British Theatre Guide
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Rambert School launches MA in Dance Research
In its centenary year, Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance is launching its first MA in Dance Research for dance professionals across the world with a part-time programme validated by the University of Kent.
Dancing at Dusk with Bausch's Rite of Spring
The next Sadler’s Wells Digital Stage offering is
Dancing at Dusk—A moment with Pina Bausch’s The Rite of Spring
Vivien Leigh bio wins Theatre Book Prize
The Society for Theatre Research has announced the winner of the Theatre Book Prize for titles published in 2019 as
by Alan Strachan.
Home comforts as Oddsocks tackles Shakespeare’s Dream
Family-run touring theatre company Oddsocks Productions is to present a second Shakespeare play,
A Midsummer Night's Dream
, from its home.
Sci-fi drama: chance for emerging Midlands writers
Up to seven up-and-coming writers are to get the chance to work on a digital TV series,
an original science-fiction drama drawing on the experiences of working-class communities in the West Midlands.
Chauhan is Birmingham Opera Company music director
Conductor Alpesh Chauhan is to join Birmingham Opera Company as music director from 1 July 2020 and with artistic director Graham Vick will lead the company on its mission “to make great opera for all the people of Birmingham”.
North East artists create 24-hour loneliness project
Artists from across the North East join in creating a 24-hour project about loneliness before and during the pandemic.
Writing micro-commissions from Alphabetti
Newcastle’s Alphabetti Theatre is offering 9 micro-commissions to under-represented writers.
New Perspectives releases Rudkin play cycle
East Midlands theatre company New Perspectives is to release
an audio cycle of short plays written by David Rudkin which have been recorded over the past four years.
Singer devotes his birthday to his home theatre
Singer Joe McElderry is devoting his 29th birthday to raising funds for his home theatre.
Toby Jones and Owen Teale star in winning short
Bitter Pill's second podcast play,
A Case Of Mistaken Identity
written by Gus Crotty, is now available and stars Toby Jones and Owen Teale.
Huge donation for NE Georgian Theatre
Richmond’s Georgian Theatre Royal has received a donation of almost £400,000.
COVID-inspired song wins writing contest
The Mercury Theatre Colchester and Perfect Pitch song writing contest has been won by Willy Mukendi, Joseph Riley and Millie Millington for "Alone".
New plays from women of colour
ATC commissions new plays from Nessah Muthy and Yasmin Joseph.
Reading Rep Theatre opens new home next year
Professional producing theatre Reading Rep will move to new premises in the spring of 2021.
Ballet and opera resumes live from Covent Garden
Live from Covent Garden
series marks the first live performances of opera and ballet at the Royal Opera House since the building closed on 17 March.
Hamlet: RSC 2016 production to be shown on BBC Four
The Royal Shakespeare Company’s 2016 production of
featuring Paapa Essiedu in the title role will be broadcast on BBC Four as part of the Culture in Quarantine series on Sunday 21 June at 9PM.
New season of online work from Stan’s Cafe
Birmingham-based Stan’s Cafe has revealed a new season of work which will be available online including a new play and an updated version of a work which was originally staged in 2013.
New CEO for Dance City announced
Anand Bhatt, co-founder of the Aakash Odedra Company, is to be the new CEO of Dance City.
Towards Vivencia launches online Summer Intensive training for dancers
The first ever Towards Vivencia Summer Intensive will be a festival that funds dancers to participate, with a line-up of teachers and choreographers to share their expertise with dancers worldwide.