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Sunday, July 5, 2020

NEWS: Government announces £1.5 billion lifeline for UK arts & culture by Press Releases

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has bowed to pressure from the arts world and unveiled a £1.57 billion lifeline for the UK’s theatres, venues and museums struggling to stay afloat in the wake of t…

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Friday, July 3, 2020

NEWS: West End production of The Mousetrap will reopen in October 2020 by Press Releases

Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap – the longest running show in the world, which had to be suspended when the Coronavirus pandemic resulted in the closure of UK theatres – is to reopen i…

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NEWS: Designers launch #MissingLiveTheatre across the UK & Ireland by Press Releases

In collaboration with theatres across the UK, #scenechange – a community for stage designers taking action for theatre – has launched #MissingLiveTheatre, wrapping theatre buildings in a…

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NEWS: Drive-in production of Six makes it the first West End musical to perform again after lockdown by Press Releases

Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss’ hit musical Six looks likely to become the first West End musical to resume performances across the UK in August and September 2020.

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Wednesday, July 1, 2020

NEWS: Royal Ballet School, ArtsEd, LAMDA & the Royal Academy of Dance receive Lynne and Land Foundation grants by Press Releases

Today, on the second anniversary of the death of choreographer Dame Gillian Lynne, The Lynne and Land Foundation has announced grants to the Royal Ballet School, ArtsEd, LAMDA and the Royal …

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Friday, June 26, 2020

NEWS: The Da Vinci Code receives its stage premiere, launching UK-wide tour in April 2021 by Press Releases

The Da Vinci Code, Dan Brown’s 2003 novel that became an international bestseller and a 2006 film starring Tom Hanks, is now to become a new stage thriller.

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NEWS: ‘Age-blind’ Hamlet starring Ian McKellen begins rehearsals for eventual run by Press Releases

A new production of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, directed by Sean Mathias with Ian McKellen in an age-blind interpretation of the young Prince, will go into rehearsals on Monday 29 June 2020.

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NEWS: Sleepless reschedules month’s run from 25 Aug with social distancing measures by Press Releases

SLEEPLESS, A Musical Romance, based on the original screenplay Sleepless in Seattle, has rescheduled its premiere at London's Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre for 25 August to 27 September 20…

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NEWS: Hairspray postpones for a second time, now runs for 19 weeks from April 2021 by Press Releases

The return of Hairspray the Musical has been postponed again. It will now return next April, a full year after originally scheduled, but now for a longer, 19-week season, rather than ten wee…

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Thursday, June 25, 2020

NEWS: Jermyn Street Theatre dark for rest of 2020, artistic director lambasts ‘deafening Government silence’ by Press Releases

Jermyn Street Theatre has announced that it will remain closed until some point in 2021. Tom Littler lays bare the lack of support from Westminster.

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Friday, June 19, 2020

NEWS: Theatre Royal Newcastle confirms Covid-19 closure until at least November by Press Releases

Theatre Royal Newcastle is the latest regional venue to announce lengthy closure extensions in the face of uncertainty around coronavirus and Government social-distancing guidelines. It…

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Wednesday, June 17, 2020

NEWS: Cameron Mackintosh announces West End closures until 2021, starts redundancy consultations by Press Releases

Cameron Mackintosh has delayed the return of his West End productions of Les Misérables, Mary Poppins, Hamilton and The Phantom of the Opera until as early as practical in 2021.

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Monday, June 15, 2020

NEWS: Old Vic streams 2018 production of Joe Penhall’s Mood Music in July by Press Releases

In addition to its experimental #OVinCamera live staging of Lungs, the Old Vic Theatre continues its free streaming of archived productions.

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Saturday, June 13, 2020

NEWS: Online premiere of one-man play Declan raises funds for The Actors Centre by Press Releases

Declan, a new play written and performed by Alistair Hall, is making its debut online to raise funds for London’s The Actors Centre.

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Thursday, June 11, 2020

NEWS: National Theatre announces five final free lockdown YouTube streams by Press Releases

The National Theatre today announces a further five productions that will be streamed as a part of the National Theatre at Home series.

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Monday, June 8, 2020

NEWS: The award-winning play of Nigel Slater’s Toast is adapted for online premiere by Press Releases

Nigel Slater’s Toast returns to the Lawrence Batley Theatre as a brand-new online adaptation - part radio play, part animated film - airing from 1 to 31 July 2020.

