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Friday, August 16, 2019

Production news round-up: Peter Pan at Troubadour White City Theatre to close early and Patricia Hodge to join cast of A Day in the Death of Joe Egg by The Stage

Musicals Leicester’s Curve has announced casting for West Side Story, which runs from November 23 to January 11, 2020. Adriana Ivelisse and

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Wednesday, August 14, 2019

‘Escapism from the war? Hardly. London’s theatre-land is at the centre of the target’ – 75 years ago in The Stage by The Stage

August 17, 1944: As Britain approached the final 12 months of the Second World War, our editorial discussed the role that theatre

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Colchester’s Mercury Theatre needs your help – your views, August 15 by The Stage

As many people are already aware, the Mercury Theatre, Colchester is currently in the midst of a two-year £9.7 million capital project.

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Monday, August 12, 2019

Poll: Should producers and promoters be expected to pay for their own tickets at the Edinburgh Fringe? by The Stage

At this year’s Edinburgh Fringe, a group of companies and theatremakers have launched the #PayIfYouCan initiative, urging established producers, promoters and companies

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Wednesday, August 7, 2019

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

The Stage Debut Awards 2019, in association with Access Entertainment, will take place at the Brewery in London on September 15. Here

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‘West End theatres hot and uncomfortable’ – 100 years ago in The Stage (plus ça change) by The Stage

August 7, 1919: With a feature in the Times from August 2, 2019 claiming that “London’s most famous theatres are elegant, historic,

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The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is not dead yet – your views, August 8 by The Stage

So much of Lyn Gardner’s Long Read on the fringe could have been written in the 1990s, when I was director of

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Tuesday, August 6, 2019

What are the best shows of the Edinburgh Fringe 2019? by The Stage

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2019 is now underway. Our expert, resident reviewing team pick their best shows of the fringe so far.

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Monday, August 5, 2019

Poll: Has the cost of taking a show to Edinburgh stopped you going? by The Stage

As the Edinburgh Festival Fringe kicks off for 2019, the financial barriers to taking a show to working there have been widely

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Friday, August 2, 2019

Production news round-up: Tudor musical Six announces Broadway transfer and James McAvoy to star in Cyrano de Bergerac by The Stage

This week’s production news includes an announcement that Tudor musical Six is transferring to Broadway and that James McAvoy is to star

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Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Investors are not the same as producers – your views, August 1 by The Stage

The row over US investors threatening to pull cash if they don’t receive an Olivier statuette is stupid. Just because you put

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Banning kids from Theatreland – 15 years ago in The Stage by The Stage

15 years ago (August 5, 2004): We reported on proposals by the Metropolitan Police to impose a blanket curfew on under-16s wishing

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Monday, July 29, 2019

Poll: Are actors being asked to prepare too much for auditions? by The Stage

In an interview with The Stage last week, Jenna Russell spoke about the changing nature of auditions, in which actors are increasingly

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Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Theatres could do more to help front-of-house staff – your views, July 25 by The Stage

I suppose these theatres could reduce their sales of alcohol to the inebriated and their sales of gargantuan food items in noisy

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Thwarted plans to launch Welsh national theatre – 50 years ago in The Stage by The Stage

July 24, 1969: Four decades ago, proposals for a national theatre for Wales stalled due to ongoing disagreements about the location and

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Monday, July 22, 2019

Poll: Do you think front-of-house staff wearing bodycams is a good idea? by The Stage

Reports of increasingly disruptive behaviour from audiences at West End venues has prompted some theatres to trial the use of body cameras,

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Friday, July 19, 2019

Production news round-up: Paul McCartney to write first musical and Toby Stephens and Claire Skinner to star in A Day in the Death of Joe Egg by The Stage

This week’s production news includes Layton Williams and Shane Richie confirmed to star in the UK tour of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie,

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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Farewell to Queen’s Theatre, soon to be renamed after Stephen Sondheim – your views, July 18 by The Stage

After nearly 43 years I am leaving the Queen’s Theatre. I would like to say it’s been an absolute pleasure and very

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Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Our critics picks the top shows to see at Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2019 by The Stage

The Stage’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe review team pick the shows they are most looking forward to see when the world’s largest arts

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Friday, July 12, 2019

Production news round-up: Sister Act to return for UK tour and Amelie announces Other Palace transfer by The Stage

This week, Amelie announced a Christmas transfer to the Other Palace in London, a reworked version of Sister Act was confirmed –

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Wednesday, July 10, 2019

West End theatres struggle under bombing: 75 years ago in The Stage by The Stage

July 13, 1944: London was suffering aerial bombardment from German V-1 rockets, otherwise known as doodlebugs, 75 years ago this week. The

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Young Vic ‘cannot treat people like this’ – your views, July 11 by The Stage

I feel for these two writers. It is a nasty position to be put in and creatively deflating. The love, passion and

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Monday, July 8, 2019

Poll: Would you find it useful for all theatres to post content warnings online to signpost potentially upsetting scenes? by The Stage

London theatre the Donmar Warehouse is piloting a scheme to give audience members warning of scenes in its productions that they could

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Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Selladoor’s plans for Greenwich are not a done deal – your views, July 4 by The Stage

Selladoor’s plans to launch its new south London venue are being presented as a done deal, but there has been no public

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Post-war press urged to ‘take theatre seriously’ – 100 years ago in The Stage by The Stage

July 3, 1919: Writing just after the signing of the Peace Treaty of Versailles that brought the First World War to an

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Monday, July 1, 2019

Poll: Should theatres offer refunds or alternative dates when a star can’t perform? by The Stage

Last week, the Southbank Centre issued an apology after it was accused of disrespecting understudies by appear. Dove Cameron, appearing in The

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Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Margaret Thatcher wields the axe with £1m cuts to the arts – 40 years ago in The Stage by The Stage

June 28, 1979: Following Margaret Thatcher’s election as prime minister, the new Conservative government passed its first spending review, resulting in a

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ATG boss Mark Cornell needs to look at his own theatres – your views, June 27 by The Stage

It’s taken Mark Cornell three years to realise: “Theatres need to look to cinemas to improve audience comfort”, arguing theatregoers are enduring

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Monday, June 24, 2019

Poll: Should theatres copy cinemas to improve audiences’ experience? by The Stage

Ambassador Theatre Group chief executive Mark Cornell has claimed theatres should look to cinemas to improve the experiences of theatregoers. He said

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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

West End pay is still unfair – your views, June 20 by The Stage

I welcome positive changes to the Equity agreement. But I’d still like to see a change in the unfair tier structure in

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Heatwaves and ghostbusters – 30 years ago in The Stage by The Stage

June 22, 1989: Three decades ago the hot weather was causing big problems for theatre, with a “Mediterranean-style heatwave” blamed for a

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