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Museum boss backs demolition of Dudley Hippodrome

20th September 2012

The boss of the Black Country Living Museum today backed the controversial demolition of the historic Dudley Hippodrome, saying it was important for a multi-million tourism masterplan.

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Stage Electrics’ new Manchester show leads expanded autumn student exhibition schedule

20th September 2012

Now in its 10th year, Stage Electrics’ regional UK lighting, audio and video exhibition schedule kicks off in October with its inaugural Manchester Exhibition at the Royal Northern College of Music on October 3rd.

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Bradford's Alhambra cancels show due to electrical problem

19th September 2012

A theatre in Bradford has cancelled two performances due to what staff described as “unforseen electrical problems”. Bradford’s Alhambra Theatre said it had no choice but to cancel Wednesday’s evening and afternoon performances of 42nd Street.

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New Liverpool Everyman Theatre continues to take shape in Hope Street

19th September 2012

Work on the theatre is on schedule with a “soft opening” for the public due to take place at the end of 2013. Contractors Gilbert-Ash are currently working on the first floor bar area, youth theatre room and the auditorium which will boast a small balcony – a feature of the original theatre before it was refurbished in the 1970s – and which will reuse around 22,000 bricks from the old Everyman.

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Dudley Hippodrome challenge to council plan

19th September 2012

Heritage watchdogs today called on council chiefs to prove that there is no “viable use” for the historic Dudley Hippodrome before it is knocked down – as they throw their weight behind a campaign to save the building.

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ATG announces £15m investment by end of 2013 across its 39 venues

19th September 2012

Ambassador Theatre Group has announced that by the end of 2013, it will have invested £15 million in its venues over a three-year period.

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Opening night at London's St James Theatre

18th September 2012

For the first time in 30 years a new theatre has opened to the public in London’s West End. St James Theatre in Palace Street, Victoria, was built on the site of the former Westminster Theatre which was destroyed by a fire in 2002. The owners hope the £7m complex will attract new audiences and help foster commercial theatre outside the West End.

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Campaigners confident after Dudley Hippodrome crunch talks

17th September 2012

Campaigners fighting to save a demolition-threatened Midlands theatre which hosted some of the world’s biggest showbiz names say they have been given fresh hope after positive council talks. The Friends of Dudley Hippodrome met Dudley Council chiefs to try to thwart borough plans to turn the plot in Castle Hill into a car park.

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Royal Shakespeare Company reveals record audiences

15th September 2012

The Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) has announced record results for its 50th anniversary year. It said 700,000 people had seen performances in 2011, more than double the previous year. The Stratford-upon-Avon company said, despite “tough times” it had “bucked the trend”, with box office takings rising from £8.3m to more than £18m.

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Talk: An Illustrated talk by Actor and Theatre Producer Marc Sinden 27 September

14th September 2012

Discover the fascinating history of London’s famed theatreland, from the Adelphi to the Wyndham’s, through amusing stories and vivid anecdotes.

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