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Monday, October 21, 2019

Poll: Should communities play more of a role in theatres’ decision making? by The Stage

Last week. industry figures including Madani Younis and Tarek Iskander warned that theatres risk becoming irrelevant unless they are prepared to give over

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Thursday, October 17, 2019

Howard Panter expands his ATG empire – 20 years ago in The Stage by The Stage

 October 14, 1999: As we report on Trafalgar Entertainment’s plans to launch a new venture with director Jonathan Church, 20 years ago

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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

All-Party Parliamentary Group for Theatre: ‘We will lift the veil on the inner workings of the theatre industry’ by The Stage

Following the recent launch of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Theatre, its co-chairs, MPs Tracy Brabin and Giles Watling, explain why the

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Drama Centre is being destroyed – your views, October 17 by The Stage

It was a shock to see The Stage’s front page headline on October 10. My worst fears were quickly confirmed. It seems

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Monday, October 14, 2019

Poll: Do you think the industry is improving its support for parents and carers? by The Stage

Plans have been unveiled for a mobile childcare service – based in a double-decker bus – which will launch for parents and

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Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Should theatres avoid sponsorship from fossil fuel companies? – your views, October 10 by The Stage

It’s fantastic that the Royal Shakespeare Company is ending its sponsorship deal with BP. I often find it hard to marry my

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RSC sponsor protests over government support – 30 years ago in The Stage by The Stage

October 12, 1989: As the Royal Shakespeare Company ends its ties with BP following pressure from climate protesters, we look back to

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Monday, October 7, 2019

Poll: Was the RSC right to end its sponsorship deal with BP? by The Stage

Earlier this week, the Royal Shakespeare Company announced it had severed its sponsorship deal with BP, following a public backlash from young

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Wednesday, October 2, 2019

‘The sudden and tragic death of Judy Garland’ – 50 years ago in The Stage by The Stage

June 26, 1969: As the film Judy – starring Renée Zellweger and directed by Rupert Goold – is released in cinemas, we

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Shakespeare would approve of ‘spicing up’ his works – your views, October 3 by The Stage

Michael Billington’s criticism of the standard of Shakespearean acting and directing in British theatre is baffling. I recently attended a brilliant and

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Monday, September 30, 2019

Poll: Are theatres doing enough to tackle the climate emergency? by The Stage

Across theatre, demands are being made for employers and industry bodies to take more action in addressing the climate emergency. The Arts

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Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Complaints about the plight of theatre critics is nothing new – 100 years ago in The Stage by The Stage

September 25, 1919: Recently, there have been complaints of theatre reviews coverage declining in mainstream newspapers. But a clipping from 100 years

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Send in your Ken Dodd tributes for a new book – your views, September 26 by The Stage

I am compiling a follow up to my Ken Dodd tribute book Absent Friends to be published in November 2020 and would

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Monday, September 23, 2019

Poll: Do Shakespeare productions today try too hard to be popular? by The Stage

Last week, theatre critic Michael Billington criticised current Shakespeare practice, arguing that he doesn’t “see the level of Shakespearean acting and directing

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Friday, September 20, 2019

Production news round-up: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat set to return to Palladium and Blithe Spirit starring Jennifer Saunders announc by The Stage

This week’s production news includes an announcement that Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is set to return to the London Palladium

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Wednesday, September 18, 2019

The Stage Debut Awards 2019: In pictures by The Stage

Photos by Alex Brenner and David Monteith-Hodge The Stage Debut Awards 2019: the winners in their own words

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The Stage Debut Awards 2019: the winners in their own words by The Stage

The winners of The Stage Debut Awards 2019 were announced at a ceremony on Sunday, September 15 hosted by Cush Jumbo. The

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Strikes threaten panto season, but Broadway gets a World Cup boost – 25 years ago in The Stage by The Stage

A season of badwill was forecast 25 years ago this week, as Britain’s theatres were warned of a winter of discontent over

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Will ENO plus-one cull save money? – your views, September 19 by The Stage

Whatever the justification for this move it will inevitably look petty and mean-minded, while the cost savings to English National Opera’s budget

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Sunday, September 15, 2019

The Stage Debut Awards 2019: the winners in full by The Stage

The Stage Debut Awards, in association with Access Entertainment, were presented at the Brewery in London on September 15, 2019. Best actress

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Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Theatres fight Tory cuts and ice-skater mauled by lion – 40 years ago in The Stage by The Stage

September 6, 1979: The arts were railing against cuts by the Tory government. Plus ça change… We reported the Theatres’ Advisory Council

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Actors should be allowed to act without restrictions – your views, September 12 by The Stage

With regard to the open letter ‘Playing Jewish roles on stage’ and subsequent correspondence, I feel impelled to draw attention to Motion

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Monday, September 9, 2019

Poll: Which musical are you most looking forward to seeing this autumn? by The Stage

This week, The Stage looked ahead to shows opening this autumn. As the West End prepares to welcome three new musicals, we’re

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Thursday, September 5, 2019

Top shows to see this autumn by The Stage

As the season of mists approaches, The Stage’s lead critics Natasha Tripney and Tim Bano pick the shows destined to cut through

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Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Full West End cast announced for Noises Off by The Stage

Sarah Hadland and Lisa McGrillis will join the cast of Noises Off as it transfers to the West End, it has been

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Performing animal troupe ‘inspired by a French horse opera’ – 25 years ago in The Stage by The Stage

September 1, 1994: In our Showpeople section, interviewing emerging acts from around the UK, we featured Equilibre, a Welsh troupe with animal

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Edinburgh Festival Fringe is at breaking point (your views, September 5) by The Stage

Following my 19th Edinburgh Festival Fringe, I’ve been wondering what we are all doing and why we are doing it to ourselves.

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Jeremy Secomb to star in new musical Reputation by The Stage

Jeremy Secomb will lead the cast of Reputation, a new musical by Alick Glass. Secomb, who starred in the West End pie

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Monday, September 2, 2019

Poll: Do you think there is too much belting in musical theatre? by The Stage

Last week, musical star Rebecca Caine criticised a trend for belting in musical theatre, claiming it has led to a “generic sound”

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Friday, August 30, 2019

Production news round-up: Marianne Elliot’s Company announces Broadway transfer and Paul Nicholas to star in The Exorcist tour by The Stage

This week’s production news includes an announcement that Marianne Elliott’s gender-swapped production of Company is to transfer to Broadway, starring Patti LuPone.

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Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Who should play Jewish roles? your views, August 29 by The Stage

I remember when actors were required to actually act, and when the obsession with representation to the point of absurdity – as

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