Voices

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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Holidaybreak sells West End Theatre Bookings arm for £10.9m

Holidaybreak has sold its London-based theatre tickets business in a £10.9m deal as it looks to cut its debt pile and focus on its education arm, which organises travel trips for schools.

Golden blonde: No business like show business

British theatre is enjoying a new golden age declares Howard Panter, the head of the world's biggest theatre group.

Turing play stays on website indefinitely

The pioneering internet audio drama about the death of the Enigma code-breaker Alan Turing, is to remain available indefinitely on The Independent website.

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All the discomfort, all the effort, and all the worries were eased when one man watched the show and stayed behind for a chat. It was William Hurt. And he stayed for six hours.

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Phil King: Letting people know we're serious is indeed high on our list of priorities

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Preview: The White Devil, Pavilion Theatre, Brighton

The lovers have a devil of a time

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Preview: Octoberfest, BAC, London

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