Michael Morpurgo News

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE Returns to Regent's Park Open Air Theatre Starring Felicity Montagu; UK Tour to FollowPRIDE AND PREJUDICE Returns to Regent's Park Open Air Theatre Starring Felicity Montagu; UK Tour to Follow
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

Following sell-out performances in 2013, Regent's Park Open Air Theatre's acclaimed production of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, adapted for the stage by Simon Reade, returns this year to close the 2016 Summer Season ahead of a major UK Tour in September. Opening at the Churchill Theatre, Bromley, the tour will then visit Norwich, Cambridge, Salford, Leicester, Woking, Truro, Birmingham and Richmond, with further dates in 2017. There will be a press night at the Churchill Theatre, Bromley on Thursday 22 September at 7.30pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: Welcome to the Jungle! First Look at RUNNING WILD at Regent's Park Open Air TheatrePhoto Flash: Welcome to the Jungle! First Look at RUNNING WILD at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Regent's Park Open Air Theatre's 2016 season begins with Samuel Adamson's adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's novel, RUNNING WILD. A co-production with Chichester Festival Theatre, RUNNING WILD opens tomorrow 19 May and plays until Sunday 12 June. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Birmingham Repertory Theatre Sets Autumn, Winter 2016 SeasonBirmingham Repertory Theatre Sets Autumn, Winter 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Birmingham Repertory Theatre today announces its new season of work for Autumn and Winter 2016, including three world premieres alongside a dynamic programme of new stagings of classic plays and brilliant stories. It also announces a new initiative, Furnace, which furthers The REP's commitment to making world class theatre with and for people across Birmingham. (more...)

Michael Arden-Helmed 'MERRILY', BACHARACH REIMAGINED, Stephen Schwartz and More Slated for The Wallis in 2016-17Michael Arden-Helmed 'MERRILY', BACHARACH REIMAGINED, Stephen Schwartz and More Slated for The Wallis in 2016-17
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

Over 300 performances of more than 50 different programs of theater, dance and music featuring local and world-renowned talent are on tap for the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts' 2016/17 season, among them a production of MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG, helmed by SPRING AWAKENING director Michael Arden. (more...)

Richard Madden and Lily James's ROMEO AND JULIET Leads May's Top 10 New London ShowsRichard Madden and Lily James's ROMEO AND JULIET Leads May's Top 10 New London Shows
by Marianka Swain - May 2, 2016

London is never short of theatre temptations, whether splashy West End shows, epic dramas or bold fringe offerings. From two buzzy Shakespeare productions and satirical opera to dance at the Old Vic, here are some of this month's most eye-catching openings. Don't forget to check back for BroadwayWorld's reviews… (more...)

Full Cast Set for Regent's Park Open Air Theatre's HENRY VFull Cast Set for Regent's Park Open Air Theatre's HENRY V
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

Ahead of celebrating Shakespeare400, Regent's Park Open Air Theatre announce their full casting for Henry V. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at RUNNING WILD in Rehearsal at Regent's Park Open Air TheatrePhoto Flash: Sneak Peek at RUNNING WILD in Rehearsal at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

Regent's Park Open Air Theatre's 2016 season begins with Samuel Adamson's adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's novel, RUNNING WILD. A co-production withChichester Festival Theatre, RUNNING WILD previews from Friday 13 May (press night 19 May) and plays until Sunday 12 June. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below! (more...)

Chichester's THIS HOUSE to Transfer to the Garrick Theatre This AutumnChichester's THIS HOUSE to Transfer to the Garrick Theatre This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

James Graham's critically acclaimed political drama THIS HOUSE will transfer to the Garrick Theatre, following its upcoming run at Chichester's Minerva Theatre. (more...)

Regent's Park Open Air Theatre to Welcome Largest Ever Cast for RUNNING WILD This SpringRegent's Park Open Air Theatre to Welcome Largest Ever Cast for RUNNING WILD This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

Rehearsals start today for Regent's Park Open Air Theatre's 2016 season with Samuel Adamson's adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's novel, RUNNING WILD. A co-production with Chichester Festival Theatre, RUNNING WILD previews from Friday 13 May (press night 19 May) and plays until Sunday 12 June. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2016

The WICKED YOUNG WRITER AWARDS, created and supported by the award-winning musical Wicked, has extended the deadline for entries for an additional two weeks, giving young writers until 25th March 2016 to enter the awards. (more...)

