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Leah Harvey Will Lead THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF DISSOCIA at Stratford East Photo Leah Harvey Will Lead THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF DISSOCIA at Stratford East
by Stephi Wild - Aug 9, 2022

Theatre Royal Stratford East has announced full cast for Anthony Neilson's poignant and comical delve into the nature of mental illness, The Wonderful World of Dissocia, directed by Emma Baggott. Leah Harvey, BAFTA nominated star of the Apple TV+ series Foundation and last seen on stage in the National Theatre's Small Island, will play Lisa.

Cast Announced For the World Premiere of THE APOLOGY at Arcola Theatre This Autumn Photo Cast Announced For the World Premiere of THE APOLOGY at Arcola Theatre This Autumn
by Stephi Wild - Aug 8, 2022

New Earth Theatre, in association with Arcola Theatre and The North Wall, has announced the full cast for the world première of Kyo Choi's The Apology, portraying the stories of the 'comfort women' of the Second World War and the subsequent political cover-up.

Cast and Creatives Announced For THE P WORD at the Bush Theatre Photo Cast and Creatives Announced For THE P WORD at the Bush Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Aug 2, 2022

The P Word, by Waleed Akhtar, whose play Kabul Goes Pop was a hit at Brixton House earlier this year, opens at the Bush Theatre on 9 September (press night 14 September.) Directed by Anthony Simpson-Pike (Lava, Bush Theatre), this story of who wins in the luck of the life's draw is a new Bush Theatre commission.

Soho Theatre's Verity Bargate Award 40th Anniversary Longlist Announced Photo Soho Theatre's Verity Bargate Award 40th Anniversary Longlist Announced
by Stephi Wild - Aug 2, 2022

From modern day inequities to porn addiction, betting shops, spiritual and sexual liberation and an octopus taught to believe in God, 17 new plays have been longlisted for the 40th anniversary of Soho Theatre's Character 7 sponsored Verity Bargate Award.

Full Cast Announced For Oscar Wilde's THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST at Leeds Playho Photo Full Cast Announced For Oscar Wilde's THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST at Leeds Playhouse
by Stephi Wild - Jul 29, 2022

The cast includes Phoebe Campbell (Cecily), Valentine Hanson (Merriman/Lane), Joanne Henry (Miss Prism), Daniel Jacob (Lady Bracknell), Adele James (Gwendolen), Abiola Owokoniran (Algernon Moncrieff), Anita Reynolds (Dr. Chasuble) and Justice Ritchie (John Worthing).

Outbox and Shoreditch Town Hall Present GROOVE at Oxford House and Contact Theatre Photo Outbox and Shoreditch Town Hall Present GROOVE at Oxford House and Contact Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Jul 28, 2022

OUTBOX and Shoreditch Town Hall will present GROOVE, a brand new production featuring an intergenerational cast of queer dancers and actors and exploring the dance floor as a place of protest, identity, belonging and desire. 

Adrian Edmondson Will Play Scrooge in RSC's A CHRISTMAS CAROL Photo Adrian Edmondson Will Play Scrooge in RSC's A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by Stephi Wild - Jul 22, 2022

Adrian Edmondson will play Ebenezer Scrooge in the Royal Shakespeare Company's revival of David Edgar's adaptation of Dickens' much-loved classic story A Christmas Carol.¬† The production, directed by Rachel Kavanaugh, runs in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon between 26 October 2022 ‚Äď 1 January 2023.

Paines Plough's THE ULTIMATE PICKLE Announced At Roundabout At The Edinburgh Festival Photo Paines Plough's THE ULTIMATE PICKLE Announced At Roundabout At The Edinburgh Festival Fringe, 6-28 August
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 19, 2022

Artistic Directors Charlotte Bennett and Katie Posner have announced Paines Plough’s Roundabout programme for 2022.

Full Cast Announced For THE CLINIC At Almeida Theatre Photo Full Cast Announced For THE CLINIC At Almeida Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Jul 19, 2022

Monique Touko directs Toyin Ayedun-Alase, Donna Berlin, Maynard Eziashi, Simon Manyonda, Gloria Obianyo and Mercy Ojelade in the production which opens on Monday 12 September, with previews from Saturday 3 September, running until Saturday 1 October.

Complicité to Present the World Premiere of DRIVE YOUR PLOW OVER THE BONES OF THE DE Photo Complicité to Present the World Premiere of DRIVE YOUR PLOW OVER THE BONES OF THE DEAD Directed by Simon McBurney
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 13, 2022

The international touring company Complicité will present a new work for the theatre Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead, directed by Simon McBurney. Previewing at Theatre Royal Plymouth in December 2022, the production will run at the Barbican London, and a UK and international tour.

