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Royal & Derngate Announces Further Productions For Its 2021/22 Made In Northampton Se Photo Royal & Derngate Announces Further Productions For Its 2021/22 Made In Northampton Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 14, 2021

Royal & Derngate today announced four further productions to complete its 2021/22 Made in Northampton season. A new production of Joe Penhall's biting contemporary satire Blue/Orange is brought to the stage this autumn by the producing team behind Ralph Fiennes' hugely successful Four Quartets which is soon to transfer to the West End.

BWW Review: UBU ‚Ä" A SINGALONG SATIRE, Shoreditch Town Hall Photo BWW Review: UBU ‚Ä" A SINGALONG SATIRE, Shoreditch Town Hall
by Debbie Gilpin - Dec 7, 2019

Welcome to Lovelyville. President Nick Dallas has just been re-elected, and all seems right with the world - until the disruptive force of Mr and Mrs Ubu make their appearance, that is. Completely at odds with the tone of the town from the moment they open their mouths, they are unable to sit back and try to make things work in their current situation. Cue an outrageous assassination attempt and a grab for power in which the crowd is powerless to intervene. Ambitious, cowardly, strange-looking leaders with poor public-speaking skills - haven't we seen this somewhere before..?

Full Tour Dates Announced For Kneehigh's UBU! A SINGALONG SATIRE Photo Full Tour Dates Announced For Kneehigh's UBU! A SINGALONG SATIRE
by Stephi Wild - Oct 24, 2019

Full tour dates are announced for Kneehigh's phantasmagorical and savagely funny Ubu! A Singalong Satire. As previously announced, the show will play at London's Shoreditch Town Hall in December as the perfect alternative Christmas show. It will then embark on a mini UK tour; travelling to Bristol Marble Factory, The Lowry, Salford and Leeds Playhouse.

KNEEHIGH'S UBU Comes to Shoreditch Town Hall Photo KNEEHIGH'S UBU Comes to Shoreditch Town Hall
by Stephi Wild - Sep 26, 2019

We all know an Ubu. Impossibly greedy, unstoppably crude, inexorably hell-bent on making our country great again! Sound familiar?

Kneehigh Announce Asylum Season Photo Kneehigh Announce Asylum Season
by Stephi Wild - Mar 2, 2018

Kneehigh's Asylum is back in a Festival of Pandemonium. Summer's most joyously subversive festival of theatre returns from 2 August to 22 September with three thrillingly inventive shows, all staged in the company's award-winning purpose built tent, situated in the beautiful surroundings of the Lost Gardens of Heligan, Cornwall.

BWW Review: THE LITTLE MATCHGIRL AND OTHER HAPPIER TALES, Bristol Old Vic Photo BWW Review: THE LITTLE MATCHGIRL AND OTHER HAPPIER TALES, Bristol Old Vic
by Tim Wright - Dec 15, 2017

Created last year under Emma Rice's tenure at Shakespeare's Globe The Little Matchgirl and Other Happier Tales arrives in Bristol after a much heralded run in London.

Final Week To Vote In The 2017 BroadwayWorld UK Awards Photo Final Week To Vote In The 2017 BroadwayWorld UK Awards
by Marianka Swain - Dec 4, 2017

The 2017 BroadwayWorld UK Awards honour the best productions from the past year around the country and the best long-running West End shows. Voting is open until midnight on Friday, 8 December, with the winners announced soon afterwards.

Current Standings For The 2017 BroadwayWorld UK Awards; Voting Closes Soon! Photo Current Standings For The 2017 BroadwayWorld UK Awards; Voting Closes Soon!
by Marianka Swain - Nov 28, 2017

The 2017 BroadwayWorld UK Awards honour the best productions from the past year around the country and the best long-running West End shows. Voting is open until Friday, 8 December - just over a week away - with the winners announced soon afterwards.

Updated Standings In The 2017 BroadwayWorld UK Awards; Cast Your Vote! Photo Updated Standings In The 2017 BroadwayWorld UK Awards; Cast Your Vote!
by Marianka Swain - Nov 15, 2017

See the updated standings in the 2017 BroadwayWorld UK Awards, and cast your vote

See Current Standings In The 2017 BroadwayWorld UK Awards; Cast Your Vote! Photo See Current Standings In The 2017 BroadwayWorld UK Awards; Cast Your Vote!
by Marianka Swain - Nov 8, 2017

See Current Standings In The 2017 BroadwayWorld UK Awards; Cast Your Vote!

