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Friday, December 14, 2018

Production news round-up: Hamilton’s Giles Terera cast in The American Clock and the Yard in London to stage a female-led version of The Crucible by Giverny Masso

Musicals Full casting has been announced for the return of Follies to the National Theatre. The musical will run from February 12

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Sadiq Khan announces London’s £11m creative enterprise zones by Giverny Masso

The mayor of London Sadiq Khan has announced the capital’s first six creative enterprise zones, which will be awarded £11 million in

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Double-decker to bring free music lessons to deprived children by Giverny Masso

A charity is fundraising to buy a double-decker bus to bring free music lessons to children in deprived areas. The Music on

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Thursday, December 13, 2018

Fire-damaged Derby’s Assembly Rooms to reopen under £24m development plan by Giverny Masso

Derby Council has approved a £24 million redevelopment of the city’s Assembly Rooms. The project will restore the venue, which was destroyed

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Tina star Kobna Holdbrook-Smith: ‘Theatre leaders need to be braver with diversity’ by Giverny Masso

Tina star Kobna Holdbrook-Smith has accused theatre leaders of not being “quite courageous enough” to bring about change when it comes to

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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Sonia Friedman, the Young Vic and Nottingham Playhouse nominated for The Stage Awards 2019 by Giverny Masso

Nottingham Playhouse, Sonia Friedman and the Young Vic are among the nominees for The Stage Awards 2019 in association with Integro Insurance

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Hamilton star Rachel John: ‘Arts cuts will deprive children from lower-income families’ by Giverny Masso

Hamilton star Rachel John has hit out at cuts to the arts in education, arguing that children from disadvantaged backgrounds will no

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JMK Award for emerging directors moves to the Orange Tree Theatre after seven years at Young Vic by Giverny Masso

The JMK Award for emerging directors has announced it is moving to the Orange Tree Theatre in Richmond after seven years at

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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Actor Lladel Bryant: ‘Kwame inspired me to act – he goes the extra mile to connect with people’ by Giverny Masso

A member of the Leeds Playhouse Ensemble, Lladel Bryant tells Giverny Masso how an encounter with director, actor and writer Kwame Kwei-Armah

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Shakespeare’s Globe’s Emilia announces West End transfer by Giverny Masso

Shakespeare’s Globe’s production of Emilia has announced a West End transfer. Morgan Lloyd Malcolm’s play will run at the Vaudeville Theatre from

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Selladoor launches panto company to bolster its expansion by Giverny Masso

Theatre company Selladoor Worldwide has announced further expansion, with the launch of a new pantomime producer. The theatre company – which earlier this

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Monday, December 10, 2018

Drew McOnie: ‘British musicals need longer workshopping periods’ by Giverny Masso

Choreographer and director Drew McOnie has called for longer workshopping periods for new British musicals, arguing that American creatives are given more

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Friday, December 7, 2018

Production news round-up: Tracie Bennett to star in Hope Mill Theatre’s season and Adrian Lester cast in Cost of Living at Hampstead Theatre by Giverny Masso

This week’s production news includes a season announcement from the Hope Mill Theatre in Manchester starring Tracie Bennett and the casting of

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West End stars Richard Fleeshman and Jamie Muscato hit out at ‘astronomical’ ticket prices by Giverny Masso

West End stars Richard Fleeshman and Jamie Muscato have warned that “astronomical” West End ticket prices risk alienating younger audiences. They were

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Plans to turn Dudley Hippodrome into test site for driverless cars is approved by Giverny Masso

Controversial plans to redevelop the derelict Dudley Hippodrome into a test site for driverless cars have been approved by the local council.

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Tracie Bennett to star in UK revival of Mame as part of Hope Mill Theatre season by Giverny Masso

Tracie Bennett is to star in the first UK revival of musical Mame as part of the Hope Mill Theatre in Manchester’s

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Thursday, December 6, 2018

Adrian Lester to star in Martyna Majok’s Cost of Living at Hampstead Theatre by Giverny Masso

Adrian Lester is to star in the UK premiere of Pulitzer prize-winning play Cost of Living at the Hampstead Theatre. Martyna Majok’s

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Opera company creates dedicated YouTube channel to encourage artists to share new work by Giverny Masso

Opera company Tete a Tete has announced plans to encourage experimentation in the genre and give a wider reach to new works

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Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Burnley Empire saved after campaign group buy it for £1 by Giverny Masso

A campaign to reopen the derelict Burnley Empire Theatre has taken a major step forward, after the building was sold to a

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WhatsOnStage Awards 2019: nominations in full by Giverny Masso

Hamilton leads the nominations for this year’s WhatsOnStage Awards, picking up 12, with performers Carey Mulligan, Rosalie Craig and Arinze Kene also

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Fund to support critics in Wales ends after four years by Giverny Masso

A fund to support theatre critics in Wales is to end due to the cancellation of the Wales Theatre Awards. The Wales

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Matt Henry and Drew McOnie among new patrons of Urdang Academy by Giverny Masso

Olivier award-winning performer Matt Henry is one of seven new patrons to be announced by Urdang Academy. Other patrons appointed by the

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Regional bosses: UK theatres losing actors to lure of Netflix and London by Giverny Masso

Leading artistic directors working in regional theatre have claimed that performers are increasingly turning down work across the country to keep themselves

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Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Unique Spencer: ‘The industry needs a shake-up – working-class actors are as capable as any from Eton’ by Giverny Masso

Unique Spencer is making her theatre debut in The Night Before Christmas at Southwark Playhouse in London. She tells Giverny Masso why

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Vault Festival 2019 line-up includes take-over from New Diorama Theatre by Giverny Masso

Vault Festival in London has announced its 2019 line-up, which include a two-week takeover from the New Diorama Theatre. More than 400

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Monday, December 3, 2018

NT Live to broadcast Old Vic’s All My Sons to cinemas across UK by Giverny Masso

The Old Vic and Headlong Theatre’s production of All My Sons will be broadcast to cinemas around the UK as part of

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Wales Theatre Awards cancelled following diversity row by Giverny Masso

The Wales Theatre Awards have been cancelled permanently, following a row over diversity earlier this year. The move comes after an open

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Sunday, December 2, 2018

Mark Beer: ‘We need to integrate disabled actors in film and TV and stage, and until we get to that point I won’t stop’ by Giverny Masso

Mark Beer was one of the first disabled actors to be cast in a mainstream TV role and one of the first

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Friday, November 30, 2018

Production news round-up: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat announced at London Palladium and Bonnie Langford cast in 9 to 5 by Giverny Masso

This week’s production news includes the announcement that Bonnie Langford is to join the cast of West End musical 9 to 5,

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Campaigners lose bid to resurrect derelict Dudley Hippodrome as performance venue by Giverny Masso

Hopes to revive the derelict Dudley Hippodrome have been dealt a blow after the local council backed proposals to use as a

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Reimagined Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat to run at London Palladium by Giverny Masso

A “reimagined” production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is to run at the London Palladium next year, 28 years after

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