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Southwark Playhouse announces details of new temporary home

14th November 2012

Southwark Playhouse has announced details of its temporary new home during the redevelopment of London Bridge station, which will increase its capacity by more than a third for the next five years.

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Frank Matcham Society announces additional Patron

14th November 2012

Ken Dodd OBE has become a Patron of the Frank Matcham Society, the body dedicated to the promotion of Britain’s greatest and most prolific theatre architect, Frank Matcham.

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Letter: Queens Theatre Burslem has been forgotten

14th November 2012

Letter written to The Sentinel In this city we have a little forgotten town known as Burslem, affectionally known as the Mother Town. In this town, we have a forgotten theatre called the Queens Theatre.

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Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds launches public debate about its future

14th November 2012

Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds’ board has announced it will carry out a public consultation on the future of the Regency playhouse, after concerns were raised over initial proposals to merge its management with that of a local concert hall.

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Rose Theatre project wins Heritage Lottery Fund development grant

14th November 2012

Sir Ian McKellen and Tony Robinson were among the guests at the British Museum on Thursday morning to celebrate the news that the Rose Theatre Trust has been awarded a development grant by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

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Leicester's Curve Theatre: Attendance reaches all-time high

13th November 2012

Ticket sales and revenue at Leicester’s Curve Theatre have reached an all-time high, the venue’s chief executive Fiona Allan has said. More than 180,000 people attended paid performances at the £61m theatre in 2011-12, an increase of 8% over the previous year.

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Bradford Odeon: Community plan for former cinema

13th November 2012

Members of the Bradford One group, which has just been launched, said the former Bradford Odeon could become a venue for music and other cultural activities. The redevelopment could cost about £10m, said Bradford One. A feasibility study and business plan would be drawn up following a public consultation, the group said.

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Half Moon Young People's Theatre unveils its new-look home

13th November 2012

Half Moon Young People’s Theatre group that forged its existence by creating theatre “with and for” young people in Tower Hamlets has unveiled its newly-refurbished home. Director Chris Elwell explained the “reconfiguration” of the 19th century interior was the £300,000 second stage in a three-phase plan that started when the group bought the building seven years ago and will conclude with a renovated exterior.

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Union Chapel development decision deferred

12th November 2012

At the planning meeting held last night (12th Nov 2012), the application for the redevelopment of the site behind Union Chapel was accepted, but the actual decision deferred until there was agreement between the applicant and the District Valuer over the ‘correct’ contribution towards affordable housing.

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5,000 people back fight to save St Peter's Theatre Southsea

10th November 2012

More than 5,000 people have signed a petition urging council help for the group trying to save St Peter’s Theatre in Portsmouth. The signatures have been presented to Portsmouth City Council’s Lib Dem cabinet and will be considered at a full meeting of the council next week. The petition has been backed by Portsmouth actress Dillie Keane. It follows the decision by the Parochial Church Council, which runs the Fraser Road building, not to take any further bookings beyond January next year.

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