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Hull City theatre is launched in former fruit market

2nd September 2010

Olivier Award- winning theatre director David Thacker was guest of honour at the launch of a new city theatre. Mr Thacker stepped in to officially open the Fruit theatre space in Humber Street, city centre.

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First look at Royal Shakespeare and Swan Theatre's after revamp

2nd September 2010

All the world’s a stage and people will soon be able to take a peek at the Bard’s new Warwickshire home for the first time. The Royal Shakespeare Company is sending out an invite to people to come along to the housewarming of the new-look Royal Shakespeare Theatre and Swan Theatre in Stratford. They will re-open on November 24 with a series of one-night specials, preview events and activities.

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Manchester Library Theatre Company reveals details of proposed new home

2nd September 2010

The stage of the Manchester Library Theatre will never see another production. The house lights have been turned off for good. But the company lives on and its future looks as equally exciting as its glittering past. Chris Honer, the theatre company’s artistic director, says that while it was a wrench to leave Central Library, he believes it’s a move that will benefit both the LTC and its audiences.

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Glasgow Citizens Theatre enters new era with management shakeup

2nd September 2010

A massive shakeup in the management of the iconic Glasgow Citizens Theatre is under way. The organisation’s board has confirmed there will be changes to the management and governance of the company over the coming months. Jeremy Raison and Guy Hollands will stand down as Joint Artistic Directors.

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In pictures: Minehead street art at the Regal Theatre

2nd September 2010

The Regal Theatre in Minehead has commissioned Watchet artist, Step Sherman, to paint a robotic-style piece of art work on their external wall. The work, which is an homage to Minehead-born author and inventor Aurthur C. Clarke, reflects the writer’s most famous work 2001: A Space Odyssey.

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Mayor speaks out over Bedford Civic Theatre fears

2nd September 2010

Mayor of Bedford Dave Hodgson this week hit out at critics of his plans to close Bedford Civic Theatre, and claimed that cuts are vital to preserve other public services. Mr Hodgson said that Borough Hall must trim £23million from its budget over the next two years. But he reckoned that his administration was still committed to the arts.

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Doncaster’s new venue gets planning approval

2nd September 2010

Plans for Doncaster’s new £22.3 million performance space have been approved by the local council. Doncaster Council’s planning committee has approved plans for the complex, which will sit at the heart of the town’s new £300 million Civic and Cultural Quarter.

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Fears Mechanics’ roof will fall in

2nd September 2010

The condition of one of Swindon’s most iconic structures is so bad the roof could collapse. The Mechanics’ Institute, which is grade-II* listed, is privately owned but Swindon Council have been forced to step in and have already spent £250,000 to save it as the conditions of building had deteriorated to such a great extent.

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The new Stratford theatre: a jam factory full of treasures

2nd September 2010

The old, three-tiered auditorium reflected the class structures of its age; the new one will, one trusts, be a more democratic space blogs Michael Billington for The Guardian Theatre Blog.

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Knitting away at the Hall for Cornwall

2nd September 2010

A Cornish theatre is hoping to knit its way into the record books. The Hall for Cornwall’s army of knitters are creating a monster scarf, in a world record attempt. It’s all part of the run-up to the Christmas panto ‘Sleeping Beauty’. The unusual venture follows on from last year’s ‘Jack’s Cows’ promotion. People throughout Cornwall are taking place in the record attempt.

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