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St James Theatre to open in the autumn

June 29, 2012

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St James Theatre, the first new, purpose-built theatre in central London for 30 years, will open its doors this August. It is situated in the heart of Victoria on the site of the former Westminster Theatre, which was destroyed by fire almost a decade ago. The fully wheelchair-accessible venue will produce and receive work. It […]

From-Start-to-Finnish programme launch

April 5, 2012

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Today saw the launch of the From-Start-to-Finnish theatrical exchange programme between the Pleasance Theatre and ACE Production, Finland. Pekka Huhtaniemi, the ambassador of Finland, introduced the initiative at his official residency in Kensington Palace Gardens. He emphasised his country’s rich theatrical heritage and the importance of bringing Finnish productions to the UK and British works […]

Off West End Theatre Awards 2012

March 5, 2012

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On Sunday 5 February, OffWestEnd.com (founded by Sofie Mason) held its second Off West End “Offies” Awards, celebrating the best of fringe and independent theatre of the past year. The event was hosted by Theatre Royal Stratford East and presented by actress Louise Jamieson. Stars of stage including Alison Steadman, Don Warrington and Alex Jennings handed out […]

The Off West End Theatre Awards 2011: The Winners

February 28, 2011

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This Sunday saw not only the return of the Oscars, but Offwestend.com’s inaugural awards bash celebrating the best of independent theatre from the past year. Held in the beautiful Wilton’s Music Hall, this refreshingly informal, chatty and big-hearted occasion was marked by raucous laughter, a lot of booze and a great deal of joy. It […]