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Julian Bird

Theresa May's latest Brexit plans will "strangle the supply of vital talent" coming into the UK and cause a "bureaucratic nightmare" for touring shows,...

Leading industry figures including English National Ballet's Tamara Rojo and Society of London Theatre chief executive Julian Bird have called on the government to...

Almost 2,000 theatre productions in the UK have benefited from theatre tax relief since its introduction in 2014, saving a total of £60 million. Over...

An independent report has warned that the offstage theatre sector is characterised by low pay, poor professionalism and a shortage of skilled workers. Trade bodies...

Chief executive of the Society of London Theatre and UK Theatre Julian Bird has said there are “major gaps” emerging in the industry due...

The House of Lords has launched an inquiry into the gap between the skills demanded by the theatre industry and those supplied by education. Using...

Industry figures have warned they remain concerned about the impact of higher business rates on theatres, despite relief measures announced in the government’s spring...

London night tsar Amy Lamé has encouraged theatres across the capital to open later, describing them as “the backbone of London’s evening economy”. Her comments...

The Society of London Theatre and UK Theatre have written to the government calling for a “fundamental review” of the planned increase in business...
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