Drama and dance

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David Harewood: ‘We’re still dealing with perceptions of what Black can be’
UK drama schools are addressing how they’ve failed British talent. But barriers remain widespread in the industry, say leading actors

Alex Mistlin

05, Nov, 2021 @2:00 PM

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Why battles over race and sex now take centre stage at UK drama schools
Britain has long been seen as a crucible of performing excellence, but new issues have come to the fore in our stage schools. Are centuries of stagecraft about to be sacrificed?

Vanessa Thorpe

17, Oct, 2021 @8:30 AM

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Drama school Lamda finds ‘serious relations breakdown’ under ex-head
London academy reports on inquiry into complaints about former director Sarah Frankcom

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

13, Sep, 2021 @2:20 PM

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‘Creativity crisis’ looms for English schools due to arts cuts, says Labour
Number of GCSE music and drama students fell by a fifth over last decade, research finds

Sally Weale

15, Jul, 2021 @9:30 PM

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Arielle Smith: ‘In ballet I’d die of a broken heart or wait for a man to save me’
The rising choreographer on the restrictions of classical roles, our need for whimsy and her new film Let Loose, which encourages children to get moving after lockdown

Lyndsey Winship

21, Jun, 2021 @2:05 PM

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Oliver Neville obituary
Other lives: Principal of Rada who started his theatre career as a scenery painter

Jeremy Northam

08, Jun, 2021 @5:35 PM

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David Holman obituary
Other lives: Writer for young people and influential member of the theatre in education movement

Margot Leicester

20, May, 2021 @10:45 AM

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Rikki Beadle-Blair: the brilliant stage and screen writer who should be a household name
He has brought Black, gay and working-class experiences to a massive audience – as writer and director of countless plays and films, and creator of the pioneering TV show Metrosexuality

Jason Okundaye

20, May, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Katy Rudd: the high-flying director who can’t resist a risk
In the last of our series profiling rising theatre talents, the director of The Ocean at the End of the Lane shares her excitement at the return of live performance

Arifa Akbar

19, May, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Lloyd Webber: Theatreland must ‘stop wringing its hands and pay for drama diversity’
Impresario appeals for cash to support the training of young actors from the poorest backgrounds

Dalya Alberge

14, Mar, 2021 @9:15 AM

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Evaristo says 'powerful statement' to be first black female head of UK drama school
Author hopes to inspire students of colour as Rose Bruford college appoints her as president

Lanre Bakare Arts and culture correspondent

10, Dec, 2020 @6:00 AM

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'It's a game – and you're going to win': the black coaches electrifying dance
What makes a great teacher? We meet the three nominees – all dancers – who are in the running for the educator category of this year’s Black British Theatre awards

Kate Wyver

14, Oct, 2020 @4:03 PM

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