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Hackney Empire Announces Celebrations for 120th Anniversary Photo Hackney Empire Announces Celebrations for 120th Anniversary
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 23, 2021

Hackney Empire has announced that the beginning of a year of special shows and events to mark the theatre’s 120th anniversary year will launch on Thursday 9 December 2021, with a celebration and birthday cake, cut on stage by the venue’s Patron and iconic Pantomime Dame Clive Rowe.

Hampstead Theatre Announces Three Premieres as Part of 2022 Season Lineup Photo Hampstead Theatre Announces Three Premieres as Part of 2022 Season Lineup
by Stephi Wild - Nov 12, 2021

The Forest by Florian Zeller, translated by Christopher Hampton, with direction by Jonathan Kent, will run from 4 February until 12 March. The Fever Syndrome by Alexis Zegerman, directed by Hampstead Theatre's Artistic Director, Roxana Silbert, will run from 18 March until 23 April. The Fellowship by Roy Williams, directed by Paulette Randall, will run from 17 June until 23 July.

ATG Summer Party in Aid of Sam Mendes and His Theatre Artists Fund Raises £90,000 Photo ATG Summer Party in Aid of Sam Mendes and His Theatre Artists Fund Raises £90,000
by Stephi Wild - Sep 7, 2021

Mark Cornell and Sienna Miller presented the Ambassador Theatre Group's (ATG) Summer Party at Kensington Palace Gardens in support of Sam Mendes and his Theatre Artists Fund (TAF) with an auction hosted by Lord Harry Dalmeny, Chairman of Sotheby's.

Tickets Now On Sale For Dara O Briain at Shakespeare's Globe Photo Tickets Now On Sale For Dara O Briain at Shakespeare's Globe
by Stephi Wild - Aug 25, 2021

Shakespeare's Globe and Show And Tell will be bringing a night of uproarious comedy to the Globe Theatre on Monday 13 September, headlined by internationally renowned stand-up and Mock The Week presenter Dara √ď Briain. Dara will be joined by British Comedy Award winning Nina Conti, Athena Kugblenu (BBC Radio 4's Athena's Cancel Culture), and Suzi Ruffell (Live at the Apollo).

ZOG AND THE FLYING DOCTORS Will Be Performed at the Rose Theatre Before Embarking on  Photo ZOG AND THE FLYING DOCTORS Will Be Performed at the Rose Theatre Before Embarking on UK Tour in 2022
by Stephi Wild - Jul 15, 2021

Zog and the Flying Doctors follows their smash-hit adaptation of Zog (on tour now) and reunites director Emma Kilbey and composer and lyricist Joe Stilgoe for this truly modern take on the classic fairy tale.

Benedict Cumberbatch, Michaela Coel, Chiwetel Ejiofor & More Appear in New Shows from Photo Benedict Cumberbatch, Michaela Coel, Chiwetel Ejiofor & More Appear in New Shows from National Theatre at Home
by Nicole Rosky - Jul 13, 2021

The National Theatre has today announced the latest productions to be made available on its National Theatre at Home streaming platform.

Freckle Productions' ZOG Will Embark on a Summer Tour Photo Freckle Productions' ZOG Will Embark on a Summer Tour
by Stephi Wild - May 20, 2021

Zog is one of the best-loved creations of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, the UK's number one picture book pair behind many modern classics, including The Gruffalo which has been published in 75 languages. Together their books have sold over 75 million copies.

The Bowdon Rooms Given The Green Light To Open Its Doors Next Week Photo The Bowdon Rooms Given The Green Light To Open Its Doors Next Week
by Stephi Wild - May 12, 2021

Final preparations are underway at The Bowdon Rooms in Altrincham ahead of the venue opening to the public next week with a fantastic inaugural season of shows and events.

RADA Announces New Chair of its Council Photo RADA Announces New Chair of its Council
by Stephi Wild - Apr 30, 2021

Today the Council of RADA announces that Marcus Ryder will become the new Chair of RADA Council.

New Altrincham Venue The Bowdon Rooms Prepares To Open With Some Shows Sold Out Photo New Altrincham Venue The Bowdon Rooms Prepares To Open With Some Shows Sold Out
by Stephi Wild - Apr 22, 2021

Cheshire's newest live event venue is set to open in four weeks ‚Äď and the demand for tickets has already seen some shows sold out.

