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National Youth Ballet Announces 30th Anniversary SeasonNational Youth Ballet Announces 30th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

For its 30th Anniversary Season, The National Youth Ballet of Great Britain ("The NYB") will present Time in Motion, a mixed programme of ballets choreographed by some of the UKs most eminent professionals and rising talents, performed by a company of young dancers aged 8-18 from across the UK. (more...)

BWW Review: TWELFTH NIGHT, Shakespeare's GlobeBWW Review: TWELFTH NIGHT, Shakespeare's Globe
by Debbie Gilpin - May 24, 2017

This seems to be the year of Twelfth Night, with the National Theatre's production recently closing and several other touring companies taking it on. But what better place to bring it to life than the Globe, in Emma Rice's 'Summer of Love'? It now plays alongside Daniel Kramer's Romeo and Juliet, making it the first of Shakespeare's comedies being performed there this season. (more...)

Kneehigh's 946: THE AMAZING STORY OF ADOLPHUS TIPS Makes New York Debut Tonight at St. Ann's WarehouseKneehigh's 946: THE AMAZING STORY OF ADOLPHUS TIPS Makes New York Debut Tonight at St. Ann's Warehouse
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

St. Ann's Warehouse welcomes back Kneehigh, Cornwall's beloved theatrical alchemists, and their former Co-Artistic Director Emma Rice - now the Artistic Director of Shakespeare's Globe - for the New York Premiere of the acclaimed production 946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips. (more...)

Kneehigh's 946: THE AMAZING STORY OF ADOLPHUS TIPS to Make New York Debut at St. Ann's WarehouseKneehigh's 946: THE AMAZING STORY OF ADOLPHUS TIPS to Make New York Debut at St. Ann's Warehouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

St. Ann's Warehouse will welcome back Kneehigh, Cornwall's beloved theatrical alchemists, and their former Co-Artistic Director Emma Rice - now the Artistic Director of Shakespeare's Globe - for the New York Premiere of the acclaimed production 946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips. (more...)

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts Presents the Los Angeles Premiere of 946: THE AMAZING STORY OF ADOLPHUS TIPSWallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts Presents the Los Angeles Premiere of 946: THE AMAZING STORY OF ADOLPHUS TIPS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

The brilliant theatricality of Kneehigh, the innovative United Kingdom-based theater company, will be on display at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts once again when 946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips has its Los Angeles premiere.  Based on the beloved book by War Horse author Michael Morpurgo, 946 explores everything we thought we knew about the D-Day landings in this tender musical tale of love and war. Adapted by Morpurgo and Emma Rice, who also directs, 946 is a Kneehigh production presented in association with Birmingham Repertory and Berkeley Repertory Theatres. Performances begin February 9 with the opening on February 10. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Matthew Bourne's THE RED SHOES Gala NightPhoto Flash: Inside Matthew Bourne's THE RED SHOES Gala Night
by Marianka Swain - Dec 16, 2016

Matthew Bourne's acclaimed new production of THE RED SHOES had its Sadler's Wells press night this week and a special gala performance last night. The show runs until 29 January, 2017. (more...)

BWW Review: 946: THE AMAZING STORY OF ADOLPHUS TIPS, Shakespeare's Globe, 17 August 2016BWW Review: 946: THE AMAZING STORY OF ADOLPHUS TIPS, Shakespeare's Globe, 17 August 2016
by Debbie Gilpin - Aug 18, 2016

Every year, the Globe hosts productions by writers other than Shakespeare - this year it sees the inclusion of Kneehigh Theatre's version of Michael Morpurgo's 946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips. Adapted for the stage by Morpurgo and Emma Rice, it sits neatly in the middle of the Wonder Season, prior to embarking on a UK and US tour. On the face of it 946 is a family show, however there really is something for everyone. (more...)

