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Olivier Awards - 1985 - Most Promising Newcomer of the Year in Theatre

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Reality Crumbles But A Plot Emerges: Jon Fosse's STRONG WIND Premieres at Scena Theatre

Scena Theatre productions are never mere theatrical comfort food; they generally have classical or European roots and, whether comic or tragic, they are always intellectually serious affairs, out to show us or make us think about interesting matters. And this show is no exception. With not only [Nobel Laureate Jon] Fosse’s fine script and well-thought-through performances and direction (by company founder Robert McNamara, who usually directs Scena productions), not to mention, in this case, striking sound design by Denise Rose, the show packs a wallop.

The Lot Productions and Queer Was Always Here Partner to Increase Accessibility to the Arts for LGBTQIA+ Youth

he Lot Productions and Queer Was Always Here have teamed up to improve access to the arts for LGBTQIA+ young people. Their first initiative is a ticket scheme offering discounted tickets for the play 'What It Means' at Wilton's Music Hall. Find out more about this collaboration and how to get involved here.

Cayvan Coates Joins Richard Cant in WHAT IT MEANS at Wilton's Music Hall

Cayvan Coates joins Richard Cant to complete the cast of What It Means, a new play by James Corley. Directed by The Lot’s Creative Director, Harry Mackrill, the production opens at Wilton’s Music Hall on 9 October, with previews from 4 October, and runs until 28 October. Learn more about the show and how to get tickets here!

Full Cast Set For Newly Staged DIANA: THE MUSICAL, Starring Kerry Ellis

Full casting announced for DIANA: THE MUSICAL at the Eventim Apollo. Find out who is starring in this concert production here!

FRANKENSTEIN Comes to the Darlington Hippodrome in October

Tilted Wig brings a new perspective on the gothic chiller, Frankenstein, coming to Darlington Hippodrome for one week only in October. Learn more about the production and how to get tickets here!

Full cast set for OTHELLO at Riverside Studios

Trish Wadley Productions has announced full casting for a new version of Shakespeare’s Othello which features Iago played collectively by three actors.

Freddie Fox, Tanya Reynolds and Greta Scacchi Will Lead Oliver Goldsmith's SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER at Orange Tree Theatre

Orange Tree Theatre has announced the full cast for Oliver Goldsmith's She Stoops to Conquer. Artistic Director Tom Littler directs Freddie Fox and Tanya Reynolds as Charles Marlow and Kate Hardcastle, with David Horovitch and Greta Scacchi as Mr and Mrs Hardcastle, joined by Sabrina Bartlett, Richard Derrington, Guy Hughes, and Robert Mountford in this celebration of chaos and courtship.

New Version of OTHELLO Will Feature Three Iagos at Riverside Studios

Trish Wadley Productions has announced initial casting for a new version of one of Shakespeare’s greatest tragedies, Othello. 

Nathaniel Parker, Simon Chandler and Gyuri Sarossy Lead Cast for UK Première of OPERATION EPSILON

Full casting is announced today for Alan Brody's award-winning play Operation Epsilon at Southwark Playhouse Elephant, which opens on 20 September, with previews from 15 September and runs until 21 October 2023.

Cast Revealed For CHOIR BOY at Bristol Old Vic

Alongside unveiling their brand new show image, Bristol Old Vic today announced the full cast and creative team for Choir Boy, with a cast led by some of the hottest young musical theatre stars in the UK.

Review: AS YOU LIKE IT, RSC Stratford Upon Avon

Old actors play young characters and find new nuances in familiar speeches

Full Cast Revealed For UK Tour of FRANKENSTEIN

Full casting has been announced for Séan Aydon’s brand-new adaption of Mary Shelley’s classic novel Frankenstein which will start a major UK theatre tour at the Churchill Theatre Bromley on 14 September, before playing 10 further venues around the country.

RSC Announces Full Cast for MACBETH Playing This Summer

The Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) has announced the full cast for Wils Wilson’s upcoming production of Shakespeare’s gripping and brutal tragedy, Macbeth, which opens in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre from Saturday 19 August – Saturday 14 October 2023.

Edinburgh International Festival Hosts Free City-Wide Events This August

A range of 39 free events have been added to Edinburgh International Festival's 2023 programme, the first from incoming Festival Director Nicola Benedetti.

Cast Revealed For MACBETH at Shakespeare's Globe

Shakespeare's Globe has announced the cast of Macbeth, directed by Abigail Graham (The Merchant of Venice, 2022).

Kerry Ellis, Maiya Quansah-Breed and Denise Welch Will Star in DIANA: THE MUSICAL in Concert in December 2023

DIANA: THE MUSICAL is headed to London this year! The concert production is coming to the Eventim Apollo on Monday 4 December. Learn more about who is starring, and how to attend, here!

Review: LIFE IS A DREAM (LA VIDA ES SUEÑO), Barbican Theatre

A gem of 17th century Spanish theatre gets the David Lynch treatment in Cheek By Jowl's latest show

FUENTA OVEJUNA to be Presented at Theatre for a New Audience in April

Theatre for a New Audience will present the Off-Broadway premiere in English of the great Spanish author Lope de Vega’s Fuente Ovejuna (1612), translated by the late British poet, novelist, and playwright Adrian Mitchell.

400 Companies From Over 58 Countries Converge On Budapest For The Tenth Theatre Olympics

From Easter to Midsummer's night, Budapest and Hungary will become a celebratory meeting point for theatrical world as 400 companies from 58 countries converge to perform in the 10th International Theatre Olympics.

Cast Announced for A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at Shakespeare's Globe

Shakespeare's Globe has announced the cast of A Midsummer Night's Dream, directed by Elle While (The Merry Wives of Windsor, 2019; As You Like It, Hamlet, 2018).


Cheek by Jowl has been nominated for several awards. They were nominated for Outstanding Revival - Reinterpretation at the Drama Desk Awards for their production of "As You Like It." They were also nominated for Most Promising Newcomer of the Year in Theatre at the Olivier Awards for their productions of "Andromache," "Pericles," and "Vanity Fair."

Cheek by Jowl has won the Most Promising Newcomer of the Year in Theatre award at the Olivier Awards for their productions of Andromache, Pericles, and Vanity Fair.

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