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Tuesday, February 1, 2022

‘Shakespearean’ Donald Trump to be subject of play in blank verse by Harriet Sherwood Arts and Culture Correspondent

The 47th by Mike Bartlett stars Bertie Carvel as the ex-president making attempt to regain the White House The author of an acclaimed play about the future of the monarchy has taken on the …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 03:42PM
Wednesday, January 26, 2022

RSC recruits amateurs from six regions as Shakespeare’s ‘people of England’ by Harriet Sherwood Arts and Culture Correspondent

Theatre company’s outreach scheme casts newbies and hidden young talent for spring production of Henry VI Part 2 The Royal Shakespeare Company is taking the innovative step of casting the …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 05:54AM
Thursday, January 13, 2022

Taming of the crew: the bard meets Cunard in RSC cruise deal by Harriet Sherwood Arts and Culture Correspondent

Royal Shakespeare Company signs three-year agreement for productions onboard Queen Mary 2 More than 400 years after Hamlet was performed by a ship’s crew anchored off west Africa in the fi…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 02:24PM
Monday, January 10, 2022

Mystery of the second world war ‘trophy’ and the Royal Court founder by Harriet Sherwood Arts and Culture Correspondent

When George Devine’s family discovered a Japanese battle flag among his belongings, it led to a three-year quest for answers “I am not a man for soldiering, although I do tolerably well …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 07:37AM
Saturday, January 8, 2022

Appoint people of colour to senior theatre roles, British Asian artistic director says by Harriet Sherwood Arts and Culture Correspondent

Pravesh Kumar says more diverse voices are needed to bring about creative change Britain’s leading theatre companies must appoint more people of colour and from working-class backgrounds a…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 04:03AM
Thursday, December 16, 2021

Can theatres survive another Christmas of covid cancellations? by Presented By Nosheen Iqbal With Harriet Sherwood; Produced By Alex Atack, Georgina Quach and Rudi Zygadlo; Executive Producers Phil Maynard, Archie Bland and Mythili Rao

Theatres are battling to stay open as they contend with staff shortages and slumping tickets sales in what is usually their busiest time of year. For the cast of a pantomime in Corby, Northa…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 10:36PM
Friday, December 10, 2021

Beverley Knight scolds ‘rat-arsed’ theatregoers at London musical by Harriet Sherwood Arts and Culture Correspondent

Soul singer posts tweet lambasting people she says disrupted The Drifters Girl show in London The soul singer Beverley Knight has lambasted raucous theatregoers who she said disrupted a perf…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 08:24AM
Monday, December 6, 2021

‘We are in limbo’: banned Belarus theatre troupe forced into exile by Harriet Sherwood and Andrew Roth In Moscow

Members of Belarus Free Theatre say authorities ‘are more scared of artists than of political statements’ For 16 years, the Belarus Free Theatre has advocated for freedom of expression, …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 09:03AM
Thursday, December 2, 2021

Betty Boothroyd musical to chart rise from dancer to Commons Speaker by Harriet Sherwood Arts and Culture Correspondent

Betty! starring Maxine Peake views parliamentarian’s life through lens of drama group in Dewsbury village hall She was a working-class Yorkshire girl who first took to the stage in a high-…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 06:36AM
Monday, November 29, 2021

Royal Ballet dancer to auction world’s first ballet NFTs by Harriet Sherwood Arts and Culture Correspondent

Natalia Osipova hopes to ‘broaden appeal’ of ballet by selling unique digital copies of performances She is one of the world’s most acclaimed dancers, dazzling audiences with performan…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 12:48PM
Sunday, November 28, 2021

Punched: Sadie Frost appears in ‘no frills’ drama exploring domestic abuse by Harriet Sherwood Arts and Culture Correspondent

Tracy-Ann Oberman, Donna Air and Annie Lennox will perform in the one-off fundraising West End drama Women’s experiences of domestic and sexual violence will be dramatised in a West End th…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 07:24PM
Monday, November 22, 2021

