Ebenezer Scrooge is to inhabit the London home of his creator Charles Dickens for a special one-actor performance of A Christmas Carol.
London being put into Tier 3 of Covid restrictions from Wednesday, announced today, will be devastating for the theatre industry, UK Theatre and the Society of London Theatre (SoLT) has said.
Major cultural institutions including the National Theatre, the Southbank Centre, The Royal Opera House, English National Opera and the Royal Shakespeare Company are to receive loans worth £165m from the government’s £1.57bn Culture Recovery Fund to get them fully operational by April.
Sheffield Theatres have won this year's South Bank Sky award for theatre with their musical Standing at the Sky’s Edge.
Amanda Skoog, the Royal Ballet’s senior producer, is to chair the board of trustees of One Dance UK, the sector’s support organisation.
The actor, director and playwright Simon Startin is to be the next artistic director of the disability-led theatre company Vital Xposure, which celebrates its 10th birthday next year.
Jonty Claypole, the BBC’s director of arts since 2014 who has steered the cultural output through the year of pandemic, is to leave the corporation in the spring.
The definition of treasure is to be changed as a result of the rise in finds by metal detectorists.
The Royal Shakespeare Company’s complex education operation has been saved by a multi-million pound grant from the Paul Hamlyn Foundation.