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Thundering Hooves and the Edinburgh festivals' digital future

Originally published by The Space on 14 July 2015.

“Edinburgh is the undisputed world leader as a festival city,” begins the second Thundering Hooves report. Well that’ll bring a collective sigh of relief to the group of 12 of the city’s festivals and their partners who commissioned it.

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Brief encounter with Open Air Theatre artistic director Timothy Sheader

Originally published by on 23 May 2011.

Regent's Park Open Air Theatre opens its new season on 25 May (previews from 19 May 2011) with Nigel Williams' adaptation of Lord of the Flies. Based on William Golding’s novel, the production is helmed by the Open Air's artistic

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Brief encounter with West End legend Gay Soper

Originally published by on 23 January 2012.

Gay Soper, whose extensive West End musical credit include The Canterbury Tales, Godspell, Billy, Side By Side By Sondheim, The Mitford Girls, Les Miserables, The Rink, Which Witch and Salad Days, takes over the role of Berthe in the Menier Chocolate

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Love Never Dies review

Originally published by on 28 November 2010.

Officially reopened after chops and changes anonymously implemented by Bill Kenwright, Love Never Dies is very much a sequel to the original Phantom of the Opera, audiences expected to understand the love triangle of the original with little prompting - now

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Brief encounter with Broadway playwright Ken Ludwig

Originally published by on 15 August 2011.

Crazy For You opened at the Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park last week (8 August, previews from 28 July 2011) reuniting artistic director Timothy Sheader with the multi-award winning creative team behind last year's Hello, Dolly! - choreographer Stephen Mear and

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Brief encounter with Handspring Puppet Company's Adrian Kohler

Originally published by on 5 September 2011.

Handspring Puppet Company, creators of multi-award winning War Horse bring their critically acclaimed 1992 production Woyzeck on the Highveld to the Barbican from 6 to 10 September 2011 as part of a UK and European tour.

Woyzeck combines Handspring’s trademark

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With Much Ado has Digital Theatre come of age?

Originally published by on 1 February 2012.

Theatre productions don't gain "cult" followings. Aside from the monolithic long-runners, most shows aren't around long enough to be discovered by hardcore devotees and treasured for the longterm in the way that much-loved films are down the ages.

We get fleeting

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Brief encounter with composer and conductor Marvin Hamlisch

Originally published by on 26 September 2011.

Acclaimed composer and conductor, Marvin Hamlisch plays two very different dates in London next month.

He first conducts the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, accompanying the Tony Award-winning star Glee and Wicked star Idina Menzel for her one-night concert at the Royal

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British Council harness digital media for 2011 Showcase

Originally published by on 26 July 2011.

The British Council’s biennial Edinburgh Showcase returns to the Fringe this year and for the first time will use digital media to give an "unprecedented global platform" to the 27 companies and artists whose work is being showcased.

Presenting its

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