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Walton Playhouse facelift plan put on ice until January

27th November 2010

The future of Surrey’s Walton Playhouse has still to be determined after councillors deferred a decision on a proposed facelift. They have agreed the principle of repairs and refurbishment to the theatre, but have put off final approval pending more information.

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Derby Theatre show cancelled over stage safety

27th November 2010

The first performance of a new festive show at Derby Theatre has been cancelled due to safety concerns about the stage. The Wind in the Willows was due to open for a preview on Saturday night, but theatre managers said it has been called off.

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St Andrews' Byre Theatre is seeking help from friends

26th November 2010

The Byre Theatre in St Andrews is appealing to its supporters to put their money where their mouths are to help it win a festive funding boost. The theatre, which sustained a blow when it lost crucial government funding through Creative Scotland, is competing in the Big Give Christmas Challenge.

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Cinderford firm creates bricks for Shakespeare's theatre

26th November 2010

A Forest of Dean firm has played its part in the re-opening of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s two revamped theatres in Stratford-upon-Avon. The RSC opened the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and the Swan Theatre to the public on Wednesday, 24 November, following a £112m refit.

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Stahl Theatre in Oundle is 30 years old

26th November 2010

The 30th anniversary season at Oundle’s Stahl Theatre is under way. The 264-seat venue was created in a disused Congregational Church chapel on West Street. The theatre is owned by Oundle School but hosts around 15 visiting professional theatre companies each year.

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Let’s clean up the Morecambe Winter Gardens

26th November 2010

Calling all tradespeople! Your help is needed in the fight to restore the Morecambe Winter Gardens. The owners of the building have issued a rallying cry to joiners, plasterers and decorators – or indeed anyone who wants to volunteer – who would be willing to give up some time to spruce up the theatre.

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SOS for Lowestoft’s Marina Theatre

26th November 2010

A rallying cry went out this week to safeguard Lowestoft’s Marina Theatre as supporters joined forces with business leaders and councillors to try to ensure the future of “the jewel in Waveney’s crown”. It was revealed last week that a five-month search for a new group to take on the day-to-day running of the council-run theatre had failed and that another lengthy procurement process was now required.

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Hull Truck in a “risky situation” after £100k council funding cut

25th November 2010

Hull Truck Theatre has had its local authority funding cut by £100,000 next year. At a meeting earlier in the week, Hull City Council decided to reduce its funding to the venue by £100,000, cutting it from £386,780 to £286,780 for 2011/12.

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Gomp/Arts: Stratford's thrusting new stage

24th November 2010

If Shakespeare were alive today and writing his line “all the world’s a stage”, he might add: “and most of the auditorium, too”. Especially if he had just visited the £112m overhaul of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in his home town of Stratford-upon-Avon blogs Will Gompertz for the BBC.

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One small step for Theatreplan, one giant leap for the New Wimbledon Theatre

24th November 2010

The New Wimbledon Theatre celebrated its centenary this year during its major refurbishment programme. Managed by the Ambassador Theatre Group and owned by the London Borough of Merton, which is also funding the work, the theatre is benefiting from a refurbishment that includes re-carpeting and decorating the public areas, adding a green room, improving the dressing rooms, enlarging the pit and refurbishing the stage and stalls.

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