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          • Tue 02 Jun 2009 13:08

            Gate to expand with Breakthrough Fund money

            Notting Hill venue the Gate theatre has been awarded £254,000 from the Paul Hamlyn Foundation’s Breakthrough Fund, recognising the work of its Artistic Directors Natalie Abrahami and Carrie Cracknell.

          • Tue 02 Jun 2009 11:21

            Much Ado About Nothing

            Shakespeare’s most feminist play, Much Ado About Nothing, filled with gossip, rumours and, of course, a healthy dose of mistaken identity, plays in the alfresco setting of the Open Air theatre.

          • Mon 01 Jun 2009 16:14

            Entertainment legend Danny La Rue dies

            For years one of the stage’s brightest and most glamorous stars, Danny La Rue has died. The cross-dressing comedian, who had been suffering from cancer, passed away peacefully in his sleep at his Kent home.

          • Mon 01 Jun 2009 15:19

            Kelly leads Globe’s Troilus And Cressida

            Laurence Olivier Award-winning actor Matthew Kelly has been cast in Shakespeare’s Globe’s upcoming production of Troilus And Cressida.

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          • Mon 01 Jun 2009 12:05

            Così Fan Tutte

            It can’t be easy to direct a production by email, yet that was the task set Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami when complications surrounding his visa application became too much to tolerate...

          • Mon 01 Jun 2009 11:15

            The Unsinkable Molly Brown

            As we learned today of the death of the last survivor of the Titanic disaster, it seems appropriate that the Landor theatre is currently staging a show which harks back to that era, based on the true story of one particularly stoic survivor of the sinking, Margaret – aka Molly – Brown.

          • Fri 29 May 2009 12:57

            Halfpenny, Hall, Dobson and Brown in new Calendar Girls cast

            The new cast for the hit stage adaptation of Calendar Girls has been announced. Among the new intake are former EastEnders stars Jill Halfpenny, Anita Dobson and Jack Ryder, alongside Albert Square’s longest serving resident June Brown.

          • Fri 29 May 2009 12:41

            Tennant films Hamlet for BBC

            Fans disappointed not to catch David Tennant playing Hamlet in the West End last Christmas will get another chance to see him in the role when the Royal Shakespeare Company production is filmed for BBC Two.

          • Fri 29 May 2009 12:00

            All’s Well That Ends Well

            As part of the Travelex £10 ticket season, the National Theatre has taken All’s Well That Ends Well, one of Shakespeare’s less commonly performed plays, and placed the context in a fairy tale landscape where belief in happily ever afters is obligatory.

          • Fri 29 May 2009 11:54

            Another year to Watch This Space

            The National Theatre has once again taken its oversized living room furniture out of storage in anticipation of its annual Watch This Space festival, which takes up residence in Theatre Square from 1 July to 27 September.

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