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Casting Directors' Guild Calls on UK TV and Film Industry to Support the Theatre Indu Photo Casting Directors' Guild Calls on UK TV and Film Industry to Support the Theatre Industry During the Health Crisis
by Stephi Wild - May 5, 2020

The Casting Directors' Guild has released a statement, calling on the UK's television and film industry to support the theatre industry.

Frantic Assembly Launch Frantic Digital Photo Frantic Assembly Launch Frantic Digital
by Stephi Wild - Apr 14, 2020

World leaders in devising and collaborative theatre, Frantic Assembly has launched a new virtual resource, Frantic Digital, which will give audiences exclusive insight into the creation of some of the company's most iconic productions, including Beautiful Burnout, Lovesong, Othello and Things I Know to be True.

SundanceTV's THE SPLIT Premieres May 21 Photo SundanceTV's THE SPLIT Premieres May 21
by Kaitlin Milligan - Mar 9, 2020

SUNDANCETVs fast-paced, multi-layered drama The Split is set to return on Wednesday, May 21 at 12 AM ET.   

Cast Announced For National Theatre Of Scotland's THE ENEMY Photo Cast Announced For National Theatre Of Scotland's THE ENEMY
by Stephi Wild - Feb 14, 2020

The National Theatre of Scotland presents The Enemy by Kieran Hurley after Henrik Ibsen's 'An Enemy of the People.'

Sheffield Theatres Announce Full Casting For CORIOLANUS Photo Sheffield Theatres Announce Full Casting For CORIOLANUS
by Stephi Wild - Jan 31, 2020

Sheffield Theatres today announce the full cast for Robert Hastie's new production of Coriolanus. The production follows his critically acclaimed productions of Julius Caesar and A Midsummer Night's Dream. Joining previously announced cast member Tom Bateman are Hermon Berhane, Mudassar Dar, Stella Gonet, Esther McAuley, Remmie Milner, Theo Ogundipe, Louis J Rhone, Eddie-Joe Robinson, Kate Rutter, Malcolm Sinclair, Katy Stephens, Ben Wiggins and Alex Young. The company is completed by members of Sheffield People's Theatre, Sheffield Theatres' intergenerational theatre company.

Full Casting Announced For Sheffield Theatres' Major Revival Of GUYS AND DOLLS Photo Full Casting Announced For Sheffield Theatres' Major Revival Of GUYS AND DOLLS
by Stephi Wild - Oct 7, 2019

Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres, Robert Hastie today announces the full casting for his revival of Guys and Dolls - Natalie Casey (Miss Adelaide), Darragh Cowley (Lt Brannigan), Dafydd Emyr (Big Jule), Jacob Fisher (Harry the Horse), Adrian Hansel (Benny Southstreet), Dawn Hope (General Cartwright), Kadiff Kirwan (Sky Masterson), TJ Lloyd (Nicely-Nicely Johnson), Matthew Malthouse (Rusty Charlie), Martin Marquez (Nathan Detroit), Ross McLaren (Angie the Ox), Garry Robson (Arvide Abernathy), and Alex Young (Sarah Brown) with Shaquille Brush (Havana Boy), Frances Camier (Havana Girl), Charlotte Coggin, Adam Denman, Emily Dunn, Tash Holway, Samantha Hull, Kate Playdon and Anthony Starr. The production opens on 12 December, with previews from 7 December, and runs until 18 January 2020.

Tron Theatre Company Brings THE MISTRESS CONTRACT to the Stage Photo Tron Theatre Company Brings THE MISTRESS CONTRACT to the Stage
by Alan Henry - May 2, 2019

Tron Theatre Company is working with Eve Nicol to bring to the stage the Scottish premiere of Abi Morgan's intimate and thought-provoking play The Mistress Contract as part of our 2019 Mayfesto programme.

Tron Theatre Company Brings THE MISTRESS CONTRACT to the Stage Photo Tron Theatre Company Brings THE MISTRESS CONTRACT to the Stage
by Julie Musbach - Apr 1, 2019

Tron Theatre Company is working with Eve Nicol to bring to the stage the Scottish premiere of Abi Morgan's intimate and thought-provoking play The Mistress Contract as part of our 2019 Mayfesto programme.

Sheffield Theatres Announces New Season To Complete Programming For 2019 Photo Sheffield Theatres Announces New Season To Complete Programming For 2019
by Stephi Wild - Mar 22, 2019

As his production of Richard Hawley and Chris Bush's Standing at the Sky's Edge opens in the Crucible, Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres, Robert Hastie, announces programming for 2019.

BBC One and SundanceTV Begin Production on Season Two of THE SPLIT Photo BBC One and SundanceTV Begin Production on Season Two of THE SPLIT
by Kaitlin Milligan - Mar 21, 2019

BBC One and SundanceTV announced today that production has started in London on season two of the original series¬†The Split, helmed by BAFTA and Emmy¬ģ¬†Award-winning writer¬†Abi Morgan¬†(River, Suffragette, The Hour) and executive producer¬†Jane Featherstone¬†(Broadchurch, River, Humans).¬†The series' second season stars¬†Nicola Walker¬†(River,¬†Last Tango In Halifax),¬†Stephen Mangan¬†(Episodes),¬†Deborah Findlay¬†(Leaving),¬†Fiona Button¬†(Lip Service),¬†Annabel Scholey¬†(Being Human),¬†Rudi Dharmalingam¬†(Our Girl) and¬†Barry Atsma¬†(Hector And The Search For Happiness) with¬†Donna Air¬†(Hotel Babylon) and¬†Ben Bailey Smith¬†(Cleaning Up,¬†Doctor Who) joining the cast in season two.