Regent's Park Open Air Theatre Announces Casting for 2016 Season - Michelle Terry Leads HENRY V, Declan Bennett in JC SUPERSTAR and More!Regent's Park Open Air Theatre Announces Casting for 2016 Season - Michelle Terry Leads HENRY V, Declan Bennett in JC SUPERSTAR and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2016

Regent's Park Open Air Theatre today announced Michelle Terry to play the title role of Henry V in director Robert Hastie's new production. (more...)

Kneehigh's Asylum Season Returns to Cornwall with Three New ShowsKneehigh's Asylum Season Returns to Cornwall with Three New Shows
by BWW News Desk - Feb 29, 2016

Now in its sixth year, The Asylum has firmly established itself in the public's consciousness as a must-go event on the summer calendar. The award-winning purpose built tent is a unique space full of playful surprises and irreverent fun and this year's season which runs from Thursday 14 July to Sunday 28 August is even bigger with three new productions. (more...)

Kneehigh Welcomes Ali Robertson as Executive ProducerKneehigh Welcomes Ali Robertson as Executive Producer
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2016

?Kneehigh today announced the appointment of Ali Robertson as the company's new Executive Producer.  Ali will take up the position in June taking over from Paul Crewes, who, after 10 extraordinary years with Kneehigh becomes Artistic Director of the Wallis Annenberg Center for Performing Arts (aka The Wallis) in Los Angeles . (more...)

New Version Of HALF A SIXPENCE Confirmed To Lead Chichester Festival 2016!New Version Of HALF A SIXPENCE Confirmed To Lead Chichester Festival 2016!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2016

Jonathan Church and Alan Finch announce the Chichester Festival Theatre 2016 season - the last under their leadership as Artistic Director and Executive Director.  (more...)

Photo Coverage: Maxwell, Wilmot, Attwater In END OF THE RAINBOW!Photo Coverage: Maxwell, Wilmot, Attwater In END OF THE RAINBOW!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2016

First images are released today of End of the Rainbow, which opens at the Mercury Theatre, Colchester this Thursday ahead of a 5-month UK Tour. The production features Lisa Maxwell as Judy Garland, Gary Wilmot as Anthony and Sam Attwater as Mickey. (more...)

Lisa Maxwell to Star in END OF THE RAINBOW at Belgrade Coventry TheatreLisa Maxwell to Star in END OF THE RAINBOW at Belgrade Coventry Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2016

?A hit in the West End and on Broadway, End of the Rainbow makes its awaited return to the stage, playing at the Belgrade Theatre Coventry from Tues 23 to Sat 27 Feb as part of a major new UK tour, starring Lisa Maxwell as Judy Garland. (more...)

Full Cast Set for Mercury Theatre Colchester's UK Premiere of CLYBOURNE PARKFull Cast Set for Mercury Theatre Colchester's UK Premiere of CLYBOURNE PARK
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2016

Artistic Director of Mercury Theatre Colchester Daniel Buckroyd today announces the full company for the UK regional premiere production of Bruce Norris' acclaimed play Clybourne Park which opens at the company's home base ahead of a national tour - Ben Deery (Karl / Steve), Dan Gaisford(Kenneth), Rebecca Manley (Bev / Kathy), Rebecca Oldfield (Betsey / Lindsey), Gloria Onitiri (Francine / Lena), Wole Sawyerr (Albert / Kevin), William Troughton (Jim / Tom) and Mark Womack (Dan / Russ). The production opens on 15 April as part of the Made in Colchester Season, with previews from 8 April and runs until 23 April. It is the first time the production will be seen in the UK outside of London. (more...)

END OF THE RAINBOW Announces New UK Tour; Set to Play at King's Theatre Glasgow, April 26END OF THE RAINBOW Announces New UK Tour; Set to Play at King's Theatre Glasgow, April 26
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2016

A hit in the West End and on Broadway, End of the Rainbow will return in 2016, playing at the King's Theatre Glasgow from Tuesday 26 until Saturday 30 April as part of a major new UK tour, starring Lisa Maxwell as Judy Garland. (more...)

First Look at Lisa Maxwell, Gary Wilmot and Sam Attwater in END OF THE RAINBOWFirst Look at Lisa Maxwell, Gary Wilmot and Sam Attwater in END OF THE RAINBOW
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

The first images were released today of Lisa Maxwell, Gary Wilmot and Sam Attwater rehearsing for hit West End and Broadway play End of the Rainbow, touring the UK in a brand new production from February. (more...)

Barnes Children's Literature Festival to Return for 'Bigger and Better' Second Year, 5/14Barnes Children's Literature Festival to Return for 'Bigger and Better' Second Year, 5/14
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

26th January 2016, London—The Barnes Children's Literature Festival will be returning to southwest London for its second year on 14th & 15th May 2016, with twice as many events to make it London's largest dedicated children's book festival. (more...)

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