Within the last two weeks 2018 has come into full swing. There’s been so many news bulletins from the opera, theatre and the classical music world that I’ve decided to break down the theatre news into one blog post and bring you opera and classical music news tomorrow in another post. Enjoy!
The hashtags #Metoo and #TimesUp originate from the rise of sexual allegations and harassment cases revealed within the wider theatre, film and entertainment industries since the latter part of 2018. After media outlets announced the sexual allegations claims made against Hollywood film producer Harvey Weinstein, more claims of sexual abuse, rape and harassment came out about other notable figures, including ex-artistic director of London’s Old Vic theatre and actor Kevin Spacey. He was accused of misconduct and inappropriate behaviour by 20 members of the Old Vic as artistic director from 2004-2015. Actor Anthony Rapp also accused Spacey of making sexual advances towards him when he was 14 years old.
The Stage’s Special Report on Harassment in Theatre was published on January 25th. Having read it I thought I’d share some sections, quotes and statistics from The Stage’s findings. (The actual report can be found here. You need to be a subscriber to read all seven pages of it online.)
Has to bash out some words on this on #StuntCasting. Having read @matttrueman and @ShentonStage's post on Stunt Casting from @TanyaBurr at @swkplay I'm still unsure what the fuss is all about. Can we just let Burr have her time to shine on stage? trendfem.com/2018/02/tanya-…
☆☆☆☆ Well, I'm not holding back. Carey Mulligan is great in Dennis Kelly’s #GirlsAndBoys play showing at @royalcourt. 'Mulligan delivers a compelling monologue fuelled by extreme emotions.' £12 tickets available on Mondays 9am. I recommend you see her. trendfem.com/2018/02/girls-…
ICYMI: Here's my thoughts on @CarmenUnionLDN now at @TheUnionTheatre until March 10th 'Carmen 1808 is a thrilling 90 minutes of high energy theatre with music you'll know and songs you'll learn to love. trendfem.com/2018/02/union-… … If musical theatre is your thing, go! ☆☆☆☆ twitter.com/MaryGNguyen/st…
Better late than never! Here are my thoughts ☆☆☆☆ @CarmenUnionLDN @TheUnionTheatre -'Carmen 1808 is a thrilling 90 minutes of high energy theatre with music you'll know and songs you'll learn to love. https://t.co/PTmTB71hB8@PhilWillmott @RachelLeaGray Showing now - March 10 pic.twitter.com/aC0u59vAZA— Mary Grace Nguyen (@MaryGNguyen) February 16, 2018