Arts news round-up
27 November 2014
‘SAVVY’ DRAMA SCHOOL GRADUATES REJECTING LOW-PAID FRINGE WORK
Performers who graduated from drama school in 2013 took 30% fewer jobs in the fringe sector compared with the previous year. Industry figures claim the drop demonstrates “savvy” performers are moving away from low and unpaid work.
NATIONAL THEATRE OF SCOTLAND ANNOUNCES NEW SEASON
An adaptation of Muriel Spark’s The Driver’s Seat and a verbatim piece about female genital mutilation are among eight world premieres in the National Theatre of Scotland’s spring/summer programme for 2015
MANCHESTER VENUE HOME TO OPEN IN MAY, WITH A PROGRAMME INCLUDING NEW WORK BY SIMON STEPHENS
Home, Manchester’s new centre for contemporary visual art, theatre and film has announced that it will open on May 21, ahead of a weekend of programming that includes a new work by Simon Stephens the launch of a year-long music and film project.
LONDON CLASSIC THEATRE UNVEILS 15TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON
London Classic Theatre will tour new productions of Absent Friends and Waiting For Godot for its 15th anniversary next year.
NEW HOPE IN CAMPAIGN TO REOPEN HYDE’S THEATRE ROYAL
A campaign group is in talks to reopen Hyde’s Theatre Royal for live performances for the first time in more than 40 years
THEATRE-THEMED CAFE TO OPEN IN LONDON’S WEST END
The Theatre Cafe is being launched by Jill and Joe Davey, who own London Theatre Bookings – a family run ticket agency based in London
NEW ROBERT HOLMAN PLAY LEADS PRINT ROOM’S SECOND SEASON AT THE CORONET
The Print Room has announced its second season at the Coronet in Notting Hill, which includes the world premiere of a new Robert Holman play
BRITS 2015: CRITICS' CHOICE AWARD SHORTLIST IS UNVEILED
Three new acts are being tipped for success in 2015 after being shortlisted for the Brits Critics' Choice Award.
BBC: 'FURTHER CUTS WILL AFFECT PROGRAMMES'
The BBC is preparing to announce how it will save more money, having already clawed back more than £1bn a year through cost-cutting measures.
VINYL RECORD SALES HIT 18-YEAR HIGH
More than one million vinyl records have been sold in the UK so far this year - the first time the milestone has been achieved since 1996
VETERAN FOUR CORNERS EXECUTIVE PRODUCER SUE SPENCER TO LEAVE IN MARCH
Spencer says her decision to end her record stint in charge of the executive program had nothing to do with budget cuts
UK MUSIC INDUSTRY SEEKS REVIEW OF LAW ALLOWING FANS TO COPY MUSIC
Copyright legislation permits people who have legally purchased music to make duplicates, prompting legal action from industry bodies