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Adam Lenson's BREAKING INTO SONG - WHY YOU SHOULDN'T HATE MUSICALS to be Published Th Photo Adam Lenson's BREAKING INTO SONG - WHY YOU SHOULDN'T HATE MUSICALS to be Published This September
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 20, 2021

Breaking Into Song asks what audiences can do to stay open minded and what creatives can do to make new musicals better. Examining both sides of the divide, Adam Lenson asks how those who both love and hate musicals can further expand the possibilities of this widely misunderstood medium.

AN EVENING WITHOUT KATE BUSH to Tour the UK and Transfer to Soho Theatre Photo AN EVENING WITHOUT KATE BUSH to Tour the UK and Transfer to Soho Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 30, 2021

After its smash-hit sold-out Edinburgh run, critically acclaimed chaotic cabaret cult ‘An Evening Without Kate Bush’, made by Sarah-Louise Young and Russell Lucas, is to transfer to Soho Theatre, London from 7 - 26 February, 2022.

Julie Atherton to Star In New British Comedy Musical Workshop BIRD BRIGADE Photo Julie Atherton to Star In New British Comedy Musical Workshop BIRD BRIGADE
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 29, 2021

Born out of last year's COVID-19 lockdowns, Bird Brigade by Royal Academy of Music alumni Lara de Belder & Luka Antony Bjelis will make its workshop debut later this summer at the Union Theatre starring Julie Atherton as comic villain, 'Big Bird' Judy.

Photos: TALENT Opens Tonight at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield Photo Photos: TALENT Opens Tonight at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 2, 2021

It’s 1978. Bunters club is hosting its Friday Talent Night – the acts on the bill hope that it’s a stepping stone to New Faces or Opportunity Knocks. 24-year-old Julie dreams of stardom, escape from her dead-end job and the chance to leave the drudgery of living at home with her mother.

BWW Review: STARTING HERE, STARTING NOW, Waterloo East Theatre Photo BWW Review: STARTING HERE, STARTING NOW, Waterloo East Theatre
by Gary Naylor - Jul 2, 2021

Three singers, one stage and a selection smart songs, all on a summer's evening.

JMK Trust Announces New Opportunities For Directors Supported By The Victoria Wood Fo Photo JMK Trust Announces New Opportunities For Directors Supported By The Victoria Wood Foundation
by Stephi Wild - Jun 14, 2021

Hosted at northern venues Manchester Royal Exchange and Northern Stage, Newcastle, and part of its National Programme, two new bursaries will see the recipients work alongside, and receive mentorship from Roy Alexander Weise MBE and Maria Crocker, both previous beneficiaries of the JMK Trust.

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’s surprising story, is set to make its ‘IRL’ appearance as part of the King’s Head Theatre’s annual festival of new-writing, Playmill, where it runs from Monday 12th to Saturday 17th July. 

Darren Day Joins Faye Brookes, Sinitta and More in CHICAGO UK & Ireland Tour Photo Darren Day Joins Faye Brookes, Sinitta and More in CHICAGO UK & Ireland Tour
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 3, 2021

David Ian in association with Barry and Fran Weissler have announced that West End and TV star Darren Day will play ‘Billy Flynn’ in the forthcoming UK and Ireland tour of the international musical sensation CHICAGO opening at the King’s Theatre, Glasgow on Saturday 11 September 2021.

Darren Day Joins CHICAGO UK Tour Cast As Billy Flynn Photo Darren Day Joins CHICAGO UK Tour Cast As Billy Flynn
by Stephi Wild - Jun 3, 2021

Darren joins the previously announced Faye Brookes as 'Roxie Hart', Sinitta as 'Mama Morton', Divina De Campo as 'Mary Sunshine', Djalenga Scott as 'Velma Kelly' and Joel Montague as 'Amos Hart'.

Sheffield Theatres Announces Cast and Dates For Victoria Wood's TALENT Photo Sheffield Theatres Announces Cast and Dates For Victoria Wood's TALENT
by Stephi Wild - Apr 29, 2021

Sheffield Theatres today announces their new production of Talent, written by Victoria Wood, at the Crucible Theatre from Wednesday 30 June to Saturday 24 July 2021.

