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PRIDE & PREJUDICE* (*SORT OF) Comes to the West End This Fall Photo PRIDE & PREJUDICE* (*SORT OF) Comes to the West End This Fall
by Stephi Wild - Sep 8, 2021

Olivier and Tony Award-winning producer David Pugh has announced that he will be presenting the Tron Theatre Glasgow, the Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh and Blood of the Young's production of Pride & Prejudice* (*sort of) by Isobel McArthur after Jane Austen at the Criterion Theatre for an open-ended run.

Casting and Extra Tour Dates Announced For CHARLIE & STAN Photo Casting and Extra Tour Dates Announced For CHARLIE & STAN
by Stephi Wild - Jun 29, 2021

Charlie Chaplin will now be played by Danielle Bird, joining Jerone Marsh-Reid as Stan Laurel, Nick Haverson as Fred Karno and Sara Alexander playing all the other parts, including Chaplin's mother, and the piano! 

Rose Theatre to Reopen in June Photo Rose Theatre to Reopen in June
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 5, 2021

Rose Theatre has announced it is reopening its doors once again on 27 June 2021. Following three national lockdowns, the Rose is reopening to the public with a series of summer shows and events, including The International Youth Arts Festival by Creative Youth from 1 July 2021 and more.

New Summer Tour Dates Announced For EDUCATING RITA Photo New Summer Tour Dates Announced For EDUCATING RITA
by Stephi Wild - Apr 20, 2021

EDUCATING RITA tells the story of married hairdresser Rita, who enrols on an Open University course to expand her horizons, and her encounters with university tutor Frank. Frank is a frustrated poet, brilliant academic and dedicated drinker, who is less than enthusiastic about teaching Rita.

CHARLIE & STAN Comes to Bath and Cornwall Photo CHARLIE & STAN Comes to Bath and Cornwall
by Stephi Wild - Apr 9, 2021

David Pugh, the renowned theatre company Told by an Idiot and Theatre Royal Bath Productions present Charlie & Stan created by Told by an Idiot, written and directed by Paul Hunter.  It will open in Bath on 14 July and then play the Minack Theatre, Cornwall from 1 August.  Further dates prior to the West End are to be announced.

Alecia Nugent Kicks Off Two-Week Guest Host Run On COUNTRY FIX Today Photo Alecia Nugent Kicks Off Two-Week Guest Host Run On COUNTRY FIX Today
by Stephi Wild - Sep 28, 2020

Beloved stylist Alecia Nugent is set to guest host two, 30-minute episodes of Country Fix. Episode 321 premieres today and will air throughout the week; episode 322 will begin broadcasting next Monday, October 5 and will run through Sunday, October 11.

BWW Interview: The Creative Team Talk THE LAST FIVE YEARS at Minack Theatre Photo BWW Interview: The Creative Team Talk THE LAST FIVE YEARS at Minack Theatre
by Caroline Cronin - Sep 18, 2020

The Last Five Years is one of the few musicals that seems as if Jason Robert Brown wrote it precisely with a pandemic in mind. 

EDUCATING RITA 2020 Tour Recommences in October Photo EDUCATING RITA 2020 Tour Recommences in October
by Stephi Wild - Sep 17, 2020

Following the huge success of the run in August at the Minack Open Air Theatre, the acclaimed 40th anniversary production of Willy Russell's EDUCATING RITA is coming back from Wednesday 28 October.

BWW Review: EDUCATING RITA, The Minack Theatre Photo BWW Review: EDUCATING RITA, The Minack Theatre
by Caroline Cronin - Aug 27, 2020

My recent visit as a first-timer to this much-celebrated space was to see Educating Rita - a truncated version of the David Pugh production that was due to tour the country, pre-COVID.

Stephen Tompkinson Leads EDUCATING RITA at Minack Theatre, Cornwall This August Photo Stephen Tompkinson Leads EDUCATING RITA at Minack Theatre, Cornwall This August
by Stephi Wild - Jul 17, 2020

The acclaimed 40th anniversary production of Willy Russell's EDUCATING RITA will play the Minack Theatre, Cornwall this August. 

