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Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Swansea Grand to house community hub aimed at boosting diversity by Ruth Comerford

A section of the Swansea Grand Theatre is to be redeveloped to become a cultural hub and teaching space aimed at promoting

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Monday, January 27, 2020

Actor Nathaniel Hall: ‘I’m advocating for a world where everyone with HIV feels comfortable to say they have it’ by Ruth Comerford

Preparing for the UK tour of his one-man show First Time, Nathaniel Hall chats to Ruth Comerford about how he hopes to

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Friday, January 24, 2020

Production news round-up: Baby Reindeer to transfer to the Ambassadors Theatre and Paul Merton to make West End musical debut by Ruth Comerford

In this week’s production news round-up, Paul Merton is set to make his West End musical debut in Hairspray, and Richard Gadd’s

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Jasmine Lee-Jones and Winsome Pinnock to celebrate history’s ‘neglected women’ at Globe Theatre by Ruth Comerford

Playwrights Jasmine Lee-Jones, Winsome Pinnock and Sabrina Mahfouz are among writers who will create a series of performances celebrating history’s underrepresented female

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Comedian Paul Merton to make West End debut in Hairspray by Ruth Comerford

Comedian Paul Merton is to make his West End debut in the musical Hairspray. Merton, who will perform the part of Wilbur

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Thursday, January 23, 2020

Disabled actor Athena Stevens: ‘I have to crawl to the stage because of fringe venue’s lack of access’ by Ruth Comerford

Disabled actor and writer Athena Stevens has revealed how she has to crawl to the stage at a major London fringe venue

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Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Alfred Enoch and Nadia Nadarajah to star in Globe’s new season by Ruth Comerford

Alfred Enoch and Nadia Nadarajah are set to star as part of the new 2020 summer season at  Shakespeare’s Globe. Enoch, who

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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Julie’s Bicycle and Artsadmin launch 2020 climate change festival by Ruth Comerford

Creative sustainability charity Julie’s Bicycle has partnered with Artsadmin to launch its 2020 cultural festival, dedicated to climate change. Season of Change

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Dancer and choreographer Dickson Mbi: ‘Popping has changed my life’ by Ruth Comerford

Dickson Mbi is a hip-hop dancer and choreographer who has worked with artists including Russell Maliphant and Akram Khan. One of the

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Cumbernauld Theatre’s artistic director Ed Robson steps down by Ruth Comerford

Cumbernauld Theatre artistic director and joint chief executive Ed Robson has stepped down, as the Scottish company undergoes a restructure. It comes

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Monday, January 20, 2020

Simon Stephens and Barbara Broccoli join Enda Walsh to judge new playwriting competition by Ruth Comerford

Simon Stephens and Barbara Broccoli have been confirmed as judges for the inaugural Phil Fox Award for Playwriting. They will join the

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National Youth Theatre unveils multimillion-pound plans for major overhaul of north London home by Ruth Comerford

The National Youth Theatre is to undergo a £4.25 million redevelopment of its north London home, which will enable it to double

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Friday, January 17, 2020

Production news round-up: Six the musical extends booking and Roman Holiday musical to have UK premiere at Leicester’s Curve by Ruth Comerford

This week’s round-up includes a UK premiere of a musical adaptation of Roman Holiday, and the news that Six the Musical has

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Original cast of Abigail’s Party to reunite for Hampstead Theatre 60th birthday gala by Ruth Comerford

Original cast members from the BBC’s broadcast of Mike Leigh’s Abigail’s Party – including Alison Steadman and Wendy Nottingham – will return

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Thursday, January 16, 2020

Blackpool North Pier Theatre to be renamed after entertainer Joe Longthorne by Ruth Comerford

Blackpool North Pier Theatre is to be renamed to commemorate variety entertainer Joe Longthorne. It will be relaunched as the Joe Longthorne

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The Assassination of Katie Hopkins revival to feature at MTFest 2020 by Ruth Comerford

Pippa Cleary and Jake Brunger’s Jet Set Go!, a stage adaptation of the film Soapdish by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe and

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Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Theatre company Tall Stories wins planning permission for performance space in Islington Library by Ruth Comerford

Plans to build a home for children’s theatre company Tall Stories at Islington’s Central Library have been approved. Designed by Haworth Tompkins,

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Jobs of long-standing York Theatre Royal panto actors at risk as venue overhauls festive offering by Ruth Comerford

Long-standing actors from York Theatre Royal’s annual pantomime – some of whom have worked with the venue for more than 40 years

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Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Director Jen Tan: ‘The shows I wanted to see weren’t necessarily the shows that I could be in’ by Ruth Comerford

Director Jen Tan is currently working on the world premiere of Julie Tsang’s psychological thriller Fix. She tells Ruth Comerford about the

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Leicester’s Curve announces UK premiere of Roman Holiday musical by Ruth Comerford

A musical adaptation of Roman Holiday is set to have its UK premiere as part of Curve’s 2020 season. The musical is

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Monday, January 13, 2020

Janie Dee to co-produce first London Climate Change Festival by Ruth Comerford

Janie Dee is to co-produce the inaugural London Climate Change Festival that will take place at the Charing Cross Theatre in the

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Monologue festival celebrating female actors of colour to launch at Theatre503 by Ruth Comerford

A new monologue festival is being launched in London to celebrate the “complexities, richness and nuances of women of colour”. Love Sex

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Friday, January 10, 2020

Production news round-up: Lloyd Webber’s new Cinderella musical to open at Gillian Lynne Theatre by Ruth Comerford

This week’s round-up includes Andrew Lloyd Webber’s new musical Cinderella, and Les Enfants Terribles immersive production at Kensington Palace. Musicals Andrew Lloyd

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Come From Away announces new West End cast by Ruth Comerford

Alice Fearn is to join the cast of Come From Away in the West End, as the musical undergoes its first major

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Closure of London’s Glasshill Studios ‘heartbreaking’, says founder by Ruth Comerford

Glasshill Studios, a rehearsal space in London that has been used by companies such as Sonia Friedman Productions and the Royal Shakespeare

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Vamos Theatre plants tree grove to offset carbon emissions from tour by Ruth Comerford

A theatre company has committed to planting a tree grove to help offset carbon emissions from their forthcoming UK tour. Vamos Theatre,

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Thursday, January 9, 2020

Arts Council chairman pledges more funding to emerging artists by Ruth Comerford

Arts Council England head Nicholas Serota has said it should fund more artists at the beginning of their careers. Serota, who was

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Portsmouth’s Kings Theatre criticised for charging for carer tickets by Ruth Comerford

Leading disability charities have criticised the Kings Theatre in Portsmouth for introducing charges for previously free carer tickets. Portsmouth’s Kings Theatre took

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BECTU set to offer work experience placement with English National Opera by Ruth Comerford

BECTU is partnering with English National Opera for the first time, to provide a funded work experience placement for a young person.

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Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Hopes for a new decade: What The Stage made of the growing threat from television in 1950 by Ruth Comerford

Seventy years ago this week, we speculated as to what entering a new decade would mean for theatre, and its significance in

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Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Director of Stratford Circus Arts Centre to step down as new leadership structure is announced by Ruth Comerford

Stratford Circus Arts Centre director Tania Wilmer has announced her departure from the company, with the organisation set to introduce a new

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