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@LotteWakeham - 8/6/20 08:36am A big thank you to Bolton Mayor @lindathomas_uk for championing @octagontheatre! #WeWillBeBack


@LotteWakeham - 8/3/20 01:23pm Very excited to be releasing the first of our #OneNightInBolton monologues today! #newwriting


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Graeae Launches BEYOND Initiative Photo Graeae Launches BEYOND Initiative
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2020

Today Graeae, the UK's leading disabled led theatre company has launched a major new initiative, designed to remove barriers and transform the careers of Deaf and Disabled artists across the UK.

Sphinx Theatre and 15 Leading UK Theatres Announce Female Playwrights Selected For La Photo Sphinx Theatre and 15 Leading UK Theatres Announce Female Playwrights Selected For Landmark Programme
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2020

Sphinx Theatre, the UK's longest established women's theatre company, and 15 of the UK's leading theatres have announced the playwrights they will be supporting via Sphinx 30, the landmark programme for female playwrights in the UK being launched to mark Sphinx's 30th anniversary.

VIDEO: Play on Players and Red Phoenix Theatre Company Perform Highlights From NEWSIE Photo VIDEO: Play on Players and Red Phoenix Theatre Company Perform Highlights From NEWSIES JR. at the 2020 Junior Theater Festival
by Stage Tube - Feb 22, 2020

Play on Players (Gainesville, GA) and Red Phoenix Theatre Company (Buford, GA) performed highlights from Disney's Newsies JR. at the 2020 Junior Theater Festival in Atlanta.

VIDEO: HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL: THE MUSICAL: THE SERIES Stars Joshua Bassett and Olivia R Photo VIDEO: HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL: THE MUSICAL: THE SERIES Stars Joshua Bassett and Olivia Rodrigo Perform at Junior Theater Festival
by TV News Desk - Jan 23, 2020

'High School Musical: The Musical: The Series' stars Joshua Bassett and Olivia Rodrigo performed at the Junior Theater Festival Atlanta this past weekend. Over 6,500 musical theater kids attended to watch Olivia and Joshua perform!

Guest Blog: Director Dugald Bruce-Lockhart On THE LAST TEMPTATION OF BORIS JOHNSON Photo Guest Blog: Director Dugald Bruce-Lockhart On THE LAST TEMPTATION OF BORIS JOHNSON
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2020

In the spring of last year, I was sitting in the offices of GHP productions awaiting my audition for The Last Temptation of Boris Johnson, lamenting how my casting bracket had changed.

Caissie Levy, Nicholas Christopher and More to Participate in 2020 iTheatrics Junior  Photo Caissie Levy, Nicholas Christopher and More to Participate in 2020 iTheatrics Junior Theater Festival Atlanta
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2020

President & Producer of Disney Theatrical Productions Thomas Schumacher; Caissie Levy (Frozen on Broadway); Nicholas Christopher (Hamilton on Broadway); Jennifer Locke (Hamilton national tour); creator/Executive Producer Tim Federle, Olivia Rodrigo, and Joshua Bassett (High School Musical: The Musical: The Series on Disney +); Luca Padovan and Isabella Russo (School of Rock); Jeff Calhoun (Newsies, Between The Lines); Rob Rokicki (The Lighting Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical); and Lotte Wakeham (Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical) are some of the stars and creatives confirmed for the 2020 iTheatrics Junior Theater Festival Atlanta (#JTF).

Octagon Theatre Bolton Announce Mina Anwar to Star in New Production of Willy Russell Photo Octagon Theatre Bolton Announce Mina Anwar to Star in New Production of Willy Russell's SHIRLEY VALENTINE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2019

The Octagon Theatre has announced that they will be staging a brand-new production of Willy Russell's comedy, Shirley Valentine, in February 2020, directed by Artistic Director Lotte Wakeham.

Boris Johnson Hits The Road In 2020 Photo Boris Johnson Hits The Road In 2020
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2019

Following a sold-out run at Park Theatre, London, The Last Temptation of Boris Johnson, the new political comedy from journalist, broadcaster and playwright Jonathan Maitland (An Audience with Jimmy Savile, Dead Sheep) will tour for the first time in 2020. Directed by Lotte Wakeham (Artistic Director of the Octagon Theatre, Bolton), it will begin at Festival Theatre, Malvern from 22 January 2020.

BEAM2020 Returns as the UK's Leading Industry Showcase of New Musical Theatre Photo BEAM2020 Returns as the UK's Leading Industry Showcase of New Musical Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2019

Musical Theatre Network and Mercury Musical Developments, in partnership with Royal & Derngate, Northampton, today announce the dates of BEAM2020, the third presentation of their biennial industry showcase of new British musical theatre, and that it will take place outside London for the first time.

