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James Purefoy to Lead THE ODYSSEY at Jermyn Street Theatre Photo James Purefoy to Lead THE ODYSSEY at Jermyn Street Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 15, 2021

Jermyn Street Theatre has today announced casting for its marathon performance of Homer’s The Odyssey, translated by Emily Wilson. James Purefoy (Rome, Fisherman’s Friends, Churchill) stars as Odysseus, the Greek hero whose ten-year journey home from Troy is the heart of Homer’s epic poem.

SOPHIA Will Premiere at Sound Stage in August Photo SOPHIA Will Premiere at Sound Stage in August
by Stephi Wild - Jul 12, 2021

Tickets for Sophia, along with the remaining two Sound Stage productions from Roy Williams and Timberlake Wertenbaker are currently on sale and can be purchased through Pitlochry Festival Theatre and Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh websites. Learn more here!

Watford's The Stage In The Park Announces Final Full Line Up And Guest Appearances Photo Watford's The Stage In The Park Announces Final Full Line Up And Guest Appearances
by Stephi Wild - Jun 30, 2021

The line up includes shows from London's West End; Adam Kay's This is Going To Hurt Live, Olivier Award Winning Showstoppers the improvised musical and West End in the Park, a night of musicals with Kerry Ellis, Oliver Tompsett, Nadim Naarman and Siubhan Harrison. Straight out of your TV and onto the stage see Basil Brush, Sooty, Magical Bones from Britain's Got Talent, CBeebies' Katy Ashworth and a one-person homage to Friends!

The Stage In The Park Watford Announces Initial Line Up Photo The Stage In The Park Watford Announces Initial Line Up
by Stephi Wild - Jun 17, 2021

Featuring shows from London's West End, such as Adam Kay's This is Going To Hurt Live, Olivier Award Winning Showstoppers the improvised musical and West End in the Park, a night of musicals with stars from across the best shows in town. Straight out of your TV and onto the stage see Basil Brush, Sooty, Magical Bones from Britain's Got Talent, CBeebies' Katy Ashworth and a one-person homage to Friends!

MR AND MRS NOBODY  Will Be Performed as Part of Jermyn Street Theatre's Footprints Fe Photo MR AND MRS NOBODY Will Be Performed as Part of Jermyn Street Theatre's Footprints Festival
by Stephi Wild - Jun 16, 2021

Miranda Foster returns to Jermyn Street Theatre after her memorable roles in All's Well That Ends Well and Tonight at 8.30. Her previous work includes Hamlet (Globe to Globe World Tour), Romeo and Juliet (Shakespeare's Globe),The Merry Wives of Windsor (BBC) and Festen (Bill Kenwright). 

Christopher Harper and Saffron Coomber to Star in DANCE at King's Head Theatre Photo Christopher Harper and Saffron Coomber to Star in DANCE at King's Head Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 11, 2021

The¬†Charlotte Peters¬†directed play, which follows a father and daughter‚Äôs surprising story, is set to make its ‚ÄėIRL‚Äô appearance as part of the¬†King‚Äôs Head Theatre‚Äôs¬†annual festival of new-writing,¬†Playmill, where it runs from¬†Monday 12th¬†to Saturday 17th¬†July.¬†

Imagine Watford 2021 Announces Programme Photo Imagine Watford 2021 Announces Programme
by Stephi Wild - Jun 3, 2021

Watford Palace Theatre and Watford Borough Council have REimagineD their annual outdoor celebration to ensure it is COVID safe but still full of fun. It will be a little different from previous years, but will once again transform Watford outdoor spaces into places of wonder and excitement, with dance, comedy and art for all the family to enjoy for free this July.

Jermyn Street Theatre's Footprints Festival Continues With Amy Johnson Play LONE FLYE Photo Jermyn Street Theatre's Footprints Festival Continues With Amy Johnson Play LONE FLYER in June and July
by Stephi Wild - May 27, 2021

After opening the Footprints Festival with Biyi Bandele's Two Horsemen Street Theatre headlines June with Lucy Betts' acclaimed production of Ade Morris's Lone Flyer.  First staged at The Watermill Theatre last October, the production will run from 8 June to 3 July, playing to socially distanced live audiences as well as being streamed online.    

Theater At Monmouth Present Season 52- (R)EVOLUTIONARY REDUX Photo Theater At Monmouth Present Season 52- (R)EVOLUTIONARY REDUX
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 14, 2021

This summer, give yourself a break and journey to the lakes region of Central Maine to celebrate the re-emergence of live theater in Maine. Join  Theater at Monmouth for its (R)evolutionary Redux Season.

Brand New Outdoor Venue Announced By Watford Palace Theatre and Local Commercial Prod Photo Brand New Outdoor Venue Announced By Watford Palace Theatre and Local Commercial Producers
by Stephi Wild - May 13, 2021

Watford Palace Theatre is about to reopen and has used the lockdown as an opportunity to build exciting new collaborations and fresh thinking, bringing the company back bigger and better than ever.

