Simon Longman, the author of Sparks, Milked and GundogPlaywright Simon Longman has won the 49th George Devine award for most promising playwright. Longman was awarded the £15,000 prize at the end of the run of his play Gundog at the Royal Court Theatre’s Jerwood Theatre Upstairs. Richard Bean, Charlene James, Hanif Kureishi, Mike Leigh, Lucy Prebble and Laura Wade are all past winners of the award, which was set up in 1966 in memory of George Devine, the Royal Court’s first artistic director.
Creative arts and design ranked only above languages and historical and philosophical studies for value for money. Photo: ShutterstockJust 30% of arts students think that the tuition fees for their degree are good value for money, according to new research. This compares with an average of 38% across all subjects, with creative arts and design ranking only above languages and historical and philosophical studies.
Plans for a cafe in the former foyer of the derelict Burnley Empire have been labelled a “huge blow” to the future restoration of the building. Burnley Borough Council has approved a 10-year temporary planning permission for the theatre’s front entrance to be used as a cafe, despite the planning officer in the case advising just a three-year lease. The Theatres Trust has argued that works to this part of the building would “hamper future public access to the theatre” and recommended rejection.
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Selecting a term
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