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The Society of London Theatre and UK Theatre have said they "believe as of now, theatre venues should close under government advice". It follows the government's press conference advising the public to avoid theatres. A full story will be on The Stage site soon.
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Leading theatre lawyer @neiladleman has warned that a lack of clarity in the government advice for theatres to close may give insurers an excuse not to pay out, which could have a "severe impact for a lot of venues"
ITV is to broadcast a special programme celebrating the past 10 years of the Olivier Awards on April 5, the day this year’s ceremony was due to be held. Organisers have announced plans to announce this year's winners at a special event in the autumn.
The @NationalTheatre has unveiled plans for a home streaming service, which will release NT Live productions for free on a weekly basis. It launches next week, on YouTube, with One Man, Two Guvnors starring James Corden
West End performers open up about their battles with anxiety to encourage more conversations around mental health in theatre.
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Netflix has announced it will be filming and adapting stage plays for the small screen, with its first project to be American Son starring
The has launched a new bursaries scheme to help writers from under-represented groups. Selected participants will receive £10,000 to develop their careers
The first Black British Theatre Awards will take place in October this year, celebrating black performers and creative talent