Arts news round-up
1 August 2014
ISRAELI SHOW CANCELLED FOLLOWING PROTEST IN EDINBURGH
An Israeli show at the Edinburgh Fringe has been cancelled after only one performance following a protest by a pro- Palestinian group.
CARL BEATSON ASIEDU KILLING: £10,000 REWARD OFFERED
Police hunting a man over the stabbing of a children's TV actor have offered a £10,000 reward for information leading to his arrest and prosecution.
HOP FARM FOUNDER BANNED FROM STAGING LIVE MUSIC EVENTS
Hop Farm festival founder Vince Power has been banned from staging live music by the High Court in London.
EDINBURGH FRINGE: BIGGEST ARTS FESTIVAL IN THE WORLD BEGINS
Thousands of performers from across the world are in Edinburgh for the start of the world's biggest arts festival.
METROPOLITAN OPERA IN LATE UNION TALKS TO AVOID LOCKOUT
The Metropolitan Opera in New York says it hopes last minute negotiations with unions will avoid a staff lockout.
BENIDORM ACTOR KENNY IRELAND DIES FROM CANCER AGED 68
Actor Kenny Ireland - best known for his role in TV comedy Benidorm - has died, aged 68, following a battle with cancer.
KENNY IRELAND, BENIDORM STAR, DIES AGED 68
TV and theatre actor Kenny Ireland has died after suffering from cancer
BBC TRUST'S HUNT FOR NEW CHAIRMAN 'UNDERMINED BY POLITICAL MEDDLING'
Former culture secretaries Ben Bradshaw and Tessa Jowell criticise Cameron and Osborne intervention, and delay in charter renewal talks
EDINBURGH FESTIVAL 2014: ISRAELI SHOW THE CITY PULLED AFTER PRO-PALESTINIAN PROTESTS
An Israeli show at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe has been cancelled following disruptions from pro-Palestinian demonstrators over the situation in Gaza, with another production set to face similar protests when it arrives next week.
MARLOWE THEATRE TO BECOME A PRODUCING HOUSE FOR THE FIRST TIME
Canterbury’s Marlowe Theatre is set to become a producing house for the first time, with a focus on new writing.
ACTOR AND DIRECTOR KENNY IRELAND DIES AGED 68
The actor Kenny Ireland, who was artistic director of Edinburgh’s Royal Lyceum Theatre from 1992 to 2003 has died in London. He was born in Paisley in 1947 and had been battling cancer since the end of last year.
LONDON IS NOT THE “CENTRE OF CULTURAL AMBITION” – WYP ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
West Yorkshire Playhouse artistic director James Brining has defended the right of regional theatre to stage plays that are also being produced in London, claiming venues should not operate in a “state of constant deference” to the capital.
CAMPAIGN AIMS TO IMPROVE AUDIENCE ETIQUETTE
More than 1,200 theatregoers have pledged to keep their mobile phones turned off during performances as part of a campaign to improve audience etiquette.
ISRAELI-FUNDED EDINBURGH FRINGE SHOW CANCELLED AFTER PROTESTS
The Incubator Theatre company, which is partly funded by the Israeli government, has had its whole run at the Edinburgh Fringe cancelled after protests disrupted the first preview of its show, writes Thom Dibdin.
DARLINGTON COUNCIL AGREES TO UNDERWRITE £1.6M OF CIVIC RESTORATION
Darlington Borough Council has agreed to underwrite £1.6 million of the £8.2 million needed to restore the town’s Civic Theatre.