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NEWS: Winners of The Stage Awards include Kiln Theatre, Nica Burns, Wise Children’s Simon Baker & the Theatre Support Fund

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The Stage has announced the winners of The Stage Awards, reimagined this year to celebrate theatrical organisations who continued to create great theatre, show innovation, and help ensure theatre survives in response to the Coronavirus pandemic.

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NEWS: Six stars & Matthew Broderick amongst The Stage Debut Awards nominations

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The Stage today (8 August 2019) announces the shortlist for The Stage Debut Awards 2019. The awards, now in their third year and presented in association with Access Entertainment, celebrate the best breakthrough talent in theatre, from actors and directors to designers, writers, composers and lyricists, all of whom have made their professional debuts in the past year.

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NEWS: Bryan Cranston, Aidan Turner, big names & newcomers nominated for The Stage Debut Awards

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Full shortlists are announced today in The Stage’s second annual Debut Awards, celebrating the UK’s most outstanding breakthrough talent in theatre. Big names – including Bryan Cranston, Aidan Turner and Broadway’s Kelli O’Hara in the West End category – are recognised alongside up and coming talent. Winners are announced at a ceremony on 23 September 2018.

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NEWS: Royal Court organises one-day Weinstein response, Vicky Featherstone’s full statement

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As the topic of sexual abuse and harassment continues to make international headlines following numerous allegations involving Hollywood and theatre producer Harvey Weinstein, the Royal Court Theatre has announced day of action in response. The free day’s programme – held on Saturday 28 October 2017 – will include a sharing session from 12 to 5pm, including curated online submissions, in the …

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NEWS: The Stage launches extensive Debut Awards to discover stars of tomorrow

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The Stage, the world’s oldest and best theatre publication, has today announced The Stage Debut Awards, a new awards to recognise the best breakthrough actors and creatives in theatre. Anyone over the age of 16, making their professional theatre debut in the UK, is eligible for numerous categories across plays and musicals.

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Recognising the value of Britain’s fringe theatre

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My letter below was published in The Stage today

Dear Sir

I read with interest the very detailed British Theatre Repertoire Report 2014 (May 12) and the trends that it highlights.It is disappointing to note, however, that the only theatres surveyed for the report were the members of the Society of London Theatres and UK Theatre.In London alone there are approximately 80 Off-West End venues, the great majority of which are not affiliated to SOLT, and which have therefore been excluded from the report.Off-West End venues not only offer theatre at ticket prices that are typically far below SOLT-staged productions, they also provide an organic base from which, occasionally, shows can springboard up to a more commercial SOLT venue.Additionally, Off-West End productions offer outlets in which emerging artists are often discovered, and established artists can hone their skills.The quality of many Off-West End productions is not in question. By way of example only, the Arcola and the Southwark Playhouse theatres frequently mount shows that garner four-star and five-star ratings in Britain’s mainstream national press, and which can play to packed houses with queues around the block.As and when the next report on the British Theatre Repertoire is published, it needs to be more inclusive.Jonathan Baz

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Year in Review: The best of the best of #theatre2015 round-ups

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After my two-week Christmas roadtrip in the US, I’m finally back at my desk and able to catch up on all the 2015 UK theatrical year round. Have you been keeping up in my absence? Fear not either way, because once again, I’ve rounded up the round-ups to give you an essential overview.