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NEWS: Bush Theatre to re-open in March

By PAUL COUCH London's  Bush Theatre is to re-open in March after a year-long £4.3m redevelopment, the largest capital project in the theatre’s history, it has been announced today [20 January]. The redevelopment has been driven by the aim of realising Artistic Director Madani Younis’ vision for a theatre that reflects the diversity of London today. The building will be ...

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NEWS: Countdown to fifth Vault Festival underway

By GLEN PEARCE Organisers are busy preparing for London's fifth VAULT Festival, which opens in just over two week's time. For 2017 the festival welcomes over 200 new shows across theatre, comedy, music, dance and film, and, for the first time, events take place not only in the original location under Waterloo Station but at satellite venues Network Theatre and Morley ...

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NEWS: Brighton Bookworms encouraged to join city-wide reads

By GLEN PEARCE Bookworms in Brighton are being encouraged to get reading ahead of this May's Brighton Festival. Organisers have today [9 January 2016] announced the titles for the city-wide City Reads, with Sharon Duggal's The Handsworth Times being selected for adults and A.F. Harrold's Fizzlebert Stump The Boy Who Ran Away from the Circus (and Joined the Library) being chosen ...

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NEWS: Audra McDonald back in the West End

By PAUL COUCH Six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald is to return to London’s West End in April for four concerts at Leicester Square Theatre, where she sold out shows last year, it's been announced today [3 January 2017]. The Broadway legend will be joined on stage, this time by host and pianist Seth Rudetsky, who last month starred in ...

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NEWS: Stars of the West End sing out for Childline

By PAUL COUCH Some of the biggest stars of London's West End have re-recorded Jacques Brel’s If We Only Have Love in aid of Childline as the service celebrates its 30th anniversary. Among the array of West End stars singing on the release are Daniel Boys (The Boys in the Band, Spamalot) r (Phantom of The Opera); Cassidy Janson (Beautiful, The Carole King ...

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NEWS: One thing more on gender imbalance in Irish arts

By Saoirse Anton “This is what collaborative feminist power looks like and it is a powerful, playful and inclusive thing.” In just one succinct sentence Sarah Durcan, general manager of Science Gallery International, and a member of the Waking the Feminists group, summed up the atmosphere in the Abbey Theatre today [14 November 2016] at Waking The Feminists’ One Thing More. On ...

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NEWS: HOME announces PUSH 2017

Manchester’s HOME has today announced plans for PUSH 2017 - a two-week festival which promises to shine a light on regional talent. The festival which will run from 14th - 28th January will be run in association with Auto Trader and will provide an opportunity for some of the North West’s most exciting and vibrant artists the chance to present ...

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NEWS: Theatr Clwyd announce new season

Tamara Harvey, Artistic Director of Theatr Clwyd in Mold, has today announced her second season at the North Wales producing house. The Spring Season runs from February to May 2017 and includes three world premières, two classic revivals, and one new adaptation. Starting off the new season will be a new revival of David Hare's thrilling drama Skylight (9th Feb - ...

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