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The Stephen Joseph Theatre's BUILD A ROCKET Opens New Caledonian Express Festival
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2018

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Hampstead Theatre Announces A New Version Of Anton Chekhov's UNCLE VANYA and Casting For The World Premiere Of THE HOES
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2018

Hampstead Theatre announces a new version of Anton Chekhov's Uncle Vanya by Terry Johnson and casting for the world premiere of The Hoes. (more...)

Full Casting Announced For Watford Palace Theatre's All-Female Production Of MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2018

Artistic Director of Watford Palace Theatre, Brigid Larmour, today announces full casting for Watford Palace Theatre's all-female production of Much Ado About Nothing. Larmour directs Joanna Brookes (Dogberry/ Antonio), Elly Condron (Don Pedro), Rebekah Hinds (Borachio/ Margaret), Emma Lane (Conrade/ Ursula/ Friar), Juliet Leighton-Jones (Musician), Nyla Levy (Hero/ Sexton), Pepter Lunkuse (Claudio), Anna O'Grady (Benedick), Emily Tucker (Beatrice), Tripti Tripuraneni (Don John/ Verges) and Julia Watson (Leonato). (more...)

Full Cast Announced For Sheffield Theatres And Out Of Joint's Co-Production Of CLOSE QUARTERS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2018

Sheffield Theatres and Out of Joint today announce the full cast for their co-production of the world premiere of Kate Bowen's Close Quarters. Kate Wasserberg directs Ruby Barker (Private Sarah Findlay), Bradley Banton (Sergent Adeyemi), Chloe-Ann Tylor (Private Alison Cormack), Dylan Wood (Lance Corporal Brian Armstrong), Sophie Melville (Private Clare Davies) and Kathryn O'Reilly (Captain Anna Sands). The production opens on 29 October, with previews from 25 October, and runs until 10 November. (more...)

Creative Team Announced For THE FUNERAL DIRECTOR
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2018

Papatango today announce the creative team for The Funeral Director by Iman Qureshi - winner of the 10th annual New Writing Prize. The creative team includes Artistic Director and co-founder of Damsel Productions, Hannah Hauer King (Director), 2017 winner of Best Design at the Wales Theatre Awards, Amy Jane Cook (Designer), WhatsOnStage Award and two time Off West End Award nominee for Best Lighting Design, Jack Weir (Lighting Designer) and Max Pappenheim (Sound Designer) who has extensive credits across London and Broadway and is currently working on Hogarth's Progress at Rose Theatre Kingston. (more...)

Full Cast Announced For DICK WHITTINGTON
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2018

Theatr Clwyd today announces full cast for its Christmas pantomime, Dick Whittington - The Purrrrrfect Rock 'N' Roll Panto. Zoe Waterman directs Royce Cronin (King Rhydian the Rat), Toby Falla (Tomos the Cat), Phylip Harries (Sarah the Cook), Daniel Lloyd (Wally Fitzwarren), Alice McKenna (Scratch/Harriet), Peter Mooney (Dick Whittington), Lynwen Haf Roberts (Sultana), Emmy Stonelake (Alice Fitzwarren), Luke Thornton (Sniff/Tom/Guard) and Anna Westlake (Fairy Betty Bowbells). The production opens at Theatr Clwyd on 27 November, with previews from 23 November, and runs until 19 January 2019. (more...)

Casting Announced For Revival Of HONOUR At Park Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2018

Henry Goodman, Imogen Stubbs and Katie Brayben have been confirmed to star in Joanna Murray-Smith's compelling drama Honour at Park Theatre. With a cast boasting three Olivier Awards between them,?Honour?paints an unflinching portrait of what happens when a secure marriage suddenly stalls, and when the opportunity arises for one life to be revived at the expense of another. (more...)

Josie Lawrence And Joe McGann Star In LOVE LIES BLEEDING By Don DeLillo
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2018

Josie Lawrence and Joe McGann lead the cast in the first UK production of American literary icon Don DeLillo's Love-Lies-Bleeding. The Print Room rounds off a year of bold and innovative theatre, dance, poetry and film with this perceptive and surprisingly witty story about a family trying to take death into their own hands. (more...)

FASCINATING AIDA's Adele Anderson Joins Cast Of DOCTOR DOLITTLE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2018

Fascinating Aida's Adele Anderson is confirmed to join Mark Williams, who plays Doctor Dolittle, in the UK & Ireland Tour of Doctor Dolittle. Adele will play Lady Bellowes/Poison Arrow at the first six venues of the tour - Bromley, Salford, Oxford, Wolverhampton, Newcastle and Hull. There will be a national press night on Thursday 17 January 2019 at the Oxford New Theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: Scotland's Story: Smash-Hit Musical SUNSHINE ON LEITH is on its Way to Coventry
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2018

Get ready for "a foot-stamping, hand-clapping, barnstormer of a show" as West Yorkshire Playhouse bring their energetic new production of Sunshine on Leith to the Belgrade Theatre this summer. After opening to rave reviews and massive audiences in Leeds, the smash-hit Scottish show is set to burn your playhouse down when it arrives in Coventry 5-9 June. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Manchester Dates of MATILDA THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2018

Having opened to rave reviews at the beginning of this year, the UK and Ireland tour of the Royal Shakespeare Company's Matilda the Musical has announced today that Craige Els will extend his contract and play Miss Trunchbull at Manchester's Palace Theatre from 18th September to 24th November 2018. (more...)

