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NEWS: Life Changes Trust pledges renewed funding to dementia friendly communities in Edinburgh theatres

The Life Changes Trust has renewed its funding to support dementia friendly communities at the Festival and King’s Theatres in Edinburgh. Capital Theatres, which runs the prestigious Edinburgh theatres, was initially awarded £320,000 in 2015 to help create dementia friendly venues so that people with dementia and those who care for them can continue to enjoy participating in the arts. ...

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NEWS: Birmingham REP to sell off costumes in one-off sale

Ever fancied yourself as Dorothy? Or maybe Cruella is more your thing? If you’ve ever dreamed of owning your own theatrical costume then Birmingham Repertory Theatre is the place to be on April 7 as the theatre opens its doors to members of the public for a special one-off costume sale. Some of the many costumes that are available include ...

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NEWS: Leading theatre charity changes its name to Capital Theatres

Scotland’s largest independent theatre organisation, Festival City Theatres Trust, is changing its name to Capital Theatres. Effective from Thursday 1 March, the charitable trust which runs the Festival and King’s Theatres and The Studio, rebrands as Capital Theatres. The name change reflects the growth of the organisation and the need to establish an identifiable ‘home’ brand for its three Edinburgh ...

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NEWS: Royal Shakespeare Company announce partnership with US start-up, Magic Leap

The Royal Shakespeare Company have announced they will partner with the US-based technology company, Magic Leap to investigate the notion of providing new theatrical experiences using special computing technologies and have committed to launching two fellowships for students or recent graduates beginning in the Autumn of 2018. With the increase in popularity of digital platforms and augmented reality, Magic Leap ...

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NEWS: Deena Payne to star in Wolverhampton Grand’s second in-house production, Ladies’ Day

Wolverhampton Grand today made the first cast announcement for their forthcoming in-house production, Ladies’ Day. The theatre announced that Deena Payne, best known for playing Viv Hope in Emmerdale and being one of the longest-serving cast members in the show's history having starred for 18 years, will play Pearl - one of the four leading ladies. Payne’s previous theatre credits ...

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BLOG: Inside COMPANY – The Beginning.

Writing an exclusive blog for The Reviews Hub, actor Arun Blair-Mangat will take us over the next few weeks behind the scenes at the brand new production of Stephen Sondheim's COMPANY which opens at Aberdeen Arts Centre from the 1st - 10th February. Mounting a brand new production of Stephen Sondheim’s COMPANY in three weeks….should be a piece of cake, right? After spending ...

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