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#LoveTheatreDay 2015: The overwhelming and the inspiring

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In case it escaped your notice, the second annual #LoveTheatreDay (that’s opposed to last year’s #LoveTheatre Day, for the record) took place last Wednesday. I’d had it marked in my calendar for months and had fully intended to indulge fully, cognisant that last year I’d overdosed fairly quickly, feeling Twitter punchdrunk after a few hours. This year would be different.

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Popular vs personal: How did my own choices fare against the #AlsoRecognised winners?

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On Monday, we announced on MyTheatreMates.com the winners of our inaugural #AlsoRecognised Awards. The first year of these Awards has caught the imagination of the industry, the audience voters and the nominees and winners more than I had hoped to imagine. Your winners are lovely, truly lovely and appreciative. Just look how they’ve embraced – […]

What’s the message of World Theatre Day? And why don’t the English celebrate it?

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The inaugural #LoveTheatre day back in November caused quite a stir. Theatre – and more specifically #lovetheatre – was trending up and down the country. Now, here we are today, the 54th annual World Theatre Day (or, like with like, #WorldTheatreDay) and you’d hardly know it. More than five decades in, you’d think that World […]

#LoveTheatre Day: How was it for you? My top tweets

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Yesterday was the inaugural #LoveTheatre day. Run in partnership with Twitter UK, Guardian Culture Professionals Network and Culture Themes, it was widely embraced by theatres and theatre lovers everywhere. We were trending worldwide! I’m on Twitter for quite a lot of every day, and it’s always pretty dizzying. But I have to confess, even for […]