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Hottest front-room seats: the best theatre and dance to watch online
From live streams of new plays to classics from the archive, here are some of the top shows online now or coming soon

Chris Wiegand Stage editor

12, Apr, 2021 @3:17 PM

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Gerry Cottle obituary
Showman and entrepreneur whose circus travelled to all parts of Britain and was a hit on television

Dea Birkett

29, Jan, 2021 @4:42 PM

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Gerry Cottle, circus showman and Wookey Hole Caves owner, dies of Covid aged 75
Cottle toured the UK and internationally for decades, promoting a variety of acts, before developing attractions at the limestone caves in Somerset

Chris Wiegand

14, Jan, 2021 @3:13 PM

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'Anything can happen at the seaside': the troupe who kept Britain grinning
Tony Lidington spent 30 years with the anarchic Pierrotters. He recalls trading songs for mackerel – and lifting spirits with a little lockdown flea circus

David Jays

29, Dec, 2020 @10:00 AM

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Choose your favourite UK theatre show of 2020
Tell us about your standout show of the year – we’ll feature a selection of your favourites later this month

Guardian Stage

15, Dec, 2020 @12:00 PM

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Play-Along Plink and Boo review – circus duo upend gender bias
Build yourself a cosy den and make your own props for an imaginative, stereotype-busting home theatre experience that can’t be confined

Chris Wiegand

11, Nov, 2020 @12:08 PM

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Arts Council England is supporting the best of the UK’s cultural sector | Letter
Letter: The funding body’s CEO, Darren Henley, on how the government’s culture recovery fund is helping struggling creative organisations of all shapes and sizes


19, Oct, 2020 @4:01 PM

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Want an arts bailout? Then you'd better praise Sunak & Co
Organisations told financial help tied to crediting culture fund on web and in news letters

Nosheen Iqbal

18, Oct, 2020 @8:15 AM

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Choirs and comedians among recipients of £76m Covid arts aid
Almost 600 cultural groups across England to benefit from latest funding round

Guardian staff and agency

17, Oct, 2020 @7:42 AM

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'It's a Herculean effort': UK theatre festivals adapt for summer of Covid
From Brighton to Belfast, socially distanced performances are popping up in unexpected spaces, including the beach, a shopping centre and a church

Chris Wiegand

11, Aug, 2020 @11:12 AM

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From an earth stage to a willow Globe: theatre goes al fresco in the UK
With the reopening of indoor venues delayed, it’s open season for outdoor performances with companies heading out into the sunshine

Chris Wiegand Stage editor

06, Aug, 2020 @8:00 AM

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'Scary situation': delay to lockdown easing forces costly theatre cancellations
The union Equity said that the PM’s last-minute announcement was ‘distressing news’ as venues in England face financial hit

Chris Wiegand

31, Jul, 2020 @3:35 PM

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