Jermyn Street Theatre To Reopen With Festival Celebrating Live Performance Photo Jermyn Street Theatre To Reopen With Festival Celebrating Live Performance
by Stephi Wild - Apr 14, 2021

Following a year without live in-person audiences, Jermyn Street Theatre, winner of the 2021 Stage Award for Fringe Theatre of the Year, will light up again this May as it launches a three month celebration of drama, music, poetry and comedy.  

Katherine Jakeways Joins Ian Hallard and Sara Crowe in Jermyn Street Theatre's ADVENT Photo Katherine Jakeways Joins Ian Hallard and Sara Crowe in Jermyn Street Theatre's ADVENTUROUS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 3, 2021

Horrible Histories and Alan Partridge star, writer and actor Katherine Jakeways will join Ian Hallard and Sara Crowe in the cast of Hallard’s lockdown dating comedy, Adventurous, which is to be streamed online by Jermyn Street Theatre later this month.

Ian Hallard and Sara Crowe Star In ADVENTUROUS at Jermyn Street Theatre Photo Ian Hallard and Sara Crowe Star In ADVENTUROUS at Jermyn Street Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Feb 24, 2021

Ros is looking for romance. Richard needs a new companion. They're a match! But the year is 2020, and dating isn't simple. From glitchy Zoom introductions, to their socially distanced first date in an actual restaurant, Adventurous follows the twists and turns of Ros and Richard's relationship as they negotiate technology, treachery…and tortoises.

Hope Mill Theatre's Play Reading Club Celebrates Third Birthday Photo Hope Mill Theatre's Play Reading Club Celebrates Third Birthday
by Stephi Wild - Feb 19, 2021

Hope Mill Theatre's Play Reading Club has celebrated its third birthday having gone from strength to strength during the past year providing a way for theatre-lovers to connect during the ongoing pandemic.

Cast Announced for Mark Ravenhill's ANGELA at Sound Stage Photo Cast Announced for Mark Ravenhill's ANGELA at Sound Stage
by Stephi Wild - Feb 11, 2021

The Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh and Pitlochry Festival Theatre, in association with¬† Naked Productions and BBC Radio 3 ¬†has announced the cast for Sound Stage‚Äôs first production;¬†Angela, a brand-new autobiographical play by¬†Mark Ravenhill airing 26 ‚Äď 28 March.

Linda Bassett, Nancy Carroll, Nicholas Le Prevost and Danny Sapani Lead Jermyn Street Photo Linda Bassett, Nancy Carroll, Nicholas Le Prevost and Danny Sapani Lead Jermyn Street Theatre's LOVE IN A WOOD
by Stephi Wild - Jan 25, 2021

An all-star cast has assembled for an online reading of William Wycherley's 1671 comedy Love in a Wood, presented by Jermyn Street Theatre, conceived and directed by Hermione Gulliford, and performed in aid of Equity Charitable Trust.

New Audio-Digital Theatre Platform SOUND STAGE to Premiere Plays From Mark Ravenhill, Photo New Audio-Digital Theatre Platform SOUND STAGE to Premiere Plays From Mark Ravenhill, Roy Williams and More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 12, 2021

Pitlochry Festival Theatre, The Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh in collaboration with Naked Productions have¬†announced Sound Stage¬†‚Äď a new immersive audio digital theatre which from late March will premiere 8 new plays written by amongst others¬†Mark Ravenhill,¬†Roy Williams, Timberlake Wertenbaker,¬†and¬†John Byrne.

Hosking Houses Trust Writers' Residency Recipients Announced Photo Hosking Houses Trust Writers' Residency Recipients Announced
by Stephi Wild - Dec 10, 2020

Mercury Musical Developments is delighted to announce the first recipients of the Hosking Houses Trust Writers' Residency.

BWW Review: 15 HEROINES, Jermyn Street Theatre Online Photo BWW Review: 15 HEROINES, Jermyn Street Theatre Online
by Louise Penn - Nov 9, 2020

15 Heroines is a major new digital project by Jermyn Street Theatre in collaboration with Digital Theatre Plus. Taking Ovid’s Heroides as inspiration they reach back across thousands of years and into the cultures of the Mediterranean, the Middle East, and Africa, the heroines are rehabilitated and placed in a modern setting.

Watford Palace Theatre Announce Freelancers Season Photo Watford Palace Theatre Announce Freelancers Season
by Stephi Wild - Nov 6, 2020

In October Watford Palace Theatre announced they had successfully received support from the Culture Recovery Fund. This will enable the venue to re-open their doors to the local community safely and start to bring their cultural offering back to the centre of Watford. After careful consideration and consultation, the venue has devised the Three Counties Freelancers Season as an ideal opportunity to serve local audiences and support local artists at the same time.

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