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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Wednesday 06 February 2013
Commuters endured more train travel misery today with major delays on busy routes.
Tuesday 29 January 2013
A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a woman's body was found by a colleague who was due to take her to work.
Saturday 12 January 2013
A healthcare worker has been arrested on suspicion of raping a hospital patient.
Sunday 06 January 2013
The next generation struggles to be heard as a tide of old-timers fill the giant venues. But there are a few laudable exceptions
Sunday 23 December 2012
Torrential rain and floods cause chaos on one of the roads' busiest weekends
Friday 16 November 2012
Police investigating allegations of sex offences against boys and young men by a retired Church of England bishop said seven more people have come forward claiming they were abused.
Tuesday 13 November 2012
A retired bishop has been arrested over suspicions that he sexually abused children in the 1970s and 1980s.
Friday 09 November 2012
The new Archbishop of Canterbury will continue to apply the expertise he has acquired from his two careers to the overhaul of banking standards, it was confirmed today.
Meat cleavers at dawn: Imelda Staunton beats Sweeney Todd co-star Michael Ball to theatre awards gong
Monday 29 October 2012
He may have been the demon barber brandishing the cleaver, but Imelda Staunton has been proven stronger than her Sweeney Todd co-star Michael Ball after she beat him to win best performance in a musical at the Theatre Awards UK.
Wednesday 17 October 2012
High tides and strong winds have brought flooding to towns in the south-west as more warnings are issued to coastal areas.
Wednesday 10 October 2012
A man has survived being pushed onto a 750-volt live track at a crowded railway station after trying to defuse a violent argument.
Friday 31 August 2012
The Archbishop of Canterbury has apologised to victims of child abuse in a Church of England diocese after an inquiry by his own office found "fresh and disturbing" allegations against members of the clergy.
Saturday 25 August 2012
Thursday 16 August 2012
A former parish priest has been charged with historic sexual offences against three young boys.
Friday 27 July 2012
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