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6 May 2015

Press cuttings

ONLY 10% OF ACTORS ARE WORKING CLASS
STAGE

Actors from working-class backgrounds make up only 10% of the profession, new research has revealed.
https://www.thestage.co.uk/news/2015/10-actors-working-class-report/

RECORD LOTTERY TICKET SALES BOOST MONEY FOR THE ARTS
STAGE
The arts received a record amount of Lottery money in 2014/15, after National Lottery ticket sales hit an all-time high.
https://www.thestage.co.uk/news/2015/record-lottery-ticket-sales-boost-money-arts/

TO BEAM OR NOT TO BEAM? HOW LIVE BROADCASTS ARE CHANGING THEATRE
GUARDIAN

Screenings from the National Theatre and RSC serve a vast nationwide audience – but what is their effect on regional and touring productions?
http://www.theguardian.com/stage/theatreblog/2015/may/06/effects-of-live-satellite-broadcasts-national-theatre-rsc

ROBERT CARLYLE DIRECTORIAL DEBUT TO OPEN EDINBURGH FILM FESTIVAL
GUARDIAN

The Legend of Barney Thomson is macabre comedy starring Carlyle as an awkward, possibly homicidal, hairdresser in Glasgow
http://www.theguardian.com/film/2015/may/06/robert-carlyle-directorial-debut-edinburgh-film-festival-legend-barney-thomson

THE WHO TO HEADLINE GLASTONBURY FESTIVAL
BBC NEWS

The Who have been confirmed as Glastonbury Festival's final headliner, closing the event on Sunday 28 June.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-32605208

POP MUSIC MARKED BY THREE REVOLUTIONS IN 50 YEARS
BBC NEWS

The evolution of western pop music, spanning from 1960 to 2010, has been analysed by scientists.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-32599916

ENGLISH NATIONAL OPERA TRIUMPHS AT THE RPS AWARDS
BBC NEWS

The embattled English National Opera (ENO) was among the winners at this year's prestigious Royal Philharmonic Society awards.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-32605407

TOP GEAR INVESTIGATED BY OFCOM OVER PIKE'S PEAK PUN
BBC NEWS

BBC Two's Top Gear is being investigated by watchdog Ofcom over the use of the word "pikey" in an episode broadcast in February last year.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-32590963

MICK JAGGER AND BEVERLEY KNIGHT RECORD NEPAL SINGLE
BBC NEWS

Rolling Stones stars Sir Mick Jagger and Ronnie Wood have joined Beverley Knight on a charity single in aid of victims of the Nepal earthquake.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-32598057

SALMAN KHAN: BOLLYWOOD STAR JAILED FOR FIVE YEARS IN HIT-AND-RUN CASE
BBC NEWS

An Indian court has sentenced Bollywood star Salman Khan to five years in jail for killing a homeless man in a 2002 hit-and-run driving incident in Mumbai.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-32603596

PAUL GAMBACCINI TO WRITE MEMOIR ABOUT TIME ON BAIL
BBC NEWS

Broadcaster Paul Gambaccini has written a memoir about the 12 months he spent on bail, before being told he would not face charges over allegations of historic sex offences.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-32600058

MARTIN FREEMAN JOINS CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR
BBC NEWS

Sherlock and The Hobbit star Martin Freeman has joined the cast of Marvel's Captain America: Civil War.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-32605985

EX-CORRIE STAR DEBORAH MCANDREW COOKS UP WRITING SUCCESS
BBC NEWS

Deborah McAndrew found fame as Coronation Street's Angie Freeman in the 1990s. But she then stepped back from the spotlight and has since become an award-winning playwright - and even turned down a return to the soap, in its script department.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-32590121

 

 

 

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