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  • News: Cuts: National Renames Cottesloe After £10m Gift
    News: Cuts: National Renames Cottesloe After £10m Gift

    The National Theatre is set to change the name of the smallest of its three theatres from the Cottesloe to the Dorfman following a £10 million personal donation by Lloyd[readmore]

    Thursday 28th October 2010
  • Gossip: Book ‘Em: Cameron & Clegg Give RSC Recommendations???
    Gossip: Book ‘Em: Cameron & Clegg Give RSC Recommendations???

    In the wake of swingeing arts cuts, does it qualify as consorting with the enemy? Prime Minister David Cameron and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg have taken the time to[readmore]

    Thursday 28th October 2010
  • Review Round-up: Critics Enjoy Good Weep at NT
    Review Round-up: Critics Enjoy Good Weep at NT

    Ena Lamont Stewart’s 1947 play Men Should Weep has received a rare revival at the National Theatre, where it opened in the Lyttelton Theatre this week (26 October 2010, previews[readmore]

    Thursday 28th October 2010
  • 1st Night Photos: Starry Opening for Married
    1st Night Photos: Starry Opening for Married

    The all-star revival of JB Priestly’s When We Are Married opened at the Garrick Theatre last night (28 October 2010, previews from 19 October) where it is booking for a[readmore]

    Thursday 28th October 2010
  • Blog: What’s in a  Theatre Name?
    Blog: What’s in a Theatre Name?

    I have mixed feelings about the re-naming of the Cottesloe Theatre in the National as the Dorfman.
    This will happen once the extensive refurbishments are complete, in honour of Lloyd Dorfman,[readmore]

    Thursday 28th October 2010
  • Review: When We Are Married ***
    Review: When We Are Married ***

    Forty years ago, producers Duncan Weldon and Paul Elliot launched their partnership with this imperishable J B Priestley play, and they’re back in harness for Christopher Luscombe’s cheerful, well paced,[readmore]

    Thursday 28th October 2010
  • News: Lloyd Webber Sells Theatres to Michael Grade
    News: Lloyd Webber Sells Theatres to Michael Grade

    As previously tipped, Andrew Lloyd Webber's Really Useful Group (RUG) will sell four of its seven remaining West End theatres to former BBC and ITV chairman Michael Grade. RUG announced[readmore]

    Wednesday 27th October 2010
  • News: Sadler’s Wells Breaks Records, Brings in Horses
    News: Sadler’s Wells Breaks Records, Brings in Horses

    On the same day that it learned that it – along with all other organisations regularly funded by the Arts Council – would receive a 6.9% cut to its subsidy[readmore]

    Wednesday 27th October 2010
  • Blog: Hamlet Without Cuts
    Blog: Hamlet Without Cuts

    The full-text Hamlet at the National has prompted a splendid Radio 4 programmme by Michael Sheen who is himself slated to play the princely Dane at the Young Vic next[readmore]

    Wednesday 27th October 2010
  • Review: Men Should Weep ***
    Review: Men Should Weep ***

    Ena Lamont Stewart’s Men Should Weep, a Depression-era tenement tragi-comedy, a sort of Glaswegian blast of Clifford Odets, or Sean O’Casey, was written in 1947, revived by 7:84 (Scotland) at[readmore]

    Wednesday 27th October 2010