And Breathe dominates Black British theatre awards by Harriet Sherwood Arts and Culture Correspondent

Yomi Ṣode’s one-hander and Regent’s Park production of Romeo and Juliet win four awards each A one-man play about grief and a contemporary version of a Shakespearean classic have domin…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 08:03AM
Saturday, November 13, 2021

Panto’s back, oh yes it is: UK theatres hope for revival after Covid fallout by Harriet Sherwood Arts and Culture Correspondent

Beneath the slapstick humour, venues remain anxious over fresh restrictions and lower ticket sales Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage There were cheers and boo…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 02:12PM
Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Sadler’s Wells to open hip-hop academy at new east London venue by Harriet Sherwood Arts and Culture Correspondent

Diploma course will provide training in live performance and theatre production at an international standard One of the world’s most renowned dance institutions is to offer a two-year inte…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 12:54PM

‘Bit bonkers’: actors to perform in three plays in three Sheffield theatres at once by Harriet Sherwood Arts and Culture Correspondent

Trilogy to mark the 50th anniversary of the Crucible will have performers sprinting between stages Actors will simultaneously perform three plays in three theatres as part of an “ambitious…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 06:18AM
Friday, November 5, 2021

Rankin reveals theatre’s backstage magicians: ‘Audiences would be shocked!’ by Harriet Sherwood Arts and Culture Correspondent

The photographer has brought directors, door keepers and technicians out of the shadows for a special exhibition celebrating the survival of the West End The backstage heroes of the West End…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 09:18AM
Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Barbican to introduce diversity targets after racism claims by Harriet Sherwood Arts and Culture Correspondent

London arts centre vows to foster inclusive culture after allegations by staff of discrimination The Barbican arts centre in London has pledged to introduce diversity targets for its workfor…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 10:42AM

White handkerchief and a Derry play tell Bloody Sunday story by Harriet Sherwood Arts and Culture Correspondent

Drama about those who died when soldiers opened fire on protesters will premiere on 50th anniversary For almost 50 years, the bloodstained white handkerchief held aloft by Father Edward Daly…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 08:32AM
Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Hilary Mantel play to close amid Covid uncertainty by Harriet Sherwood Arts and Culture Correspondent

Royal Shakespeare Company cancels planned extension of The Mirror and the Light in West End Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage The Royal Shakespeare Company ha…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 11:03AM
Friday, July 30, 2021

‘A long-form pilgrimage’: Coventry hosts 24-hour interfaith celebration by Harriet Sherwood

The RSC and City of Culture’s free events include promenade performances and an installation by Tower of London poppy artist In a celebration of one of the most religiously diverse cities …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 12:12PM
Sunday, December 9, 2018

Life imitates art as play about antisemitism faces wave of abuse by Harriet Sherwood

Writer and producer of One Jewish Boy shocked by social media responseA new play about rising antisemitism that opens in a London theatre this week has become the target of antisemitic abuse…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 07:24AM
Saturday, August 9, 2014

Theatre's decision to ban Jewish film festival is 'thin end of wedge' by Tracy McVeigh and Harriet Sherwood

Tricycle's move in wake of Gaza crisis prompts debate among film-makers Continue reading...

SOURCE: The Guardian at 12:26PM
Friday, September 9, 2011

Shakespeare in the West Bank: British troupe savour 'Elizabethan' crowd by Harriet Sherwood

Raucous audience at Bethlehem refugee camp see closing performance of The Tempest by Jericho House theatreIt was, said the director, an Elizabethan atmosphere. People came and went throughou…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 08:10AM
Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Jenin's 'Alice' plays to packed audiences by Harriet Sherwood

West Bank city's Freedom Theatre stages unconventional adaptation of Lewis Carroll novelYou would be forgiven for thinking that the West Bank city of Jenin is about as far from the Wonderlan…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 09:57AM

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