Arts news round-up
24 April 2015
SAMUEL WEST: 'LOW AND UNPAID WORK DESTROYING ARTS'
Samuel West has claimed that a culture of low and unpaid work in the arts is a "time bomb" that will "ultimately... destroy the profession".
BBC PROMS TO CELEBRATE IBIZA, SHERLOCK AND OUTER SPACE
This year's BBC Proms will feature concerts inspired by the Ibiza dance scene, Sherlock Holmes and the Hubble space telescope.
CHILD STAR OF US SHOW EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND KILLS HIMSELF
His family confirmed in a statement that the 19-year-old "took his own life" on Thursday morning.
NICOLE KIDMAN TO RETURN TO LONDON STAGE AFTER 17 YEARS
The Australian actress will play scientist Rosalind Franklin in the UK premiere of Photograph 51, directed by Michael Grandage.
BBC THREE MOVE 'DELAYED UNTIL 2016'
Plans to move BBC Three online have been delayed as the corporation waits for the BBC Trust to approve its proposals.
SUNDANCE LONDON TO RETURN IN 2016 WITH A NEW VENUE
The UK off-shoot of the US independent film festival will take place at the new Picturehouse Central cinema, from 2016.
SKY PRODUCTION STAFF BRACED FOR REDUNDANCIES
News, sport and entertainment teams called to staff meeting next week as union claims workers worried over costs of Premier League rights deal
CLARKSON PAL AND TOP GEAR PRODUCER ANDY WILMAN RESIGNS FROM BBC
Departure of long-time colleague fuels speculation that team will reunite on a motoring show for another broadcaster
BBC BOOZING: HOW THE CORPORATION MIXES ITS DRINKS
New figures show the corporation spent more than £25,000 on wine and just over £15,000 on beer last year – and got mashed on potato vodka
SHOP THEATRE LAUNCHED IN NORTH SOMERSET
An empty shop in Clevedon, north Somerset, has been converted into a studio theatre as the centrepiece for a month-long arts festival in the town.
FIDDLER ON THE ROOF STARRING BRYN TERFEL TO BE STAGED AT BBC PROMS
This year’s line-up at the Royal Albert Hall also includes Family Guy’s Seth MacFarlane in a concert celebrating the work of Frank Sinatra and another that pays tribute to Leonard Bernstein, both performed by John Wilson and his orchestra.
STRATFORD EAST DRESS CIRCLE RENAMED FOLLOWING £200K DONATION
Theatre Royal Stratford East has named its dress circle in honour of a former patron, after receiving a donation in her memory totalling £200,000.
WOMEN ON THE VERGE MUSICAL TO CLOSE EARLY
West End musical Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown is to close on May 23, three months earlier than planned.
PAINES PLOUGH, KNEEHIGH AND SADLER’S WELLS’ WORK TO APPEAR IN LATITUDE FESTIVAL LINE-UP
Paines Plough will bring With a Little Bit of Luck to the Theatre Arena at the festival, which runs from July 16 to 19.
ST JAMES THEATRE LAUNCHES RE:ACT SHORT PLAYS INITIATIVE
Emerging theatremakers will create short pieces of work in just 48 hours as part of a new initiative at London’s St James Theatre. The works will be inspired by productions running in the venue’s main house.