Nicholas Hytner is collaborating once again with Alan Bennett to direct the world premiere of his new play, Allelujah!, previewing at the Bridge Theatre this July. The pair struck up a hugely successful partnership during Hytner’s tenure at the National Theatre. This will be Alan Bennett’s first full length play since People, and his Cocktail Sticks/Hymn double bill, in 2012, and his subject, this time, is the crumbling NHS.
I think I’m ready to convert – I know I need two witnesses for it to count so I Googled itPMJ Productions returns to London’s Park Theatre with the European premiere of Selina Fillinger’s play, Faceless, after its sell-out run of Sket in 2016. Directed and designed by returning director Prav MJ, Faceless highlights the power of the internet and its far reaching consequences in the 21st century.
If we’re to believe the rumours, dog lover, Queen Elizabeth I, insisted on William Shakespeare writing a mutt into his plays because it entertained her so. Working on the same principal, Robin Hooper gives the best part in his new play, Foul Pages, to a hairy chap called Chop who likes nothing better than curling up by the fire and having his belly rubbed. And, as we all know, dogs have a way of hogging the limelight.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".