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26 March 2015

Press cuttingsHOLLYWOOD 'RACE CASTING': WHAT THE INDUSTRY IS GETTING WRONG ABOUT DIVERSITY
GUARDIAN
An article in trade publication Deadline argued that white actors were now at a disadvantage compared to ethnic minority peers. That’s complete nonsense
http://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/tvandradioblog/2015/mar/25/deadlines-race-casting-article-tvs-diversity-wrong

I’M A TRANSGENDER WOMAN – WHY SHOULDN’T I PLAY HAMLET?
GUARDIAN
As an artist, I believe it’s my moral duty to explore topics that are relevant to my lived experience – but I don’t want to be limited to those issues just because I no longer represent the idea of an ‘everyman’
http://www.theguardian.com/stage/theatreblog/2015/mar/25/transgender-woman-play-hamlet-language-camden-peoples-theatre

OPERA WORLD PAYS TRIBUTE TO GERMANWINGS CRASH VICTIMS MARIA RADNER AND OLEG BRYJAK
GUARDIAN
Bryjak’s beautiful bronzed tone and Radner’s rich, deep and true contralto will be missed on the stages of Europe
http://www.theguardian.com/music/2015/mar/25/germanwings-crash-opera-world-tribute-maria-radner-and-oleg-bryjak

BERTIE CARVEL: ‘I DON’T ENVY NICK CLEGG WATCHING ME PLAY HIM’
GUARDIAN
What is the essence of Clegg? Actor Bertie Carvel embarked on an odyssey to capture the ‘Platonic ideal’ of the deputy PM for new TV drama Coalition. So will he be tragic hero – or comedy fall guy?
http://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2015/mar/26/bertie-carvel-plays-nick-clegg-in-tv-drama-coalition

PLAYING PETER MANDELSON: MARK GATTIS CHANNELS THE 'PRINCE OF DARKNESS' IN CHANNEL 4'S COALITION
INDEPENDENT
Mark Gatiss co-created 'The League of Gentlemen' and 'Sherlock'. But has he now met his greatest challenge in the role of New Labour's 'prince of darkness'? No problem, he tells James Rampton, Mandeslon is just another version of Mycroft Holmes
http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/features/playing-peter-mandelson-mark-gattis-channels-the-prince-of-darkness-in-channel-4s-coalition-10134081.html

CULTURAL TOURISM ADDS £3.2BN A YEAR TO LONDON ECONOMY
STAGE
Cultural tourism – including theatregoing – contributes £3.2 billion a year to London’s economy, new research has revealed.
https://www.thestage.co.uk/news/2015/cultural-tourism-brings-3-2bn-year-london-economy/

BARBICAN SET TO BREAK TICKET SALES RECORD
STAGE
The Barbican in London is set to announce record ticket sales for this financial year
https://www.thestage.co.uk/news/2015/barbican-set-break-ticket-sales-record/

BAFTA CRAFT AWARDS: HONOURABLE WOMAN AND PENNY DREADFUL LEAD CHARGE
STAGE
Sky Atlantic drama Penny Dreadful and BBC’s The Honourable Woman lead this year’s nominations for the British Academy Television Craft Awards.
https://www.thestage.co.uk/news/2015/bafta-craft-awards-honourable-woman-penny-dreadful-lead-charge/

RSC SECURES LONDON HOME UNTIL 2020
STAGE
David Tennant will reprise his role as Richard II as part of four-play collaboration between the Barbican and the Royal Shakespeare Company to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death.
https://www.thestage.co.uk/news/2015/rsc-secures-london-home-2020/

AMAZON BRANCHES OUT TO SELL TICKETS IN WEST END THEATRE
TELEGRAPH
Amazon Local to take on the West End as it starts selling theatre tickets online
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/shopping-and-consumer-news/11490536/Amazon-branches-out-to-sell-tickets-in-West-End-theatre.html

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