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NOT: LADY CHATTERLY'S LOVER Announces UK Tour
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 30, 2021

Happy Idiot Production’s subversive parody Not: Lady Chatterley’s Lover will bring a fresh twist to DH Lawrence’s classic story this autumn. Writer Lawrence Russell, has given this scandalous story the Mel Brooks treatment, with the help of acclaimed artists Simon Godwin, Stephen Harper and Laurence Pears.

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal For Told by an Idiot's GET HAPPY at Greenwich+Docklands Photo Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal For Told by an Idiot's GET HAPPY at Greenwich+Docklands International Festival
by Stephi Wild - Aug 28, 2020

Told by an Idiot are bringing their international hit family show Get Happy to outdoor audiences at the Greenwich+Docklands International Festival, part of On Your Doorstep Programme. 

GET HAPPY Will Be Presented Outdoors At Greenwich+Docklands International Festival Photo GET HAPPY Will Be Presented Outdoors At Greenwich+Docklands International Festival
by Stephi Wild - Jul 27, 2020

Told by an Idiot brings its international hit family show Get Happy to outdoor audiences as part of Greenwich+Docklands International Festival, including performances at a basketball court and on an island.

Theater Project Receives Grant From NJ Council For The Humanities For BLACK LIVES/BLU Photo Theater Project Receives Grant From NJ Council For The Humanities For BLACK LIVES/BLUE LIVES Program
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 21, 2020

The Theater Project has announced the award of a COVID-19 Response Grant of $6880 from the New Jersey Council for the Humanities (NJCH).

The Theater Project Presents Reading Of BLACK LIVES/BLUE LIVES Photo The Theater Project Presents Reading Of BLACK LIVES/BLUE LIVES
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 29, 2019

Union-based professional company The Theater Project will take on one of the most controversial issues of the day with a staged reading of Black Lives / Blue Lives, an original pair of one-acts exploring each side of the police/race dynamic responsible for so many front-page tragedies in recent years.  The reading/ discussion will be presented at the Cranford Community Center on Wednesday, November 13, at 7:00 p.m.

BWW Review: 1979 is a Crash Course in Canadian Politics Photo BWW Review: 1979 is a Crash Course in Canadian Politics
by Isabella Perrone - Jan 10, 2019

What happened in the Prime Minister's office on the ill-fated day of Joe Clark's budget vote? Michael Healey's play on the downfall of the 16th PM of Canada, produced by The 1979 Group and directed by Miles Potter, explores the ideology of the morally-motivated Albertan and his interactions with some of the most well-known names in modern Canadian politics.

1979, A New Comedy By Michael Healey, Comes to The Berkeley Street Theatre Photo 1979, A New Comedy By Michael Healey, Comes to The Berkeley Street Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Oct 15, 2018

The 1979 Group presents 1979, a new comedy by Michael Healey (Proud, The Drawer Boy), directed by Miles Potter (The New Canadian Curling Club / Blyth Festival, The Drawer Boy), for a limited run at the Berkeley Street Theatre, Downstairs, January 9-27, 2019.

OLD STOCK Announces Full Cast Photo OLD STOCK Announces Full Cast
by Julie Musbach - Oct 9, 2018

This autumn OLD STOCK: A Refugee Love Story, a humorously dark folktale mixed with a high energy klezmer concert, tours the UK. Taking a divisive comment by a Canadian politician as a starting point, 2b theatre company and their director Christian Barry, acclaimed playwright Hannah Moscovitch and musician Ben Caplan created a show to explore what 'old stock' really means in a country founded by immigration.

ALL YOU NEED IS LSD Comes to The Belgrade Photo ALL YOU NEED IS LSD Comes to The Belgrade
by Stephi Wild - Oct 9, 2018

How far would you be prepared to go in search of a good story? For acclaimed playwright Leo Butler, an invitation to take part in the world's first LSD drug trials since the 1960s proved just too intriguing to refuse…

Full Company and UK Tour Announced For Told By An Idiot and Birmingham Repertory Thea Photo Full Company and UK Tour Announced For Told By An Idiot and Birmingham Repertory Theatre's ALL YOU NEED IS LSD
by Stephi Wild - Jul 23, 2018

All You Need is LSD is a world premiere new play by Leo Butler, directed by Paul Hunter and Stephen Harper, premiering at Birmingham Repertory Theatre, 4-13 October (press night: Tuesday 9 October), before going on a tour of the following: Unity Theatre, Liverpool; Tobacco Factory Theatres, Bristol; The Lowry, Salford; Belgrade Theatre, Coventry,

Casting Announced For ALL YOU NEED IS LSD At The Belgrade Theatre Photo Casting Announced For ALL YOU NEED IS LSD At The Belgrade Theatre
by Julie Musbach - Jul 20, 2018

Following the announcement that Leo Butler's new play All You Need Is LSD will run at the Belgrade Theatre 15-17 November, full casting for the world premiere tour has now been revealed.

