop-up theatre by Tim Bano

New-writing festival HighTide is to transfer its pop-up theatre and entire season to London after its run in Aldeburgh. The Suffolk-based festival,

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Prince musical to tour the UK in 2018 by Tim Bano

A jukebox musical based on the songs of Prince will begin a national tour next year. Purple Rain is described as a

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