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NEWS: Brighton Fringe Bursary Winners Announced

Twenty shows and events will be sharing £10,000 worth of bursaries as details of this year's Brighton Fringe bursaries are announced. In keeping with the eclectic mix of the fringe programme, a range of art forms are represented in the awards, seeing, alongside others, an exhibition by star-photographers and a modern day Mexican ghost story among the winners. Tim Andrews ...

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NEWS: Jermyn Street Theatre appoints new Artistic Director

After nearly five yeas in post, Anthony Biggs has announced today [3 February 2017] he will be leaving Jermyn Street Theatre this summer. The venue has also annouced Tom Littler [pictured above] as Biggs' successor. As Artistic Director at the London venue, Bigg's final production will be the UK Premiere of Maxim Gorky's The Last One. Biggs will be succeeded by ...

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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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