Arts, Venue / 01/08/2020 The Phantom of the Opera: past the point of no return?

With face-coverings becoming compulsory in indoor public spaces from Friday 24th July, the theatre world has turned their attention to an entirely different kind of mask. On Wednesday, producer Cameron Macintosh revealed The Phantom of the Opera, the West End’s second longest-running musical, will shut for good following coronavirus-linked theatre closures. I was preparing to...

Arts, Venue / 08/07/2020 The theatre industry and the challenges it faces: an interview with Daniel Johnson

“It’s not just a way of making money. It’s an institution.” Peterborough is not known for a rich relationship with the arts. Despite this, Daniel Johnson, a rising star in theatre, hopes to launch an ambitious project to bring the arts to his home city. “Places like Bristol, Manchester and London have strong a strong...

Arts, Venue / 08/07/2020 Norwich Arts Centre to celebrate 40th anniversary

Norwich Arts Centre (NAC), a much-celebrated venue which provides a platform for visual art, literature, comedy, dance, theatre and live music, will celebrate its 40th anniversary this November. Located at the 14th-century St Swithins Church, the NAC began when, in 1976, a group of young art fanatics assembled and made it their collective goal to...

Arts, Venue / 06/07/2020 The sad passing of Nick Cordero

Much loved Canadian Broadway performer Nick Cordero passed away last night after suffering a battle with COVID-19. At only 41-years-old Nick has achieved so much in his acting career, including being nominated for the Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical for Bullets Over Broadway and he was twice nominated for the Drama...

#BLM, Arts, Venue / 30/06/2020 Closed New York theatre lobbies reopen to keep BLM protestors safe

In the midst of Black Lives Matter protests, Off-Broadway venues in New York have opened their doors in solidarity with the movement. Open Your Lobby is an initiative that calls on theatres to repurpose their spaces in support of protestors fighting against racism and injustice. By encouraging theatres to provide a place of rest by...

#BLM, Arts, Venue / 30/06/2020 Black Lives Matter graffiti art removed by Norwich council

Artist Knapple created a large graffiti mural supporting the Black Lives Movement on a wall of the Pottergate underpass in Norwich. Shortly after, the mural was completely painted over by Norwich City Council workers on Thursday 4th June. The mural, which came in the midst of the resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement following...

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