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Terri Paddock vs Whatsonstage.com

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You can see Kevin Spacey reprising his performance as legendary lawyer Clarence Darrow at the Old Vic Theatre at the moment. We also recently had the chilling, thrilling musical The Scottsboro Boys at the Garrick (itself now unjustly replaced by Let It Be), which told the true story of nine young black men falsely accused of murder in 1930s Alabama.
Those theatrical versions of real-life stories cast long shadows about injustice, and the Scottsboro Boys only recently got a long overdue pardon  more than 80 years later in 2013.

Tribunal ruling: I was “unfairly dismissed” by WhatsOnStage

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It’s been 455 days since I was walked out of the offices of WhatsOnStage, the company that I co-founded. And today I can finally, officially and publicly say: I did nothing wrong and should not have been dismissed. To say that the past 15 months have been extremely long and difficult for me is an understatement, and […]

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Charles Spencer, Mark Shenton, Tim Walker and the “strange world of theatre critics”

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When the Daily Telegraph announced yesterday that Charles Spencer is retiring after 25 years as the newspaper’s theatre critic, there was an outpouring of appreciation for Charlie on Twitter: his long service, his astute opinions, his coins of phrase (Nicole Kidman = “pure theatrical Viagra”) and his public battles with his personal demons (alcoholism and […]