View Comments Charing Cross Artistic Director Thom Southerland(Photo courtesy of Charing Cross Theatre) The Charing Cross Theatre season will kick off with the London return of Maury Yeston and Peter Stone’s Titanic. Newly appointed artistic director Thom Southerland will helm the West End premiere, along with two other musicals on the theater’s roster: Ragtime and Death Takes a Holiday. Rounding out the season is Radio Times, directed by Ben Woolf.Titanic will run from May 28 through August 6 with opening night set for June 6. This particular production premiered in 2013 at Southwark Playhouse. The show follows the RMS Titanic’s fateful maiden voyage and characters inspired by actual passengers and crew members.Radio Times begins performances on August 20 and will run through October 1. The comedy follows a war-era BBC radio show, Variety Bandwagon, its stars and producers as they prepare to broadcast live to America for the first time. It features several songbook staples from the 1940s. Opening night is set for August 26.Ragtime explores the intersecting stories of a white, middle-class family in New Rochelle, a Jewish immigrant and his young daughter and a Harlem musician and his admirer. The musical, featuring a score by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty and a book by Terrence McNally, premiered on Broadway in 1998. Performances will run from October 8 through November 26; the production will open officially on October 17.Death Takes a Holiday, also by Yeston and Stone with Thomas Meehan, heads to London after premiering off-Broadway in 2011. Set in Northern Italy shortly after the first World War, the musical follows Death as he disguises himself as a young prince and falls in love with a newly engaged woman. Performances are set for December 3 through January 21, 2017; opening night is December 12. Casting for the four tuners will be announced at a later date.
Thomas Pringle TD has called on the government to roll-out fibre broadband to all households in the state.Pringle wants fibre broadband for everyoneSpeaking on the ESB (Electronic Communications Networks) Bill 2013 yesterday in the Dáil, the Independent TD for Donegal it should be a must.“This Bill is a progressive step to enable the ESB to provide fibre on its networks and in respect of broadband it is probably one of the most progressive steps that could have been taken. But we need to ensure it will be available in all households across the country. “The ESB is a company that already has a relationship with every household and business in the country, consequently it is a perfect fit for it to be able to provide fibre-optic broadband by wrapping fibre on their existing networks.“The ESB already has fibre wrapped on its transmission network nationwide which has linked the metropolitan area networks around the country. While this is useful, the real difference and impact can be made as the company starts to roll-out fibre onto the connections to houses and businesses nationwide.”He added the existing policy up to now on providing broadband has been to rely on the market and has left many areas behind, including rural areas, but also areas where people are trying to operate businesses and create and maintain jobs.“In recent years we have relied on mobile telephony to provide broadband and bridge the gap; this has failed and is not capable of providing the service people need. “The provider for the rural broadband scheme, 3, wants to build 160 masts to provide its broadband service across the country. We know everything this invokes in communities across the country when masts are erected, and this legislation gives us the opportunity to avoid all that.”In Ireland approximately 2-3% of households have access to a fibre connection.It has been estimated that the creative industries in the north-west region alone could create approximately 18,000 jobs simply by improving access to the internet in order for them to sell their wares on it.“We now need to ensure as wide a roll-out as possible of the fibre-optic network and we should look to invest in this as a state to assist the ESB in providing this service because it would pay huge dividends in the long run and, as a stimulus, make a significant difference to people’s lives across the country,” stated Pringle. PRINGLE CALLS FOR FIBRE BROADBAND FOR EVERY HOUSEHOLD was last modified: January 23rd, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Deputy Thomas Pringlefibre broadband