Patricia Hodge and Nigel Havers Will Star in a UK Tour of PRIVATE LIVES Photo Patricia Hodge and Nigel Havers Will Star in a UK Tour of PRIVATE LIVES
by Stephi Wild - Apr 17, 2020

Patricia Hodge and Nigel Havers will lead a UK Tour of Noel Coward's PRIVATE LIVES. This will be the inaugural show for The Nigel Havers Theatre Company, which will be touring the country with a wonderful line-up of theatrical gems. The plan is that the UK Tour of PRIVATE LIVES will begin at Theatre Royal Bath on 1 October 2020.

Photo Flash: First Look at the 40th Anniversary UK Tour of EDUCATING RITA Photo Photo Flash: First Look at the 40th Anniversary UK Tour of EDUCATING RITA
by Stephi Wild - Feb 7, 2020

Production images have been released for the 40th Anniversary UK tour of Willy Russell's EDUCATING RITA, starring Stephen Tompkinson and Jessica Johnson as Frank and Rita. The play opened at the Oxford Playhouse on 4 February, and will continue to tour until 23 May.

MALORY TOWERS Tour Comes to Storyhouse in Spring 2020 Photo MALORY TOWERS Tour Comes to Storyhouse in Spring 2020
by Stephi Wild - Feb 3, 2020

A new musical adaptation of Enid Blyton's Malory Towers is heading to Storyhouse during Summer 2020.

MALORY TOWERS Returns With A Summer Run At Southbank Centre Photo MALORY TOWERS Returns With A Summer Run At Southbank Centre
by Stephi Wild - Feb 3, 2020

David Pugh will present Emma Rice's critically acclaimed musical adaptation of Enid Blyton's Malory Towers, originally created with Wise Children. This new production will be co-produced with Theatre by the Lake, Keswick, where the production will open on 27 March 2020, before going on a national tour, concluding at Southbank Centre's Queen Elizabeth Hall, where it will play from 27 July to 31 August, with national press performances on 31 July, 1 and 2 August.

EDUCATING RITA Will Come to Theatre Royal Photo EDUCATING RITA Will Come to Theatre Royal
by Stephi Wild - Nov 12, 2019

David Pugh and Theatre by the Lake have announced that their highly acclaimed production of Willy Russell's EDUCATING RITA will run at Theatre Royal, Glasgow in 2020 as part of 40th anniversary UK tour.

Stephen Tompkinson and Jessica Johnson Will Lead the 40th Anniversary Production Of E Photo Stephen Tompkinson and Jessica Johnson Will Lead the 40th Anniversary Production Of EDUCATING RITA
by Stephi Wild - Nov 11, 2019

David Pugh and Theatre by the Lake have announced that their highly acclaimed production of Willy Russell's EDUCATING RITA, which toured the UK earlier this year, will have a 40th anniversary production in 2020, once again touring the UK and starring Stephen Tompkinson as Frank and Jessica Johnson as Rita.  The production is directed by Max Roberts.

CALENDAR GIRLS Heads To Storyhouse Next Week Photo CALENDAR GIRLS Heads To Storyhouse Next Week
by Julie Musbach - Oct 18, 2019

Calendar Girls The Musical comes to Storyhouse in Chester next week for its final tour dates in the North of England.

CALENDAR GIRLS Comes to Storyhouse Photo CALENDAR GIRLS Comes to Storyhouse
by Stephi Wild - Sep 6, 2019

Calendar Girls The Musical is heading Storyhouse in Chester this Autumn when Gary Barlow and Tim Firth take this heartwarming story from screen to stage.

Emma Rice's Production Of WISE CHILDREN Will Be Screened In Cinemas Across UK And Ire Photo Emma Rice's Production Of WISE CHILDREN Will Be Screened In Cinemas Across UK And Ireland
by Stephi Wild - May 14, 2019

More2Screen today announces the cinema release of the critically acclaimed stage adaptation of Angela Carter's Wise Children which will be screened in more than 250 cinemas across the UK and Ireland from 3 October 2019. Directed and adapted for the stage by Emma Rice, the production is the first from her new company Wise Children. Cinema tickets are on sale now at WiseChildrenCinema.com

THE FULL MONTY Comes to The King's Photo THE FULL MONTY Comes to The King's
by Stephi Wild - Apr 3, 2019

Simon Beaufoy's THE FULL MONTY gets down to business at the King's Theatre in Glasgow later this month with an all-star cast and stellar moves as part of the production's final ever UK tour.

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