What were our Top 10 news stories in October 2016?

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As it’s the first of the month, we’re taking a brief moment to remind ourselves of the biggest news stories from the month just closed. What were the headlines that got readers clicking most? Any surprises? Our Top 10 News stories from October 2016 are listed below with summaries and links to read more.

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Top 10 News – October 2016

Emma Rice departs as Shakespeare's Globe artistic director
Emma Rice departs as Shakespeare’s Globe artistic director
The Shakespeare Globe Trust Board together with Artistic Director, Emma Rice, have determined that the current nature of work, which has characterised the period since Emma assumed the…
Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein due for West End in autumn 2017
Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein due for West End in autumn 2017
Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein – which will open for a pre West End season at the Newcastle Theatre Royal (26 August to 9 September 2017) – is slated for a West End opening autumn 2017….
Jim Steinman's Bat Out of Hell opens in London in June
Jim Steinman’s Bat Out of Hell opens in London in June
Tickets are now onsale for BAT OUT OF HELL, a new musical by Jim Steinman, based on the best-selling classic album by Meat Loaf, premieres next year. The musical spectacle previews at the…
Andrew Lloyd Webber relaunches St James as Other Palace, First season
Andrew Lloyd Webber relaunches St James as Other Palace, First season
Andrew Lloyd Webber today announces plans for The Other Palace, the newest addition to The Really Useful Theatres Group. The inaugural season, under new artistic director Paul Taylor Mills,…
Sam Mendes directs Butterworth's The Ferryman, Royal Court unveils 2017
Sam Mendes directs Butterworth’s The Ferryman, Royal Court unveils 2017
The Royal Court Theatre announces spring/summer season of work. The new season includes eight world premieres, four UK and international collaborations and the return of a seminal Royal…
Tickets for West End Hamilton go onsale in January
Tickets for West End Hamilton go onsale in January
As previously announced, HAMILTON, the critically acclaimed and multi-award winning Broadway musical will open at the end of 2017 at the Victoria Palace Theatre, London which is currently…
Jersey Boys closes after nine years in West End, 26 Mar
Jersey Boys closes after nine years in West End, 26 Mar
One of London’s best loved musicals, , will close at the Piccadilly Theatre on Sunday 26 March 2017 following nine amazing years in London. is currently the sixth longest-musical running…
Daniel Radcliffe & Joshua McGuire headline 50th anniversary Rosencrantz
Daniel Radcliffe & Joshua McGuire headline 50th anniversary Rosencrantz
The Old Vic today announces further programming, casting and dates for the 2016-17 season, both on and off the main stage. The 50th anniversary production of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern…
The Phantom of the Opera celebrates 30th Anniversary
The Phantom of the Opera celebrates 30th Anniversary
On Monday 10 October 2016, the West End production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera will celebrate its 30th Anniversary with a special gala performance in aid of The Music…
Rufus Norris announces 2017 National Theatre season
Rufus Norris announces 2017 National Theatre season
artistic director Rufus Norris announced the flagship institution’s 2017 season which will include four world premieres – including a current work-in-progress on the state of Brexit…
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