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Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Theatremaker Jamal Gerald: ‘Experiment as much as possible and really learn about yourself’ by Giverny Masso

In his latest show Idol, Jamal Gerald combines African diasporic ritual, music and storytelling to explore religion and black representation. He tells

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Aaron Sidwell and Lauren Samuels to star in Henry V at Cirencester’s Barn Theatre by Giverny Masso

Aaron Sidwell and Lauren Samuels are to star in Henry V at the Barn Theatre in Cirencester. Sidwell, whose credits include EastEnders,

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Movement and circus artist Natalie James: ‘I was scared of heights, but now I am an aerialist’ by Giverny Masso

Natalie James will be performing a solo piece as part of hip-hop cabaret evening WorX at this year’s Breakin’ Convention, which is

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Thursday, April 18, 2019

Production news round-up: Pet Shop Boys create new musical and HighTide announces programme of new writing at Edinburgh Fringe by Giverny Masso

Musicals West Side Story at the Royal Exchange in Manchester will return to the venue next year, following what the theatre is

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BECTU and UK Theatre at loggerheads in dispute over pay by Giverny Masso

Entertainment union BECTU has accused UK Theatre of having a “callous disregard” for workers in a dispute over a joint pay agreement

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Arts and culture overtakes agriculture in contribution to UK economy by Giverny Masso

Arts and culture has now overtaken agriculture in its contribution to the UK economy, a report from Arts Council England has revealed.

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Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Fairview playwright Jackie Sibblies Drury wins 2019 Pulitzer Prize for Drama by Giverny Masso

Playwright Jackie Sibblies Drury has won the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for her play Fairview. The Pulitzer Prize for Drama recognises

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Jade Anouka and Susan Wokoma to feature in photo project celebrating black actresses by Giverny Masso

Actors including Jade Anouka and Susan Wokoma are to feature in a photography project celebrating black actresses on screen and stage. Fashion

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Naoimh Morgan: ‘Acting in the Cats movie is a dream come true’ by Giverny Masso

Musical theatre actor Naoimh Morgan has landed her first film role in a screen adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cats. Morgan tells

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HighTide announces programme of new writing at Edinburgh Festival Fringe by Giverny Masso

Theatre company HighTide has partnered with the Assembly Roxy to showcase six new writing pieces at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. The programme,

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Monday, April 15, 2019

Pleasance announces £140k of Edinburgh awards for 2019 fringe by Giverny Masso

Pleasance Theatre Trust has announced 20 productions that will share an investment of over £140,000 as part of its Pleasance Futures development

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Conductor Ben Glassberg: ‘The conductor is not the most important person in the room’ by Giverny Masso

Ben Glassberg was recently appointed principal conductor of the Glyndebourne Tour. He tells Giverny Masso about the challenges of being a young

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Production news round-up: Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre reveals Evita casting and Newbury’s Watermill Theatre announces new season by Giverny Masso

This week’s production news includes initial casting of Evita from Regent’s Park Open Air theatre as well as the Watermill Theatre in

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Friday, April 12, 2019

Groupon to expand theatre ticketing offer with Ingresso partnership by Giverny Masso

Online marketplace Groupon has announced a new partnership with ticketing service Ingresso, which will enable it to significantly expand its theatre offering.

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Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre announces lead casting for Evita by Giverny Masso

Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre has announced principal casting for its production of Evita. Samantha Pauly and Ektor Rivera will make their

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Thursday, April 11, 2019

Former Poor School staff set up new actor training centre by Giverny Masso

Former staff members of the Poor School are opening a new institution to “continue the ethos of affordable acting training”. The Poor

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Burnley Empire restoration work to begin thanks to £44k grant by Giverny Masso

The restoration of the derelict Burnley Empire Theatre has kick-started with a £44,000 grant from the National Lottery. A company called Burnley

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Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Liz Stevenson appointed artistic director of Theatre by the Lake in Keswick by Giverny Masso

Theatre by the Lake in Keswick has announced Liz Stevenson as its new artistic director. Stevenson replaces Conrad Lynch, who stepped down

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The Play That Goes Wrong extends West End run by six months by Giverny Masso

The Play That Goes Wrong has extended its booking period in the West End by more than six months. Mischief Theatre’s production

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Olivier Awards 2019: TV audiences remain steady following 40% drop in 2018 by Giverny Masso

ITV’s coverage of this year’s Olivier Awards attracted an average audience of 600,000, with figures remaining consistent from last year. An edited

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Olivier winners Matthew Lopez and Jonathan Bailey call for more LGBT+ stories in theatre by Giverny Masso

Olivier award-winners Matthew Lopez and Jonathan Bailey have argued there are still not enough LGBT+ stories told in mainstream theatre. Bailey told

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Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Actor and writer Emma Dennis-Edwards: ‘Your value is not based on your work’ by Giverny Masso

Emma Dennis-Edwards’ one-woman show Funeral Flowers began life as a community project with London’s Royal Court, before transferring to the Edinburgh Festival

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Follies actor Christine Tucker: ‘I made the decision to not take jobs so I could audition for lead roles’ by Giverny Masso

She fell in love with musical theatre aged six during an amateur production of Annie, made her West End debut in Chitty

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Monday, April 8, 2019

Olivier-winning designers: ‘Industry must combat crazy-hours culture for offstage theatre workers’ by Giverny Masso

Olivier award-winning theatre designers have said the industry needs a “big sea change” to tackle a culture of long hours for offstage

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Sonia Friedman: ‘Summer and Smoke’s Oliviers success proves West End should take more risks on emerging talent’ by Giverny Masso

Sonia Friedman has urged producers to look beyond established artists and take more risks on emerging talent. She was speaking at the

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Arts Council: ‘Relevance not excellence’ will be new litmus test for funding by Giverny Masso

Arts Council England has revealed it will now decide what to fund based principally on how “relevant” it is to audiences –

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Friday, April 5, 2019

Production news round-up: Casting announced for Gloria Estefan musical On Your Feet! and Michael Longhurst announces first Donmar Warehouse season by Giverny Masso

This week’s production news round-up includes casting for Gloria Estefan musical On Your Feet! and news that Katharine McPhee is to leave

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Beverley Knight, Clive Rowe and Adrian Lester to guest star in Sweet Charity at the Donmar by Giverny Masso

Beverley Knight, Clive Rowe and Adrian Lester are among the multiple guest actors announced to play the role of Daddy Brubeck in

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Thursday, April 4, 2019

Theatre with ‘360-degree panoramic set’ to be built in London for Dutch musical by Giverny Masso

Plans have been announced for a new 1,100-seat theatre at London’s Royal Docks, which will house a Dutch musical set during the

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Olympia London exhibition centre to donate free space to Stagecoach and Chickenshed by Giverny Masso

The Olympia London exhibition centre has announced a partnership with theatre organisations Stagecoach and Chickenshed to give them free performing arts space.

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Givenchy accused of ‘blatant disregard’ for voice-over industry over unpaid competition by Giverny Masso

Luxury fashion house Givenchy has been accused of “exploiting the public” and having a “blatant disregard” for the voice-over industry, after launching

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