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NEWS: The Wardrobe Ensemble follows Education in the West End with Pelican Daughters in Edinburgh

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After they make their West End debut with the transfer of 1990s-set Education Education Education, award-winning company The Wardrobe Ensemble conclude this summer with a return to the Edinburgh Fringe and their brand-new, contemporary tale The Last of the Pelican Daughters.

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NEWS: Complicite tours Pacifist’s Guide, revives McBurney’s The Encounter

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Complicité programme for 2018 will include a reimagined version of Bryony Kimmings’ musical A Pacificist’s Guide to the War on Cancer and the return of the company’s multi award-winning one-man show The Encounter starring artistic director Simon McBurney, which will have a new three-week run at London’s Barbican from mid-April.

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NEWS: Sonia Friedman nominated Producer of the Year for third year, Full Stage Awards shortlists

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Industry newspaper The Stage, the world’s oldest theatre publication, has announced the shortlist for its annual industry awards, celebrating success within the performing arts. Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony held on 27 January 2017 at the West End’s Theatre Royal Drury Lane. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child producer Sonia Friedman (pictured, photo by Alex Brenner) is shortlisted for …

RSC returning home to the London theatre that was built to its own specifications

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When the Barbican Centre first opened in 1982, one of its first resident companies was the Royal Shakespeare Company, who gave up their beloved West End addresses at the Aldwych and Donmar Warehouse to move there. The Barbican’s two theatre spaces that replaced them — the mainhouse Barbican Theatre and Pit respectively — were built specifically to and for the RSC’s specifications.
So it was hugely surprising, not to say foolhardy, when then artistic director Adrian Noble suddenly decided to withdraw the company from the building entirely in 2002, and become a company that peripatetically roamed all over the capital, hiring theatres as it needed them from the Noel Coward and Novello to the Roundhouse. It did particularly impressive work in reconfiguring the Roundhouse as a bespoke space for itself, but the company’s lack of a permanent presence in London damaged it greatly.

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