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Tuesday, August 4, 2020

UK theatre boss fears backward step for diversity in Covid-19 arts rescue fund by Mark Brown Arts Correspondent

New leader of British Asian company Tara Arts says focus on cultural ‘crown jewels’ could mean missed opportunity Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage The ne…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 09:32AM
Monday, August 3, 2020

UK theatre job losses rise by 2,000 in a month, union figures show by Mark Brown Arts Correspondent

Number increases to 5,000 as industry awaits funds from coronavirus relief package Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Job losses at theatres across the UK have…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 11:24AM
Monday, July 13, 2020

Edinburgh festival fringe sets stage for summer of online shows by Mark Brown Arts Correspondent

Organisers prepare for ‘weird’ visitor-free season including weekly variety performance Edinburgh festival fringe is preparing for a “weird” visitor-free summer with a package of onl…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 10:42AM
Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Arts Council England pledges £33m to save at-risk arts venues by Mark Brown Arts Correspondent

Emergency funding will help to keep struggling organisations afloat over the summer Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Some of England’s most at-risk arts or…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 04:03AM
Thursday, June 25, 2020

Government publishes roadmap for England's theatres by Mark Brown Arts Correspondent

Industry leaders welcome plan but say they urgently need dates to plan their Covid-19 recovery Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage A five-stage roadmap to help …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 07:03PM
Wednesday, June 17, 2020

UK creative industries facing £74bn drop in income after lockdown by Mark Brown Arts Correspondent

Report says 400,000 jobs likely to be lost across sectors including music, theatre and art Britain is facing an irreversible “cultural catastrophe” with a projected £74bn drop in revenu…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 07:32AM
Monday, June 8, 2020

David Tennant: British theatres need urgent help during coronavirus crisis by Mark Brown Arts Correspondent

Actor says government intervention for the arts is needed as some venues are ‘teetering’ Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage British theatre will need some …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 09:24PM
Monday, May 18, 2020

Arts funding plea as Globe warns it may not survive Covid-19 crisis by Mark Brown Arts Correspondent

Letter to culture secretary asks for urgent help to ‘shore up our cultural landscape’ Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage A call for the government to step …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 02:36PM
Friday, May 15, 2020

UK theatres in 'high jeopardy' as doors remain closed amid pandemic by Mark Brown Arts Correspondent

Leading figures call for government help as Covid-19 lockdown causes existential crisis Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage British theatres are in a state of …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 12:42PM
Wednesday, April 15, 2020

RSC asks public to #ShareYourShakespeare for Bard's birthday by Mark Brown Arts Correspondent

Call for creative celebrations – such as with a painting, cake or dog trick – for virtual project Hottest front-room seats: theatre and dance online The best arts and entertainment duri…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 11:12AM
Thursday, March 26, 2020

National Theatre to broadcast shows online on Thursdays by Mark Brown Arts Correspondent

Productions to be streamed on YouTube include James Corden in One Man, Two Guvnors Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Thursday night could become National Thea…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 09:24AM
Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Arts Council England promises £160m to 'buoy public' during lockdown by Mark Brown Arts Correspondent

Funding announced to protect arts bodies and freelancers as coronavirus hits revenues Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage A £160m emergency response package is…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 03:54PM

Royal Ballet cuts ties with Liam Scarlett after sexual misconduct claims by Mark Brown Arts Correspondent

Company says it will no longer work with star choreographer and artist-in-residence The Royal Ballet has said it will no longer work with its star choreographer Liam Scarlett, who had been a…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 04:48AM
Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Actor felt forced to quit musical after man was cast as trans woman by Mark Brown Arts Correspondent

Kate O’Donnell, who is herself trans, pulled out of Breakfast on Pluto over casting decision A transgender actor has spoken of her disappointment and tears after she felt forced to withdra…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 03:24PM
Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Joanna Lumley pays tribute to method acting forerunner Ellen Terry by Mark Brown Arts Correspondent

Absolutely Fabulous star shocked young people have never heard of ‘cavalier’ Victorian actor She was a superstar in her day: mobbed by fans, paid a fortune and one of the finest stage pe…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 09:24PM
Sunday, March 1, 2020

& Juliet wins six prizes at WhatsOnStage awards by Mark Brown Arts Correspondent

Pop-meets-Shakespeare show split critics but wins big at awards voted on by public A musical which one theatre critic hated, calling it “silly, misguided and idiotic”, and another loved…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 10:24PM
Wednesday, February 19, 2020

National Theatre boss denies being part of ‘left-of-centre elite’ by Mark Brown Arts Correspondent

