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‘Valuable additions to the expanded series’: QUEERS – Old Vic (Online review)

In London theatre, Online shows, Opinion, Plays, Reviews by John ChapmanLeave a Comment

The first new piece for Queers references a moment in history while the second takes a broader more contemporary sweep of recent events but what unites them is that they present the experiences of wider elements of the LGBTQ+ community who also happen to be black; the original series was rather under representative in this area.

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NEWS: Nominations are announced for the UK Theatre Awards 2019

In Awards, London theatre, Manchester, Musicals, Native, News, Plays, Press Releases, Regional theatre, Touring by Press Releases

The list of nominees has been revealed for this year’s UK Theatre Awards, the only nationwide awards to honour and celebrate outstanding achievements in theatre throughout England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Best New Play nominees are Laura Wade’s The Watsons, Ulster American by David Ireland and Life Of Pi, adapted by Lolita Chakrabarti from Yann Martel’s novel, while Best Musical …

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‘You gain in a proximity to the action denied even to the front row’: NT Live screening – The Madness of King George III

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The revival of Alan Bennett’s 1991 classic The Madness of King George III at Nottingham Playhouse couldn’t then be more relevant, a play that speaks to our interest in the people who govern us as well as concerns about fitness to rule, mental health and its treatment.

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Support the King’s Head expansion: Dan Crawford’s widow says he certainly would

In Features, Interviews, London theatre, News, Opinion, Sticky by Terri PaddockLeave a Comment

What would Dan Crawford himself think of this week’s developments? In response to some of the qualms expressed, Crawford’s widow Stephanie Sinclaire has been unequivocal – Dan would have applauded very loudly, as she herself is doing. With Stephanie’s permission, I’m reprinting an edited version of her Facebook posts in support of the new King’s Head initiative and artistic director Adam Spreadbury-Maher and his team.