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Stage to page: the best novels about theatre

29th October 2009

Fiction has long been a rich source for drama – but why aren’t there more great books set in theatreland? blogs AndrewHaydon on The Guardian Theatre blog.

Source: The Guardian Theatre Blog – Andrew Haydon


Leading building-based organisations awarded ACE Sustain funding

29th October 2009

The Sage Gateshead, Sadler’s Wells Trust, and Royal Liverpool Philharmonic have joined Newcastle’s Live Theatre as the major beneficiaries of the fifth round of Arts Council England’s Sustain funding scheme.

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New name for Monmouth Savoy?

28th October 2009

Monmouth’s historic Savoy Theatre could have a new name. In a bid to secure its future, the theatre’s Trustees are hoping to persuade Rolls Royce to become a major sponsor. In return for their sponsorship they would re-name the theatre The Charles Rolls Theatre which would provide an active living memorial to Charles Rolls.

Source: Monmouthshire Beacon


Welsh Assembly pledges £15m for Bangor arts centre

27th October 2009

Plans for a multimillion-pound arts and science centre at Bangor University in North Wales have moved a step closer to becoming reality, following a £15 million cash injection from the Welsh Assembly Government.

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Birmingham Repertory Theatre takes to the road for two years while its main Centenary Square home is refurbished

25th October 2009

Birmingham Repertory Theatre is to take to the road for two years while its main Centenary Square home is refurbished as part of the £193 million Library of Birmingham development. The theatre has revealed plans to produce work around the city once it closes its doors in January 2011.

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Pegasus' Theatre auction banks on pedal power

24th October 2009

More than 40 lots – including a replica Mini pedal car – will go under the hammer to help the Pegasus Theatre in Magdalen Road. It will be hosting an ‘Auction for Change’ next month. Auction organisers are hoping to raise between £5,000 and £10,000 towards their £200,000 ‘Create for Change’ campaign, to pay for new workshops and projects following the theatre’s reopening.

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Southend New Empire owner drops plan for kids play centre

24th October 2009

Businessman Richard Shea has announced he is ditching plans to open a children’s entertainment centre at the New Empire Theatre in Southend. Mr Shea has now put the building, which dates from 1896 but has been extensively altered, on the market. Offers in the region of £1.15million are being invited for the prime town centre site.

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Yorkshire College's delight at theatre reopening

23rd October 2009

Students at Yorkshire Coast College have been making a song and dance after its theatre was given a makeover. The theatre at the college’s Westwood campus, in Valley Bridge Parade, was officially reopened after work during the summer to install new seating and carpets.

Source: Scarborough Evening News


Royal launch for Bath theatre appeal

23rd October 2009

The Duchess of Cornwall has officially launched an appeal to raise £1.25 million to revamp Bath’s Theatre Royal. The duchess paid a visit to the 200-year-old venue to raise awareness of the need for funding and take in its latest show. The work, which is due to start next spring, will be the first restoration project in the theatre’s main house since 1979.

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Proposal for new Welsh ballet school and theatre still under consideration

23rd October 2009

Discussions about a £3 million proposal to transform a disused Welsh college campus into a ballet school and theatre are set to continue despite being twice rejected by the site’s owners, Coleg Gwent. The Abergaveny-based college has invited the nearby Ty’r Morwydd Environmental Study Centre to further talks about its plans for the 80-room Hill Education and Conference Centre which was closed in August.

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