Arts news round-up
21 November 2014
MIKE NICHOLS, GRADUATE DIRECTOR, DIES AT 83
The German-born US director was also Oscar nominated for his work on Working Girl, The Remains of the Day, Silkwood and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
ODEON CHARGES EXTRA POUND TO SEE TOP FILMS
Odeon cinemas have begun charging you more to see high profile films.
CHER CANCELS REMAINING TOUR DATES ON DOCTORS' ADVICE
Cher has cancelled the remainder of her Dressed to Kill tour after doctors advised she needed more time to recover from an ongoing viral infection.
LUTHER MAKING HIS RETURN TO BBC ONE
Idris Elba's award-winning detective Luther is returning for two special episodes, the BBC has announced.
GLENN CLOSE RETURNS TO BROADWAY AFTER 20 YEARS
Edward Albee’s elegant enigmatic drama of suburban dread has returned to Broadway with the opening of A Delicate Balance
LIVE BUSINESS SECURES ENTERTAINMENT DEAL WITH THOMSON HOLIDAYS
Entertainment company Live Business has secured a contract with holiday firm Thomson to provide performers for the company’s hotels.
OPERA HOLLAND PARK COULD RECEIVE £5M FROM COUNCIL TO BECOME INDEPENDENT
Opera Holland Park could become independent from the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea with the help of a £5 million grant.
THEATRES TRUST PROTESTS AT FRESH PLANS TO DEMOLISH FARNHAM’S REDGRAVE THEATRE
The grade II-listed venue, which closed in 1998, comes under plans for a wider regeneration of the area that would involve demolishing the 356-seat theatre, built in 1974.
SKY TAKES PAN-EUROPEAN LEAP AFTER ‘MAXING OUT’ IN UK
BSkyB is no more, long live Sky. The satellite company is set to scrap the word “British” from its title at its annual meeting on Friday, marking the achievement of Murdoch’s long held ambition to create a pan-European pay-TV giant.
VIRGIN MEDIA ANNOUNCES PRICE RISES
Cable firm’s 5.9% overall price rise follows similar increases by its main broadband, TV and phone rivals