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Sheffield Theatres Announce New Shows; TYPICAL GIRLS, SHE LOVES ME, and More Photo Sheffield Theatres Announce New Shows; TYPICAL GIRLS, SHE LOVES ME, and More
by Stephi Wild - Jul 8, 2021

Tickets for all new and rescheduled shows will be going on sale to Centre Stage Members at 10am on Saturday 10 July and on general sale at 10am on Saturday 17 July. Learn more here!

THE GRINNING MAN Will Launch Bristol Old Vic's New On Demand Season Photo THE GRINNING MAN Will Launch Bristol Old Vic's New On Demand Season
by Stephi Wild - Nov 13, 2020

Bristol Old Vic today announced the five much-loved hit productions from its back catalogue to watch on-demand throughout lockdown and over Christmas from the comfort of your sofa. 

BWW Review: WOMEN BEHIND THE CURTAIN by Asian American Theatre Artists Of Boston Photo BWW Review: WOMEN BEHIND THE CURTAIN by Asian American Theatre Artists Of Boston
by Andrew Child - Jul 1, 2020

In Women Behind the Curtain, Michael Lin weaves a narrative about a French spy, Renee, on a mission in Cold War Moscow. When a suspiciously-invested secretary, Aleksandra, joins her in her covert travels, the two are set on an action-packed journey through mistrusted informants, double agents, and scenarios that raise questions

BWW Review: SMALL ISLAND, National Theatre At Home Photo BWW Review: SMALL ISLAND, National Theatre At Home
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Jun 18, 2020

It could not have been better timing for the National Theatre to screen Small Island, Andrea Levy's epic and incredible story. This sellout 2019 production was due to return this autumn, but is now screened as part of the National Theatre At Home series. Levy never got to see how her novel translated so powerfully onto the stage as she sadly died just before rehearsals started. Her 2004 book is poignant, moving and warm and the themes of love, racism and prejudice set among the Windrush generation could hardly feel more prescient. Helen Edmundson's adaptation is faithful to these qualities and creates an epic of a production.

SMALL ISLAND is Streaming Today as Part of National Theatre at Home Photo SMALL ISLAND is Streaming Today as Part of National Theatre at Home
by Stephi Wild - Jun 18, 2020

Small Island, adapted by Helen Edmundson and directed by Rufus Norris, is streaming for free with National Theatre at Home from 7pm UK time (2pm EST) on Thursday 18 June, until 7pm UK time (2pm EST) on Thursday 25 June 2020.

The National Theatre Announces A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, THE DEEP BLUE SEA, and More Photo The National Theatre Announces A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, THE DEEP BLUE SEA, and More to Be Streamed as Part of National Theatre at Home
by Stephi Wild - Jun 11, 2020

The National Theatre today announces a further five productions that will be streamed as a part of the National Theatre at Home series.

Photo Flash: Head Inside Rehearsal for ZORRO THE MUSICAL at Hope Mill Theatre Photo Photo Flash: Head Inside Rehearsal for ZORRO THE MUSICAL at Hope Mill Theatre
by Alexa Criscitiello - Feb 26, 2020

Zorro The Musical¬†reveals a first look at the cast in action as rehearsal images for the new immersive production are released today. The production features music by¬†The Gipsy Kings¬†and the evening will start with live entertainment and a Flamenco party in the foyer of¬†Manchester's Hope Mill Theatre¬†before the story continues in the auditorium itself, bringing the legendary adventure of the masked hero to life.¬†Zorro the Musical¬†is directed by¬†Christian Durham¬†and runs from¬†14 March ‚Äď 18 April 2020, with opening night¬†on¬†18 March.

National Theatre Announces New Work For 2020 ‚Ä" 2021; Including Kristin Scott Thomas Photo National Theatre Announces New Work For 2020 ‚Ä" 2021; Including Kristin Scott Thomas and More!
by Stephi Wild - Feb 19, 2020

The National Theatre today announces nine productions that will play on the South Bank in 2020-2021 alongside previously announced shows. These run alongside our international touring productions, three plays that will tour to multiple venues across the UK and a West End transfer. The NT also announces today that it will increase the quantity of low-price tickets on the South Bank by 25%, with 250,000 available across the year at £20 or less.

Full Casting Announced For New Immersive Production Of ZORRO THE MUSICAL Photo Full Casting Announced For New Immersive Production Of ZORRO THE MUSICAL
by Stephi Wild - Feb 3, 2020

Full casting is announced today for the new spectacular production of Zorro The Musical which will run at the Hope Mill Theatre in Manchester from 14 March a?" 18 April 2020, with opening night for press on 18 March, directed by Christian Durham. The show will be brought to life by a cast including Antony Costa as Garcia, Alex Gibson-Giorgio as Ramon, Emma Kingston as Luisa, Genevieve Nicole as Inez, Kit Orton as Don Alejandro and Benjamin Purkiss as the masked hero, Zorro. The cast is completed by Ajjaz Awad, Amy Bastani, Isobel Bates, Ben Boskovic, Maxwell Griffin, Matthew Heywood, Jessica Pardoe, Thomas Ping, Seren Sandham-Davies and Stylianos Thomadakis.

