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NEWS: Finalists announced for new online theatre award OnComm

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Since the start of the Covid pandemic closures in 2020, many independent, alternative and fringe theatre venues and companies across the UK and beyond responded to the challenges of lockdowns by taking their shows online – and OffWestEnd has responded to this whole new strand of theatre by launching a new award, the OnComm, for the best of this new stream of online theatre.

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NEWS: Janie Dee will star in a new digital production of Terence Rattigan’s All On Her Own

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A brand new digital production of Terence Rattigan’s one-woman play All On Her Own will star award-winning actress Janie Dee and be directed by Alastair Knights, with Jack McCann as assistant director and original music by Lindsey Miller. The show will be available to stream for eight performances only via stream.theatre from 16 to 21 February 2021.

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NEWS: Winners of The Stage Awards include Kiln Theatre, Nica Burns, Wise Children’s Simon Baker & the Theatre Support Fund

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The Stage has announced the winners of The Stage Awards, reimagined this year to celebrate theatrical organisations who continued to create great theatre, show innovation, and help ensure theatre survives in response to the Coronavirus pandemic.

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NEWS: Performances of Mischief Movie Night In will be live-streamed over Christmas

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With the latest round of Government restrictions closing theatres in London, the original Mischief team have announced that they will be performing their improv show Mischief Movie Night In, streaming a new movie every night from the ‘Mischief emergency comedy bunker’ at Immersive Ldn, live into homes from 27-31 December 2020.

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NEWS: More venues in the east & south east of England fall under Tier 3 rules, while Bristol goes down a tier

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Following the news that London – plus parts of Essex and Hertfordshire – would move into Tier 3 from 16 December 2020, Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock has announced that the same measures will also apply to a much wider area of the east and south east of England from 19 December.

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NEWS: Stage musical version of Bedknobs & Broomsticks will have its world premiere in UK tour from August 2021

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Producer Michael Harrison has announced that Disney’s Academy Award-winning movie Bedknobs and Broomsticks will make its world premiere as a new stage musical. Performances begin at Newcastle Theatre Royal from 14-21 August 2021, before a UK tour which includes a five-week Christmas season at Leeds Grand Theatre (8 December 2021 to 9 January 2022).

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NEWS: New graduate Ivano Turco wins lead role in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cinderella musical

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The latest cast member to be announced for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s new musical Cinderella is Ivano Turco. Just graduated from Urdang Academy, Turco will be making his West End debut in the show as Sebastian, the younger brother of Prince Charming. Cinderella will open at London’s Gillian Lynne Theatre on 19 May 2021, with previews from 30 April.

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NEWS: Bloom Theatre presents new digital play Avalanche – a story of acceptance, struggle & triumph – in January 2021

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Bloom Theatre​ is back from 7 January to 7 February 2021 with a digital production of new play Avalanche, written by the company’s co-founders, ​Simon Fraser​ and ​Jack Albert Cook​. The play deals with the aftermath of sexual assault and its effects on the mind and body.