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Monday, March 11, 2024

‘Unbelievably relevant’: what can the explosive 1958 play A Taste of Honey tell us today? by Helen Pidd

It was a time when the pill was unavailable and homosexuality was illegal. As Shelagh Delaney’s sparky story of a Salford single mother and her pregnant teenage daughter returns, can it re…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 04:18AM
Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Andrew Lloyd Webber: 'We have to get arts sector back open' by Helen Pidd and Agencies

Impresario warns theatres at point of no return as Royal Albert Hall appeals for £20m to help weather Covid Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Andrew Lloyd We…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 09:24AM
Wednesday, November 6, 2019

'Bring a sleeping bag!' Manchester prepares for 24-hour peace epic by Helen Pidd

On Remembrance Sunday, a theatrical marathon will share the hopes and insights of 100 peace-workers around the UK. It’s an ode to optimism, says playwright Neil Bartlett There cannot be ma…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 10:06AM
Friday, July 6, 2018

It's a beautiful game as ballet steps into football's shoes by Helen Pidd

· ENB recreates 10 of the sport's greatest moments· Ex-international admits dancers have tougher lifeIn pictures: Scenes from the productionWhen the English National Ballet announc…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 07:18PM
Thursday, December 22, 2016

Big Ballet's plus-size swans step out to prove dance suits all shapes by Helen Pidd

Channel 4's latest reality show turns big women into ballet dancers, with the help of Wayne Sleep and Monica Loughman. Will their leap be a triumph, or do they risk humiliation by TV?Five hu…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 02:12AM
Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Wings over Windermere: high tea and horror as the Suicide Club flies again by Helen Pidd

The pilots of the first world war had a life expectancy of 11 days. Geraldine Pilgrim is telling their story – with the help of a croquet club and a homing pigeon societyStaging an outdoor…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 11:14AM
Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Beryl Burton: The greatest British female cyclist of all time by Helen Pidd

As the Tour de France rolls through Leeds, Maxine Peake's play celebrates life of Beryl Burton, a cyclist who amazed the cycling world in 1967The Tour de France is often described as a battl…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 03:56AM
Friday, June 13, 2014

Beryl Burton: The greatest British female cyclist of all time by Helen Pidd

As the Tour de France rolls through Leeds, a play celebrates life of Beryl Burton, a cyclist who amazed the cycling world in 1967The Tour de France is often described as a battle between the…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 02:40PM
Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Liverpool's Everyman theatre: earthy, not chi-chi and now back in business by Helen Pidd

After a £28m rebuild, Liverpool's Everyman is once again open to audiences. Artistic director Gemma Bodinetz says the theatre reflects the city's renegade spiritSteve Tompkins had an unusua…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 08:53AM
Monday, February 3, 2014

Big Ballet's plus-size swans step out to prove dance suits all shapes by Helen Pidd

Channel 4's latest reality show turns big women into ballet dancers, with the help of Wayne Sleep and Monica Loughman. Will their leap be a triumph, or do they risk humiliation by TV?Five hu…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 02:00AM
Thursday, July 4, 2013

Lancaster's Dukes theatre: the great outdoors by Helen Pidd

The walkabout performances in Williamson Park are one of the city's great glories – not to mention the UK's biggest. Helen Pidd takes a stroll back to childhoodI was well into my teenage y…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 10:13AM

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