Orange Tree Theatre doubles audience first-timers
Gareth Gates to star in musical The 3 Little Pigs
Plymouth Palace Theatre rescued by youth charity
Che Walker premiere to feature in Theatre Royal Stratford East autumn season
Oliver! A Dickensian Musical wins 2015 Theatre Book Prize
Lorraine and Alan
JM Barrie’s Peter Pan
Mark Shenton: Are all producers mavericks and psychopaths?
Arthur Smith: My brilliantly successful disaster
Alistair Smith: Could Globe strike be an own goal?
Susan Elkin: Not all drama schools are created equal
Competition: Win the new Lola Lamour EP
Eileen Diss: 50 years of set design
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ENO must not become a ‘sacrificial lamb’, BECTU warns
Feb 13, 2015
BECTU general secretary Gerry Morrissey has warned that English National Opera must not become a "sacrificial lamb" following Arts Council England's decision to remove...
Unions and BBC agree new policy on bullying and harassment
Feb 12, 2015
A new policy aimed at tackling bullying and harassment at the BBC has been agreed by the Corporation and the Federation of Entertainment Unions. The...
Legal dispute between National and War Horse musicians resolved
Jan 6, 2015
A dispute between the National Theatre and former musicians in the West End production of War Horse has reached a "satisfactory resolution", according to...
Unions embark on joint initiative to overhaul collective agreements
Dec 22, 2014
Industry body UK Theatre is working with unions Equity, BECTU and the Musicians’ Union on a joint initiative to overhaul its existing collective agreements...
Musicians’ Union calls for new law to protect venues from noise complaints
Sep 12, 2014
New regulations should be introduced to protect live music venues from possible closure following noise complaints, the Musicians’ Union has said. At the Trades Union...
More than half of musicians have experienced mental health problems, survey reveals
Sep 10, 2014
Almost 60% of professional musicians have suffered from depression or other psychological issues, while 82% have experienced money problems, a new survey has revealed. The...
New guide will boost income for Liverpool’s buskers
Aug 15, 2014
Buskers in Liverpool will now be able to make money from their performances without needing a licence to busk, thanks to a new guide...
Musicians’ Union campaigns for War Horse band at BBC Proms
Aug 4, 2014
The Musicians’ Union has bolstered its campaign to reinstate the live band into the West End production of War Horse, after leafleting hundreds of...
Campaigners welcome government’s £18m music education boost
Jul 22, 2014
Music campaigners are claiming a double victory today with the government’s announcement of an £18 million boost to music education and its decision to...
Musicians’ Union hits back at NT’s Nick Starr
Jun 27, 2014
The Musicians’ Union has hit back at claims made by National Theatre executive director Nick Starr that the musicians in War Horse should have...
‘We should have axed War Horse musicians in 2009’ – NT’s Nick Starr
Jun 26, 2014
National Theatre executive director Nick Starr has said he regrets not axing live musicians from War Horse when the show transferred to the West...
“Heavy-handed” arrest of musicians highlights confusion over busking in London – MU
May 29, 2014
Four band members were arrested after busking in central London earlier this month, prompting further calls to create uniform guidelines for musicians playing in...
National Theatre under fire for hiring actors to mime War Horse musicians’ roles
May 22, 2014
Plans to introduce actors to mime the parts of musicians who were made redundant from the National Theatre’s West End production of War Horse...
War Horse band petition attracts thousands of supporters
May 1, 2014
A petition launched by the Musicians’ Union that calls on the National Theatre to reinstate the War Horse band in its West End run...
Musicians’ Union vows to continue fight for War Horse band
Apr 16, 2014
The Musicians’ Union has claimed its fight on behalf of musicians that were made redundant from the West End production of War Horse is...
Musicians fail in legal bid to rejoin West End production of War Horse
Apr 15, 2014
Musicians who were made redundant from the National Theatre’s West End production of War Horse have failed to secure an interim injunction which they...
MU claims NT is in “flagrant” breach of contract in War Horse dispute
Apr 11, 2014
Membership body the Musicians’ Union has labelled the National Theatre’s decision to remove musicians from its West End production of War Horse as a...
Instruments on planes policy supported by EU parliament
Feb 10, 2014
Musicians have moved one step closer to securing a uniform policy that would allow them to take their instruments on planes after the European...
Lorraine and Alan
JM Barrie’s Peter Pan
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