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Royal Court Theatre to stage play about hacking collective Anonymous

Two former members of Anonymous are advising on a new play about the “hacktivist” group that targeted corporations' websites and the FBI, which is to be staged at the Royal Court in London later this year.

Billie Piper will play an ambitious tabloid editor in Great Britain

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The former Doctor Who actress will play an ambitious tabloid editor

Best-seat ticket prices for the ‘Book of Mormon’ have doubled in just a year

West End’s top seats cost three times as much as 10 years ago

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Bryan Cranston, Mark Rylance and Sophie Okonedo were among those honoured at the Tony Awards 2014

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Hugh Jackman hosted the event at New York's Radio City Music Hall

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Sonia Friedman's 'Twelfth Night' leads the assault on New York awards
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