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Curtain Up: News from the last week in theatre, tickets on sale

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The festive season is long gone, pantomimes have finished and hundreds of actors are putting away their Dame costumes for another year, the presents have been put away (or exchanged) and after a month of gorging ourselves on sweet treats there’s one last box of mince pies in the cupboard that we’re trying to resist! So, with the world getting back to normal it’s about time we caught up on recent theatre news.

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NEWS: Zoe Wanamaker, Barbara Flynn and Nina Sosanya star in Nick Payne premiere

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The Donmar announces full casting for the world premiere of Elegy by playwright Nick Payne. Directed by Artistic Director Josie Rourke, the full cast is Barbara Flynn as Carrie, Nina Sosanya as Miriam and Zoë Wanamaker as Lorna, all making a return to the Donmar stage. Elegy – which runs 27 April to 18 June 2016 (previews from 21 April) – imagines a very-near …

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NEWS: Donmar Warehouse’s The Vote Achieves Record TV Viewing Figures

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The live broadcast of The Vote from the Donmar Warehouse on More4 (Thursday 7 May 2015) attracted an audience of more than half a million, peaking at 555,000 viewers during its election night broadcast. This is the highest figure for a Donmar Warehouse production – with the previous record of 180,000 being set by Josie Rourke’s production of Coriolanus broadcast …