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Review: ALL MY SONS Opens the Walterdale Theatre's 65th Season

John Anderson directs this superbly acted adaptation.
FISHERMAN'S FRIENDS: THE MUSICAL Docks At Theatre Royal Brighton Next Month

The producers of the world premiere production of FISHERMAN'S FRIENDS: THE MUSICAL have announced the full cast for the UK & Ireland tour, docking at Theatre Royal Brighton from Tuesday 7 to Saturday 11 March 2023.

The cast of Fisherman's Friends the Musical sailed into Salford in style today aboard the City Centre Cruise's Emmeline Pankhurst, singing sea shanties as they docked outside The Lowry.
Photos: First Look At the World Premiere of FISHERMAN'S FRIENDS: THE MUSICAL 

The world premiere production of FISHERMAN’S FRIENDS: THE MUSICAL is set to visit Milton Keynes Theatre 04 - 08 October with an all star cast. See photos from the production!
Photos: First Look at the UK Tour of FISHERMAN'S FRIENDS: THE MUSICAL

All new production photos have been released for the world premiere of FISHERMAN'S FRIENDS: THE MUSICAL, which began its UK & Ireland tour on 1 September at the Theatre Royal Plymouth.
VIDEO: First Look at 'Village By The Sea' from FISHERMAN'S FRIENDS: THE MUSICAL 

Check out an all new music video of Parisa Shahmir singing ‘Village By The Sea’, a new song written for  FISHERMAN'S FRIENDS: THE MUSICAL by James Findlay, who is also co-musical director and musician in the production.
Full Cast Announced For FISHERMAN'S FRIENDS UK and Ireland Tour

Full casting has been announced for FISHERMAN'S FRIENDS THE MUSICAL, which will embark on a UK and Ireland tour next year.
Principal Cast Announced For FISHERMAN'S FRIENDS: THE MUSICAL UK and Ireland Tour

The producers of the world premiere production of FISHERMAN'S FRIENDS: THE MUSICAL have announced principal cast members and additional tour venues for the UK & Ireland Tour, setting sail from 1 September 2022 at Theatre Royal Plymouth.
Original Theatre Company Announces Revised Streaming Dates for INTO THE NIGHT

 Marking 40 years since the event, INTO THE NIGHT is a unique theatrical performance being streamed online to UK and international audiences from 12 January 2022 at 7.30pm (GMT), with an extended run until 20 February 2022. 
Original Theatre Company Presents NTO THE NIGHT Broadcast Live This Weekend

Marking 40 years since the event, INTO THE NIGHT is a unique theatrical performance which will be broadcast live on Saturday 18 December 2021 at 5.30pm. The filmed performance will then be available on demand from 6 – 30 January 2022. 
Photos: First Look at the Cast of INTO THE NIGHT From Original Theatre Company

On Saturday 19 December 1981, the Penlee lifeboat ‘Solomon Browne’, was launched in hurricane conditions to go to the aid of the coaster ‘Union Star’ that had engine failure and was being swept towards the southern coast of Cornwall. It was an attempted rescue which ranks not only with the greatest in the history of the RNLI, but with any human achievement.  
INTO THE NIGHT Will Stream Live in December

The Original Theatre Company in association with Martyn Hayes presents  INTO THE NIGHT by Frazer Flintham based on the book Penlee: The Loss of a Lifeboat by Michael Sagar-Fenton.

Emily Head (The Inbetweeners, Emmerdale, The Syndicate) plays all the characters in the intriguing production which was filmed live on stage in a single camera take at the New Wolsey Theatre. 'He’s dead. He died. Now he’s a dead person. He no longer lives.’ Paul's dead. And no one seems to care. Murdered at his own birthday party. In this incisive drama, the audience is invited into the interrogation room with the murder suspects. As, one by one, the murder suspects give their accounts of that night, a dark truth begins to reveal itself. A truth so powerful it could change everything… and everyone.
Full Cast Announced For World Premiere Of FISHERMAN'S FRIENDS: The Musical

Star of stage and screen Susie Blake (Mrs Brown's Boys, Bev Unwin in Coronation Street, Nativity 3, Miss Marple in The Mirror Crack'd, Mrs Fisher in Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em) joins the company as pub landlady Maggie, alongside Parisa Shahmir (The Last Ship) as Alwyn, Deborah Tracey (Standing At The Sky's Edge) as record label manager Leah and Georgia Bruce (Malory Towers) as Sally.
BWW Review: A SPLINTER OF ICE, Theatre Royal Bath

Theatre is no stranger to fictional renderings of famous get-togethers. There’s One Night in Miami, where Cassius Clay (later Muhammad Ali), Malcolm X, Sam Cooke and Jim Brown celebrate at Hampton House Hotel in 1964 ­– the night Clay became world heavyweight champion. Malcolm X features again in The Meeting, alongside Martin Luther King. And in Copenhagen, the previous play on at Theatre Royal Bath, Nobel-winning physicists Dane Niels Bohr and Werner Heisenberg have a clandestine encounter.
Guest Blog: Playwright Ben Brown On the Renewed Joy of Live Theatre

I must admit, my first reaction was not wholly positive: some time in January this year, the producer Alastair Whatley rang me to say that he proposed to go ahead with rehearsing my new play, A Splinter of Ice, in March, despite the national lockdown. But since it was now impossible to invite an audience to see it at the Everyman Theatre Cheltenham (where it had been due to open), he’d instead like to film it onstage in the empty auditorium and release it online. I felt like I’d written a knife that would now be judged as a spoon.
BWW Review: BEING MR WICKHAM, Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds Online

Mr Wickham is best known as the villain of Jane Austen’s iconic novel Pride and Prejudice; a dastardly rake who seduced Elizabeth’s impetuous younger sister Lydia and threatened to bring the whole family into disrepute. Adrian Lukis, who played Wickham in the seminal 1994 BBC series, now returns to the character in Being Mr Wickham, a highly engaging one-man play, streamed live from the country’s last Regency theatre, the Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds.
BWW Review: BIRDSONG, Original Theatre Online

The Original Theatre Company commemorate the 104th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme by bringing their adaptation of Sebastian Faulks's Birdsong to the screen. Building on the techniques used to stream during the early stages of lockdown, Birdsong loses none of its power, relevance, or sense of storytelling.
Sebastian Faulks' BIRDSONG Will Have Special Production Streamed Online

There will be a fully cast, abridged virtual production of Rachel Wagstaff's highly acclaimed adaptation of Sebastian Faulks's best-selling novel BIRDSONG, streamed online on 1 July 2020, the anniversary of the Battle of the Somme. 
BWW Review: THE CROFT, Perth Theatre

Sometimes we just want to get away. We all have our reasons for wanting a bit of peace and quiet in the middle of nowhere but being cut off from the rest of the world isn't necessarily a solution to life's problems. Ali Milles' new thriller The Croft follows two stories across multiple timelines that take place in a croft conversion in the west highlands of Scotland.

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