BWW REVIEW: Considering The Luck Of Birth, CORAM BOY Is An Intriguingly Layered Web O Photo BWW REVIEW: Considering The Luck Of Birth, CORAM BOY Is An Intriguingly Layered Web Of Stories Centered On London's First Foundling Hospital
by Jade Kops - Dec 3, 2019

John Harrison and Michael Dean (Co-Directors) bring Helen Edmundson's adaptation of Jamila Gavin's children's novel CORAM BOY to the Sydney stage.

MAC Opens 2019-2020 National Broadcasts With I'M NOT RUNNING Photo MAC Opens 2019-2020 National Broadcasts With I'M NOT RUNNING
by Alexa Criscitiello - Oct 3, 2019

National Theatre Live broadcasts return to the McAninch Arts Center (MAC) with David Hare's a?oeI'm Not Running,a?? (Oct. 16 & 20), and concluding with a?oeSmall Islanda?? (March 3 & 8).

ZORRO THE MUSICAL Comes to Hope Mill Theatre Photo ZORRO THE MUSICAL Comes to Hope Mill Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Sep 5, 2019

Katy Lipson and John Gertz have announced a new production of Zorro The Musical which will run at the Hope Mill Theatre in Manchester from 14 March a?" 18 April 2020. The production will place audiences at the heart of this legendary adventure as they are invited to take part in flamenco dancing and sample tapas on offer during the evening. Audiences will be taken on a journey into this iconic story of good vs. evil, love vs. hate, by an energetic and talented company of actor-musicians, directed by Christian Durham.

Photo Flash: First Look at York Theatre Royal's SWALLOWS & AMAZONS Photo Photo Flash: First Look at York Theatre Royal's SWALLOWS & AMAZONS
by Stephi Wild - Jul 30, 2019

Following last year's smash hit production of The Secret Garden, York Theatre Royal takes a fresh look at another children's classic in this summer's family show, Arthur Ransome's Swallows & Amazons, from 26 July to 24 August.

Alex Kingston to Star in Nottingham Playhouse's AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE; Plus PINOCCHI Photo Alex Kingston to Star in Nottingham Playhouse's AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE; Plus PINOCCHIO, HOLES, and More
by Julie Musbach - Jun 17, 2019

Nottingham Playhouse has unveiled the latest updates for its autumn/winter season, including the announcement of Pinocchio as the Neville Studio Christmas show.

The National Theatre Announces 15 Productions Of New Plays And Fresh Adaptations By L Photo The National Theatre Announces 15 Productions Of New Plays And Fresh Adaptations By Leading Writers
by Stephi Wild - Jun 13, 2019

The National Theatre has announced 15 productions of new plays and fresh adaptations by leading writers.

SWALLOWS & AMAZONS Comes to York Theatre Royal Photo SWALLOWS & AMAZONS Comes to York Theatre Royal
by Stephi Wild - Jun 12, 2019

Following last year's smash hit production of The Secret Garden, York Theatre Royal takes a fresh look at another children's classic in this summer's family show, Arthur Ransome's Swallows & Amazons, from 26 July to 24 August.

BWW Review: SMALL ISLAND, National Theatre Photo BWW Review: SMALL ISLAND, National Theatre
by Marianka Swain - May 3, 2019

The 2004 prize-winning novel by Andrea Levy, who sadly passed away earlier this year, has been beautifully translated to stage by adaptor Helen Edmundson and NT head honcho Rufus Norris, using thrilling theatrical solutions to honour Levy's epic - and still urgent - tale.

Photo Flash: First Look at the National's SMALL ISLAND Photo Photo Flash: First Look at the National's SMALL ISLAND
by Julie Musbach - Apr 26, 2019

Andrea Levy's epic, Orange Prize-winning novel bursts into new life on the Olivier Stage. A company of 40 tell a story which journeys from Jamaica to Britain through the Second World War to 1948, the year the HMT Empire Windrush docked at Tilbury.

National Theatre Announces New Exhibition RONAN MCKENZIE: PHOTOGRAPHS Photo National Theatre Announces New Exhibition RONAN MCKENZIE: PHOTOGRAPHS
by Stephi Wild - Apr 25, 2019

Inspired by Andrea Levy's Small Island and Helen Edmundson's adaption for the National Theatre, photographer Ronan McKenzie has been commissioned by the National Theatre to respond to the post war journeys undertaken by Caribbean men and women between 1948 -1971. Photographed in Leigh-on-Sea on the shores of the Thames estuary, McKenzie's documentary style images subtly connect ideas of seascapes, water, arrivals and new beginnings to Levy's Small Island.

THE STARRY MESSENGER Leads May's Top 10 New London Shows Photo THE STARRY MESSENGER Leads May's Top 10 New London Shows
by Marianka Swain - Apr 25, 2019

London is never short of temptations, whether splashy West End shows, epic dramas or bold fringe offerings. From timely plays to the beginning of open-air theatre season, here are some of this month's most eye-catching openings. Don't forget to check back for BroadwayWorld's reviews, interviews and features!

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