The theatre industry’s fightback was raised to a new level as, after more than two months of enforced venue closures, leaders coordinated efforts to pressure the government for further support, and DCMS appointed a new commissioner for Cultural Recovery.
As BLUE prepares for its premiere at London’s Camden Fringe, we talk to writer and performer Kim Scopes. Created with director Holli Dillon by their new theatre company the Sycorax Collective, the one-woman abstract fairy tale runs 15 to 19 August 2018 at Etcetera Theatre. Read our interview below to find out why there’s a woman stuck on the moon and what Jim Broadbent once gave her for Christmas… and then get booking!
What kind of show takes you to the moon with a lobster named Spock? The answer is BLUE, a one-woman abstract fairy tale created by new theatre company Sycorax Collective that explores mental health and the importance of reaching out when you’re not okay. It premieres at this year’s Camden Fringe.
The Lyric Hammersmith has announced plans to refurbish the theatre’s 550-seat Victorian auditorium, which has not been fully refurbished since 1979, and to modernise its Studio theatre.
Arts Council England announced an investment package of nearly £0.7 million to fund Northampton-based Royal & Derngate’s three year programme to create original musical productions for mid-scale theatres.
A few months ago when Arts Council England announced their funding allocation for the next four years, one of the shocks that came out of it was the dropping of Liverpool’s MDI as a National Portfolio Organisation (NPO).
MyTheatreMates are delighted to champion The Albany and ARC Stockton’s major new initiative to make theatre freely accessible to local children in south London. The #EveryChildTheatre campaign has already attracted Theatreland support from patrons including Jude Law and Noma Dumezweni. Can you help out too? Read more and consider donating to the scheme’s Crowdfunding initiative. They have until 4 August 2017 to meet their target of £10,000!
Today, Arts Council England announced that it will invest an additional £170million outside London between 2018 and 2022.