Martin Adaji, said that the qualities of the troupe's theatrical presentations were evident in the scores of success stories it had recorded with well acclaimed productions and projects. Besides, Adaji said, the national troupe had at various times engaged in cultural diplomacy by collaborating with international cultural groups.

London's Bush theatre is to present its next show - a celebration of the King James Bible - at Westminster Abbey, in an overnight performance this October. Sixty-Six Books will see 66 novelists, playwrights, poets and authors respond to each of the 66 books in the historic Bible to mark its 400th anniversary.

Stratford Summer Music Festival starts Monday at Lower Queen's Park with fireworks at dusk and 10th-anniversary music composed by former Stratford Shakespeare Festival music director Bertie Carriere..."It's a perfect example of cultural diplomacy," Miller commented...

U.S. Embassy in Moscow has announced a unique year-long American arts and culture festival in Russia. It is both a fresh start in this sphere of relations between the two countries and homage to Sergei Diaghilev’s Russian Seasons in Paris.

La Maison du Caviar, in association with Theatre de L’ Oiseau Tonnerre, will stage “Life x3”, a French theatre production, at Qatar National Theatre (QNT) tomorrow and on Tuesday.

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin demanded proposals for government backing of elitist art-house productions. He also backed an initiative by the Moscow actor Yevgeni Mironov for theatre clusters developed as public-private partnerships, with a sizable role of big business in them.

The production is in Russian with no English subtitles — but that’s the point. “We wanted to bring something bright to the Russian community in New York,” said promoter Anton Krylov. “The musical is for families that don’t want to lose their cultural ties.

More than 300 students from 13 theatre schools of the Asia-Pacific region began brainstorming at the second Asia-Pacific Bureau Drama Schools Meet, an UNESCO-aided theatre promotion and world peace forum, at the National School of Drama (NSD) here Monday.