Photo Flash: Matthew Bourne's SLEEPING BEAUTY Opens at Theatre Royal, Plymouth TonightPhoto Flash: Matthew Bourne's SLEEPING BEAUTY Opens at Theatre Royal, Plymouth Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2015

The first revival of Matthew Bourne's SLEEPING BEAUTY will open at the Theatre Royal, Plymouth tonight 17 October 2015 with an eight-week Christmas season at Sadler's Wells from Tuesday 1 December 2015 to Saturday 24 January 2016. (Press night on Wednesday 9 December 2015). In total, the production will play 18 venues. Matthew Bourne's SLEEPING BEAUTY is a gothic tale for all ages; the traditional tale of good vs. evil and rebirth is turned upside-down, creating a supernatural love story that even the passage of time itself cannot hinder. BroadwayWorld has a dreamy promo shot for the show below! (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Matthew Bourne's SLEEPING BEAUTY - Ashley Shaw, Cordelia Braithwaite and More, Oct. 17Full Cast Announced for Matthew Bourne's SLEEPING BEAUTY - Ashley Shaw, Cordelia Braithwaite and More, Oct. 17
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2015

New Adventures are delighted to announce the full cast and further tour dates for the first revival of Matthew Bourne's "SLEEPING BEAUTY" opening at the Theatre Royal, Plymouth on Today 17 October 2015 with an eight week Christmas season at Sadler's Wells from Tuesday 1 December 2015 to Today 24 January 2016. (Press night onWednesday 9 December 2015). In total, the production will play 18 venues. Full tour schedule below. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Matthew Bourne's SLEEPING BEAUTY - Ashley Shaw, Dominic North, Chris Trenfield and More!Full Cast Announced for Matthew Bourne's SLEEPING BEAUTY - Ashley Shaw, Dominic North, Chris Trenfield and More!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2015

New Adventures are delighted to announce the principal casting for the first revival of Matthew Bourne's "SLEEPING BEAUTY" at Sadler's Wells. The eight week Christmas season is from Tuesday 1 December 2015 to Saturday 24 January 2016. (Press night on Wednesday 9 December 2015). Please see the schedule below. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for SLEEPING BEAUTY at Theatre Royal GlasgowFull Cast Announced for SLEEPING BEAUTY at Theatre Royal Glasgow
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2015

New Adventures are delighted to announce the full cast for the first revival of Matthew Bourne's SLEEPING BEAUTY at the Theatre Royal Glasgow from Tuesday 17 until Saturday 21 November. (more...)

Photo Flash: Dreamy New Promo Shot for Matthew Bourne's SLEEPING BEAUTY in the UKPhoto Flash: Dreamy New Promo Shot for Matthew Bourne's SLEEPING BEAUTY in the UK
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2015

The first revival of Matthew Bourne's SLEEPING BEAUTY will open at the Theatre Royal, Plymouth on Saturday 17 October 2015. Matthew Bourne's SLEEPING BEAUTY is a gothic tale for all ages; the traditional tale of good vs. evil and rebirth is turned upside-down, creating a supernatural love story that even the passage of time itself cannot hinder. BroadwayWorld has a dreamy new promo shot for the show below! (more...)

Full Casting Set for Matthew Bourne's SLEEPING BEAUTY; New Dates Announced!Full Casting Set for Matthew Bourne's SLEEPING BEAUTY; New Dates Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2015

New Adventures are delighted to announce the full cast and further tour dates for the first revival of Matthew Bourne's "SLEEPING BEAUTY" opening at the Theatre Royal, Plymouth on Saturday 17 October 2015 with an eight week Christmas season at Sadler's Wells from Tuesday 1 December 2015 to Saturday 24 January 2016. (Press night on Wednesday 9 December 2015). In total, the production will play 18 venues. Full tour schedule below. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Matthew Bourne's SLEEPING BEAUTY - Ashley Shaw, Cordelia Braithwaite and More, Oct. 17Full Cast Announced for Matthew Bourne's SLEEPING BEAUTY - Ashley Shaw, Cordelia Braithwaite and More, Oct. 17
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2015

New Adventures are delighted to announce the full cast and further tour dates for the first revival of Matthew Bourne's "SLEEPING BEAUTY" opening at the Theatre Royal, Plymouth on Saturday 17 October 2015 with an eight week Christmas season at Sadler's Wells from Tuesday 1 December 2015 to Saturday 24 January 2016. (Press night onWednesday 9 December 2015). In total, the production will play 18 venues. Full tour schedule below. (more...)

