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Theatre titans stage blockbuster Barings deal

Theatre titans stage blockbuster Barings deal

Business
The husband-and-wife theatre tycoons who ‎have run a swathe of London's live entertainment scene for decades are lining up their next fortune by selling a chunk of their business empire.Sky News has learnt that Sir ‎Howard Panter and Rosemary Squire, the co-chief executives of Trafalgar Entertainment Group (TEG), are in advanced talks with the private equity division of Barings about a potential deal.The negotiations are expected to see TEG, which owns the Trafalgar Studios theatre in the West End, raising tens of millions of pounds to fund its expansion as well as a windfall for the company's shareholders.A deal could be struck within weeks, according ‎to insiders, who said that Sir Howard and Ms Squire would remain at the helm of the business.TEG‎ is chaired by Greg Dyke, the former BBC
Sir Peter Hall: Theatre giant dies aged 86

Sir Peter Hall: Theatre giant dies aged 86

Entertainment
Founder of the Royal Shakespeare Company and former National Theatre director Sir Peter Hall has died at the age of 86.He died on Monday at University College hospital in London, surrounded by his family, the National Theatre said.During his career he staged the English language premiere of Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot and the world premiere of Harold Pinter's Homecoming. Sir Peter had been diagnosed with dementia in 2011.There will be a private family funeral, with details of a memorial service to be announced at a later date.Sir Peter Hall: A giant of British theatreSir Peter - from the archive on BBC ArtsSir Peter became director of the National in 1973 and was responsible for the theatre's move from the Old Vic to the purpose-built complex on the South Bank. He founded the RSC at...