My Gurus – Stella Kanu

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05 Oct 2017

Stella Kanu of Ovalhouse reflects on the institutions, lofty ideals and ninja-like women who have shaped and guided her career. 

Storycasting theatre

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21 Sep 2017

Freedom Studios recently filmed and broadcast a performance live from multiple mobile phones. Imran Ali explains how.

My advice to you: Garry McQuinn

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29 Aug 2017

Be the person you want to be but also the person you should be: advice from Garry McQuinn to people starting their careers.

Fair wage for artists should be ACE funding condition, Labour says

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11 Aug 2017

A new report examining diversity in the arts says change is impossible until there is “comprehensive data” on class. 

Survey exposes “systemic issues” facing theatre directors in Wales

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04 Aug 2017

Just 12% of respondents to a survey by SDUK had directed on a main stage in the country.

No right answers

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20 Jul 2017

Why do we talk about organisational change as if there are right and wrong answers? David Jubb discusses how the Scratch collaborative process for theatre production is also a powerful tool for organisational development.

Job Ladder – Liz Wilson

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20 Jul 2017

As she leaves York Theatre Royal, Liz Wilson reflects on a career in theatre that has taken her around the country. 

A borough of young theatre-goers

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20 Jul 2017

Every child in the last year of primary school in the London borough of Newham has the opportunity to see world-class theatre for free. Becky Lees explains how the scheme has established itself.

A radical rescue plan

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13 Jul 2017

The Canterbury Heritage Museum has attracted fewer and fewer visitors in recent years, but a rescue plan involving the Marlowe Theatre is set to revitalise it. Janice McGuinness tells the story.

Buying made easy

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29 Jun 2017

Constructing The Bridge Theatre from scratch has allowed the team to implement new box office technology and e-commerce best practice from inside the arts and beyond. Libby Penn tells the story.

Job ladder – Sarah Punshon

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29 Jun 2017

From a member of Haymarket Theatre’s youth theatre to Artistic Director of The Dukes, Lancaster, Sarah Punshon reveals the details of her career so far. 

“Lack of professional attitude and practices” plaguing theatres

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23 Jun 2017

Systemic failures in recruitment and professional development are leading to skills shortages and a damaging lack of diversity among theatre workers, according to a new report.

Drama UK replacement launches

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16 Jun 2017

The Federation of Drama Schools aims to make recruitment more accessible and diverse, and help students identify high-quality training.

Escape from hospital stress

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15 Jun 2017

Bedside theatre performances in hospitals are helping children escape from stress and anxiety. Persephone Sextou explains the work of a scheme currently operating in the Midlands.

Keeping the tourists busy

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08 Jun 2017

Millions of tourists flock to see Shakespeare’s England, but they don’t all have time to catch a play. Geraldine Collinge explains how the RSC has extended its offer beyond theatre. 

Job Ladder – Gina Fletcher

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01 Jun 2017

Fundraising from trusts and foundations is a more sociable job than you might think. Development Manager Gina Fletcher takes us through the steps of her rewarding career.

If I were 22: Simon Stephens

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31 May 2017

Don’t worry if you’re not doing what you love just yet, but stay open to opportunity and risk, advises the BRIT School’s Simon Stephens.

London theatres join forces to support creatives

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30 May 2017

Theatre makers in the capital are the focus for a new network aiming to improve working practices and support for artists. 

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