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How Are Productions Of Hamlet Indicators Of The Era They

The height of any professional actor’s career is likely to be around the time they undertake the role of Shakespeare’s Prince of Denmark, Hamlet. From David Tennant, to Jude Law, to Benedict Cumberbatch, Hamlets have sold out stages and been transformed into film, while they continue to evolve in the shape of modern theatre. However, […]Read More

Theatre News: Stage Adaptation Of The Da Vinci Code In

Dan Brown’s best-selling novel The Da Vinci Code has been confirmed as the next up-and-coming play to hit the UK. The world premiere of Rachel Wagstaff and Duncan Abel’s adaptation will travel across the country throughout 2021, opening at the Churchill Theatre, Bromley on 3rd April. Wagstaff and Abel, the Original Theatre Company duo, have […]Read More

Theatre News: Arts Council England To Include Latin-American Checkbox On

It has been announced that a Latin-American checkbox will be introduced on Arts Council England’s diversity monitoring forms. This commitment comes following years of campaigning by Latinx advocacy organisations, and was confirmed by the Chief Executive (Darren Henley) on a Zoom call organised by the arts and culture movement What Next? on the 10th June. […]Read More

Theatre News: West End Live Announces Virtual Schedule

Yesterday, West End Live announced a two-day schedule for their 2020 celebration of British musical theatre, which is taking place online (rather than London’s Trafalgar Square), due to the Coronavirus outbreak. West End Live stated: “We could not let the stagiest weekend of the year go by without sharing our love of theatre with you […]Read More

Theatre News: Andrew Lloyd Webber To Test New Methods For

The father of musicals, Andrew Lloyd Webber, claims that he has viewed a new government report that may limit singing in future theatre shows. In response, Webber has scheduled a trial of live performances in July, to find a solution.   Utilising one of his many properties, the London Palladium will house the first tests. […]Read More

Theatre News: Cameron Mackintosh Cancels West End Theatre Until 2021

On Wednesday 17th June, Delfont Mackintosh Theatres released a statement from Cameron Mackintosh, the producer behind Les Miserables, The Phantom of the Opera and Hamilton, which has changed British theatre for the forseeable future. Theatres are to remain closed until 2021 at the earliest. Meanwhile, it has also been announced that the company is currently […]Read More

Theatre News: UK Students Start Campaign To Save Local Theatres

In response to difficulties imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, a group of students at Warwick University’s Drama Society have established a nationwide campaign called Students Saving Our Theatres. Since founding the movement, nineteen other drama societies across Britain (such as University of Leeds’s Stage Musicals Society and Theatre Group, as well as University of West […]Read More