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30 June 2015

Press cuttings

KING’S HEAD THEATRE WORKERS TO GET 22% PAY RISE
STAGE
Actors and stage managers working at the King's Head Theatre in London will receive a 22% pay increase as part of a new agreement with Equity.
https://www.thestage.co.uk/news/2015/kings-head-theatre-workers-get-22-pay-rise/

THEATRES UNDER THREAT FROM £3.3BN FUNDING CUTS
STAGE
Leading industry figures have warned theatres are under threat from a projected £3.3 billion cut to local authority funding over the next two years.
https://www.thestage.co.uk/news/2015/theatres-threat-3-3bn-funding-cuts/

YOUNG VIC ANNOUNCES TWO PLAYS AND NEW COLLABORATORS
STAGE

Playwright David Greig is to write a new version of August Strindberg’s Creditors to be staged at the Young Vic.
https://www.thestage.co.uk/news/2015/young-vic-announces-two-plays-new-collaborators/

WEST END’S MOST EXPENSIVE TICKET TOPS £200
STAGE
The West End's most expensive ticket has increased by 33% year-on-year, as the average best price seat for a musical tops £100, The Stage's annual ticketing survey has revealed.
https://www.thestage.co.uk/news/2015/west-ends-expensive-ticket-tops-200/

SHAKESPEARE’S GLOBE APPOINTS IAN DIXON AS CFO
STAGE
Dixon, currently the chief operating officer of the Serpentine Gallery, will join the Globe in September. He replaces Liz Fosbury, who has left the Globe after seven years to become the National Theatre’s finance director.
https://www.thestage.co.uk/news/2015/shakespeares-globe-appoints-ian-dixon-cfo/

CREATIVE INDUSTRIES EMPLOYMENT GROWTH DOUBLE UK AVERAGE
STAGE
Employment within the creative industries is increasing at more than double the rate of the wider UK economy, government figures have revealed.
https://www.thestage.co.uk/news/2015/creative-industries-employment-growth-double-uk-average/

BBC3 ONLINE MOVE TO SAVE CORPORATION £30M PER YEAR
STAGE
Plans to move BBC3 online have been approved by the BBC Trust, with the change expected to save the Corporation around £30 million a year.
https://www.thestage.co.uk/news/2015/bbc3-online-move-save-corporation-30m-per-year/

JOHN NOAKES IS FOUND AFTER GOING MISSING IN MAJORCA
BBC NEWS
Former Blue Peter presenter John Noakes has been found, after going missing from his home in Majorca.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-33331698

BEN AFFLECK AND JENNIFER GARNER TO DIVORCE
BBC NEWS
Hollywood couple Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner say they have made "the difficult decision to divorce".
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-33339231

MISTY COPELAND IS FIRST BLACK DANCER TO LEAD US BALLET GROUP
BBC NEWS
The American Ballet Theatre has named Misty Copeland its principal dancer - the first time a black ballerina has held the prestigious role.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-33330870

BBC AIMS TO BECOME 'LEANER AND SIMPLER' WITH NEW ROUND OF JOB CUTS
GUARDIAN
Drop in the number of licence fee payers leaves broadcaster with a £150m hole in its finances
http://www.theguardian.com/media/2015/jun/30/bbc-set-to-slash-hundreds-more-jobs

GLENDA JACKSON TO RETURN TO ACTING IN BBC RADIO 4'S ZOLA ADAPTATION
GUARDIAN
Former film star and Labour MP to take first screen role in more than 20 years with ‘mash-up’ of novel cycle also starring Robert Lindsay
http://www.theguardian.com/media/2015/jul/01/glenda-jackson-acting-bbc-radio-4-zola-adaptation

 

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