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New splash of colour brightens theatre up at Swansea's Dylan Thomas Theatre

29th April 2011

The curtain has gone up on a colourful new mural at Swansea’s Dylan Thomas Theatre. It has won £1,000 worth of paint and materials to create a stunning new artwork on the front of the building. One of Swansea’s most popular cultural attractions, the theatre was regional winner of the Dulux Decorator Centres’ Colouring the Community 10th anniversary competition.

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Losing the Exeter Northcott would be inexcusable

29th April 2011

Following the recent announcement that the Exeter Northcott will lose its core Arts Council funding of just over £500,000 a year from next April, Andy Sinclair, the theatre’s former press and PR manager, gives his views on its current plight.

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BAC to the future

29th April 2011

Now in its 30th year, Nick Smurthwaite meets Battersea Arts Centre’s joint artistic director David Jubb and celebrates a history of forward-thinking and always original theatre.

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Bristol Old Vic's 18th century auditorium secrets there for all to see

28th April 2011

In 1999, during a run of Shakespeare’s Hamlet – which features the most famous skull in the history of theatre – workmen laying gas pipes outside Bristol’s Old Vic found human remains thought to be up to 300 years old. Luckily for those involved in the current redevelopment of Bristol Old Vic’s historic theatre, nothing as macabre or dramatic enough to halt proceedings has been discovered so far – although there have been some interesting finds.

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Archaeological facelift for Bristol Old Vic

28th April 2011

One of our region’s most important and historic theatres is undergoing a major facelift and refit. The Theatre Royal at the Bristol Old Vic has already been stripped back to its 18th century state.

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Hornsey Town Hall Trust welcomes Haringey Council's Cabinet decision

28th April 2011

Hornsey Town Hall Creative Trust (HTHCT) welcomed Haringey Council’s Cabinet decision, on Tuesday 26 April, to move ahead with proposals to restore the landmark Grade II* listed building and invite Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts to make the venue its home.

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The amount of innovation at Belfast's Lyric is remarkable says Theatreplan

27th April 2011

When the Lyric Theatre reopens its doors at the beginning of May following a 3-year rebuilding project, audiences will be delighted with the new enlarged building and updated facilities, but they may not be aware of the innovations behind the scenes for which London-based consultants Theatreplan were responsible.

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£150,000 needed for Cheltenham Everyman work as venue closes for facelift

27th April 2011

Cheltenham’s Everyman Theatre still needs to raise around £150,000 to fund its ambitious restoration programme. The theatre is to close on Saturday for a major facelift, which will include the renovation of its auditorium, front of house and its existing bars and toilets.

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Hornsey Town Hall vision unveiled and agreed by Council

27th April 2011

An exciting vision for the future of Hornsey Town Hall has been welcomed by Haringey Council’s Cabinet. Cabinet members agreed last night (26 April) to move ahead with proposals – backed by community group the Hornsey Town Hall Creative Trust – to restore the landmark Grade II* listed building and invite Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts to make the venue its home.

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Soho Theatre to have a comedy club attached as part of rebrand and expand

27th April 2011

Comedy is the gateway drug to the hardcore heroin of new writing,” says Soho Theatre’s artistic director Steve Marmion. But it’s not class-A drugs that Marmion refers to, rather class comedy acts bringing in new punters to his theatre, which is being rebranded and expanded, with a new comedy venue in its basement as he talks to Veronica Lee at the Evening Standard..

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