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Aladdin Pantomime Accused Of Racism: We Can Do Better

A pantomime production of Aladdin has come under fire this week, with many accusing the directors of “casual racism” after they cast two white people as ‘The Chinese Policemen’ in an already all-white cast. The production, set to run at the Forum Theatre in Billingham from 1st December, put up posters of the pantomime, showing […]Read More

Theatre News: Edinburgh Fringe On Track To Reach £200k Fundraising

The Edinburgh Fringe is likely to reach its final fundraising goal of £200,000. FringeMakers has currently raised over £180,000 through its fundraising campaign. The campaign has seen the success of digital fundraiser AJ Bell Fringe on Friday, a weekly Fringe variety show. The final instalment will take place on Friday 28 August, with drag queen […]Read More

Theatre News: RSC Closed Until 2021

The Royal Shakespeare Company have announced that they will remain closed until 2021, as well as their plans for redundancy consultations, in line with the end of the Coronavirus job retention scheme in October. The news comes after all RSC shows were cancelled or postponed back in April, until June 30 at the earliest. The company had […]Read More

Theatre News: Indoor Performances To Go Ahead From Today

The government has confirmed indoor theatre performances can go ahead from today, as long as social distancing is adhered to. Although the news comes later than planned, the return of indoor performances is stage four of the Culture Secretary’s plan. As we continue to move through the phased theatre reopening, Boris Johnson has said the […]Read More

Theatre News: The Furlough Scheme Will Not Be Extended For

Rishi Sunak has announced that the theatre and creative industries will not receive an extension to the government’s furlough scheme. The furlough scheme helps employers pay staff that are unable to work due to the pandemic, but it will not be extended for individual sectors in need. In September, employers must pay 10% of the wages […]Read More

Theatre News: Mamma Mia Could Close After 21 Years

The cast and crew of Mamma Mia have been “let go” amid news that the show is set to remain closed for the foreseeable future, due to the impacts of the Coronavirus pandemic. The show’s closure has come after news from the government that social distancing will continue through to November, with no date yet […]Read More