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News from London's Theatreland.
You too Plácido? Opera Star Faces Accusations of Sexual Harassment
By Phil Willmott Sunday, August 18 2019, 14:09
Celebrating the National Theatre’s Costume Department
By Phil Willmott Sunday, August 18 2019, 11:28
One of the reasons that the UK has heavily funded flagship theatre companies like the National Theatre is so they can be centres of excellence. And one of the ways the NT leads the world is in the quality of its costume design and making.
Meet the Stars of the West End as You’ve Never Seen Them Before
By Phil Willmott Friday, August 9 2019, 17:54
The Make A Difference Trust (MAD) is thoroughly good news. Fuelled by actors and the theatre profession they stage a number of events throughout the year to raise money in support of those living with or affected by HIV/AIDS.
Cameron Mackintosh to Open Another New Version of a Former Hit
By Phil Willmott Monday, August 5 2019, 15:11
Having replaced the classic production of Les Miserables with an acclaimed touring version producer Cameron Mackintosh will repeat the formula when he brings Disney musical MARY POPPINS back to the West End in a new form.
Director Jamie Lloyd to Make 15,000 tickets Free to First Time Theatre Goers
By Phil Willmott Monday, August 5 2019, 10:48
The news that popular theatre director, Jamie Lloyd is to take up another residency is good news for the West End. He provided a string of star-led quality productions at the the Trafalgar Studios, at the Duke of York’s and his Harold Pinter season has been a big hit. It seems he’s now to present a season of plays at the Playhouse Theatre.
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