Theatre Round-Up – All the latest news right here!

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If you are anything like me, you like to keep in check with what’s going on in the theatre world. We are so lucky with our theatre offering in the UK it’s hard to know where to start.

Let me help you.

I’ve taken a look over the past week and gathered some of the top stories making waves on the good old t’internet.

Cumberphone campaign

Set up in response to Benedict Cumberbatch’s discontent about an audience member videoing his ‘to be or not to be’ speech when performing as Hamlet. In no way affiliated, but 100% supported by Benedict, the campaign aims to address the issue of mobile phone use in theatres.

#cumberphone

You can also get a Cumperphone campaign twibbon!

War Horse to close

After a 7-year run in the West End, the hugely popular show will take its final bow in 2016. It is the most successful show in the National Theatre’s history but don’t worry, a tour of the UK is planned for 2017!

Glenn Close to perform in the West End

American actress Glenn Close will appear on the West End stage for the first time in April 2016. The Emmy, Tony and Golden Globe award winner who is famous for roles in Fatal Attraction, Dangerous Liaisons and Damages, will reprise her role as the eponymous Norma Desmond in ‘Sunset Boulevard’.

The National Theatre announces its 2016 season

The National Theatre has released details about twelve of it’s 2016 productions. Productions include;

  • ‘The Threepenny Opera’ by Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill, featuring National regular and popular actor Rory Kinnear
  • Terence Rattigan classic ‘The Deep Blue Sea’
  • ‘Cleansed’ from the late controversial playwright Sarah Kane

Recent survey declares ‘theatre-going’ top sign of being cultured

If you didn’t know it already, I officially declare it! A recent survey featured in both The Guardian and The Daily Mail, has brought together the 40 top indicators of culture, also revealing that many of us pretend to like something such as going to art galleries to impress. Some of the top 40 indicators include being interested in politics, knowing what wine goes with what foods and choosing city breaks over beach holidays! Do you pass the test?

Ella Morris

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