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NEWS: Nominations are announced for the UK Theatre Awards 2019

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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

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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.

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What are the Top 15 hottest tickets on the site right NOW?

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These are our current Top 15 Ticket Recommendations – broken down into five musicals, five plays and five ‘star attractions’ (in other words, there are famous faces in the cast) – based on both best-sellers over the past month as well as our predictions on the hottest of upcoming openings

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What were our Top 10 news stories in November 2016?

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As it’s the first of the month, we’re taking a brief moment to remind ourselves of the biggest news stories from the month just closed. What were the headlines that got readers clicking most? Any surprises? Our Top 10 News stories from November 2016 are listed below with summaries and links to read more.

Podcast: Mart Crowley & The Boys in the Band cast on making history

In Features, Inspiring people, Interviews, London theatre, Opinion, Plays, Quotes, Regional theatre, Special Events, Touring by Terri PaddockLeave a Comment

Mart Crowley’s seminal play, The Boys in the Band, premiered in New York in 1968, just 14 months before the Stonewall riots that ignited the gay rights movement. Long before the likes of Martin Sherman‘s Bent (1979), Tony Kushner‘s Angels in America (1993) or Kevin Elyot‘s My Night With Reg (1994), this play broke new ground, changing history and the landscape of gay theatre.

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NEWS: All-star cast join Mark Gatiss & Ian Hallard in The Boys in the Band, Trailer released

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Further casting has been announced for Adam Penford’s revival of Mart Crowley’s ground-breaking play, THE BOYS IN THE BAND, opening at Park Theatre in London this autumn, then touring to The Lowry, Theatre Royal Brighton and West Yorkshire Playhouse. Daniel Boys, Jack Derges and James Holmes are amongst the boys joining Mark Gatiss and Ian Hallard in the new band.