Bush Theatre Videos

VIDEO: First Look at UK & Ireland Tour of FISHERMAN'S FRIENDS: THE MUSICAL VideoVIDEO: First Look at UK & Ireland Tour of FISHERMAN'S FRIENDS: THE MUSICAL
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 24, 2022

Following a highly successful, sold-out season at Hall for Cornwall, where box office records were smashed, making it the biggest selling production in Hall for Cornwall’s 25-year history, the world premiere production of FISHERMAN’S FRIENDS: THE MUSICAL will begin a UK & Ireland Tour on 1 September 2022 at the Theatre Royal Plymouth.  

Flashback Video: Sheridan Smith Performs 'We'll Meet Again' VideoFlashback Video: Sheridan Smith Performs 'We'll Meet Again'
by Stage Tube - Apr 10, 2020

Sheridan Smith took to Twitter to share a flashback video of herself singing 'We'll Meet Again.'

Video: Boundless Theatre Releases First Trailer For PARAKEET VideoVideo: Boundless Theatre Releases First Trailer For PARAKEET
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 8, 2019

Boundless Theatre and Boom Shakalaka Productions today announce the full cast for new musical Parakeet welcoming Lula Mebrahtu, Isabel Oliver and Michelle Tiwo to the production. Parakeet will also star the show's creators Brigitte Aphrodite and Quiet Boy. Directed by Laura Keefe, it opens at Paines Plough's ROUNDABOUT @ Summerhall on 4 August, with previews from 31 July, and runs until 25 August.

VIDEO: Carla Gugino Talks Performing in NASSIM VideoVIDEO: Carla Gugino Talks Performing in NASSIM
by Stage Tube - Jun 10, 2019

Carla Gugino was a guest on Monday's episode of Live with Kelly and Ryan. During the interview, Gugino talks about performing in Nassim without a script or any information about the show.

VIDEO: Omar Musa on SINCE ALI DIED VideoVIDEO: Omar Musa on SINCE ALI DIED
by Alan Henry - Jan 9, 2019

This January, rapper, poet and award-winning Omar Musa brings his critically acclaimed show Since Ali Died back to Griffin Theatre Company for Sydney Festival following triumphant sold-out runs at Griffin's inaugural Batch Festival and Darwin Festival in 2018. Using the death of his hero Muhammad Ali as a lyrical springboard, Musa dives into a furious torrent of poetry, story and song, confronting everything from suburban violence to lost love to his Malaysian heritage-and the dark realities of growing up as a brown-skinned Muslim boy in Queanbeyan. Award-winning director Anthea Williams is once again at the helm of this livewire, hypnotic and totally unmissable hour of theatre.

Traverse Theatre Announces Festival 2017
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 6, 2017

This year's Traverse Festival programme presents eight world premieres, three European premieres and five Scottish premieres, among them a record five Traverse Theatre Company productions. In this, the 70th anniversary year of the Edinburgh Festival, the Traverse is proud to deliver its mission of championing international creative talent and programming urgent and diverse work, placing powerful contemporary theatre at the heart of cultural life.

Video: First Look at Scenes from the Canadian Premiere of MY NIGHT WITH REG
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 10, 2017

David Mirvish is delighted to present the Studio 180 Theatre production of MY NIGHT WITH REG, by Kevin Elyot, directed by Joel Greenberg. MY NIGHT WITH REG plays February 10 to 26 at the Panasonic Theatre.

VIDEO: New Rehearsal Video of JONAH AND OTTO Debuts Today!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

A new video offering a sneak peek into the first week of rehearsals for the New York premiere of JONAH AND OTTO, made its debut today on YouTube.

STAGE TUBE: Elinor Cook Chats PILGRIMS World Premiere at HighTide
by Stage Tube - Aug 19, 2016

In the video below, playwright Elinor Cook speaks about Pilgrims, which will premiere at HighTide Festival 2016 in a co-production between HighTide, Theatr Clwyd and Vicky Graham Productions in association with The Yard Theatre!

STAGE TUBE: All About 1972: THE FUTURE OF SEX
by Stage Tube - Apr 6, 2016

1972: The Future of Sex was born from The Wardrobe Ensemble reflecting on their own attitudes towards sex in 2015 and using the prism of their parents' generation to explore relationships. The production is set again the glittering backdrop of Ziggy Stardust's first appearance on TOTP, feminist literature and Deepthroat to tell the story of three intertwined couples having sex for the first time. The production previously won the Stage Award for Acting Excellence in 2015 and began its UK tour in Bristol at the Wardrobe Theatre earlier in March.