Nica Burns

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After 60 years, when will the biggest job in UK theatre go to a woman? Why not now? | Arifa Akbar
Only male artistic directors have run the National Theatre. It’s time to address that, says the Guardian’s chief theatre critic Arifa Akbar

Arifa Akbar

26, Oct, 2023 @10:51 AM

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The Edinburgh comedy awards have been saved. But are they a fringe benefit? | Brian Logan
At a late hour, the former Perrier has found new sponsors. Some winners have mixed feelings about it but the prize brings attention to an art form that doesn’t get enough appreciation

Brian Logan

07, Jul, 2023 @10:36 AM

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Women dominate gender-neutral categories at WhatsOnStage awards
The Brits faced criticism for not nominating women in gender-neutral category but women reign in theatre awards chosen by public

Nadia Khomami Arts and culture correspondent

12, Feb, 2023 @9:45 PM

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Josie Rourke: ‘If Shakespeare was alive now he’d be under commission to Nica Burns’
As You Like It comes to London’s new venue @sohoplace this winter. The play’s director and the theatre’s owner discuss arts cuts, the industry’s gender balance and the pandemic

Arifa Akbar

28, Nov, 2022 @10:28 AM

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Sophie Okonedo to play Medea at new West End theatre
The production, beginning next February, will be directed by Dominic Cooke for @sohoplace in London

Chris Wiegand

19, Oct, 2022 @9:00 AM

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‘It comes down to taste’: how the Edinburgh comedy awards find tomorrow’s funniest stars
Nica Burns, driving force of the festival’s comedy prize, talks about the winners and losers in 40 years of the hugely influential event

Vanessa Thorpe

31, Jul, 2022 @9:00 AM

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London’s West End gets first purpose-built theatre in 50 years
Part of a £300m regeneration of the area near Tottenham Court Road station, @sohoplace combines intimacy with innovative design

Chris Wiegand Stage editor

21, Jul, 2022 @2:44 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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Hear the people sing! Musicals are back – and they’re retuned for a new generation
We all had our ways to cope with isolation. For me, it was music from Evita, Hamilton, and more. Now as UK venues reopen, a flood of diverse, fresh shows and revivals are due on stage and screen

Ellie Violet Bramley

20, Jun, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Theatre newcomers get their chance to shine as London’s West End reopens
Impresario Nica Burns is giving 23 young producers their big break with a showcase at top London venues

Vanessa Thorpe

25, Apr, 2021 @8:15 AM

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This government says it's 'here for culture' but wrong-foots UK theatre at every step
Since the pandemic closed venues in March, the advice given to the industry about reopening has been shambolic

Michael Harrison

15, Dec, 2020 @11:46 AM

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'Christmas fiasco' as London move to tier 3 shuts West End theatres
Industry figures warn of ‘catastrophic financial difficulties’ for capital’s venues and producers

Lanre Bakare Arts and culture correspondent

14, Dec, 2020 @7:41 PM

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