Rufus Norris rebuffs Downton creator Julian Fellowes’ claim that NT is in a cultural bubble Rufus Norris, the director of the National Theatre, has taken aim at a suggestion he is in a “…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 06:06PM
Tuesday, February 11, 2020

David Tennant returns to London stage in play about nazism by Mark Brown Arts Correspondent

Former Doctor Who star will lead revival of CP Taylor’s Good, produced by the new company Fictionhouse David Tennant is returning to the stage in a play that tackles the question of how sa…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 08:36AM
Tuesday, February 4, 2020

I don’t care who wrote Shakespeare, says RSC artistic director by Mark Brown Arts Correspondent

Theatre to stage adaptation of Henry VI series, the subject of disputes over authorship William Shakespeare almost certainly did not write Henry VI Part 1 – but it doesn’t matter, the Ro…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 10:36AM
Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Pioneering climate change plays to be revived in UK theatres by Mark Brown Arts Correspondent

Contingency Plan by Steve Waters to be staged at Donmar Warehouse and Theatr Clwyd A double bill of plays that premiered 10 years ago and were hailed as the first big theatre productions to …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 04:24AM
Thursday, January 2, 2020

Arts Council boss vows more funding for those at early stages of career by Mark Brown Arts Correspondent

Sir Nicholas Serota says east of England and libraries could also be priorities in 10-year plan More artists, writers and composers at an early stage of their careers should get public money…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 12:03PM
Monday, December 16, 2019

Arts Council takes steps to tackle working class gaps in workforce by Mark Brown Arts Correspondent

Arts organisations will have to provide data on socio-economic background of employees for first time next year Arts organisations will for the first time have to provide data on the socio-e…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 09:18AM
Friday, November 29, 2019

'It's about celebrating difference': The Boy in the Dress arrives at RSC by Mark Brown Arts Correspondent

Author David Walliams hopes new musical about 12-year-old Dennis can speak to everyone While the Royal Shakespeare Company’s big new family musical The Boy in the Dress is, on the face of …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 09:48AM
Sunday, November 24, 2019

Maggie Smith wins best actress award for role as Goebbels' secretary by Mark Brown Arts Correspondent

Andrew Scott is best actor and Sweat wins play of the year at Evening Standard awards Dame Maggie Smith’s return to the stage after a 12-year absence has won her a record fifth best actres…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 07:33PM
Monday, November 4, 2019

Maggie Smith up for fifth Evening Standard best actress award by Mark Brown Arts Correspondent

Actor has chance to add to her record tally after returning to stage following 12-year absence Dame Maggie Smith’s return to the stage after a 12-year absence has put her in contention for…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 12:48PM
Wednesday, October 23, 2019

London theatre to ban visitors from bringing single-use plastic bottles by Mark Brown Arts Correspondent

Royal Court crackdown forms part of mission to become net-zero-carbon venue in 2020 Audience members at the Royal Court theatre will be banned from taking in single-use plastic bottles as pa…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 05:48AM
Friday, September 6, 2019

Prince of Egypt musical in West End unveils diverse cast by Mark Brown Arts Correspondent

Move comes after majority-white US version in 2016 triggered social media storm A cast reflecting the diversity of Britain as well as a story that is essentially the Book of Exodus have been…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 04:03AM
Wednesday, July 31, 2019

James McAvoy to star as Cyrano de Bergerac in West End of London by Mark Brown Arts Correspondent

Production will be part of season providing free tickets to first-time theatre-goers James McAvoy is returning to the West End of London as Cyrano de Bergerac, the opening play of a season o…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 06:36AM
Thursday, July 11, 2019

TV channel Dave is new Edinburgh comedy awards sponsor by Mark Brown Arts Correspondent

Awards, with three categories including £10,000 prize for best comedy show, will be known as Daves The television channel Dave is to follow fizzy water, finance, lager, and online travel as…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 09:03AM
Friday, July 5, 2019

West End theatre to be renamed after Stephen Sondheim by Mark Brown Arts Correspondent

Cameron Mackintosh plans Queen’s theatre name change to honour influential composer A West End theatre is to be renamed in honour of Stephen Sondheim, one of the most influential figures …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 08:48AM
Wednesday, July 3, 2019

You've been warned: London theatre details offensive scenes in advance by Mark Brown Arts Correspondent

Donmar Warehouse denies it is pandering to easily offended by listing disturbing content Theatre audiences are used to being warned about nudity and violence when booking tickets, as well as…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 03:33PM

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