Arts news round-up
25 November 2015
EQUITY: THEATRE COMPANIES OUTSIDE LONDON FACE ‘SUBSTANTIAL CUTS’
Theatre companies outside London face “substantial threats” to their funding under cuts outlined in the spending review, Equity has warned.
NATIONAL THEATRE’S INCOME BREAKS THE £100M MARK FOR THE FIRST TIME
The National Theatre's income has broken the £100 million barrier for the first time, aided by a 49% increase in box office income
CINDERELLA IS UK’S MOST POPULAR PANTO IN 2015
More versions of Cinderella will be professionally staged this Christmas than any other pantomime, The Stage can reveal.
DARREN DAY JOINS THE CAST OF PRISCILLA MUSICAL ON TOUR
Darren Day is to join the UK tour of Priscilla Queen of the Desert.
BRANAGH’S ROMEO AND JULIET TO BE SCREENED IN JULY 2016
Kenneth Branagh’s production of Romeo and Juliet will be broadcast live to cinemas next year.
FIONA GASPER APPOINTED EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF MANCHESTER INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL
Royal Exchange Theatre boss Fiona Gasper has been appointed executive director of Manchester International Festival.
NEW THEATRE WORK EXCITES AND ATTRACTS FUTURE AUDIENCES
Going to see new theatre work makes the majority of people excited to see more productions in the future,
ARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND CLAIMS ANNUAL £10M GOVERNMENT BOOST EQUALS 5% CUT
Arts Council England has revealed it will receive an extra £10 million annually over the next four years
OSBORNE’S SPENDING REVIEW ‘BAD NEWS FOR ARTS IN THE REGIONS’, INDUSTRY BODY WARNS
Plans outlined in George Osborne’s spending review could “accelerate the decline in arts teachers” and have negative consequences for theatre companies outside of London
BRIT AWARDS: JACK GARRATT WINS CRITICS' CHOICE PRIZE
Multi-instrumentalist Jack Garratt has been awarded the Brits Critics' Choice prize for 2016.
KIRSTY YOUNG TO LEAVE CRIMEWATCH
Crimewatch presenter Kirsty Young is to step down from the BBC One programme after seven years.
PIRATE NEEDS 200,000 VIDEO VIEWS TO AVOID BEING SUED
The man, named only as Jakub F, will be spared having to pay hefty damages - as long as a film denouncing piracy he was made to produce gets 200,000 views.
BBC3 TV CHANNEL TO BE SWITCHED OFF BY FEBRUARY, BBC TRUST CONFIRMS
Corporation’s governing body rubber-stamps decision to move youth-oriented channel online, but calls for more youth programming on BBC1 and BBC2
MELVYN BRAGG ACCUSES BBC TRUST CHAIR OF ‘COSYING UP’ ON NEW FINANCIAL DEAL
Labour peer says Rona Fairhead should have offered to resign over ‘appalling dereliction of duty’ and claims government ‘stole’ from licence fee in settlement