The top 20 of The Stage newspaper’s recently published “power list” of the 100 most influential people in British theatre made for fascinating reading. Most of the usual suspects were there, but many of them found themselves paired with another name for their entry. For it’s not only the artistic directors, the Nick Hytners and Gregory Dorans, who are celebrated but their all-important executive directors, the men and women who oversee every aspect of an organisation except what goes on its stages. Without executive directors, no contracts would be written, no money raised and no ambitious building projects undertaken.
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Alexandra Bastedo: Actress best known for her role in the 1960s television sci-fi series The Champions dies
Sunday 12 January 2014
Alexandra Bastedo, the actress best known for her role in the 1960s television sci-fi series The Champions, has died following a long illness.
Tuesday 17 December 2013
Old Vic, London
Friday 13 September 2013
Pallant House Gallery, Chichester
Sunday 18 August 2013
A 65-year-old woman and 25-year-old man have been released on bail after being arrested on suspicion of encouraging or assisting a suicide
Church denies accusations of fracking 'land-grab' as it moves to claim mineral rights to 500,000 acres across England
Friday 16 August 2013
A Church of England spokesman says decision to secure ancient rights now is due to upcoming legal deadline, not an attempt to gain profits from shale gas mining
Church of England issues 'unreserved' apologies to victims of Chichester child abuse after investigation reveals extent of failures
Monday 08 July 2013
The Archbishop of Canterbury calls for a 'complete change of culture' in the Church
Wednesday 29 May 2013
If Liverpool signed a centre-forward in 2013, and he went on to score 35 goals in 75 games for the club, he would be hailed as a sensation and valued at many millions of pounds. But when Alan Arnell did just that in the 1950s, he was discarded by the Second Division Reds, and saw out his playing days in the lower reaches of the Football League.
Thursday 23 May 2013
Gathering in Queen Anne’s Battery, Plymouth, home of the Royal Western Yacht Club of England, is a group of sailors far removed from the professional and grand prix circuit.
Monday 13 May 2013
Former I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! contestant Aggro Santos called today for rape suspects to be given anonymity until they are convicted.
Friday 03 May 2013
Former I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here! contestant Aggro Santos has been found not guilty of raping two girls he had taken back to his hotel rooms after performing at gigs in Chichester and Somerset.
National Trust is latest to object to inner city academy's 'Eton of state sector' in West Sussex countryside
Wednesday 24 April 2013
Body says site is not suitable for a school with more than 600 pupils
Monday 22 April 2013
It seems a lifetime ago since Sir John Chilcot's stopped taking evidence for his inquiry into the origin of the Iraq War and went away to write his report. The public part of the inquiry began on 24 November 2009 and ended on 2 February 2011. Two years, two months and three weeks have since slipped by, with no firm indication yet of when we might see Sir John's conclusions. This is taking so long that even the House of Lords, a place in which time normally stands still, is showing signs of impatience.
Wednesday 17 April 2013
Celia Paul is the least noisy portrait painter in oils imaginable. Her subjects - which usually tend to be relatives, close friends or herself - exist within a kind of religiose hush of rapt self-absorption.
Monday 18 March 2013
Fake socialite and convicted kidnapper charged with killing his former landlord
England’s missing monarchs: Richard III may have been found but eight other rulers are still missing
Saturday 09 February 2013
For a royalist country, England has been rather careless with its old monarchs. Richard III may have now been found after being mislaid for 500 years, but eight other rulers are still missing.
Thousands of teenage girls enduring debilitating illnesses after routine school cancer vaccination
Migrants in Kos: Photos show real tragedy after Brits abroad complain of 'awkward' holidays
British tourists complain that impoverished boat migrants are making holidays 'awkward' in Kos
Michael Gove determined to scrap the Human Rights Act – even if Scotland retains it
Threat to scrap Human Rights Act could see UK follow Nazi example, warns UN official
Church of England 'one generation away from extinction' after dramatic loss of followers
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