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Barry Humphries on Dame Edna and her retirement

2 November 2013

Interviewing the same person twice as two different people with an interval of several months between was not one of my better ideas.

Claire Black for "The Scotsman"

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Audiences must help to defend theatres from cuts, says Equity

1 November 2013

Equity has said it is down to audiences and the industry to defend theatres from “short-term and short-sighted austerity politics”.

Nicola Merrifield is a news reporter at The Stage

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Training & Casting

7 October 2013

We will shortly be advertising workshops organised by the Bristol & West Branch/Training & Casting Sub Ctte.
We hope that members will find them useful - they are being set up so that we can all keep our skills sharp as it is so easy to get out of the market quickly.

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BBC arts funding to get 20% boost

6 October 2013

Funding for the BBC's arts coverage will go up by 20%, the broadcaster's director general is to announce.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-24417410

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Eric Morecambe’s widow battles to save ABC Theatre

6 October 2013

ERIC MORECAME brought sunshine to millions from this iconic TV theatre, and now 40 years on his widow is campaigning to save the building from the bulldozers.

http://www.express.co.uk/news/showbiz/434638/Eric-Morecambe-s-widow-battles-to-save-ABC-Theatre-from-bulldozers#.UlK9dWhMZIs.facebook

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AN OPEN INVITATION from BOV

3 October 2013

Dear artists and makers of Bristol,

We’ve announced that we’re preparing to seek planning permission to improve and open up the Theatre’s public areas with an exciting refurbishment, to be completed in 2016, the theatre’s 250th anniversary year.

http://theatrebristol.net/2013/10/3/an-open-invitation-from-bov-discussion-anniversary-works-ferment-and-our-studio

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Soaring cost of talent is ‘blighting’ entertainers’ careers

28 August 2013

The careers of popular entertainers and presenters are being put at risk because of the high prices their agents are demanding for them, a leading TV producer has warned.

http://www.thestage.co.uk/news/2013/08/soaring-cost-of-talent-is-blighting-entertainers-careers/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=soaring-cost-of-talent-is-blighting-entertainers-careers&utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=facebook

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Fringe reports record ticket sales, but average attendance down

27 August 2013

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe has closed its most successful year with a record 1,943,493 tickets issued, up 4.6% on 2012 – and 3.5% up on the previous record in 2011.

http://www.thestage.co.uk/news/business/2013/08/edinburgh-fringe-reports-record-ticket-sales-but-average-attendance-down/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=edinburgh-fringe-reports-record-ticket-sales-but-average-attendance-down&utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=facebook

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Kevin Spacey – theatre is more “liberating” than TV

23 August 2013

Kevin Spacey has said that despite his Oscar winning career in film, and his current commitment to making and starring in the second 13-part series of House of Cards for Netflix, he still finds theatre a “more liberating” artistic form.

http://www.thestage.co.uk/news/2013/08/kevin-spacey-theatre-is-more-liberating-than-tv/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=kevin-spacey-theatre-is-more-liberating-than-tv&utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=facebook

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Channel 4 drama New Worlds filming in Bristol

22 August 2013

A Channel 4 drama set in the 1680s is currently filming in Bristol.

New Worlds stars Jamie Dornan (The Fall), Freya Mavor (Skins, The White Queen), Alice Englert (Beautiful Creatures) and Joe Dempsie (Southcliffe, Game of Thrones) as young idealists during the Restoration period.

The production is currently based at Redcliffe Wharf (below), and filming has taken place near the Ostrich pub.

http://us7.campaign-archive1.com/?u=7b935cfb4a332a0d1c952d2d9&id=a32bce042e&e=2ea9a917de

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