Matthew Hemley

Matt is news editor for The Stage, having started as the newspaper’s broadcast reporter. He covers all areas of the industry in his role, but has a particular interest in musical theatre. Matt studied acting at Bretton Hall and presents a monthly theatre news round up on BBC London Radio.
Matilda has helped the RSC achieve income of £61.3 million. Photo: Tristram Kenton

RSC’s box office takings increase against drop in overall income RSC’s box office takings increase against drop in overall income

The Royal Shakespeare Company achieved £61.3 million of income in the last year, down from £62.6 million in 2012/13. It sold 1.7 million tickets globally, across 1,982 performances of 22 productions in 2013/14. In 2012/13…

Rupert Goold has warned that directors' pay is so low that it is at risk of becoming a "middle-class plaything". Photo: Abbie Trayler-Smith

Rupert Goold: directing is at risk of becoming a “middle class plaything” Rupert Goold: directing is at risk of becoming a “middle class plaything”

Rupert Goold has hit out at directors’ pay levels, claiming the profession is at risk of becoming a “middle class plaything” unless the situation is changed. The Made in Dagenham director, speaking to The Stage…

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