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‘We were involved in decisions’: Chris Grady pays tribute to influential theatre manager Gordon Stratford

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What made theatre manager Gordon Stratford special for me, as a boss, was his passion for the theatre, his quick understanding of potential audiences, and his willingness to give his marketing team the chance to challenge him on proposed prices, deals, and even show choices.

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Tony’s Last Tape Q&A video: Paying tribute to Tony Benn, from ‘most dangerous man’ to ‘national treasure’

In Features, Inspiring people, Interviews, London theatre, Native, Opinion, Plays, Quotes, Reviews, Ticket recommendations, Video by Terri PaddockLeave a Comment

Many in the audience at Clapham’s Omnibus Theatre knew and were influenced by Tony Benn and were happy to share memories and thoughts on what he would think about the play as well as today’s political situation.

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NEWS: Alex Kingston in gender-switch production of An Enemy of the People & Assassins revival are confirmed for Nottingham Playhouse autumn season

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Award-winning actress, TV and film actress Alex Kingston will take on the lead of Dr Stockmann in An Enemy of the People from 13 to 28 September 2019 (press night is 17 September) as part of Nottingham Playhouse’s autumn season.

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New post-show Q&A: Join Terri for the timely return of Tony Benn play Tony’s Last Tape

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As part of her ongoing post-show Q&A series, on Friday 5 April 2019, Mates co-founder Terri Paddock returns to London’s Omnibus Theatre for the timely return of the one-man play about the late political titan and “most dangerous man in Britain” Tony Benn. Got any questions?

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NEWS: Top UK theatres named at The Stage Awards 2019 include the Bush, Barn Cirencester & Nottingham Playhouse

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Winners of The Stage Awards 2019 have been announced at the Bridge Theatre, London. The Bush Theatre was named London Theatre of the Year, Regional Theatre of the Year was won by Nottingham Playhouse and The Barn Theatre, Cirencester won Fringe Theatre of the Year.

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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

In Films, Opinion, Plays, Regional theatre, Reviews by Maryam PhilpottLeave a Comment

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.