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‘It all feels very, very fragile’: theatres face summer of risk and chaos
After weeks of Covid-related cancellations, the industry is braced for what could be its most challenging period. Theatres in Glasgow, Manchester and London give their view

Tosin Thompson

19, Jul, 2021 @8:00 PM

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Manchester to open a new outdoor theatre for summer
The socially distanced 400-seat venue will stage Alice in Wonderland with contemporary Manchester songs

Chris Wiegand

08, Apr, 2021 @12:05 PM

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On my radar: Jackie Kay's cultural highlights
The Scottish poet laureate on the joy of Bridgerton, her lifelong love of Ella Fitzgerald, and an inventive Shakespearean memoir

Kadish Morris

06, Feb, 2021 @3:00 PM

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10 UK theatre shows to see in October
As plays return to the stage here are some of the best – from Rent in Manchester to James Graham’s Bubble in Nottingham

Chris Wiegand

01, Oct, 2020 @5:00 AM

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Edgy and elated: how theatre workers feel about curtain-up during Covid
As more venues begin to welcome back audiences, casts and crew are returning to live performance but many are considering leaving the stage industry

Tosin Thompson

14, Sep, 2020 @9:00 AM

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Parks, pubs and pitches: where to watch UK theatre in September
Shakespeare at a cricket ground, a festival in a bombed-out church and park-bench drama – plus more socially distanced shows to enjoy this month

Chris Wiegand

01, Sep, 2020 @11:28 AM

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England's theatres reopen for fellowship, food and films – but not live plays
Artistic directors say it’s a ‘civic duty’ to open up as their venues play a vital role for their communities beyond entertainment

Chris Wiegand

01, Jul, 2020 @9:25 AM

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Homemakers review – future dreams and present nightmares
Manchester’s Home stages a lockdown all-nighter exploring students’ dreams, alongside time-capsule plays about spiralling social media horrors and disrupted lives

Catherine Love

22, Jun, 2020 @10:28 AM

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Homemakers review – gothic horror and mascara-smeared meltdown
Ad Infinitum conjure a surreal world from the Covid-19 pandemic, while Bryony Kimmings unravels flamboyantly

Arifa Akbar

04, May, 2020 @11:26 AM

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Theatres create first online programmes of new work in response to Covid-19
Brian Cox is among stars appearing in digital productions commissioned by the UK’s swiftly adapting arts venues, written by playwrights in isolation

Chris Wiegand

23, Mar, 2020 @1:52 PM

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A Little Space review – thrilling whirl through a block of flats
The thin line between loneliness and connection is made manifest in Gecko and Mind the Gap’s surprising show

Catherine Love

13, Feb, 2020 @5:14 PM

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The Jumper Factory review – prison drama does justice to real inmates' stories
Created with prisoners at HMP Wandsworth and performed by a cast affected by the criminal justice system, Luke Barnes’ play reminds us that people are more than their crimes

Catherine Love

12, Sep, 2019 @1:05 PM

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