Casting Announced For Bristol Old Vic and Shakespeare's Globe's THE LITTLE MATCHGIRL  Photo Casting Announced For Bristol Old Vic and Shakespeare's Globe's THE LITTLE MATCHGIRL AND OTHER HAPPIER TALES
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2017

With rehearsals starting next week, Bristol Old Vic has just announced full casting for its Christmas show, Hans Christian Andersen's The Little Matchgirl and Other Happier Tales, adapted and directed by Emma Rice.

See Current Standings In The 2017 BroadwayWorld UK Awards; Cast Your Vote! Photo See Current Standings In The 2017 BroadwayWorld UK Awards; Cast Your Vote!
by Marianka Swain - Nov 2, 2017

See Current Standings In The 2017 BroadwayWorld UK Awards; Cast Your Vote!

Shortlist Announced For The 2017 BroadwayWorld UK Awards; Voting Now Open! Photo Shortlist Announced For The 2017 BroadwayWorld UK Awards; Voting Now Open!
by Marianka Swain - Oct 5, 2017

Today, the shortlist is announced for the 2017 BroadwayWorld UK Awards, celebrating the best long-running West End productions and best new productions from around the country. CLICK HERE TO VOTE!

Impropera Presents MUSO in 2017-18 Season Photo Impropera Presents MUSO in 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2017

MUSO aims to inspire and develop a new level of engagement between audiences, the arts, academia and museums.

BWW Review: TRISTAN & YSEULT, Bristol Old Vic
by Tim Wright - Jul 6, 2017

We've all been members of 'The Club of the Unloved' where tales of unrequited love and broken hearts are the norm. In Kneehigh's world, this is a kind of back alley jazz club and the initial setting for the epic love story of Tristan & Yseult.

BWW Review: TRISTAN & YSEULT, Shakespeare's Globe
by Debbie Gilpin - Jun 15, 2017

Another tale of doomed love continues Emma Rice's 'Summer of Love' apace. Currently making its way around the country, Kneehigh's revival production of their much-beloved Tristan & Yseult weighs anchor at the Globe for a short run before continuing its UK tour. It sits somewhere in between concurrent productions Romeo and Juliet and Twelfth Night, blending tragic romance with music, dance and comedy.

Photo Flash: First Look at Kneehigh's TRISTAN & YSEULT at Alley Theatre @ UH
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2015

Britain's innovative and exciting theatre company Kneehigh makes their Texas debut at the Alley Theatre with a wonderfully inventive, utterly timeless, delightful tale of love. King Mark rules with his head, until he falls head over heels for his enemy's sister. Based on the ancient tale, Kneehigh's Tristan & Yseult revels in forbidden desires, broken hearts and grand passions. Seen through the eyes of the 'Unloved,' Kneehigh's Tristan & Yseult blends comedy, live music and tender truths in an irresistible night of love! Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action!

STAGE TUBE: Promo - Kneehigh's TRISTAN & YSEULT, Coming to Alley Theatre @ UH
by Stage Tube - Apr 20, 2015

TristanBritain's innovative and exciting theatre company Kneehigh makes their Texas debut at the Alley Theatre with a wonderfully inventive, utterly timeless, delightful tale of love. King Mark rules with his head, until he falls head over heels for his enemy's sister. Based on the ancient tale, Kneehigh's Tristan & Yseult revels in forbidden desires, broken hearts and grand passions. Seen through the eyes of the 'Unloved,' Kneehigh's Tristan & Yseult blends comedy, live music and tender truths in an irresistible night of love! Click below to watch a trailer for the production!

Photo Flash: First Look at Kneehigh's TRISTAN & YSEULT at Alley Theatre @ UH
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2015

Britain's innovative and exciting theatre company Kneehigh makes their Texas debut at the Alley Theatre with a wonderfully inventive, utterly timeless, delightful tale of love. King Mark rules with his head, until he falls head over heels for his enemy's sister. Based on the ancient tale, Kneehigh's Tristan & Yseult revels in forbidden desires, broken hearts and grand passions. Seen through the eyes of the 'Unloved,' Kneehigh's Tristan & Yseult blends comedy, live music and tender truths in an irresistible night of love! Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action!

Kneehigh Theatre to Bring TRISTAN & YSEULT to Alley Theatre
by Tyler Peterson - Apr 13, 2015

Britain's innovative and exciting theatre company Kneehigh makes their Texas debut at the Alley Theatre with a wonderfully inventive, utterly timeless, delightful tale of love. King Mark rules with his head, until he falls head over heels for his enemy's sister. Based on the ancient tale, Kneehigh's Tristan & Yseult revels in forbidden desires, broken hearts and grand passions. Seen through the eyes of the 'Unloved,' Kneehigh's Tristan & Yseult blends comedy, live music and tender truths in an irresistible night of love! For mature audiences, adult language and sexual situations.

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