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Sir Tom Stoppard Says He Dumbs Down For Modern Audiences

Sir Tom Stoppard, considered by many to be Britain's greatest living playwright, says he is being forced to dumb down to that modern audiences understand his references. Stoppard, 77, said he had to change a...

Alan Bennett Didn't Want Gay Label, "I Wanted To Be My Own Man"

Alan Bennett has explained how he guarded his sexuality for much of his career to avoid being pigeonholed as a gay playwright. Bennett, one of Britain's most respected writers, is best known for The History...

Sir Nicholas Hytner Pulls Out Big Gun Tom Stoppard For Final Season

Sir Nicholas Hytner's final play before his departure from the National Theatre will be an as-yet untitled production written by Sir Tom Stoppard - one of Britain's stage greats.Sir Tom Stoppard Is Set For A...

Will Sam Mendes Replace Nicholas Hytner At The National Theatre?

Nicholas Hytner, the director of the National Theatre, will step down from his role in 2015, paving the way for a new era at London's biggest theatre company. However, there was no scandal, disappointing figures...

After History Boys, War Horse, Sir Nicholas Hytner Steps Down At National Theatre

Sir Nicholas Hytner, the man who led the National Theatre to huge success and through various degrees of controversy in the past 10 years, is to step down from his post as director in 2015....

Danny Boyle And Olympic Games Ceremony Team Win At Evening Standard Theatre Awards

British newspaper The Evening Standard hosted their theater awards over the weekend, with an as-expected big win for Danny Boyle and the team behind the Olympic Games opening ceremony which took place in London earlier...

Bennett: 'I'd Like Hector To Teach My Work'

Acclaimed British playwright ALAN BENNETT has tipped one of his fictional teachers as the perfect candidate to teach his work in UK schools. Bennett, whose collection of monologues TALKING HEADS has been on the country's...

Griffiths' Mobile Phone Angst

Veteran actor RICHARD GRIFFITHS gets so infuriated with mobile phones his castmates are beginning to worry for his audience's safety. Griffiths, who recently toured the UK, New York, Hong Kong, New Zealand and Sydney with...

Tony Favours The Boys

Pop icon biopic JERSEY BOYS and British school drama THE HISTORY BOYS have dominated last night's (11JUN06) Tony Awards in New York City, snatching Best Musical and Best Play respectively. The History Boys won six...

Atkinson Fights To Amend Religious Hatred Bill

British funnyman ROWAN ATKINSON has slammed a controversial British government bill banning incitement to religious hatred as "grievously damaging" to the theatre. The ruling became more wide-ranging after intense pressure from the Muslim community,...

Unlucky Charlize

Actress CHARLIZE THERON missed out on both female leads in hit musical movie CHICAGO. The actress was signed up to star as ROXIE HART in the project when NICHOLAS HYTNER was onboard as director,...

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The 55 year old actor joined Chris Martin and co. on stage in New Jersey to perform 'Earth Angel' and 'Johnny B. Goode'.

Bjork Announces Virtual Reality Exhibition In London, Plus Single Live Show

Bjork Announces Virtual Reality Exhibition In London, Plus Single Live Show

Bjork Digital comes to London's Somerset House in September, along with a single live show at the Royal Albert Hall.

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