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2 July 2015

Press cuttings

DAMON ALBARN'S MUSICAL WILL BE 'A LITTLE CONTROVERSIAL'
BBC NEWS
Singer Damon Albarn has predicted his Alice in Wonderland-inspired musical will prove "a little controversial" when it opens in Manchester later.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-33343078

CAITLYN JENNER MAKES WOMAN'S HOUR POWER LIST
BBC NEWS
Trans woman Caitlyn Jenner has made this year's Woman's Hour Power List of top 10 influencers, alongside Angelina Jolie, singer Sia and Anna Wintour.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-33344317

CREATIVE INDUSTRIES 'BOOMING' IN UK
BBC NEWS
The UK's creative industries are having a boom in employment and exports, says a report from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-33344326

STAFFORD GATEHOUSE FINED £20K FOR BACKSTAGE INJURY
STAGE
A theatre in Stafford has been fined £20,000 following an accident in which one of its backstage staff broke his back.
https://www.thestage.co.uk/news/2015/stafford-gatehouse-fined-20k-backstage-injury/

THE FATHER TRANSFERS TO THE WEST END FOR 8-WEEK RUN
STAGE
Kenneth Cranham and Claire Skinner are to reprise their roles in Theatre Royal Bath’s production The Father, which will transfer to the West End later this year.
https://www.thestage.co.uk/news/2015/father-transfers-west-end-8-week-run/

THE CORE AT CORBY CUBE HIRES NICK WALKER AS DIRECTOR
STAGE
Arts venue the Core at Corby Cube has named Nick Walker as its new director.
https://www.thestage.co.uk/news/2015/core-corby-cube-hires-nick-walker-director/

YOUNG VIC APPOINTS DIRECTOR GBOLAHAN OBISESAN AS NEW FELLOW
STAGE
Writer and director Gbolahan Obisesan has been named as the Young Vic's new Genesis Fellow, replacing Natalie Abrahami.
https://www.thestage.co.uk/news/2015/young-vic-appoints-director-gbolahan-obisesan-as-new-fellow/

NEIL WALLIS FOUND NOT GUILTY OF MASTERMINDING NOW PHONE HACKING
GUARDIAN
Jury clears News of the World’s former deputy editor of conspiring to illegally intercept voicemail messages after three-week trial at Old Bailey
http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/jul/01/neil-wallis-not-guilty-masterminding-now-phone-hacking

BBC AIMS TO BECOME 'LEANER AND SIMPLER' WITH NEW ROUND OF JOB CUTS
GUARDIAN
Drop in the number of licence fee payers leaves broadcaster with a £150m hole in its finances
http://www.theguardian.com/media/2015/jun/30/bbc-set-to-slash-hundreds-more-jobs

PRINCE PULLS MUSIC FROM ALL STREAMING SERVICES EXCEPT TIDAL
GUARDIAN
Singer gives no clue about why he withdrew his music – and also posts new track Hardrocklover to Soundcloud
http://www.theguardian.com/music/2015/jul/02/prince-pulls-music-from-all-streaming-services-except-tidal

WHEN ORSON MET LARRY: 'WELLES WAS A VERY BAD BOY. BUT HE WAS A GREAT ARTIST'
GUARDIAN
It was a clash of two massive egos. As Orson’s Shadow makes its European premiere, its playwright Austin Pendleton about how he turned Orson Welles and Laurence Olivier’s famous theatrical fall out into a play
http://www.theguardian.com/stage/2015/jul/01/laurence-olivier-orson-welles-fights-orsons-shadow-play

TIMOTHY SPALL TO PLAY IAN PAISLEY IN TROUBLES DRAMA THE JOURNEY
GUARDIAN
Drama will document the Protestant leader’s unlikely road towards friendship with his longterm political enemy, Sinn Fein’s Martin McGuinness
http://www.theguardian.com/film/2015/jul/02/timothy-spall-to-play-ian-paisley-in-troubles-drama-the-journey

 

 

 

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