Physical Festival Chicago Warms Up For Fifth Anniversary At Stage 773 Photo Physical Festival Chicago Warms Up For Fifth Anniversary At Stage 773
by Julie Musbach - May 18, 2018

Physical Festival Chicago - the city's annual contemporary, visual and physical theater festival presenting new forms of theater from around the world - is returning June 1-9, 2018 for its fifth anniversary outing.

BWW Interview: Ben Caplan Sings a Human Tale in OLD STOCK: A Refugee Love Story Photo BWW Interview: Ben Caplan Sings a Human Tale in OLD STOCK: A Refugee Love Story
by Naomi Serviss - Apr 12, 2018

The concert-theater hybrid plumbs the dark realities of a young refugee couple's struggles in 1908 Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Emerging Comedians Showcased At Leicester Comedy Festival 2018 Photo Emerging Comedians Showcased At Leicester Comedy Festival 2018
by Stephi Wild - Dec 21, 2017

New & emerging comedians from across the UK have been announced to take part in a series of prestigious comedy competitions and events at Leicester Comedy Festival 2018. The comedians will take part in competitions including Silver Stand Up, Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year, The UK Pun Championships or the new Circuit Breakers showcase set up following a crowd funding campaign. All the shows will take place as part of the 25th anniversary of Leicester Comedy Festival which takes place from 7-25 February 2018. Full details about the festival can be obtained by visiting www.comedy-festival.co.uk

EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Q&A- Not: Lady Chatterley's Lover
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 17, 2017

BWW speaks to Happy Idiots about bringing Not:Lady Chatterley's Lover to the 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

North American Premieres from UK, Syria and Israel Among Lincoln Center Festival 2017 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

The Festival's theater offerings feature four North American premieres from the U.K., Syria, and Israel, challenging audiences to look backward and forward, while offering perspectives that confront assumptions about human nature.

BWW Review: PROUD, Finborough Theatre, 18 July 2016
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Jul 19, 2016

Commissioned by the Finborough Theatre in its search for exciting new works from Canada, Proud is the European premiere of a satirical political play written by multi-award winning, Canadian playwright Michael Healey. It is the third in a trilogy of his plays centred around exploring Canadian values.

Good Noise Vancouver Gospel Choir to Conclude Season with SOUL GOSPEL in May
by Tyler Peterson - Apr 19, 2016

Good Noise Vancouver Gospel Choir (GNVGC) wraps up its season with SOUL GOSPEL, a concert tying two influential & inspiring genres, May 28, 3pm & 7:30pm at Christ Church Cathedral. Vancouver's own dynamo soul songstress, Dawn Pemberton, shares her rich and robust voice alongside the combined 140 singers of Good Noise and world touring White Rock Children's Choir. 

Cast Announced for Improbable's OPENING SKINNER'S BOX
by Tyler Peterson - Mar 16, 2016

Rehearsals start this week for Opening Skinner's Box, a new production adapted by Improbable and marking 20 years since the company's inception. Directed by Phelim McDermott and Lee Simpson, co-founders of Improbable, this production will play at Northern Stage, West Yorkshire Playhouse and the Bristol Old Vic. Previewing from 22 April at Northern Stage.

Tarragon Sets THE TROUBLE WITH MR. ADAMS Cast
by Tyler Peterson - Oct 6, 2015

Rehearsals are underway for Tarragon Theatre's world premiere of The Trouble with Mr. Adams by acclaimed actor and playwrightGord Rand. Directed by Lisa Peterson (Shaw Festival's The Philanderer with Rand in the title role), this revealing comic tragedy previews from October 20, opens October 28 and runs to November 29 in Tarragon's Extraspace.

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