Photo Flash: THE LAST TEMPTATION OF BORIS JOHNSON Celebrates Opening Night Photo Photo Flash: THE LAST TEMPTATION OF BORIS JOHNSON Celebrates Opening Night
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2019

he new Brexit-inspired comedy drama stars Will Barton as Boris Johnson, Dugald Bruce-Lockhart as Michael Gove, Davina Moon as Marina Wheeler / Caitlin, Steve Nallon as Margaret Thatcher, Tim Wallers as Evgeny Lebedev / Tony Blair / Huw Edwards and Arabella Weir as Sarah Vine / Chief Whip / Winston Churchill.

Photo Flash: First Look at Brexit Comedy THE LAST TEMPTATION OF BORIS JOHNSON Photo Photo Flash: First Look at Brexit Comedy THE LAST TEMPTATION OF BORIS JOHNSON
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2019

Get a first look below at the world premiere of Jonathan Maitland's THE LAST TEMPTATION OF BORIS JOHNSON, which is currently in previews at Park Theatre, London with a national press night on Monday 13 May 2019.

Submissions Open For The Linbury Prize 2019 Photo Submissions Open For The Linbury Prize 2019
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2019

The Linbury Prize is the UK's most prestigious award for Stage Design, providing a unique opportunity for graduating designers to work with some of the UK's leading theatre, opera and dance companies. This year the members of the judging panel are designers Lizzie Clachan (Absolute Hell, As You Like It), Katrina Lindsay (Small Island, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) and Rajha Shakiry (Nine Night, Misty); the finalists will be designing for Birmingham Royal Ballet, Leeds Playhouse, Nuffield Southampton Theatres and Octagon Theatre Bolton.

Full Cast Announced For THE LAST TEMPTATION OF BORIS JOHNSON Photo Full Cast Announced For THE LAST TEMPTATION OF BORIS JOHNSON
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2019

Full casting has been announced for The Last Temptation of Boris Johnson, the new Brexit-inspired comedy drama from journalist, broadcaster and playwright Jonathan Maitland (An Audience with Jimmy Savile, Dead Sheep). Directed by Lotte Wakeham (Artistic Director of the Octagon Theatre, Bolton), this world premiere will play at Park Theatre from 9 May to 8 June 2019, with a press night at 7.00pm on Monday 13 May.

THE LAST TEMPTATION OF BORIS JOHNSON To Premiere In May 2019 At Park Theatre Photo THE LAST TEMPTATION OF BORIS JOHNSON To Premiere In May 2019 At Park Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2018

The Last Temptation of Boris Johnson, the explosive new Brexit-inspired comedy drama from journalist and playwright Jonathan Maitland (An Audience with Jimmy Savile, Dead Sheep), directed by Lotte Wakeham (in-coming Artistic Director of the Octagon Theatre, Bolton) will have its World Premiere at Park Theatre from 9 May - 8 June 2019, with a press night on 13 May.

JESS AND JOE FOREVER Comes to The Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough Photo JESS AND JOE FOREVER Comes to The Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2018

A play that won its writer the title of Most Promising Playwright in last year's Off West End Awards is receiving its regional premiere at Scarborough's Stephen Joseph Theatre.

JESS AND JOE FOREVER Receives Regional Premiere At Scarborough's Stephen Joseph Theat Photo JESS AND JOE FOREVER Receives Regional Premiere At Scarborough's Stephen Joseph Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2018

A play that won its writer the title of Most Promising Playwright in last year's Off West End Awards receives its regional premiere at Scarborough's Stephen Joseph Theatre this autumn.

JESS AND JOE FOREVER Comes to The Stephen Joseph Theatre Photo JESS AND JOE FOREVER Comes to The Stephen Joseph Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2018

The Stephen Joseph Theatre presents Jess and Joe Forever, by Zoe Cooper, directed by Lotte Wakeham.

JESS AND JOE FOREVER Comes to The Stephen Joseph Theatre Photo JESS AND JOE FOREVER Comes to The Stephen Joseph Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2018

The Stephen Joseph Theatre presents Jess and Joe Forever, by Zoe Cooper, directed by Lotte Wakeham.

JESS AND JOE FOREVER Receives Regional Premiere At Scarborough's Stephen Joseph Theat Photo JESS AND JOE FOREVER Receives Regional Premiere At Scarborough's Stephen Joseph Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2018

A play that won its writer the title of Most Promising Playwright in last year's Off West End Awards receives its regional premiere at Scarborough's Stephen Joseph Theatre this autumn.

Jermyn Street Theatre Announces World And European Premieres In Autumn 'Rebels' Seaso Photo Jermyn Street Theatre Announces World And European Premieres In Autumn 'Rebels' Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2018

Following his hugely successful and highly acclaimed first year as artistic director, Tom Littler is marking the start of his second year at the helm with a season of new work celebrating rebellious spirits. This includes the first UK production by award-winning British/American playwright Bathsheba Doran, the world premiere of a play about the maverick surrealist, Leonora Carrington, the revival of a modern Canadian classic and a rip-roaring, spine-chilling, body-snatching Christmas comedy.

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