Sheffield Theatres Launches The Together Season Festival Photo Sheffield Theatres Launches The Together Season Festival
by Stephi Wild - Apr 8, 2021

Sheffield Theatres today launches The Together Season Festival, a programme of work from local artists; curated by a panel of artists, audience members and theatre representatives. The Festival of thirteen works takes place from Monday 24 May – Saturday 5 June at the Crucible Theatre.

Faye Brookes, Sinitta, and Divina De Campo To Join Cast of CHICAGO UK Tour Photo Faye Brookes, Sinitta, and Divina De Campo To Join Cast of CHICAGO UK Tour
by Stephi Wild - Mar 12, 2021

The cast will also include Ishmail Aaron, Michelle Andrews, Delycia Belgrave, Joel Benjamin, Tanisha-Mae Brown, Callum Fitzgerald, Emily Goodenough, Billy Hardy, Aaron Jenkins, Liam Marcellino, Theo Reece, Hollie Jane Stephens and Harrison Wilde. 

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 – and is ready to welcome audiences and visitors this Summer as soon as lockdown restrictions have been lifted.

The Old Vic Announces This Year's Old Vic 12 Photo The Old Vic Announces This Year's Old Vic 12
by Stephi Wild - Nov 27, 2020

Today, The Old Vic and Shoreditch Town Hall announce this year's Old Vic 12 – a group of writers, producers, directors  and creatives who, since March, have been working together digitally and in person, in line with social distancing, to  create three new pieces of work.  

Sheffield Theatres Announce the Together Season Photo Sheffield Theatres Announce the Together Season
by Stephi Wild - Sep 22, 2020

Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres, Robert Hastie, today announces the Together Season, a bold programme of exciting work that will bring live theatre back to Sheffield this autumn; an open call for submissions for local artists to bring work to the Crucible stage in 2021 and the appointment of a new Associate Artistic Director, Anthony Lau, supported by RTYDS. 

Scarborough's Stephen Joseph Theatre Announces Autumn/Winter 2020 Season Photo Scarborough's Stephen Joseph Theatre Announces Autumn/Winter 2020 Season
by Stephi Wild - Sep 1, 2020

An innovative autumn and winter season for 2020 at Scarborougha??s Stephen Joseph Theatre has been carefully crafted to combine live theatre for socially distanced audiences with digital work for those that prefer to stay at home.

TOWN & GOWN Theatre Cambridge Launches Photo TOWN & GOWN Theatre Cambridge Launches
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 24, 2020

Amongst all of the bad news in our industry at the moment, there comes a beacon of light from the heart of Cambridge, with the opening of a brand new venue: The Town and Gown Pub & Theatre.

Ruthie Henshall Announces New 2021 Dates Announced For 'In My Life' Tour Photo Ruthie Henshall Announces New 2021 Dates Announced For 'In My Life' Tour
by Stephi Wild - Jun 16, 2020

UK audiences will finally have a chance to enjoy Ruthie Henshall's new intimate show In My Life next year, as new dates are announced for the exclusive four-city tour, which was originally scheduled to take place earlier this year, but postponed due to venue closures following the Coronavirus pandemic. 

Johnny Vegas Wins Legend Of Comedy Award At Leicester Comedy Festival Award Ceremony Photo Johnny Vegas Wins Legend Of Comedy Award At Leicester Comedy Festival Award Ceremony
by Stephi Wild - Mar 30, 2020

This evening Leicester Comedy Festival, the longest running comedy festival in Europe, presented Johnny Vegas with the Legend of Comedy award at their annual ceremony to honour comedians and others involved in the festival.

Stage Actor & HARRY POTTER Star Dame Julie Walters Reveals Cancer Diagnosis Photo Stage Actor & HARRY POTTER Star Dame Julie Walters Reveals Cancer Diagnosis
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 21, 2020

Dame Julie Walters. best known to film fans for her memorable performance as Weasley matriarch, Molly, in the Harry Potter film series, has revealed that she was diagnosed with cancer eighteen months ago.

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