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.)
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Ah! I remember writing this! Amazing artist @ADpianist is performing 'Beethoven to Rock' in her piano recital concert, launching her new album. Covers and Originals, on Friday 19, St James's Sussex Gardens (7.30 pm). eventbrite.co.uk/e/from-beethov… twitter.com/CrossEyedPiano…
Exploring the notions of language, communication and equality, theatre maker #AndySmith talks about his latest show #SUMMIT. It will be showing at the @ShoreditchTH from Tuesday 9. Here's my #interview Q& A with Andy. #LDNTHEATREBLOGGERS @FuelTheatre, #BSL trendfem.com/2018/10/q-a-an… Retweeted by Trendfem.com🌸🎶
Morning all! Here's my #StageCakePodcast ep. 3 with writer + #theatre creator @LilacYosiphon talking about music, #Alzheimer's and identity in her show #JerichosRose, presented by @AltheaTheatre. Showing now at @TheHopeTheatre. Press play & have a listen trendfem.com/2018/10/stagec… Retweeted by Trendfem.com🌸🎶