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21 November 2014

Press cuttings

MIKE NICHOLS, GRADUATE DIRECTOR, DIES AT 83
BBC NEWS
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?
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-30129848

ODEON CHARGES EXTRA POUND TO SEE TOP FILMS
BBC NEWS
Odeon cinemas have begun charging you more to see high profile films.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/30133024

CHER CANCELS REMAINING TOUR DATES ON DOCTORS' ADVICE
BBC NEWS
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.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-30142178

LUTHER MAKING HIS RETURN TO BBC ONE
BBC NEWS
Idris Elba's award-winning detective Luther is returning for two special episodes, the BBC has announced.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-30128086

GLENN CLOSE RETURNS TO BROADWAY AFTER 20 YEARS
STAGE
Edward Albee’s elegant enigmatic drama of suburban dread has returned to Broadway with the opening of A Delicate Balance
http://www.thestage.co.uk/opinion/american-stages/2014/11/glenn-close-return-broadway-20-years/

LIVE BUSINESS SECURES ENTERTAINMENT DEAL WITH THOMSON HOLIDAYS
STAGE
Entertainment company Live Business has secured a contract with holiday firm Thomson to provide performers for the company’s hotels.
http://www.thestage.co.uk/news/2014/11/live-business-secures-entertainment-deal-thomson-holidays/

OPERA HOLLAND PARK COULD RECEIVE £5M FROM COUNCIL TO BECOME INDEPENDENT
STAGE
Opera Holland Park could become independent from the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea with the help of a £5 million grant.
http://www.thestage.co.uk/news/2014/11/opera-holland-park-receive-5m-council-become-independent/

THEATRES TRUST PROTESTS AT FRESH PLANS TO DEMOLISH FARNHAM’S REDGRAVE THEATRE
STAGE
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.
http://www.thestage.co.uk/news/2014/11/theatres-trust-protests-fresh-plans-demolish-farnhams-redgrave-theatre/

SKY TAKES PAN-EUROPEAN LEAP AFTER ‘MAXING OUT’ IN UK
GUARDIAN
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.
http://www.theguardian.com/media/2014/nov/21/bskyb-drops-british-pan-european-expansion

VIRGIN MEDIA ANNOUNCES PRICE RISES
GUARDIAN
Cable firm’s 5.9% overall price rise follows similar increases by its main broadband, TV and phone rivals
http://www.theguardian.com/money/2014/nov/21/virgin-media-price-rises

 

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