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New Company Second Half Productions Launches Photo New Company Second Half Productions Launches
by Stephi Wild - Sep 14, 2021

A new entertainment company, Second Half Productions, has been launched today by Jeremy Herrin, Alan Stacey and Rob O'Rahilly. It will bring together world-leading artists to create innovative work for both stage and screen.

Photos: Inside Rehearsal For 2:22 - A GHOST STORY at the Noel Coward Theatre Photo Photos: Inside Rehearsal For 2:22 - A GHOST STORY at the Noel Coward Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Jul 27, 2021

The World Premiere of Danny Robins‚Äô new play¬†2:22 - A Ghost Story¬†will take place at the No√ęl Coward Theatre on 3 August. Learn more about check out the rehearsal photos here!

The Old Vic Announces Two New Specially Commissioned Monologues for QUEERS Photo The Old Vic Announces Two New Specially Commissioned Monologues for QUEERS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 24, 2021

The Old Vic today announced the two new specially commissioned monologues for Queers, curated by Mark Gatiss, to mark Pride Month. I Threw It, written by Travis Alabanza and performed by Kim Tatum AKA Mzz Kimberley, and Bee, by Jade Anouka and performed by Pearl Mackie, will be directed by Sean Linnen. 

Ezra England Wins The 2021 Playwright's Prize With NUCLEAR CHILDREN Photo Ezra England Wins The 2021 Playwright's Prize With NUCLEAR CHILDREN
by Stephi Wild - Jun 10, 2021

734 plays were submitted from writers based from London to Mumbai, New York to LA to Melbourne. These were shortlisted to 10 finalists by the Platform Presents co-founders and script readers.

Lily Allen Will Make Her West End Debut in 2:22 - A GHOST STORY Beginning 3 August Photo Lily Allen Will Make Her West End Debut in 2:22 - A GHOST STORY Beginning 3 August
by Stephi Wild - Jun 10, 2021

Jenny (Lily Allen) believes her new home is haunted, but her husband Sam (Hadley Fraser) isn't having any of it. They argue with their first dinner guests, old friend Lauren (Julia Chan) and new partner Ben (Jake Wood). Can the dead really walk again? Belief and scepticism clash, but something feels strange and frightening, and that something is getting closer, so they're going to stay up… until 2:22… and then they'll know.

The Casting Directors' Guild Announces New Committee Members, and Formalisation of Eq Photo The Casting Directors' Guild Announces New Committee Members, and Formalisation of Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Group
by Stephi Wild - Jan 22, 2021

The Casting Directors' Guild is delighted to announce two new committee members, Jane Anderson and Stuart Burt, and the formalisation of an Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) working group, to promote and prioritise these values in the casting profession, both within the Guild itself, and the work of its members. 

Nominations Announced for the CDG Casting Awards 2021 Photo Nominations Announced for the CDG Casting Awards 2021
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Dec 16, 2020

The Casting Directors’ Guild (CDG) in partnership with Spotlight is pleased to announce nominations for the 2021 CDG Casting Awards, which will take place during an online ceremony on Tuesday 16 February 2021.

VIDEO: Watch Andrew Lincoln Talk About Starring as Scrooge in OLD VIC: IN CAMERA's A  Photo VIDEO: Watch Andrew Lincoln Talk About Starring as Scrooge in OLD VIC: IN CAMERA's A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 17, 2020

The Old Vic in London, England announced that Andrew Lincoln (AMC's The Walking Dead) will star as Ebenezer Scrooge in this year's OLD VIC: IN CAMERA version of Jack Thorne's A Christmas Carol. Directed by Matthew Warchus, the festive favorite returns for its fourth year and this time will be streamed live from The Old Vic stage.

London Theatre Runway Offers Weekend Only Option for New Graduate Training Program Photo London Theatre Runway Offers Weekend Only Option for New Graduate Training Program
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 14, 2020

London Theatre Runway is a bespoke training and connectivity programme for performing arts graduates which will be based at Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre. With new Government advice allowing dance studios to open this month, the programme is due to begin in September with applications open until 27th July.

New Training Programme London Theatre Runway Announced For September at Troubadour We Photo New Training Programme London Theatre Runway Announced For September at Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Jun 29, 2020

London Theatre Runway is a bespoke training and connectivity programme for performing arts graduates which will be based at Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre.  The first term is due to begin in September and the application process opens today.

SEX EDUCATION, CHERNOBYL, COME FROM AWAY and More Honored at the 2nd CDG Casting Awar Photo SEX EDUCATION, CHERNOBYL, COME FROM AWAY and More Honored at the 2nd CDG Casting Awards 
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 11, 2020

The UK's top Casting Directors were honoured tonight, Tuesday 11 February 2020, at the second annual CDG Casting Awards presented in partnership with Spotlight and headline sponsor Identity Agency Group. Held at Ham Yard Hotel, London these Awrads recognise the significant achievements in casting across Theatre, TV, Film and Commercials. 

