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NEWS: Olivier Award for Best Director is renamed after Sir Peter Hall following In Memoriam omission

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Having apologised for the “huge oversight” in omitting Royal Shakespeare Society founder Sir Peter Hall from the In Memoriam segment at Sunday night’s 2018 Olivier Awards, the organisers have issued a further statement announcing that the Olivier Award for Best Director will be renamed in the great director’s memory.

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RSC co-founder John Barton dies at 89: Artistic director Gregory Doran pays tribute

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The Royal Shakespeare Company last night reported the death of John Barton at the age of 89. Barton co-founded the company with Peter Hall, who also passed away in September. Current RSC artistic director Gregory Doran reflects on Barton’s life (26 November 1928-18 January 2018).






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FEATURED SHOW: Waiting for Godot makes a triumphant West End return, ★★★★★ reviews are in!

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Have you caught the current West End revival of Waiting for Godot, which has returned Samuel Beckett’s classic to the Arts Theatre, where it had its English-language premiere in 1955? Check out review highlights here – as well as the new show trailer featuring some of them…






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NEWS: Sir Peter Hall dies aged 86, National Theatre directors pay tribute

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Sir Peter Hall, the founding director of both the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Rose Theatre, Kingston and the second director of the National Theatre, passed away yesterday (11 September 2017) at the age of 86. Four other NT artistic directors lead the tributes.