Winner of New Adventures Choreographer Award AnnouncedWinner of New Adventures Choreographer Award Announced
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2015

New Adventures & Re:Bourne are delighted to announce that Jamaal Burkmar is the winner of the 2015/16 New Adventures Choreographer Award (NACA). Nearly 100 applied for the award. Burkmar was shortlisted with six other emerging choreographers: Corey Baker, Tara D'Arquian, Alexandra Green, Eleesha Drennan, Andrew McNicol and Matt Nicholson. Burkmar was chosen after a weekend of intervigews, debate and deliberation chaired by Bourne and his team of distinguished judges: (more...)

Kneehigh Returning to Birmingham RepKneehigh Returning to Birmingham Rep
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2015

This autumn Kneehigh return to Birmingham Repertory Theatre following their sell-out run of Rebecca earlier this year, with their critically acclaimed radical new reworking of the Beggar's Opera, Dead Dog In A Suitcase (And Other Love Songs). (more...)

Jamaal Burkmar Wins New Adventures Choreographer AwardJamaal Burkmar Wins New Adventures Choreographer Award
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2015

New Adventures & Re:Bourne are delighted to announce that Jamaal Burkmar is the winner of the 2015/16 New Adventures Choreographer Award (NACA). Nearly 100 applied for the award. Burkmar was shortlisted with six other emerging choreographers: Corey Baker, Tara D'Arquian, Alexandra Green, Eleesha Drennan, Andrew McNicol and Matt Nicholson. Burkmar was chosen after a weekend of interviews, debate and deliberation chaired by Bourne and his team of distinguished judges: (more...)

DEAD DOG IN A SUITCASE to Play HOMEDEAD DOG IN A SUITCASE to Play HOME
by Nora Dominick - Jul 15, 2015

This autumn, Cornwall-based international touring company Kneehigh, with Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse, begin a new tour of Dead Dog in a Suitcase (and other love songs), their critically acclaimed radical reworking of John Gay's The Beggar's Opera, written by Carl Grose, with a brand new score of live musicby Charles Hazlewood, and directed by Artistic Director Mike Shepherd. (more...)

Choreographer Matthew Bourne to Announce New Adventures Choreographer AwardChoreographer Matthew Bourne to Announce New Adventures Choreographer Award
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2015

Matthew Bourne announced today the third New Adventures Choreographer Award (NACA). Open to emerging choreographers of all ages, NACA follows the success of the 2012 and 2014 awards that helped launch the choreographic careers of James Cousins, Tom Jackson-Greaves and John Ross. In addition to the showcase awards in 2014 the judges made an additional award to Sally Marie to fund a Producer for 12 months and a Commissioning Award to Caroline Finn in partnership with Phoenix Dance Theatre. In June 2015 Finn was announced as the new Artistic Director of National Dance Company Wales. (more...)

Matthew Bourne Opens 2015-16 New Adventures Choreographer AwardMatthew Bourne Opens 2015-16 New Adventures Choreographer Award
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2015

Matthew Bourne announced today the third New Adventures Choreographer Award (NACA). Open to emerging choreographers of all ages, NACA follows the success of the 2012 and 2014 awards that helped launch the choreographic careers of James Cousins, Tom Jackson-Greaves and John Ross. In addition to the showcase awards in 2014 the judges made an additional award to Sally Marie to fund a Producer for 12 months and a Commissioning Award to Caroline Finn in partnership with Phoenix Dance Theatre. In June 2015 Finn was announced as the new Artistic Director of National Dance Company Wales. (more...)

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