Thursday, October 18, 2018

Company extends in the West End until March 2019 by Georgia Snow

Company has extended its run in the West End until March next year. Marianne Elliott’s gender-swapped production, which stars Rosalie Craig and

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Richard Jordan: When it comes to powerful theatre it’s good to talk face-to-face by Richard Jordan

“For show freaks, this has been a night unlike any other,” starts a particularly memorable paragraph in Ken Mandelbaum’s terrific book Not Since

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Battersea Arts Centre’s Lekan Lawal: Theatres need more than productions to serve communities by Lekan Lawal

Winner of Best Director at the 2017 Stage Debut Awards, Lekan Lawal is currently one of three co-artistic directors at Battersea Arts

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Company starring Rosalie Craig and Patti LuPone review at the Gielgud Theatre – ‘astonishing’ by Tim Bano

Musicals before Company tended to have more of a plot. Maybe someone fell in love with a member of a rival gang,

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Stories review at National Theatre, London – ‘Nina Raine’s frustrating new play’ by Rosemary Waugh

Anna (Claudie Blakley) is a 39-year-old woman with a successful – albeit unspecified – career in theatre, a loving family and a

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Renowned voice coach Cicely Berry dies by Matthew Hemley

Renowned voice coach Cicely Berry has died at the age of 92. Berry joined the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1969, becoming head

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One Dance UK launches new industry awards by Georgia Snow

New industry awards for dance are being billed as the first of their kind and will celebrate people working across the sector

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Watch now: Richard Eyre on the financial plight of regional theatre by Giverny Masso

Richard Eyre was a recipient of the 2018 Gielgud Award for Excellence in the Dramatic Arts at the UK Theatre Awards. The

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Bristol Old Vic chief: ‘Theatres need new revenue models in light of government and council cuts’ by Giverny Masso

Bristol Old Vic chief executive Emma Stenning has warned that regional theatres need to find new models of working to increase income

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London’s Empire Cinema, home to Kneehigh’s Brief Encounter, granted listed status after campaign by Matthew Hemley

London’s Empire Cinema, which started life as the Carlton Theatre and recently hosted the West End run of Brief Encounter, has been

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Beautiful Thing review at Tobacco Factory Theatres, Bristol – ‘as uplifting as ever’ by Jeremy Brien

Bristol was an early pioneer of post-war housing estates, so the city’s Tobacco Factory Theatres provide an excellent choice for this 25th

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International news round-up: October 18 by The Stage

Legal battle over Harry Potter and Dear Evan Hansen USA/SAN FRANCISCO Nederlander of San Francisco has gone to court to block Harry Potter

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Dido and Aeneas / Jonas / I Will Not Speak review at Hackney Empire – ‘a worthwhile triple bill’ by George Hall

Once again English Touring Opera places originality at the forefront of their programming. Only one of the three works in this triple

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Europe review at Leeds Playhouse – ‘frighteningly relevant’ by John Murphy

  Leeds Playhouse’s pop-up season opened last month with Jim Cartwright’s Road, and the theme of community continues on a more global

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Diary: Harry Potter and the Cursed Chrysanthemums by Tabard

Where would we be without Sonia Friedman? Well there would be fewer two-part shows in the West End, that’s for sure. No

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Common sense prevails as Billy Elliot returns to Hungary (your views, October 18) by The Stage

As a fan, having attended 201 performances of Billy Elliot the Musical across Europe, I was dumbstruck to learn that the show

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In pictures (October 18): UK Theatre Awards, London Palladium, Lyric Hammersmith and more by The Stage

The latest press night parties, events and awards from the theatrical world in pictures. This week’s highlights include the UK Theatre Awards, the launch

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Careers Clinic: Is it worth doing a postgraduate acting course? by John Byrne

I took a literature and drama degree at university. Both elements have helped get my twin careers off the ground: freelance proofreader

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Dear Arabella review at Lyric Theatre, Belfast – ‘reflective and humane’ by Michael Quinn

A chance encounter and a small act of kindness reverberates in the lives of three women to transformative effect in Marie Jones’

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Southbank Centre withdraws plans for rooftop performance space after critics claimed the designs would ‘vandalise iconic building’ by Georgia Snow

London’s Southbank Centre has abandoned plans to install a rooftop bar and outdoor performance space after receiving more than 100 objections about

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Obituary: Ray Galton – ‘Titan of radio and television comedy’ by Michael Quinn

Together with his writing partner Alan Simpson, Ray Galton was a titan of radio and television comedy with the era-defining Hancock’s Half

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A quarter of Scotland’s arts workers are considering leaving post-Brexit – survey by Thom Dibdin

Brexit has already had a negative impact on the work and business of more than half of Scotland’s arts workers, a new

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Cameron Mackintosh: ‘Regional theatre needs much more investment if the industry is to remain extraordinary’ by Giverny Masso

Cameron Mackintosh has argued that much more money needs to be invested in regional venues if British theatre is to remain “extraordinary

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The Trench review at Southwark Playhouse, London – ‘visually stunning, vividly realised’ by Dave Fargnoli

Beneath the war-torn fields of France, a desperate soldier becomes trapped in the mythic labyrinth of The Trench in this dark, compelling

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Death of a Salesman review at Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester – ‘a layered reframing’ by Natasha Tripney

The might of Arthur Miller’s Pulitzer-winning play lies in the way it works simultaneously as a commentary on capitalism as a contaminant

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Company producer Chris Harper: ‘Audiences are having the time of their lives – that’s why we do it’ by Mark Shenton

Having started out in Birmingham Rep’s press office, Chris Harper moved from the National to set up a production company with director

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Obituary: Janis Claxton – ‘dancer and choreographer with a formidable can-do attitude’ by Michael Quinn

When she moved to Scotland in 2005, the Brisbane-born dancer and choreographer Janis Claxton brought with her a formidable can-do attitude that

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Mark Shenton: Commercial theatre is embracing risk and venturing into new areas by Mark Shenton

Commercial theatre occupies a strange world where art and business co-exist. Sometimes it’s a clash of cultures, as with Thriller Live, a

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Emil Dale Academy: Offering BA (hons) in Musical Theatre with access to student finance by Promoted Content

Specialising in musical theatre, Emil Dale Academy in Hertfordshire has the state-of-the-art facilities, contact hours and high-quality teaching needed to help students

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Competition: Win tickets to An Evening With Nigella Lawson at the Bridge Theatre by The Stage

Nigella Lawson established herself as a household name in 1998 with the publication of her ground-breaking debut cookbook, How to Eat: The Pleasures

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