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Monday, June 24, 2019

Theatre roles to be advertised in job centres to boost industry diversity by Giverny Masso

Backstage vacancies at 50 London theatres will be advertised by job centres in the capital, as part of a new initiative aimed

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Director Indhu Rubasingham and actor Shobna Gulati recognised in British Asian arts awards by Giverny Masso

Kiln Theatre artistic director Indhu Rubasingham and actor Shobna Gulati are among those to be recognised by an awards ceremony celebrating Asian

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Friday, June 21, 2019

Production news round-up: Sunday in the Park With George starring Jake Gyllenhaal announces West End transfer and Lynette Linton reveals first season by Giverny Masso

Musicals Broadway musical Pretty Woman has confirmed it will transfer to London next year. The venue and casting are yet to be

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Cheltenham Playhouse given green light for multimillion-pound revamp by Giverny Masso

Cheltenham Playhouse has been granted planning permission for a multimillion-pound redevelopment. The renovation will include the creation of a new atrium to

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Thursday, June 20, 2019

Robert Lindsay: Lack of government support for working-class actors is heartbreaking by Giverny Masso

Robert Lindsay has called for more government grants to address a “heartbreaking” lack of support for aspiring actors from working-class backgrounds. The

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London’s Bunker Theatre announces new festival for black artists as part of season by Giverny Masso

London’s Bunker Theatre has announced its latest season, which includes a new festival for black artists. Founder of the Diversity School Initiative

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Nassim Soleimanpour’s show cancelled at Home in Manchester due to visa delay by Giverny Masso

Performances of Nassim Soleimanpour’s show at Home in Manchester have been cancelled due to a delay in the UK visa process. Soleimanpour,

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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Samuel Bailey wins 2019 Papatango New Writing Prize by Giverny Masso

Samuel Bailey has won the 2019 Papatango New Writing Prize for his play Shook. The play was selected from a record number

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Courtyard Theatre criticised for late payments, ‘filthy’ conditions and aggressive behaviour by Giverny Masso

East London venue the Courtyard has come under fire from a series of theatremakers claiming to have experienced issues including non-payment, unprofessionalism,

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Sweeney Todd creative team reunite for reopening of London’s Boulevard Theatre by Giverny Masso

The creative team behind the 2015 pop-up pie shop production of Sweeney Todd are reuniting for the opening show of the newly

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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Director Tatty Hennessy: ‘We’re bringing Shakespeare right into the heart of communities’ by Giverny Masso

Tatty Hennessy’s credits as a writer include A Hundred Words for Snow, which premiered at London’s Vault Festival before transferring to Trafalgar

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Monday, June 17, 2019

Theatres must follow cinema’s example to improve audience experience – ATG boss by Giverny Masso

Ambassador Theatre Group chief executive Mark Cornell has claimed theatres need to look to cinemas to improve audience comfort, arguing theatregoers are

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Playwright Tuyen Do: ‘I want to engage a British-Vietnamese community that’s never had theatre aimed at it before’ by Giverny Masso

As an actor, Tuyen Do’s credits include Pah-La at London’s Royal Court and The Great Wave at the National Theatre. She tells

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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

New theatre company aims to make pubs and clubs more inclusive for women and non-binary people by Giverny Masso

A new theatre company has been launched that aims to make clubs and bars more inclusive for women and non-binary people. The

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Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Theatremaker Jamie Hale: ‘My show went from coming to terms with dying, to coming to terms with living’ by Giverny Masso

Theatremaker Jamie Hale is to take over the Barbican’s Pit for a showcase of D/deaf and disabled artists. Hale tells Giverny Masso

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Monday, June 10, 2019

Alan Bates Award winner Moronke Akinola: ‘I want to be the best storyteller I can’ by Giverny Masso

Bristol Old Vic Theatre School student Moronke Akinola recently won the Alan Bates Award for the most promising actor in the final

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Poll: Were theatres right to cancel Ann Widdecombe’s show at their venues following her comments about gay therapy? by Giverny Masso

Last week, Selladoor cancelled a show starring Ann Widdecombe after the politician claimed science might one day “produce an answer” to being

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LAMDA student Stuart Thompson wins Sondheim performer of the year award by Giverny Masso

LAMDA student Stuart Thompson has won the 2019 Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer of the Year award. The prize recognises the best

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Friday, June 7, 2019

Production news round-up: Death of a Salesman announces West End transfer and Watford Palace Theatre to reimagine Patrick Hamilton’s Gaslight by Giverny Masso

Musicals Disney’s The Lion King has announced casting for its UK and Ireland tour. The tour will open in Bristol in September

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Dancer Marcelino Sambé promoted to highest rank in Royal Ballet by Giverny Masso

Marcelino Sambé has been promoted to principal dancer at the Royal Ballet, the highest rank in the company. Born in Lisbon, Portugal,

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Marianne Elliott’s Death of a Salesman announces West End transfer by Giverny Masso

Marianne Elliott’s production of Death of a Salesman has announced a West End transfer. The Young Vic production, which stars Wendell Pierce

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Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Sheffield Theatres wins at national stage management awards by Giverny Masso

Sheffield Theatres’ stage management team has won at this year’s SMA National Stage Management Awards. Sponsored by The Stage, the awards took

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Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Performer Ramon Ayres: ‘Suicidal feelings should not end in suicide’ by Giverny Masso

Ephemeral Ensemble co-founder Ramon Ayres tells Giverny Masso about the company’s first full-length work Offstage, which compassionately explores suicide and the mask

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Theatre critics Henry Hitchings and Fiona Mountford lose Evening Standard roles in “cost-cutting” drive by Giverny Masso

The Evening Standard has ended the contracts of its two theatre critics after a combined 27 years due to “necessary cost cutting”.

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Patrick Hamilton’s play Gaslight to be reimagined in new production by Watford Palace Theatre by Giverny Masso

Watford Palace Theatre has announced a 21st-century reimagining of Patrick Hamilton’s 1938 play Gaslight, which gave rise to the modern term ‘gaslighting’

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Kathy Burke to direct new play as part of Frantic Assembly 25th anniversary programme by Giverny Masso

Kathy Burke and Scott Graham are to co-direct a new play by Sally Abbott, as part a programme of work celebrating the

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Monday, June 3, 2019

Good Chance Theatre forms apprenticeship scheme for young refugees by Giverny Masso

Good Chance Theatre has announced an apprenticeship programme for young refugees living in the UK, which forms part of a season of

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Theatremaker Apphia Campbell: ‘I didn’t anticipate Black Is the Color of My Voice being so successful’ by Giverny Masso

Her solo piece Woke follows two women’s experiences of the US justice system amid the ongoing struggle for civil rights. Apphia Campbell

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The Inheritance, Company and Sweat up for South Bank Sky Arts Awards by Giverny Masso

The Inheritance, Company and Sweat have been nominated in the theatre category of this year’s South Bank Sky Arts Awards. Now in

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HighTide’s Walthamstow festival cancelled leaving 70 out of work by Giverny Masso

A festival in Walthamstow run by theatre company HighTide has been cancelled after the local council withdrew its support, leaving up to

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Friday, May 31, 2019

Production news round-up: Nadia Fall announces second Theatre Royal Stratford East season and Inbetweeners star Blake Harrison joins Waitress by Giverny Masso

Musicals Musical Amour is to end its run at the Charing Cross Theatre in London six weeks early. The production was scheduled

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