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Report Released on Arts Council & ROH
By Editorial Staff · 13 Feb 1998 · West End
A summary of the long-awaited report on the relationship between the Arts Council and the Royal Opera House was released yesterday. The report largely exonerates the two bodies but ...
British Playwrights Honoured by French
By Editorial Staff · 13 Feb 1998 · West End
Three of Britain's leading playwrights were honoured yesterday by the French government. In a ceremony held at the French embassy in London, Sir Tom Stoppard, David Hare and Christopher Hampton were ...
Glyndebourne Opera Chief Resigns, Adds to Industry Speculation
By Editorial Staff · 13 Feb 1998 · West End
Anthony Whitworth-Jones, director of the Glyndebourne opera house in Sussex for the past eight years, resigned this week. His resignation is the latest in a round of departures which have left ...
Musicals Festival Debuts Next Week
By Editorial Staff · 13 Feb 1998 · West End
What's claimed to be the first ever International Festival of Musicals opens next week at the Buxton Opera House. The ten-day amateur theatrical event (23 August - 1 September) showcases the ...
Neil Denounces Edinburgh Beggars
By Editorial Staff · 13 Feb 1998 · West End
Andrew Neil, outspoken editor of the Scotsman and former editor of the Sunday Times, denounced Edinburgh council for not doing more to clear beggars from the city, particularly its main ...
Dame Maggie Weaves Box Office Gold
By Editorial Staff · 13 Feb 1998 · West End
Edward Albee s A Delicate Balance may be more than thirty years old, but it s selling out faster than the latest, hot, new musical - thanks in no small part to its star, Dame Maggie Smith. ...
Lottery Funding for Arts Threatened
By Editorial Staff · 13 Feb 1998 · West End
The Arts Council is in negotiations with the Government over alleged plans to cut lottery funding to theatres, galleries and other initiatives which could result in a halving of the current ...
Scottish Ballet Directors Resign
By Editorial Staff · 13 Feb 1998 · West End
The entire board of the Scottish Ballet, including chairperson Oona Ivory, agreed to stand down yesterday following a funding ultimatum issued last week by the Scottish Arts Council. The SAC ...
ROH Admits Overpricing Ballet
By Editorial Staff · 13 Feb 1998 · West End
The Royal Opera House admitted this week to overpricing seats for the Royal Ballet s crucial first season, which ends tonight, at Labatt s Apollo in Hammersmith. Despite widespread recognition ...
Saturday Night Fever Boogies onto London Stage in World Premiere
By Editorial Staff · 13 Feb 1998 · West End
Twenty years after the release of Saturday Night Fever, the film, comes Saturday Night Fever, the musical, which will see its world premiere at theLondon Palladium on 5 May 1998. And, judging by the ...

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