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Is the theatre industry really becoming diverse ?

Is the theatre industry really becoming diverse ?

Arts, Entertainment, Featured
Over the last few years, there have been several debates and discussions on making the theatre industry more diverse, in terms of its actors/actresses and behind the scenes. Lyn Gardner is one of the critics discussing the industries diversity with her most recent article, ' Theatre is embracing diversity but it's still not enough.' With the Theatre industry known for being owned by white impresarios, it has been highlighted that theatre audiences have acquired a specific demographic which consists of white middle-aged women and men. The theatre industry is trying to appeal more to a wider audience through plays such as Aladdin and the lion king which are known for having an ethnic cast, however, this still has not bridged the gap in bringing diversity to the stage. However, UK theatres...
Black Friday 2018: Best deals for the West End shows

Black Friday 2018: Best deals for the West End shows

Black Friday, Entertainment, Featured, theatre
After weeks of expectation, Black Friday has finally come. Here is a selection of the best deals for your favourite West End shows. From the long-running plays like The Woman in Black to the newest shows like The Inheritance. The Woman in Black The tickets for one of Britain's most successful and running plays usually cost around £27 to £40, but with the Black Friday deals you can save up to 29%, tickets being reduced to £19.99. Dreamgirls The musical featuring the story of the three talented girls Lorell, Effe and Deena has become a true bargain with deals up to 41%. The tickets normally cost £72.50 but they are now reduced to £42.50, however you can only get this deal if go before December 20. Chicago It is one of the most well-known musicals of all time and now

MacMillans Mayerling: Politics, prostitutes and guns

Entertainment, Theatre
Steven McRae as Crown Prince Rudolf in Mayerling, The Royal Ballet © 2017 ROH. Photograph by Alice Pennefather   Ballet season at the royal opera house erupts with the 40th anniversary of Kenneth MacMillan's darkly dramatic masterpiece Mayerling.   Not only is Mayerling the first ballet of the season, but it's also the first ballet to be performed in the breathtakingly refurbished Royal Opera house.   Family secrets, political alliances and a prince whose intrigue with death leads to a Romeo and Juliet styled suicide pact. MacMillan's daring ballet resurrects the mysterious double death of Crown prince Rudolf of Austria-Hungary (Matthew Ball) and his mistress Baroness Mary Vetsera (Melissa Hamilton) and the court cover-up that swiftly followed.  
What’s left after you’re gone? Nothing much, states this Japanese photographer

What’s left after you’re gone? Nothing much, states this Japanese photographer

Entertainment, Exhibition, photography
Words and pictures: Marija Tomsone | Subbing: Isabella Dawe As Serbian poet and philosopher Dejan Stojanovic once said: “Absolute equals nothingness”. We are not sure this quote was the source for inspiration behind this particular exhibition, but it definitely made us think of it. The Voice of London Entertainment presents: Hiroshi Sugimoto’s Theatre Series within his collection of photographic works named Snow White. Hiroshi Sugimoto is an award-winning Japanese photographer, who has his own recognizable style. He is the creator of the catalogue made of a number of photographic series, every one of which has similar themes and features. This year Sugimoto brought his Theatre Series - a collection where he captures drive-in, abandoned and Italian opera theatres. “What’s so special abou
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