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28 August 2014

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EDINBURGH RECORD AS FRINGE BREAKS 2 MILLION TICKET MARK
STAGE
The Edinburgh Festival Fringe issued more than two million tickets for the first time in its 67-year history during this year’s event.
http://www.thestage.co.uk/news/2014/08/edinburgh-record-fringe-breaks-2-million-ticket-mark/

CASTING ANNOUNCED FOR ALTAR BOYS AT GREENWICH THEATRE
STAGE

Liam Doyle, Jonny Fines, Jamie-Ray Hartshorne, Faisal Khodabukus and Alex Jordan-Mills are to star in the UK premiere of musical Altar Boyz.
http://www.thestage.co.uk/news/2014/08/casting-announced-altar-boys-greenwich-theatre/

FINAL WINNERS OF THE STAGE AWARDS AT EDINBURGH FRINGE RECEIVE TROPHIES
STAGE

Declan Perring, Bryan Burroughs, April Hughes and ensembles from theatre companies Little Soldier and Ontroerend Goed are the final winners of The Stage Awards for Acting Excellence at this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
http://www.thestage.co.uk/news/2014/08/final-winners-stage-awards-edinburgh-fringe-receive-prizes/

CHILD STARS COULD ACT FOR LONGER AFTER RULE REVAMP
STAGE

Child performers would be able to work longer hours in the theatre under new government proposals that aim to simplify and streamline regulations governing young actors.
http://www.thestage.co.uk/news/2014/08/child-stars-act-longer-rule-revamp/
VENICE FILM FESTIVAL KICKS OFF WITH BIRDMAN
BBC NEWS

The Venice Film Festival has kicked off in Italy with Birdman, a comedy drama about an actor trying to escape the shadow of a famous superhero role
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-28963398
LEE DANIELS' RICHARD PRYOR BIOPIC TO STAR MIKE EPPS
BBC NEWS

Oscar-nominated director Lee Daniels has confirmed actor and stand-up star Mike Epps will play comedian Richard Pryor in his forthcoming biopic.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-28953387
QUESTION TIME PRODUCER TINOPOLIS ‘HAS HELD TALKS ON SALE’
GUARDIAN

Welsh indie understood to have held talks with Michael Dell’s venture capital firm and Peppa Pig co-owner Entertainment One
http://www.theguardian.com/media/2014/aug/28/question-time-producer-tinopolis-michael-dell-entertainment-one

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