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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Tuesday 18 June 2013
Children forced to perform under threat of whipping
Tuesday 18 June 2013
If it weren’t so tragic, it would be almost laughable that Gove has to keep stating that we need to stretch the brightest children
Thursday 13 June 2013
Police have launched a criminal investigation into the embezzlement of 90m roubles (£1.8m) of state funds during the refurbishment of Moscow’s Bolshoi Theatre.
Ipswich theatre company helps drug users to break the cycle of addiction in town recovering from 'Suffolk strangler' murders
Friday 07 June 2013
In 2008, Steve Wright, a forklift truck driver dubbed the “Suffolk strangler”, was jailed for life for murdering five women who worked as prostitutes in Ipswich.
Friday 07 June 2013
Britain's Got Talent finalist Francine Lewis hopes to celebrate her son's birthday in style - by winning the hit talent show.
Wednesday 05 June 2013
Musician Jack White has played springtime Santa, paying a $142,000 back tax bill for Detroit's historic Masonic Temple. The move prevents a threatened auction of the famed venue where The Who and the Rolling Stones once played.
Wednesday 15 May 2013
The new Park Theatre in Finsbury Park, north London, is a spanking new five-star neighbourhood theatre opening with a three-star play about girls in a 1920s Chicago watch-making factory who are gradually alerted (though not by the bosses) to the dangers of radium in the illuminated dials when one of them becomes seriously ill.
Sunday 12 May 2013
Campaigners are carrying on with the legacy of the shareholider spring
Explosion from 'leaky gas pipe' injures 35 in Prague and sends shockwaves through historic Old Town amid fears of trapped survivors
Monday 29 April 2013
Initial reports suggest that some people may be trapped in debris
Sunday 28 April 2013
Jury change favours mainstream shows at expense of independents
Wednesday 17 April 2013
The Advertising Standards Agency has launched an investigation into publicity for a critically acclaimed play currently staged in London, after one tube traveller complained the sexually suggestive imagery was “offensive”.
Wednesday 10 April 2013
Executive director Nick Starr will also leave to 'make room for next generation'
'My beloved Uncle Monty': Tributes pour in for Withnail And I actor Richard Griffiths following death at 65
Friday 29 March 2013
Born in North Yorkshire, Griffiths was famous for his roles in the Harry Potter series, Withnail And I, and The History Boys
Tuesday 26 March 2013
An actor from the TV series Game Of Thrones and Casualty had part of his ear bitten off during a dispute over noise at a Travelodge hotel in Newcastle.
Friday 15 March 2013
Play focuses on the life of Ruth Ellis, the last woman to be hanged for murder in Britain
As a white man, I'm surprised more women aren't tweeting the hashtag #KillAllWhiteMen
Scotland may have to leave the EU even if it votes to stay in, David Cameron confirms
EU referendum: David Cameron's rules are a 'democratic disgrace', says French-born Scottish politician set to be denied a vote
The day that Britain resigned as a global power
SNP fury as HS2 finds 'no business case' for taking fast train service to Scotland
A nation of inequality: How the UK is failing to feed its most vulnerable people
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