Tron Theatre Launches Mayfesto 2019: A Season Of Escapology Photo Tron Theatre Launches Mayfesto 2019: A Season Of Escapology
by Stephi Wild - Mar 5, 2019

Mayfesto is the Tron's mini-festival of edgy and provocative new work and with the world around us seemingly forever on a knife-edge, we present a cavalcade of escape artists. Fierce woman at home and abroad tear apart their societal constraints, lone adventurers strike out in environs new and dreamers carry us down the rabbit hole and off to karaoke.

Full Casts Announced For Sheffield Theatres' HANG And STANDING AT THE SKY'S EDGE Photo Full Casts Announced For Sheffield Theatres' HANG And STANDING AT THE SKY'S EDGE
by Stephi Wild - Jan 28, 2019

Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres Robert Hastie today announces the full casts for the debbie tucker green's hang; and the world premiere of his production of the new musical Standing at the Sky's Edge with music and lyrics by Richard Hawley and book by Chris Bush.

BBC America to Air Short Film Series SNATCHES: MOMENTS FROM WOMEN'S LIVES Photo BBC America to Air Short Film Series SNATCHES: MOMENTS FROM WOMEN'S LIVES
by Kaitlin Milligan - Oct 24, 2018

BBC AMERICA will air Snatches: Moments From Women's Lives, a short film series featuring an all-female line-up of actors and writers, in the current events time slot on Sunday, November 4 at 9:00 am ET.  Snatches: Moments From Women's Lives airs in partnership with Jezebel and features an introduction by Jezebel Editor-in-Chief Julianne Escobedo Shepherd.

Frantic Assembly Physical Theatre & Devising Workshops Set In NYC Photo Frantic Assembly Physical Theatre & Devising Workshops Set In NYC
by Alexa Criscitiello - Aug 27, 2018

Frantic Assembly, the award-winning London-based theater company, comes to New York City for two weekend workshops September 22-30th. Frantic Assembly won a Tony Award Best Choreography for The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (West End, Broadway, UK & Ireland Tour, US tour). Frantic Assembly's physical theatre and devising workshops in New York City and Los Angeles are sponsored and hosted by Janice Orlandi, Artistic Director of Actors Movement Studio, a 45 year-old New York City conservatory dedicated to training actors in physical technique and movement. One and Two Day Workshops will be taught by Frantic Assembly practitioner Amelia Cardwell and will be held on September 22 and 23rd and September 29th and 30th at Pearl Studios 500 8th Avenue, midtown Manhattan.

Frantic Assembly to Come to New York and Los Angeles Photo Frantic Assembly to Come to New York and Los Angeles
by Alexa Criscitiello - Aug 17, 2018

Frantic Assembly Award Winning London Based Theater Company (Movement Direction for the Tony Award-Winning Theatre production The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (West End, Broadway, UK & Ireland Tour, US tour) comes to New York and Los Angeles.

Sheffield Theatres Announces Casting for STEEL and A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Photo Sheffield Theatres Announces Casting for STEEL and A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by Stephi Wild - Aug 10, 2018

Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres Robert Hastie today announces the full cast for the world premiere of Chris Bush's Steel, and his major new revival of William Shakespeare's classic A Midsummer Night's Dream.

SundanceTV and BBC One Greenlight Second Season of Drama Series THE SPLIT Photo SundanceTV and BBC One Greenlight Second Season of Drama Series THE SPLIT
by Tori Hartshorn - May 31, 2018

SundanceTV and BBC One announced today that Abi Morgan's original drama 'The Split,' produced by Sister Pictures, will return for a second season. Season one premiered on SundanceTV on May 23rd to critical acclaim, having been called a 'powerful drama' by The Wall Street Journal and 'an addictive guilty pleasure' by TV Guide.

BBC One's Original Drama THE SPLIT Will Return for Second Season Photo BBC One's Original Drama THE SPLIT Will Return for Second Season
by Macon Prickett - May 30, 2018

Abi Morgan's original drama The Split, produced by Sister Pictures, will return to BBC One for a second series.

Exeter Northcott Theatre Announce New Artistic and Executive Director Photo Exeter Northcott Theatre Announce New Artistic and Executive Director
by Stephi Wild - May 14, 2018

The Board of Trustees are delighted to announce that Daniel Buckroyd has been appointed to lead the Exeter Northcott Theatre from Autumn this year. Daniel has overseen a recent period of rapid development with significant artistic and business success as Artistic Director and Joint CEO at the Mercury Theatre in Colchester, and will bring his considerable skills and experience to build on and develop the recently rejuvenated Northcott.

Netflix Returns to 28 Barbary Lane with ARMISTEAD MAUPIN'S TALES OF THE CITY Photo Netflix Returns to 28 Barbary Lane with ARMISTEAD MAUPIN'S TALES OF THE CITY
by Tori Hartshorn - Apr 24, 2018

Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City is a 10-part Netflix original limited series, expected to start production later this year and debut in 2019.

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