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What next for the theatre industry post-pandemic & how will it have to change?

In Broadway, Features, London theatre, Musicals, Online shows, Opinion, Plays, Quotes by Mark ShentonLeave a Comment

In a feature for The Stage earlier in the week, Jessica Korvavos, president of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Really Useful Group, was asked to sum up the last year: “A year when singing and dancing in public have been against the law? It’s been like a horrible dystopian cross between Footloose and Groundhog Day.”

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NEWS: Capital Theatres & Pitlochry Festival Theatre announce new joint venture, the Musical Commissioning Hub

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Under the new strategy of its chief executive Fiona Gibson, Capital Theatres intends to develop its third theatre space, The Studio, starting with the creation of exciting new Scottish musicals. In a producing partnership with Pitlochry Festival Theatre, it is launching a brand-new Musical Commissioning Hub as the first step towards achieving this.

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WISH LIST – Royal Court

In London theatre, Opinion, Plays, Reviews by Aleks SierzLeave a Comment

You could call it the Corbynisation of new writing. In the past couple of years, a series of plays have plumbed the lower depths, looking at the subject of good people trapped in zero-hour contracts and terrible working conditions. Like Ken Loach’s dreary film, I, Daniel Blake, these plays have integrity, but very little dramatic content.

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NEWS: Post Guys & Dolls, David Haig joins Blue/Orange at Young Vic

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Hot on the heels of his just-finished West End musical run in Guys and Dolls, David Haig will join Daniel Kaluuya and Luke Norris in the cast of Joe Penhall’s Blue/Orange in a new production by director Matthew Xia. Due to popular demand, the run extends to 2 July. Blue/Orange runs in the Young Vic’s Main House from 12 May 2016.