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Sunday, June 7, 2020

NEWS: After pause for protests, The Shows Must Go On returns with lockdown stream of The Wiz Live! by Press Releases

Free-to-view YouTube Channel The Shows Must Go On continues its theatre lockdown weekly schedule with another 'live' television broadcast of a Broadway musical, Peter Pan Live!

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Saturday, June 6, 2020

NEWS: West End premiere of Martin McDonagh’s The Pillowman delays until 2021 by Press Releases

The Pillowman, which was due to make its West End premiere this summer, has been delayed until 2021.

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Friday, June 5, 2020

NEWS: Dates announced for Old Vic ‘In Camera’ streams of Matt Smith & Claire Foy in Lungs by Press Releases

The Old Vic's new artistic initiative combines a run of socially distanced performances of Duncan MacMillan’s LUNGS, starring Claire Foy and Matt Smith, and a series of rehearsed play-read…

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NEWS: National Theatre at Home screens Mark Gatiss in Alan Bennett’s The Madness of George III by Press Releases

Alan Bennett’s epic multi-award-winning drama The Madness of George III, starring Mark Gatiss in the title role, will be streamed from next Thursday 11 June 2020 via National Theatre at Ho…

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Wednesday, June 3, 2020

NEWS: SOLT issues update for West End ticketholders, rolling cancellations extended to 2 August 2020 by Press Releases

The latest statement from the Society of London Theatre (SOLT) - on behalf of the major commercial West End theatre operators - has been issued today, confirming that theatres will remain cl…

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NEWS: Immersive Great Gatsby aims to reopen in re-imagined, socially distanced form in Oct by Press Releases

The Great Gatsby, which had previously set a record as the UK’s longest-running immersive production, is planning to re-open at Immersive | Ldn in Mayfair on 1 October 2020.

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Tuesday, June 2, 2020

NEWS: RSC cancels or postpones all remaining 2020 performances, including Barbican season by Press Releases

Due to the continuing lockdown, alongside Government advice that social distancing will need to remain in place for some time, the Company has made the difficult decision to postpone all rem…

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Monday, June 1, 2020

The Shows Must Go On: Peter Pan Live! is next up on lockdown musicals channel by Press Releases

Free-to-view YouTube Channel The Shows Must Go On continues its theatre lockdown weekly schedule with another 'live' television broadcast of a Broadway musical, Peter Pan Live!

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Friday, May 29, 2020

NEWS: West End revival of Hello Dolly!, starring Imelda Staunton, postpones ‘until the time is right’ by Press Releases

The hugely-anticipated new West End production of Hello, Dolly! starring Imelda Staunton, which was due to begin performances at the Adelphi Theatre in London on Tuesday 11 August 2020, has …

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NEWS: Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat reschedules for July 2021 by Press Releases

New 2021 performance dates have been announced for the West End return of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at The London Palladium, starring Ja…

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Thursday, May 28, 2020

NEWS: The Seagull starring Emilia Clarke & A Doll’s House with Jessica Chastain officially postponed by Press Releases

Due to the ongoing impact of the Coronavirus pandemic, Anya Reiss’ adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull and Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House, in a version by Frank McGuinness, are …

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Wednesday, May 27, 2020

NEWS: Old Vic livestreams Matt Smith & Claire Foy in Lungs, staged in an empty auditorium by Press Releases

The Old Vic's new artistic initiative combines a run of socially distanced performances of Duncan MacMillan’s LUNGS, starring Claire Foy and Matt Smith, and a series of rehearsed play-read…

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NEWS: The Phantom of the Opera cancels its 14-month UK & Ireland tour by Press Releases

As theatre lockdown continues in the face of the coronavirus crisis, Cameron Mackintosh has cancelled his 14-month UK and Ireland tour of The Phantom of the Opera, starring Killian Donnelly …

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NEWS: Selladoor postpones five musical tours until 2021 & extends venue closures by Press Releases

Selladoor Worldwide has announced that it will suspend its 2020 touring productions – shifting the majority of shows to start in 2021.

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Tuesday, May 26, 2020

The Shows Must Go On: Hairspray Live!, featuring Ariana Grande & Jennifer Hudson, is next up on lockdown musicals channel by Press Releases

Free-to-view YouTube Channel The Shows Must Go On continues its theatre lockdown schedule with another 'live' television broadcast of a Broadway musical, the star-studded 2016 version of Hai…

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