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Monday, June 24, 2019

Circus industry body to seek cultural minority status for showmen in UK by Georgia Snow

Showmen working in British circuses are exploring a bid to be formally recognised as a cultural minority, in order to preserve their

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Sandi Toksvig named president of the Writers’ Guild by Georgia Snow

Sandi Toksvig has been named president of the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain. The comedian, writer and television presenter was announced as

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The Phantom of the Opera confirms 2020 UK tour by Georgia Snow

A new tour of the original production of The Phantom of the Opera has been announced, beginning in Leicester next year. The

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Friday, June 21, 2019

Mark Rylance resigns as RSC associate artist over BP sponsorship by Georgia Snow

Mark Rylance has resigned as an associate artist of the Royal Shakespeare Company because of its continued sponsorship by fossil-fuel giant BP.

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Cameron Mackintosh partners with chef Jason Atherton to launch all-day bar at Victoria Palace by Georgia Snow

Cameron Mackintosh is to collaborate with Michelin-starred chef and restaurateur Jason Atherton on a new bar for the Victoria Palace Theatre. The

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Troubled Muni Arts Centre in Pontypridd set to reopen under new management by Georgia Snow

The Muni Arts Centre in Pontypridd, whose management company went bust earlier this year, looks set to reopen after the council confirmed

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Preston City Council takes back control of Guild Hall following ‘unacceptable behaviour’ of owner by Georgia Snow

Preston City Council has seized control of the closed Guild Hall and Charter Theatre, after owner Simon Rigby declared he would bring

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Thursday, June 20, 2019

Immersive show recreating 1980 Wimbledon tennis championship to run at Troubadour Wembley Park by Georgia Snow

An immersive show inspired by the Wimbledon Championships will take place in London this month, featuring a live stage show that recreates

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Dancers left without care access after shock closure of NHS injury clinic by Georgia Snow

The UK’s flagship NHS dance injury clinic has closed suddenly, leaving injured performers without treatment plans and restricting access to free specialist

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Stephen Joseph Theatre stages first Polish-captioned performance to reach new audiences by Georgia Snow

Scarborough’s Stephen Joseph Theatre has announced plans to stage a performance of its summer show with Polish captions, in what it is

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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Pretty Woman: The Musical confirms 2020 London run by Georgia Snow

Broadway musical Pretty Woman has confirmed it will transfer to London next year. The show, a stage adaptation of the 1990 romantic

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Lancaster’s Dukes Theatre appoints Karen O’Neill as director following restructure by Georgia Snow

Karen O’Neill has been appointed director of the Dukes Theatre in Lancaster. She takes over in the newly created role of director

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Dartford’s Orchard Theatre unveils £500k redevelopment plans by Georgia Snow

Dartford’s Orchard Theatre has unveiled plans to increase capacity and improve its accessibility and sustainability as part of a major redevelopment project.

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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Girl from the North Country to transfer to Broadway by Georgia Snow

Girl from the North Country will open on Broadway next year, it has been announced. The musical, which has music and lyrics

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Monday, June 17, 2019

Sunday in the Park With George starring Jake Gyllenhaal to transfer to the West End by Georgia Snow

The Broadway production of Sunday in the Park With George, starring Jake Gyllenhaal, has announced it will transfer to London next year.

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More than a third believe theatres should not have cancelled Ann Widdecombe show – poll by Georgia Snow

More than a third of voters in an online poll conducted by The Stage do not believe theatres were right to cancel

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Martha Plimpton and Adjoa Andoh to become Bush Theatre artistic associates by Georgia Snow

Lynette Linton has appointed five new artistic associates at the Bush Theatre, including Martha Plimpton and Adjoa Andoh. Other initiatives by the

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Eclipse founder and artistic director Dawn Walton to step down by Georgia Snow

Dawn Walton is to step down as artistic director and chief executive of Eclipse Theatre Company after 10 years. Walton founded the

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Friday, June 14, 2019

Punchdrunk expands into TV production with Sky series starring Jude Law by Georgia Snow

Immersive theatre company Punchdrunk has announced a move into television, with a drama series written by Dennis Kelly and starring Jude Law.

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Disused Manchester train depot to become large-scale cultural venue under new proposals by Georgia Snow

A former train depot in Manchester that has lain empty for more than 30 years could be brought back to life as

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Sharon Horgan, Richard E Grant and Sarah Lancashire cast in Everybody’s Talking About Jamie film by Georgia Snow

Richard E Grant, Sharon Horgan and Sarah Lancashire have been cast in the big-screen adaptation of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie. The film

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Ian McKellen announces West End dates for one-man show by Georgia Snow

Ian McKellen will bring his one-man show, which is being staged in celebration of his 80th birthday, to the West End later

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Kully Thiarai announces departure from National Theatre Wales by Georgia Snow

Kully Thiarai has announced she is stepping down as artistic director of National Theatre Wales after three years in the job. She

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Once announces first major UK tour by Georgia Snow

Folk musical Once has announced it will return later this year for a UK tour. The musical ran in the West End

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Thursday, June 13, 2019

National Theatre ‘still looking for right partner’ to take over Travelex cheap ticket scheme by Georgia Snow

The National Theatre has said it is still searching for a new sponsor for its £15 tickets scheme, after it announced last

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Robbie Williams to become co-owner of Liverpool stage school LMA by Georgia Snow

Robbie Williams has become a co-owner of Liverpool performing arts school LMA, investing in an expansion plan that will see it open

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National Theatre unveils plans to release NT Live shows on new digital education service by Georgia Snow

National Theatre Live productions from the past 10 years are to be made available online for education institutions around the world, as

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Lenny Henry: ‘BAME TV workers fear the noose if they speak out on diversity’ by Georgia Snow

Lenny Henry has raised concerns that people from minority ethnic backgrounds working in broadcasting do not feel able to speak up about

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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Dates confirmed for Lungs at the Old Vic starring Claire Foy and Matt Smith by Georgia Snow

Dates have been confirmed for a revival of Duncan Macmillan’s Lungs, starring Claire Foy and Matt Smith. Foy and Smith, who appeared

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Extinction Rebellion stages mass protest at BP-sponsored Royal Opera House screening by Georgia Snow

Climate change protestors have staged a mass demonstration at a Royal Opera House open-air screening in Trafalgar Square, calling on it to

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Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Antony Sher’s Year of the Mad King wins 2019 Theatre Book Prize by Georgia Snow

Actor Antony Sher has won this year’s Theatre Book Prize for Year of the Mad King, which chronicles the year in which

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