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Tag Archives: arts
There’s piece on today’s Guardian theatre blog by Andrew Haydon that starts interestingly, wondering why science ficiton – which can make an impact in cinema, television and, of course, literature – isn’t embraced more by the theatre. He goes on to … Continue reading
Daro Film Distributions tried to avoid paying members’ residual fees for the use of their work. Equity pursued the case across the globe to ensure fair play. Continue reading
Born in Burma/Myanmar in 1961 Zarganar has spent almost his entire life living in a country ruled by an oppressive military regime. He is a comedian, an actor and a film director in his native Burma and he is also the most famous and most popular satirist in his country. But highlighting the Burmese government’s failure to protect its people has cost him his freedom. Continue reading
Angry meeting at Young Vic condemns Arts Council England’s “isolated and high-handed” approach to decision-making and sets out the artistic community’s demands for a more transparent and fairer funding process Continue reading
As Rowan Atkinson returns to the stage in Oliver! Martin McGrath talks to him about his career, his relationship with Equity and how Cameron Mackintosh finally persuaded him to take the role of Fagin when he doesn’t like musicals and … Continue reading
Martin McGrath talks to David Prowse on being Darth Vader and how performers should be careful think about protecting their future when they sign a contract, Continue reading
Often criticised by those who have never seen a performance Martin McGrath discovers that burlesque is not a dirty word when he talks to three performers about how they discovered their artform, their pride in their work and the controversy … Continue reading
Rogue agencies are fleecing the unwary of their money. Martin McGrath asks DTI minister Jim Fitzpatrick MP what the government is going to do about it. Continue reading
After almost 60 years as an entertainer, Ronnie Corbett remains one of the most instantly recognisable faces on British television. Martin McGrath talks to him about life in the union, comedy and his only disagreemnet with Ronnie Barker. Continue reading