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Screen fame may be a major driver of ticket prices, but the breadth of British acting talent is vast

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Television and big screen fame is a major driver for West End producers. Opened last week are Taron Egerton and Jonathan Bailey in a new production of Mike Bartlett’s COCK, and the lowest ticket price is £65, with the bulk at £100 or more, so it also translates to big prices.

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Year in Review: Ian Foster’s 12 Leading Men of the Year 2016

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It’s that time of year again when I am publicly shallow in my appreciation of the men that grace our stages – and given the hit counts I get on these annual posts, you’re all just as thirsty as me! (Note from Mates: Visit Ian’s site for many more, and more revealing, pics of each – plus archive lists since 2009!)

Year in Review: Ian Foster’s 12 Leading Men of the Year 2016

In Features, London theatre, Musicals, Native, Opinion, Plays, Regional theatre, Sticky by Ian FosterLeave a Comment

It’s that time of year again when I am publicly shallow in my appreciation of the men that grace our stages – and given the hit counts I get on these annual posts, you’re all just as thirsty as me! (Note from Mates: Visit Ian’s site for many more, and more revealing, pics of each – plus archive lists since 2009!)

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NEWS: Game of Thrones’ Rose Leslie returns to stage in Contractions

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As he opens Flowers for Mrs Harris – his final production as Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres, Daniel Evans today announces the cast for the forthcoming regional première of Mike Bartlett’s Contractions. Lisa Blair directs Rose Leslie (Emma) and Sara Stewart (Manager). The production opens on 27 June, with previews from 23 June, and runs until 16 July. ‘Care?  Yes. We …