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Thursday, June 27, 2019

Rebecca Caine cast in UK premiere of Preludes by Dave Malloy by Matthew Hemley

Rebecca Caine is to star in the UK premiere of Preludes, a musical by Dave Malloy about composer Rachmaninoff. Caine, who was

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Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Derby and Bradford theatres to pilot scheme to develop new work and boost local talent by Matthew Hemley

Derby Theatre and Bradford’s Theatre in the Mill have been selected to pilot a £3 million scheme that aims to developing local

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Laura Wade’s The Watsons transfers to London by Matthew Hemley

Laura Wade’s The Watsons is to transfer to the Menier Chocolate Factory in London. The play, adapted from the unfinished novel by

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Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Gloria Estefan: ‘You make your own luck and you have to continue your dream’ by Matthew Hemley

Latin pop icon Gloria Estefan tells Matthew Hemley about having a musical, On Your Feet!, written about her life and her close

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Christie Prades on playing Gloria Estefan in On Your Feet!: ‘She has this way of making you feel equal’ by Matthew Hemley

Currently playing Gloria Estefan, in the musical about her life On Your Feet!, Christie Prades, tells Matthew Hemley about her close relationship

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Monday, June 24, 2019

‘Murky world’ of London theatre scrutinised by Lords in wake of ticket-price hike by Matthew Hemley

The “murky world” of London theatre has come under scrutiny in the House of Lords, with peers raising concerns about accessibility and

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Friday, June 21, 2019

Selladoor plans to launch new south London theatre as springboard for West End shows by Matthew Hemley

Selladoor Worldwide has announced further plans to bolster its rapid expansion with the launch of a multi-space theatre in south-east London as

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Girl from the North Country returns to the West End by Matthew Hemley

Girl from the North Country is returning to the West End, with a cast including Katie Brayben, Anna-Jane Casey, Gemma Sutton and

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Thursday, June 20, 2019

Jacksons Lane £5.1m revamp to make it ‘leading venue’ for contemporary circus by Matthew Hemley

North London arts venue Jacksons Lane is to undergo a £5.1 million redevelopment, under plans to make it the “UK’s leading venue”

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Stage One launches first Off-West End investment scheme by Matthew Hemley

The charity Stage One, which helps develop emerging theatre producers, has announced its first scheme to support smaller productions outside of the

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Royal Exchange launches 180-seat pop-up venue the Den by Matthew Hemley

A pop-up theatre is being launched by the Royal Exchange in Manchester, which will tour to nearby communities and become a space

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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Mold’s Theatr Clwyd becomes listed building in recognition of its architectural interest by Matthew Hemley

Theatr Clwyd has been listed in recognition of its “special architectural interest” as a post-war civic arts and theatre complex. The venue,

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Equity signs first deal with Netflix by Matthew Hemley

Union Equity has negotiated its first direct agreement with Netflix, which provides a minimum weekly fee for actors working with the streaming

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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

2% pay rise for writers at Royal Court, National Theatre and Royal Shakespeare Company by Matthew Hemley

Writers working for the Royal Court, the National Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company will see their minimum rates of pay increase

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Monday, June 17, 2019

Lynette Linton’s inaugural Bush season to feature plays from Bijan Sheibani and Richard Gadd by Matthew Hemley

Lynette Linton’s first season at the Bush Theatre will feature six UK playwriting debuts from artists including Edinburgh Comedy Award winner Richard

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Friday, June 14, 2019

Matt Cardle, Laura Pitt-Pulford and Daniel Boys lead cast of Falsettos by Matthew Hemley

Matt Cardle, Laura Pitt-Pulford, Natasha J Barnes and Daniel Boys are to star in Falsettos at the Other Palace in London. They

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Musical Theatre Academy investigated over safeguarding concerns by Matthew Hemley

The Musical Theatre Academy in London is being investigated by the Charity Commission over concerns about its safeguarding and governance arrangements. The

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Adam Cooper to star in revival of Chichester’s Singin’ in the Rain by Matthew Hemley

Chichester Festival Theatre’s production of Singin’ in the Rain is to return to London, with a run at Sadler’s Wells starring Adam

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Thursday, June 13, 2019

UK Theatre and BECTU meet at Acas to resolve ongoing pay dispute by Matthew Hemley

UK Theatre and union BECTU have sought to resolve an ongoing dispute over pay by enlisting industrial arbitration service Acas. Both bodies

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National Theatre unveils 15 new productions by writers including Lucy Kirkwood, Tony Kushner and Moira Buffini by Matthew Hemley

New plays by Lucy Kirkwood, Moira Buffini and Kate Tempest have been announced by the National Theatre, as part of a programme

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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Royal Ballet principal dancer Nehemiah Kish to retire after nine years by Matthew Hemley

Royal Ballet principal dancer Nehemiah Kish is to retire after nine years with the company. He will leave at the end of

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South London’s Omnibus Theatre to undergo £150k redevelopment by Matthew Hemley

South London venue the Omnibus Theatre is to begin a £150,000 redevelopment project, which will include the launch of a new cafe

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Theatre defends hosting Ann Widdecombe show amid ‘free speech’ row by Matthew Hemley

A theatre in Lancashire has defended its decision to allow a one-woman Ann Widdecombe show to go ahead, despite protests prompted by

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Tuesday, June 11, 2019

West End deal secures 9% pay rise and paves the way for flexible working by Matthew Hemley

Performers and stage managers working in the largest West End theatres will earn more than £700 a week as a minimum for

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Prince of Wales becomes president of Royal Welsh College by Matthew Hemley

The Prince of Wales has become president of the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. He replaces David Rowe-Beddoe, the college’s

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Monday, June 10, 2019

Actors in touring production of Rotterdam assaulted in homophobic attack by Matthew Hemley

Two actors in a touring production of Jon Brittain’s Rotterdam were attacked on their way to a performance at the weekend, in

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Friday, June 7, 2019

Simon Russell Beale knighted in Queen’s birthday honours with Sheila Atim and Cush Jumbo also recognised by Matthew Hemley

Simon Russell Beale has been made a knight in the Queen’s birthday honours, which also sees honours go to Sheila Atim, Cush

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Record 2,561 entries received for Bruntwood Prize by Matthew Hemley

A record number of entries have been received for this year’s Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting, with 2,561 entries. This is an increase

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Georgia Gatti named executive producer at Jonathan Church Productions by Matthew Hemley

Georgia Gatti has been named executive producer of Jonathan Church Productions. She joins from the Old Vic in London, where she has

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Bernadette Peters’ UK tour cancelled by producer with history of collapsed shows by Matthew Hemley

Bernadette Peters’ UK tour has been cancelled, with producer Speckulation admitting it had been unable to fulfil its “contractual obligations”. The cancellation

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Thursday, June 6, 2019

Code of practice aims to ease tensions between producers and venues by Matthew Hemley

A code of practice has been developed for producers of touring shows and venues around the UK. It urges a more robust

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