New Production of LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT Comes to Citizens TheatreNew Production of LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT Comes to Citizens Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2017

The Citizens Theatre today announces a new co-production with HOME, Manchester as part of the Gorbals theatre's Spring 2018 season. Long Day's Journey Into Night will play at the Citizens Theatre from 13 April 18 May 2018, with tickets available from today. (more...)

Evolution Productions Announces 2016 Panto Line-Up
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

Over the past eleven years family-run pantomime producers, Evolution Productions have built up a reputation for being the UK's number-one creators of bespoke high-quality pantos. The 2016 line up does nothing to disprove this.  The company, which is run by husband and wife team, former TV presenter Paul Hendy and Oxford graduate and former film production manager Emily Wood, will be presenting a festive banquet of seasonal shows across the country from then end of November 2016 to mid-January 2017.  The line up comprises Dick Whttington starring Stephen Mulhern (ITV's Catchphrase, Big Star Little Star) as Billy at The Marlowe in Canterbury, Peter Pan starring Emma Barton (Honey Mitchell - Eastenders) as Tinkerbell and Shaun Williamson(Barry Evans - Eastenders and himself in Extras) at The Hawth in Croydon, Sleeping Beauty at Lichfied Garrick Theatre starring Rebecca Keatley (CBeebies) as Fairy Moonbeam and the great dame himself Sam Rabone as Nurse Nellie, Snow White at The Lyceum Theatre Sheffield starring Wendi Peters (Coronation Street - Cilla Battersby- Brown) and Phil Gallagher(CBeebies - Mister Maker), Snow White at The Alban Arena St Albans starring Rita Simons(Eastenders - Roxy Mitchell) and Ian Kirkby (Dick & Dom In Da Bungalow), Cinderella at Theatre Severn Shrewsbury with panto favourite Brad Pitt and Peter Pan at the Octagon Theatre Yeovill starring supervillain Andrew Fettes as Captain Hook.  (more...)

Ancient and Modern Classics Take the Stage at Citizens Theatre This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

The Citizens Theatre today announces its complete Spring 2016 Season, including a trilogy of new plays by Zinnie Harris, inspired by the epic Greek tragedy The Oresteia. The season also includes a new production of Frank McGuinness' classic play Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Battle of The Somme and a new production of Beckett's iconic play Endgame featuring David Neilson and Chris Gascoyne. (more...)

Evolution Productions Announces Record-Breaking Year
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2016

As the curtain falls on the 2015-16 pantomime season, Evolution Productions announce record-breaking figures, demonstrating beyond doubt that the pantomime renaissance has come of age.  With The Marlowe Theatre leading the way with Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs playing at 99.06% capacity with the number of tickets sold a stunning 95,685 (nearly double the city's population), box office figures over their seven shows across the country came in at 91% attendance, an increase across the board of 10.3% in financial terms on the previous year. (more...)

Sheffield Theatres to Present ALADDIN
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2015

This Christmas, hold on tight as Sheffield Theatres and Evolution Pantomimes take audiences on a spectacular magic carpet ride in Aladdin, at the Lyceum Theatre from Friday 4 December to Sunday 3 January. (more...)

Ancient and Modern Classics to Take the Stage at Citizens Theatre in Spring 2016
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2015

?The Citizens Theatre today announces its complete Spring 2016 Season, including a trilogy of new plays by Zinnie Harris, inspired by the epic Greek tragedy The Oresteia. The season also includes a new production of Frank McGuinness' classic play Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Battle of The Somme and a new production of Beckett's iconic play Endgame featuring David Neilson and Chris Gascoyne. (more...)

Dominic Hill to Direct Citizens Theatre's Co-Production of ENDGAME
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2015

The Citizens Theatre's new co-production of Endgame featuring David Neilson and Chris Gascoyne in the roles of Hamm and Clov runs from Thursday 4 February - Saturday 20 February 2016. (more...)

Sheffield Theatres' Autumn Season to Include EAST IS EAST, DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS & More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2015

Sheffield Theatres today announces an exciting autumn season of productions in the Lyceum Theatre, alongside star casting news for its Christmas pantomime Aladdin, and details of an open weekend planned at the theatre in October. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE RISE AND FALL OF LITTLE VOICE, Birmingham Rep Theatre, May 20 2015
by Jenny Antill - May 21, 2015

Jim Cartwright's play The Rise and Fall of Little Voice opened to great acclaim at the National Theatre in 1992 before transferring into the West End. (more...)

THE RISE AND FALL OF LITTLE VOICE Set for Birmingham Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

A thrilling new production of Jim Cartwright's much-loved The Rise And Fall Of Little Voice opens at Birmingham Repertory Theatre and West Yorkshire Playhouse this spring. The Olivier award-winning play about the painfully shy but hugely talented Little Voice and her faultless impersonations of the greatest divas will be directed by James Brining, artistic director of West Yorkshire Playhouse and stars Vicky Entwistle, Chris Gascoyne and Nancy Sullivan. (more...)

THE RISE AND FALL OF LITTLE VOICE to Play Birmingham Rep
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

A thrilling new production of Jim Cartwright's much-loved The Rise And Fall Of Little Voice opens at Birmingham Repertory Theatre and West Yorkshire Playhouse this spring. The Olivier award-winning play about the painfully shy but hugely talented Little Voice and her faultless impersonations of the greatest divas will be directed by James Brining, artistic director of West Yorkshire Playhouse and stars Vicky Entwistle, Chris Gascoyne and Nancy Sullivan. (more...)

Birmingham Hippodrome to Offer Relaxed Performance of JACK AND THE BEANSTALK, 29 January
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2015

Following huge success last year, Birmingham Hippodrome and Qdos Pantomimes will present a second Relaxed Performance of the UK's biggest pantomime Jack and the Beanstalk at 1pm on Thursday 29 January. (more...)

Photo Flash: Cast of MAMMA MIA! International Tour Celebrates Blackpool Gala Night
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

Niamh Perry plays the role of Sophie in the MAMMA MIA! International Tour when it plays its exclusive UK Summer Season at the Blackpool Opera House now through 14 September 2014. Niamh previously played the role in the West End in 2009, when the musical celebrated its 10th birthday. The production recently held a gala to celebrate the show's opening, and BroadwayWorld has photos from the festivities below! (more...)