Apollo Theatre: home of Curious Incident (Credit: Bikeworldtravel)
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is to depart from the Apollo Theatre following the collapse of the venue’s auditorium celling. The production and the theatre had been due to reopen on 13 January.
Up to 80 people were injured, seven seriously, when plaster from the theatre’s roof and part of the balcony fell during an evening performance of the show on 19 December. More than 700 people were attending that evening’s performance.
National Theatre’s executive director Nick Starr said in a statement: ‘It will be a real wrench to leave that beautiful theatre, but sadly the closure of the gallery to enable its restoration means that the show no longer works economically there. We look forward to renewing our relationship with Nimax Theatres on another show in the future.’
Nica Burns, CEO of Nimax Theatres, said: ‘This was and is a deeply upsetting incident for everyone. We are sorry to lose such a wonderful production and wish it well.’
The production will transfer to the Gielgud Theatre, running from 24 June 2014 with the official opening night taking place on 8 July. Starr said: ‘We are grateful to Delfont Mackintosh Theatres for providing us with another home on Shaftesbury Avenue for the show’.
The National Theatre has also announced plans for free performances of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time for schools and young people next month during the play’s lay-off period in February. These will be performed by the cast from the Apollo in a rehearsal-room format with minimal settings and lighting. Further details are to be announced by the National Theatre.
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BETT show 2012
BETT offers over 100 workshops, seminars and discussions – all part of their ‘learn live’ initiative. 650 exhibitors will attend, offering IT solutions for teachers and showcasing the newest products available on the market.
The show is in its 28th year and has approximately 60,000 visitors coming every year. Come and visit for the latest developments in ICT technology for the classroom. Free to attend.
The four day event will be held at London Olympia from 11th-14th January.
To register visit www.bettshow.com
State of the Arts 2012
Hosted by the Arts council and in association with Manchester and Salford City Council’s, along with the BBC, this year’s event will take place at The Lowry – a first for the event which has previously been held in London. Returning for it’s third year in February, the event will focus on the relationship between society and the artist. There will be a number of events, talks, debates and pre-conference entertainment available.
Book before 25th December and receive an early bird discount – however it is still fairly pricey.
Early bird tickets cost £80, full price tickets will set you back by about £110.
But for those who can’t afford the entry the Arts Council are offering 50 bursaries which will
cover: a ticket to State of the Arts including the pre conference arts events, travel and one night’s accommodation. Information about how to apply for a bursary will be announced on their website on Monday 12th.
For more information visit www.artscouncil.org.uk/about-us/conferences-training/state-arts-2012
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