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commercial theatre

Commercial theatre occupies a strange world where art and business co-exist. Sometimes it’s a clash of cultures, as with Thriller Live, a live tribute...

Sonia Friedman has hit out at commercial theatre, claiming it is "anti-art, anti-creativity and anti-audience". She said she prefers to consider herself an independent producer...

Some of commercial theatre's biggest producers including Cameron Mackintosh and Sonia Friedman have committed to giving every actor that auditions for their productions a...

For the first time, the majority of shows in the commercial West End charge more than £100 for their best seats, The Stage’s annual...

Playwright Simon Stephens has said commercial theatre in the UK is the most vibrant it has ever been. Speaking at a platform with the creative...

I used to work in the arts, in marketing. I now work for Waitrose. In the early 2000s, Arts Council England funded something called...

West End producer Sonia Friedman has questioned the morality of BBC talent show Let It Shine, claiming it is free advertising for a commercial...

There is a brutal honesty to commercial theatre, which I love and that is sometimes absent from the subsidised sector. The former is all...

In an interview in The Observer, David Hare railed against the commercial imperatives of modern theatre: "When I was young, British theatre was like...
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