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Saturday, February 10, 2024

Tom Holland is latest superstar name in bumper year for London theatre by Esther Addley

West End even more packed than usual with big-name talent, but insiders say star casting is not only route to successful productions There is dream theatre casting – and then there is pers…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 10:02AM
Tuesday, January 30, 2024

‘I’ll be drinking the bar dry’: Crystal on Laurence Fox libel victory and death threats by Esther Addley

After their emphatic victory in court this week the drag artist, real name Colin Seymour, says the anxiety hasn’t gone away The drag artist Crystal may have marked Monday by winning an emp…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 03:18PM
Wednesday, January 25, 2023

BP sponsorship of Royal Opera House ends after 33 years by Esther Addley

Move leaves British Museum and Science Museum isolated as arts institutions with fossil fuel sponsors Campaigners have hailed a “seismic shift” in arts funding after the Royal Opera Hous…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 08:36AM
Sunday, October 23, 2022

‘It’s really desperate’: cost of living crisis spells bleak times for British arts venues by Esther Addley and Harriet Sherwood

Many in the UK’s creative sector are being hit hard by rising fuel costs and reluctant audiences When Sarah Munro was first appointed director of one of Britain’s biggest art galleries, …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 04:55PM
Friday, April 21, 2017

John Boyega: from Peckham, to the Death Star, to the Old Vic by Esther Addley

British actor who found global fame in the rebooted Star Wars franchise to take lead role on London stageLike many overnight sensations, John Boyega worked on his craft for a very long time …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 02:42PM
Thursday, March 2, 2017

Sweeney Todd show cooked up in Tooting pie shop is hit in New York by Esther Addley

Production first staged in south London venue has won over US critics after transferring to a theatre off Broadway It began with a brief run in a south London pie and mash shop, with the pro…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 03:48PM
Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Tilda Swinton releases Margaret Cho emails about film role diversity by Esther Addley

White actor, cast as character in Doctor Strange originally written as Tibetan man, criticised by Asian-American comedian The Hollywood actor Tilda Swinton has published the full text of an …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 01:06PM
Friday, November 18, 2016

Katya Jones: the 'fierce' ambition behind Team Glitterballs by Esther Addley

Strictly Come Dancing professional says would not change her dance partner Ed Balls for the worldWhen Katya Jones was first announced as one of the new dancers for Strictly Come Dancing, she…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 01:02PM
Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Hello, Dolly! with Bette Midler breaks Broadway ticket sales record by Esther Addley

More than $9m spent in first 24 hours on tickets to musical revival to be staged from April next year“Wow!” tweeted Bette Midler when she learned the news late on Monday, and the reactio…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 03:09PM
Monday, August 1, 2016

Much ado about Shakespeare: UK hosts global Bard summit by Esther Addley

Stratford-upon-Avon and London to welcome huge gathering of academics and fans, 400 years after playwright’s deathHow have touring productions of Shakespeare gone down with Japanese audien…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 01:25PM
Friday, October 30, 2015

Philip Pullman decries 'terrible state' of children's education in the arts by Esther Addley

His Dark Materials author disparages obsession with league tables and calls for theatre visits to be made part of curriculum Children’s education in the arts is in a “terrible state” t…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 03:07PM
Thursday, October 8, 2015

Suffragette leads Abi Morgan to focus on women-based projects by Esther Addley

Bafta-winning scriptwriter aims to use her power to write more female-focused projects after ‘healing’ experience of SuffragetteAbi Morgan, the award-winning film and TV writer, has said…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 02:06PM
Thursday, May 2, 2013

Viva Forever: Where did it all wrong? by Esther Addley

Despite the initial buzz, the Spice Girls musical fails to overcome critical savaging, and announces final performance dateWhen it launched in December, the Spice Girls musical Viva Forever!…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 02:34PM
Friday, June 3, 2011

Dave St Pierre at Sadler's Wells: liberating or just plain vulgar? by Esther Addley

Nudity and mock masturbation splits the critics and the audience as enfant terrible of choreography premieres new showTo one critic, it was moving and tender, "truly remarkable and not to be…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 02:28PM
Thursday, December 2, 2010

Lifetime award for Carry On and EastEnders actor Sheila Hancock by Esther Addley

Women in Film and Television honours 77-year-old for her 'outstanding and lasting' contribution to her tradeIn a career stretching half a century, Sheila Hancock has appeared in productions …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 07:03PM

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