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Andrew Lloyd Webber angers Westminster Council with Adelphi paint job

20th April 2010

Black paint added to the outside of one of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s West End theatres for his new musical Love Never Dies is “unacceptable” according to Westminster Council planning officers. The black paint, which currently covers the fa?ßade of the Grade II-listed Adelphi Theatre on the Strand, is the subject of a review by Westminster Council’s planning sub-committee.

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Bedford Civic Theatre closure - the debate

16th April 2010

Plans to close Bedford Civic Theatre to save £1million a year would be “devastating”, according to some members of the Bedford arts community. But Dave Hodgson, the Mayor of Bedford, claims that his hand has been forced by a lack of interest in hiring the venue from promoters. More than 700 people have signed up to protest against the £700,000 proposals on the social networking site Facebook.

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Demolition begins at Ayr’s Civic Theatre

16th April 2010

The demolition of a much loved theatre has begun. Ayr’s Civic is being stripped bare by contractors, who moved in on Monday. The iconic theatre played host to a range of top shows during its heyday, including visits from Elvis Presley’s original guitarist Scotty Moore.

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MAD's first production at new Monifieth theatre

15th April 2010

Monifieth Amateur Dramatics are preparing to stage the first production, ‘A Bolt from the Blue’, a comedy by David Tristram, at their brand new theatre at 72 High Street, Monifieth. The building was formerly the premises of the Royal British Legion Scotland.

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Bungay theatre celebrates success

14th April 2010

It has long been hailed as one of Bungay’s most successful community projects and now, that view of the Fisher Theatre has been confirmed in a report revealing that its economic impact on the Suffolk market town has hit £1m per year. The theatre, which has hosted the likes of Ann Widdecombe and actor Edward Fox, opened its doors in 2006 following an 11-year fund-raising effort.

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Colwyn Bay Theatre on brink of cash boost

14th April 2010

Star Terry Jones believes the battle to save Colwyn Bay’s Victorian theatre will be won. The Monty Python star was at Theatre Colwyn and said the cinema was close to securing £750,000 to carry out improvements. He said the future of the 125 year old venue was bright, and that the fight was now on to make up a funding shortfall of £100, 000.

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Lion and Unicorn Pub theatre's future saved

14th April 2010

A thriving pub theatre has been saved following a six-month battle. The Giant Olive – resident theatre company at the Lion and Unicorn, in Gaisford Street, Kentish Town, since late 2008 – faced an uncertain future after owners Pubs ‘n’ Bars PLC went into administration in September.

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Pitlochry set to become Scotland’s biggest producing theatre after expansion

14th April 2010

Pitlochry Festival Theatre is set to become Scotland’s most prolific building-based theatre producer, increasing in-house productions from six to ten a year by 2012. Expansion at the 540-seat theatre will start in December with PFT’s first pantomime. Deputy chief executive and commercial director Derek Allan told The Stage this would be a large-scale production in the Scottish tradition.

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Blackpool Winter Gardens to be revamped as part of £40m overhaul

14th April 2010

Blackpool’s iconic sea-front Tower, Golden Mile and Winter Gardens conference centre are to be transformed as part of a £38.9 million strategy to boost tourism following the sale of the venues by current owner Trevor Hemmings to the local council.

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Tories call in Bedford Civic Theatre closure decision

14th April 2010

Mayor’s executive decision will now go before a scrutiny committee. Conservatives at Bedford Borough Council have called in the mayor’s executive decision to close Bedford Civic Theatre. Last week Mayor Dave Hodgson unveiled plans to shut the venue and use the building to create a one stop shop for council services in the heart of Bedford town centre.

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