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‘We were involved in decisions’: Chris Grady pays tribute to influential theatre manager Gordon Stratford

In Features, Inspiring people, Opinion, Quotes, Regional theatre by Chris GradyLeave a Comment

What made theatre manager Gordon Stratford special for me, as a boss, was his passion for the theatre, his quick understanding of potential audiences, and his willingness to give his marketing team the chance to challenge him on proposed prices, deals, and even show choices.

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NEWS: Come From Away: The Concert is cancelled as ATG suspends performances at its UK venues until April 2021

In London theatre, Musicals, Native, News, Plays, Quotes, Regional theatre by Press Releases

A specially staged concert version of award-winning hit musical Come From Away, due to play at London’s Phoenix Theatre from 10-27 February 2021, has been cancelled following the Ambassador Theatre Group’s announcement that performances at the company’s UK venues have been suspended until 3 April 2021.

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As commercial producers yearn for a return to normal, will subsidised theatre play it safe or break the mould?

In Features, London theatre, Musicals, Online shows, Opinion, Plays, Quotes, Regional theatre by Mark ShentonLeave a Comment

Some commercial producers, it appears, wanted the old order to be restored and business to proceed as normal, hence the rush to re-open as quickly as it was legally possible to do so back in November after we emerged from the second lockdown.

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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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’An undeniable triumph’: SUNSET BOULVARD IN CONCERT – Leicester Curve (Online review) ★★★★★

In Musicals, Online shows, Opinion, Regional theatre, Reviews by Luca MolinariLeave a Comment

The Curve, Leicester’s production of Sunset Boulevard takes the streaming of live theatre to a new level, not only with its music and storytelling, all performed by a wonderful cast, but also in the way in which it showcases the skill and talent of the entire team both on and off the stage.