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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Kevin Garside: It may pass unremarked in theatreland, but homosexuality faces intolerance and hostility throughout society, not just in football
Sunday 19 January 2014
What did ‘The Pass’ reveal about the game and its taboos? Surprisingly little
Wednesday 08 January 2014
The play will resume its West End run from 24 June
Saturday 21 December 2013
"A light appeared deep inside the audience, beaming like a gig-lamp in the hands of a woman below me. It was a Blackberry"
Friday 20 December 2013
Owner of the playhouse had previously admitted that London’s theatre buildings had 'suffered years of benign neglect'
Sunday 15 December 2013
As fascinating as the emergence of fresh equine talent to watch is the blossoming of one of the human elements of the centaur partnership, and yesterday’s programme at Cheltenham presented both.
Sunday 24 November 2013
Reporters on The Daily Telegraph reeled in a scoop after submitting a Freedom of Information request to the Palace of Westminster, asking who had the biggest unpaid bar bills.
The Feral Beast: Nick Serota's loofah, the luck of Lloyd Webber, Fergie's mistakes, plus Nick Robinson and sex
Sunday 17 November 2013
The groovy revamped Tate Britain opens on Tuesday, and there's an all-day party to celebrate on Saturday, with Hot Chip on the decks. What a different scene would have greeted you only a couple of years ago. One of the biggest changes is the opening of The Grand Saloon, a first-floor room overlooking the Thames. For years it has been divided into offices, one of which was the director Sir Nicholas Serota's private bathroom, complete with tub and loofah. Sadly, I gather the bath has now been thrown out with the bathwater. "I can confirm that Nick has had a bath in there," says a spokesman when I call, "but he moved offices some time ago, and it hadn't been used for a while." Sir Nicholas is chairman of the Turner Prize jury. Surely "Tate director bathing" is an installation we'd all pay to see?
Monday 11 November 2013
Historic theatre will unveil front wall dating from 1766 to rebuild ties with city
Sunday 06 October 2013
Live theatre and series on writers and painters are waiting in the wings – with some familiar old faces
Wednesday 02 October 2013
Iain Banks' cult novel is the unlikely source for a new show at Covent Garden
Thursday 19 September 2013
Brighton Hippodrome and Derby Hippodrome among those at risk
Sunday 01 September 2013
Playwright compiles victims' accounts in a compelling new drama
Monday 22 July 2013
Plus: Nostalgia at the V&A needs a personal playlist and Rh-app-sody for the iPad
Thursday 04 July 2013
The Southbank Centre has been forced to review plans for a £120m redevelopment of its site, following a campaign orchestrated by London’s skateboarders to save their “spiritual home”.
Monday 01 July 2013
Thornton Wilder won the second of his three Pulitzer Prizes for Our Town in 1938 and the play has been performed somewhere in the United States every night since.
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