Arts news round-up
2 July 2015
DAMON ALBARN'S MUSICAL WILL BE 'A LITTLE CONTROVERSIAL'
Singer Damon Albarn has predicted his Alice in Wonderland-inspired musical will prove "a little controversial" when it opens in Manchester later.
CAITLYN JENNER MAKES WOMAN'S HOUR POWER LIST
Trans woman Caitlyn Jenner has made this year's Woman's Hour Power List of top 10 influencers, alongside Angelina Jolie, singer Sia and Anna Wintour.
CREATIVE INDUSTRIES 'BOOMING' IN UK
The UK's creative industries are having a boom in employment and exports, says a report from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.
STAFFORD GATEHOUSE FINED £20K FOR BACKSTAGE INJURY
A theatre in Stafford has been fined £20,000 following an accident in which one of its backstage staff broke his back.
THE FATHER TRANSFERS TO THE WEST END FOR 8-WEEK RUN
Kenneth Cranham and Claire Skinner are to reprise their roles in Theatre Royal Bath’s production The Father, which will transfer to the West End later this year.
THE CORE AT CORBY CUBE HIRES NICK WALKER AS DIRECTOR
Arts venue the Core at Corby Cube has named Nick Walker as its new director.
YOUNG VIC APPOINTS DIRECTOR GBOLAHAN OBISESAN AS NEW FELLOW
Writer and director Gbolahan Obisesan has been named as the Young Vic's new Genesis Fellow, replacing Natalie Abrahami.
NEIL WALLIS FOUND NOT GUILTY OF MASTERMINDING NOW PHONE HACKING
Jury clears News of the World’s former deputy editor of conspiring to illegally intercept voicemail messages after three-week trial at Old Bailey
BBC AIMS TO BECOME 'LEANER AND SIMPLER' WITH NEW ROUND OF JOB CUTS
Drop in the number of licence fee payers leaves broadcaster with a £150m hole in its finances
PRINCE PULLS MUSIC FROM ALL STREAMING SERVICES EXCEPT TIDAL
Singer gives no clue about why he withdrew his music – and also posts new track Hardrocklover to Soundcloud
WHEN ORSON MET LARRY: 'WELLES WAS A VERY BAD BOY. BUT HE WAS A GREAT ARTIST'
It was a clash of two massive egos. As Orson’s Shadow makes its European premiere, its playwright Austin Pendleton about how he turned Orson Welles and Laurence Olivier’s famous theatrical fall out into a play
TIMOTHY SPALL TO PLAY IAN PAISLEY IN TROUBLES DRAMA THE JOURNEY
Drama will document the Protestant leader’s unlikely road towards friendship with his longterm political enemy, Sinn Fein’s Martin McGuinness