Arts news round-up
19 June 2013
BALLET DANCER DAVID WALL DIES AGED 67
BBC NEWS ON-LINE
Ballet dancer David Wall, who became the youngest male principal in the history of the Royal Ballet at the age of 21, has died of cancer.
SECRET PLAYS LURK IN THE WINGS OF THE LYRIC THEATRE IN HAMMERSMITH
Marking the London theatre's refurbishment, the Lyric's new season will feature 10 secret, different plays in a new season
FRANCESCA ANNIS, ACTOR – PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST
Stage and screen actor Francesca Annis talks about the cult of celebrity, going nude for Roman Polanski and the pressure of playing a famous beauty
PALESTINIAN WRITERS REFUSED VISAS FOR TRAVEL TO UK
Ali Abukhattab and Samah al-Sheikh were due to talk about their work at the Shubbak festival of contemporary Arab art
JOHN STUDZINSKI: MARRYING BUSINESS AND THE ARTS
The banker John Studzinski is helping to nurture young theatre directors. He's a living example of how commerce and culture can sit comfortably together
GRIMES ON THE BEACH, ALDEBURGH, SUFFOLK - AN EXTRAORDINARY SPECTACLE AT THE WATER'S EDGE
The Independent joins 1,800 opera-goers on a freezing English beach as Benjamin Britten's opera Peter Grimes competes with the crash of the waves and the whistling wind. The result? Spectacular
THE THEATRE WHERE IT’S NEVER TOO LATE TO GET IN ON THE ACT
The Royal Court has turned out a raft of bright young writers – now it’s launching a workshop for eightysomethings. Alice Jones sits in
WEST END STARS TO FRONT NEW MUSICAL THEATRE RADIO STATION
Leading West End performers including Ramin Karimloo, Hadley Fraser and Kerry Ellis are signed up to present shows on a brand new digital radio station dedicated to musical theatre.
LYRIC HAMMERSMITH TO STAGE ‘SECRET’ REP SEASON
The Lyric Hammersmith will present an eight-month season of ‘secret’ repertory work at its venue from this autumn while it continues its £16.5 million capital project, which includes a new two-storey extension and training facilities.