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All of Us, National Theatre
An enlightening, infuriating plea for acceptance. Read my full Telegraph review here
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Did the Culture Recovery Fund actually work?
Yes, on the whole – if you’re a large institution… Read my full Telegraph report here
Posted in Art, Journalism, Theatre Tagged art, arts, covid, culture recovery fund, freelance, freelancer, freelancers make theatre work, funding, government, jazz, jazz club, london, music, pandemic, paule constable, play, royal albert hall, telegraph, theatre, west end Leave a comment
‘What does ‘Spring’ mean exactly?’: London’s theatre chief on Tier 4 purgatory
The recent swathe of theatre openings – and almost immediate closures – has knocked the confidence of many in the industry. How can you invest in a show when so many factors are out of your control? Read my full Telegraph interview … Continue reading
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Will the show go on – or not? How Tier 3 will affect London theatres into 2021
The Government’s decision to move London into Tier 3 is devastating for the capital’s theatres. Around 30 venues had reopened, with producers taking a major financial risk – only to be forced to close again, with ticket-holders losing out on their … Continue reading
Why is Oliver Dowden ‘coming to the theatre one week and watching us close the next’?
London’s abrupt move into Tier 3, meaning that theatres have had to close their shows with very little notice, has decimated a slowly recovering sector. Producer Kenny Wax had just reopened his musical, SIX, at the Lyric Theatre in the … Continue reading
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‘There is no evidence at all of theatres spreading Covid’: fury in London at Tier 3
The lights will have to dim in the West End yet again, thanks to the Government’s decision to plunge the capital into Tier 3 – just as London’s theatres were beginning to reopen. Arts leaders are understandably apoplectic. Read my full Telegraph article here
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Oliver Dowden should be saving the arts, not nit-picking The Crown
Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden recently asked Netflix to add a disclaimer informing viewers that The Crown is not wholly factual – a request that the streaming giant firmly denied. Now Josh O’Connor, who plays Prince Charles in the hit series, has labelled Dowden’s … Continue reading
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The West End is slowly reviving – the Government must not kill it with Tier 3
This past week has seen a miraculous rebirth: West End theatres opening their doors, and delighted audiences returning in (safely distanced) droves. Christmas entertainment is saved! Read my full Telegraph article here
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‘Galleries are safe, but visitors need to feel that’: can the Royal Academy survive without funding?
Axel Rüger, secretary and chief executive of the Royal Academy, is “cautiously optimistic” about this week’s vaccine news. “We live in hope every day that this vaccine will work.” Read my full Telegraph article here
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Can the Tate galleries survive in an era of mass Covid fear?
There are very few winners in the Government’s draconian new tier system, which has forced closures of arts venues in the new Tier 3 and placed capacity caps on those in Tiers 1 and 2. But Helen Legg, director of … Continue reading
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