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Andrew Lloyd Webber has warned that theatres are likely to remain closed until the end of September… international circus artists are currently stuck in the UK after their tour with @ZipposCircus was cancelled… Royal Shakespeare Company's Swan Theatre will remain closed until the autumn due to the financial impact of the…'s Jermyn Street Theatre has been flooded, leaving some parts of the building under 5ft of water, after a pip… in north Wales has been transformed into a temporary hospital for Covid-19 patients… and Ebb musical Curtains starring @JasonManford will be streamed online to raise money for a fund supporting… the latest vacancies in the theatre and entertainment industry on The Stage Jobs. Find and apply for your ne… Touring Opera (@ETOpera) is to make its debut broadcast on Easter Sunday with St John Passion… theatres continue to be dark across the country, The Stage’s news team asked industry leaders, including… fortnightly writing competition has been launched by theatre company @BitterTheatre to find new short plays that… organisations across Greater Manchester – including @rxtheatre, @home_mcr and @the_lowry – have joined togethe… 8% of lead roles on prime time TV are played by actors of African-Caribbean, South Asian, East Asian or Middle… Richard Jordan asks if postponing the Olivier Awards was a missed an opportunity to put theatre back in th…'s isolation-inspired new-writing project has announced a partnership with @BBCarts, which will br… you want your voice heard by the industry? Submit your issue to Soapbox now at
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Follow us on Instagram (TheStageUK) for even more theatre news. Simply search TheStageUK. hoping to see former Reading Gaol turned into a theatre space are "staggeringly disappointed" that the… cast members from Mamma Mia! in the West End including Caroline Sheen (@sheencaroline) have reunited to ma… Honor Blackman – 1960s icon who starred as Pussy Galore in the James Bond film Goldfinger…'s Artrix arts centre is to close permanently because of the financial impact of coronavirus… to the latest online and self-tape auditions on The Stage Castings. Find roles in theatre, TV, film and more:… non-essential workers now at home, how are drama schools adapting to the coronavirus pandemic? Staff and stude… has reached an agreement with UK Theatre and the Society of London Theatre to ensure theatres "take full ad… Theatre Wales (@NTWtweets) is partnering with Welsh-language theatre company @TheatrGenCymru and Cardiff's… Wertenbaker (@WertenbakerT), @Abi_Zakarian and Chinonyerem Odimba (@Chino100percent) are among the writ… first audition, in my final year of training, was for two episodes of The Bill on ITV. I hadn’t been to Limehous…"Live in the moment. Life is a constant unknown. We have no guarantees of tomorrow, even without Covid-19" – Mindfu…"I hope a sense of community and kindness lasts when this is over" – this week our Green Room panel answer the ques… spotlights a show that should have opened this week – Last Easter by Bryony Lavery @OrangeTreeThr – an… their work with inmates has been suspended, Italian theatremakers celebrated Prison Theatre Day online and v… actors, we are used to having to fend for ourselves and not asking for help says Paul Clayton (@claytoncast). Bu…
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Tonight is the Olivier awards special on ITV, celebrating the past 10 years of the awards ceremony. Catch up with a…’t miss the news that the Shakespeare’s Globe announces digital programme for isolation. Read more here:… week, The Stage news editor @MattHemley spoke to theatre workers who have turned to supermarkets for work as t…'t miss The Stage's Editor’s View from Alistair Smith (@smithalistair): Do whatever you need to do to survive th… week The Stage reported theatre publisher @NickHernBooks is launching a free play-reading initiative amidst th… week Sonia Friedman (@SFP_London) wrote in The Stage: Everyone in British theatre will need to work together t… up with The Stage's advice for performers and the online training opportunities available to them in isolatio… positive news for theatre this week as we report on new data revealing ‘steep increase’ in proportion of theat… news for Andrew Lloyd Webber (@OfficialALW) fans this week as The Stage reports Andrew Lloyd Webber musicals… week @KATIEHAWTHORNE examined whether live-streaming could be a solution to the economic fallout. Live-streami… play featuring Ophelia and Laertes (6). How well do you know Shakespeare? The Stage crossword challenge… to The Stage Digital Edition and have unlimited access to theatre's top news straight to your smartphone…
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NEW EPISODE: Arlene Phillips (@arlenephillips) is our latest guest on the Seven Stages podcast, sponsored by…“We need money but we want theatre to bounce back” – dancers talk to The Stage about the fallout from Covid-19, fro… has revealed a new programme of work to encourage creativity during the coronavirus outbreak, inc… Arts Council of Wales (@Arts_Wales_) has unveiled its £7 million rescue package to help protect the Welsh cultu… arts training organisation Landon Education is recruiting drama teachers for fixed-term contracts in Chi… than 200,000 households tuned in live to the first #NationalTheatreAtHome screening last night, which attracte… Enright (@Hels75), senior lecturer in drama at Bath Spa University, offers her advice to students: "Use thea… has committed to paying all staff – including those employed on a show-by-show basis – and has confirm… versions of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musicals will be made available weekly on a new YouTube channel, The Shows… on The Stage Castings for free today to receive personalised audition alerts so you never miss your dream… national competition @KingLearPrizes is encouraging people over 70 with no professional experience in the arts…