New North West Live Events Venue Launches Ahead Of Lockdown Lift Photo New North West Live Events Venue Launches Ahead Of Lockdown Lift
by Stephi Wild - Mar 4, 2021

A new live event venue for the North West has been launched ‚Äď and is ready to welcome audiences and visitors this Summer as soon as lockdown restrictions have been lifted.

Mountview Welcomes Dame Rosemary Squire as New Chairman and Giles Terera as Deputy Ch Photo Mountview Welcomes Dame Rosemary Squire as New Chairman and Giles Terera as Deputy Chairman
by Stephi Wild - Feb 23, 2021

Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts has today announced the appointment of Dame Rosemary Squire, the Joint Chief Executive of Trafalgar Entertainment, to be the next Chairman of Mountview when the current Chairman, Dame Vikki Heywood completes her eight-year term in October of this year.

New Recording of The Royal Shakespeare Company's THE WHIP Now Available- Join Their S Photo New Recording of The Royal Shakespeare Company's THE WHIP Now Available- Join Their Special Listen-Along Event
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 18, 2021

The Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of Juliet Gilkes Romero’s urgent and provocative play, The Whip - which places Britain’s slave-owning past in the spotlight - is now available for audiences to listen to on YouTube in a new audio recording. 

Amazon Studios Announces Additional Cast for LORD OF THE RINGS Series Photo Amazon Studios Announces Additional Cast for LORD OF THE RINGS Series
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Dec 3, 2020

Amazon Studios today announces twenty additional cast members joining the ensemble cast of the Amazon Original series based on the iconic The Lord of the Rings novels by J.R.R. Tolkien.

Olivia Colman, Paapa Essiedu, And Sir Lenny Henry Announced As Guests For Mountview L Photo Olivia Colman, Paapa Essiedu, And Sir Lenny Henry Announced As Guests For Mountview Live Season 4
by Stephi Wild - Nov 30, 2020

Mountview LIVE, the series of online conversations with leading industry professionals, has announced the line-up for their fourth season. The latest season begins this evening with Lenny Henry, followed by rising star Paapa Essiedu and Academy Award-winning actress Olivia Colman.

Studio 3 Arts Presents THE PRINCESS AND THE PEA Photo Studio 3 Arts Presents THE PRINCESS AND THE PEA
by Stephi Wild - Oct 26, 2020

This Christmas Studio 3 Arts has announced their family theatre adaptation of The Princess and the Pea performed from Thursday 10th December to Sunday 20th December at various times throughout the day. This fully socially distanced and Covid-19 secure play will be staged at the iconic Eastbury Manor House, Barking IG11 9SN for groups of up to 6 people.

Virtual Exhibition From Theatre Photographer Simon Annand Extended Until Christmas Photo Virtual Exhibition From Theatre Photographer Simon Annand Extended Until Christmas
by Stephi Wild - Oct 23, 2020

The thrilling experience of seeing actors live on stage is under threat during the present Covid restrictions. This new book reminds us of what we are missing while theatres are closed. Through the eyes of this legendary photographer we observe how performers get ready to astonish their audiences.

Amanda Palmer Interviews British Comedian Sir Lenny Henry Photo Amanda Palmer Interviews British Comedian Sir Lenny Henry
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Oct 7, 2020

Sir Lenny Henry is, of course, one of the most successful British comedians of all time ‚Äď a brilliant comic, actor, and creative force whose remarkable four-decade career spans sketch comedy to Shakespeare to his role as co-founder and frontman behind the hugely successful British charity,¬†Comic Relief.

Amanda Palmer Announces New Podcast 'The Art of Asking Everything' Photo Amanda Palmer Announces New Podcast 'The Art of Asking Everything'
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Sep 22, 2020

Musician, best-selling author, TED speaker, and community leader Amanda Palmer has announced the launch of a remarkable new podcast.

Nottingham Playhouse and Theatre Royal Stratford East Announces KING HEDLEY II as Par Photo Nottingham Playhouse and Theatre Royal Stratford East Announces KING HEDLEY II as Part of The Revival
by Stephi Wild - Jul 15, 2020

Following the opening episode of The Revival, which centred around the Nottingham Playhouse 2018 production of The Madness of George III, today Nottingham Playhouse and Theatre Royal Stratford East announce that King Hedley II will be the subject of episode 2, which is available from July 15. 

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