Sally Cookson's A MONSTER CALLS Comes To Coventry Photo Sally Cookson's A MONSTER CALLS Comes To Coventry
by Stephi Wild - Feb 4, 2020

Following its successful opening in London in 2018, Sally Cookson's Olivier Award-winning production of A Monster Calls comes to the Belgrade Theatre this spring, as part of its first ever UK tour.

Nominations Announced for the 2nd CDG Casting Awards Photo Nominations Announced for the 2nd CDG Casting Awards
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Jan 9, 2020

The Casting Directors' Guild (CDG) in partnership with Spotlight is pleased to announce the nominations for its second CDG Casting Awards, which will take place on Tuesday 11 February 2020 at Ham Yard Hotel London. This year's event will feature six award categories: Best Theatre, Best Musical, Best Film, Best TV Drama, Best TV Comedy, Best Commercial. The CDG and Spotlight would like to welcome for the first time, headline sponsors Identity Agency Group.

Casting Announced for A MONSTER CALLS 2020 tour Photo Casting Announced for A MONSTER CALLS 2020 tour
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 27, 2019

Full casting is today announced for the 2020 UK tour of A Monster Calls, which runs at the Belgrade Theatre from 3-7 March as part of its Spring Season 2020.

Full Casting Announced For The UK Tour Of A MONSTER CALLS Photo Full Casting Announced For The UK Tour Of A MONSTER CALLS
by Stephi Wild - Nov 27, 2019

Global Creatures, Jonathan Church Productions and Chichester Festival Theatre today announce full casting for the UK tour of A Monster Calls, an Old Vic production, in association with Bristol Old Vic, which will be touring to 16 venues across the UK commencing in February 2020.

The Old Vic Announces Casting For Lucy Prebble's A VERY EXPENSIVE POISON Photo The Old Vic Announces Casting For Lucy Prebble's A VERY EXPENSIVE POISON
by Marianka Swain - Jul 5, 2019

The Old Vic today announces casting for Lucy Prebble's new play A Very Expensive Poison, based on the book by Luke Harding and directed by John Crowley. The cast includes Thomas Arnold, Tom Brooke, MyAnna Buring, Callum Coates, Marc Graham, Amanda Hadingue, Yasmine Holness-Dove, Lloyd Hutchinson, Robyn Moore, Peter Polycarpou, Sarah Seggari, Michael Shaeffer, Reece Shearsmith, Gavin Spokes and Bea Svistunenko. A Very Expensive Poison opens at The Old Vic on 5 September with previews from 20 August.

GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY Returns to the West End Photo GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY Returns to the West End
by Stephi Wild - Jun 21, 2019

The critically-acclaimed hit Girl from the North Country, written and directed by Conor McPherson with music and lyrics by Bob Dylan, is to play at the Gielgud Theatre in the West End for a limited season from 10 December 2019 to 1 February 2020. Girl from the North Country opens in the West End following a run at the Royal Alexandra Theatre, Toronto, opening 28 September 2019, and prior to the Broadway production opening in March 2020 at The Belasco Theatre.

New Kids Cast Announced For SCHOOL OF ROCK  As Show Celebrates 1000 West End Performa Photo New Kids Cast Announced For SCHOOL OF ROCK As Show Celebrates 1000 West End Performances
by Stephi Wild - Feb 7, 2019

On 23 February 2019 Andrew Lloyd Webber's award-winning show School of Rock - The Musical will welcome a new kids cast to join Dewey's band and embrace the power of rock! The hit West End production, based on the iconic film of the same title which this month celebrated 15 years since its UK release, is now booking to January 2020 at the Gillian Lynne Theatre and on 6 March will celebrate 1000 performances.

Clarke Peters Joins THE AMERICAN CLOCK Photo Clarke Peters Joins THE AMERICAN CLOCK
by Stephi Wild - Jan 22, 2019

The Old Vic today announces that Clarke Peters (The Wire, Five Guys Named Moe) will be joining the cast of Arthur Miller's The American Clock, directed by Rachel Chavkin, to play Robertson / Moe 3 / Taylor in the production until 2 March. He replaces Giles Terera who has had to withdraw from the production due to personal reasons. Sule Rimi (Sweat, Barber Shop Chronicles) takes over the roles from 4 to 30 March.

Craig Gallivan and the New Cast of SCHOOL OF ROCK Take the Stage Beginning Today! Photo Craig Gallivan and the New Cast of SCHOOL OF ROCK Take the Stage Beginning Today!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2018

From 22 August 2018, term will begin for the year three cast of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Olivier award-winning production of School of Rock - The Musical at the newly named Gillian Lynne Theatre. Today sees the release of a further 350,000 tickets for this hit West End production, now booking to 20 October 2019. Based on the iconic film of the same title, School of Rock - The Musical sees the kids from Dewey's band compete in the legendary Battle of the Bands and embrace the power of rock!

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