Thursday, February 20, 2020

West Side Story review at Broadway Theatre, New York – ‘Ivo van Hove refreshes a classic musical’ by Nicole Serratore

Controversies have dogged Ivo van Hove’s production of West Side Story, surrounding injuries, protests, and bold cuts to the material (the dropping

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Dual دوگانه review at the Vaults, London – ‘thought-provoking exploration of cultural identity’ by Olivia Rook

Peyvand Sadeghian’s one-woman show about her mixed British-Iranian heritage refuses to commit to any one style of performance. One moment Sadeghian is

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New immigration system branded ‘devastating’ for creative workers by Giverny Masso

The government has confirmed it is to end freedom of movement and introduce a points-based immigration system, with industry bodies branding the

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Urdang joins up with University of Birmingham to launch new dance and musical theatre degree by Georgia Snow

London performing arts school Urdang Academy is partnering with the University of Birmingham to deliver a new dance and musical theatre degree.

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Culture of self-censorship in the arts revealed by survey by Ruth Comerford

A national survey has revealed arts workers are regularly self-censoring their views and work, to avoid a backlash from the public, funding

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Pass Over review at Kiln Theatre, London – ‘frustratingly under-interrogated’ by JN Benjamin

If you’re offended by the ‘N word,’ this UK premiere of Antoinette Nwandu’s 2017 play should be approached with extreme caution. In

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Harry Potter actor Geraldine Somerville cast in Royal Exchange’s The Glass Menagerie by Giverny Masso

Geraldine Somerville has been cast in the Royal Exchange’s production of The Glass Menagerie, 30 years after she made her debut at

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Fairfield Halls boss quits as figures reveal venue achieved 26% occupancy in first three months by Georgia Snow

Fairfield Halls’ artistic director has resigned from the job less than six months after the arts centre reopened following a £40 million

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Actors Centre announces new leadership team and programming overhaul by Giverny Masso

The Actors Centre in London has announced a new leadership team along with major changes to its programming. Amanda Davey, who was

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La Cage aux Folles (The Play) review at Park Theatre, London – ‘Simon Callow’s adaptation of the French farce’ by Paul Vale

Originally produced in 1973, Jean Poiret’s play La Cage aux Folles has long been overshadowed by Jerry Herman’s 1983 musical version. However

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Message in a Bottle review at Peacock Theatre, London – ‘jukebox show of unusual depth’ by Neil Norman

This collaboration between Kate Prince’s hip-hop dance company ZooNation and singer-songwriter Sting is as successful as it is surprising. The judicious selection

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Ian McKellen launches new podcast series from The Stage by Ruth Comerford

Ian McKellen is to feature in the first episode of a new podcast series from The Stage. The first actor to top

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Richard Jordan: Producers and theatres can’t allow an ‘us versus them’ mentality to develop by Richard Jordan

Last week, Paul Woolf, chief executive of Portsmouth’s Kings Theatre, announced to the media that his venue had “taken the step to

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Wednesday, February 19, 2020

A Number review at Bridge Theatre, London – ‘diluted production of Caryl Churchill’s kaleidoscopic play’ by Natasha Tripney

Written in 2002, A Number is often described as Caryl Churchill’s ‘cloning’ play, but it’s so much more than that. It’s as

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Raymond Gubbay steps away from Fiery Angel joint venture by Georgia Snow

Raymond Gubbay has parted ways with Fiery Angel, two years after they launched a new musical entertainment company together. The music and

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Critics’ Circle National Dance Awards 2020: the winners in full by Georgia Snow

Royal Ballet principals Francesca Hayward and Marcelino Sambé were among the performers given top accolades at this year’s National Dance Awards. The

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Meet the ‘oldest performing acrobat in the world’ – 40 years ago in The Stage by Ruth Comerford

Forty years ago this week, we interviewed ‘ancient acrobat’ and circus performer Johnny Hutch, who made his name performing at the Middlesbrough

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Choreographer Cathy Marston: ‘For ages, narrative ballet wasn’t cool. Now I’m getting a lot of offers’ by Anna Winter

The in-demand choreographer tells Anna Winter about her latest work The Cellist, a Royal Ballet production about the legendary Jacqueline du Pré,

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The Cutting Edge review at Arcola Theatre, London – ‘slow-burning and cerebral’ by Dave Fargnoli

Kicking off a bold 20th anniversary season at the Arcola Theatre, The Cutting Edge is a meandering meditation on art, class and

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Everywoman review at the Bunker, London – ‘engaging monologue about motherhood’ by Sally Hales

This poignant, anonymously authored monologue charts a woman’s troubled transition into motherhood. Everywoman explores the idea of the female experience as something

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Diary: Oops, upside your… audience member ejected for trying to headbutt critic by Tabard

Audience behaviour or, more accurately, audience misbehaviour, is like catnip to us theatre folk. We just love talking about it – the

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I Think We Are Alone review King’s Theatre, Edinburgh – ‘a sterile staging’ by Fergus Morgan

Sally Abbott’s new play, produced by Frantic Assembly and co-directed by company chief Scott Graham and Kathy Burke, comes straight from the

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National Theatre’s Rufus Norris: our diversity targets will be met by 2021 by Georgia Snow

Women will make up half of all living writers and directors working at the National Theatre from this time next year, and

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The Upstart Crow starring David Mitchell at the Gielgud Theatre, London – review round-up by Fergus Morgan

Post-modern shows about Shakespeare are almost as common as the real thing these days. Cymbeline has been renamed and reclaimed as Imogen.

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Kristin Scott Thomas, Nicola Walker and Jack Thorne feature in new National Theatre season by Matthew Hemley

Kristin Scott Thomas will star in Phaedra and Jack Thorne has written a new play as part of the National Theatre’s new

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Reworked Jack the Ripper production announced for Opera North’s new season by Ruth Comerford

A reworked production of an opera about Jack the Ripper will feature as part of Opera North’s new season. Iain Bell’s Jack

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Nixon in China review at Theatre Royal, Glasgow – ‘gives a modern classic a new lease of life’ by George Hall

The first so-called ‘CNN opera’ was premiered in 1987, when the events it portrayed – US President Richard Nixon’s unanticipated and historic

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Be More Chill review at the Other Palace, London – ‘fizzes with feel-good energy’ by Theo Bosanquet

The ‘geek musical’ is truly having a moment. With Dear Evan Hansen in the West End, and recent shows including Eugenius!, Loserville

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Rufus Norris signs up for a further five years at National Theatre by Matthew Hemley

Rufus Norris has signed up for a further five years as director of the National Theatre, revealing that increasing the diversity of

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The Stage Scholarships 2020: Sharjah Performing Arts Academy by Paul Vale

Situated in the ‘Cultural Capital of the Arab World’, Sharjah Performing Arts Academy offers students world-class training in an international environment. Paul

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