THE 39 STEPS Comes to Scarborough's Stephen Joseph Theatre This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2018

The Olivier award-winning thriller The 39 Steps will receive its in-the-round UK premiere at the SJT this summer. (more...)

Diana Vickers Takes Over The Female Lead As Rock Musical MYTH: THE RISE AND FALL OF ORPHEUS Releases Video Of Thrilling New Song 'Pandora's Hope'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2018

Diana Vickers has joined the cast of rock musical Myth: The Rise and Fall of Orpheus to play the female lead character, Eurydice. (more...)

Theatr Clwyd Announces DICK WHITTINGTON
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2018

Actor and writer Christian Patterson scripts a brand new show for this year, with panto favourite Phylip Harries returning as the Dame. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsals with Sting for THE LAST SHIP
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2018

First Look images from the rehearsal rooms of Sting's The Last Ship have been released. Rehearsals for the production, which has a TONY-nominated original score and lyrics composed by Sting, are underway. It will play a 4-week season in Newcastle before embarking on a major UK & Ireland Tour. (more...)

THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS: The New Musical Comes To UK & Irish Cinemas For Easter
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2018

Following a strictly limited summer season at the London Palladium, The Wind in the Willows: The New Musical is set to delight audiences of all ages, as it is screened in cinemas across the UK & Ireland over the Easter period. The multi-camera production of the much-loved musical adventure will be screened in stunning surround sound and in breathtaking high definition, bringing one of the highlights of London's West End to local multiplexes and giving everyone the best seat in the house. Participating cinemas and booking links can be found at www.willowsmusical.com (more...)

THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS, The New Musical Comes To UK and Irish Cinemas For Easter
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2018

Following a strictly limited summer season at the London Palladium, The Wind in the Willows: The New Musical is set to delight audiences of all ages, as it is screened in cinemas across the UK & Ireland over the Easter period. The multi-camera production of the much-loved musical adventure will be screened in stunning surround sound and in breathtaking high definition, bringing one of the highlights of London's West End to local multiplexes and giving everyone the best seat in the house. Participating cinemas and booking links can be found at www.willowsmusical.com (more...)

Theatr Clwyd Announces Further Programming For 2018
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2018

With The Assassination of Katie Hopkins in rehearsals, Artistic Director of Theatr Clwyd, Tamara Harvey and Executive Director, Liam Evans-Ford today announce the 2018 Autumn Season for the company. This includes an all-female cast in a co-production with Sherman Theatre of Lord of the Flies and a first-time co-production with Clean Break of the world premiere of Thick as Thieves from award-winning Welsh playwright Katherine Chandler. (more...)

Critically Acclaimed Actress Anita Dobson Leads The Cast of Stage Traffic Productions' World Premiere Of 3WOMEN
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2018

3Women, the debut play by the award-winning comedian and writer Katy Brand, will premiere at Trafalgar Studios 2, starring the celebrated screen and stage actress Anita Dobson (Eleanor), alongside Debbie Chazen (Suzanne), Maisie Richardson-Sellers (Laurie), and Oliver Greenall (Waiter). Running from 15 May to 9 June 2018, with press night on 18 May, 3Women explores the relationships between three generations of the same family, brought together in one hotel room, in a darkly comic and pertinent exploration of what it means to be a woman. (more...)

Casting Announced For I WISH MY LIFE WERE LIKE A MUSICAL At Crazy Coqs
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2018

Suzie Mathers reunites with Wicked co-star Oliver Savile, along with Rocky Horror's Liam Tamne and Diana Vickers, in this sparkling new comedic musical revue, created by Alexander S. Bermange and directed by Paul Foster I Wish My Life Were Like A Musical sets out to present everything that you could possibly want to know about being a musical theatre performer… if only there were any who would dare to admit it. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Rock Musical MYTH: THE RISE AND FALL OF ORPHEUS at The Other Palace
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2018

Written by Sam Cassidy, directed by Arlene Phillips, Myth: The Rise and Fall of Orpheus runs until Saturday in concert-style workshop performances at The Other Palace. The production is semi-staged and performed by a live 6-piece rock band. (more...)

THE RISE AND FALL OF LITTLE VOICE To Open At The Barn Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2018

Concluding its inaugural season and following the huge critical success of its first two productions, The Barn Theatre is delighted to announce its production of the Olivier Award-winning play: The Rise and Fall of Little Voiceby Jim Cartwright. The production, which will be directed by Michael Strassen, runs from 7th July to 4th August. First produced in 1992, The Rise and Fall of Little Voice was voted third best play of the decade and has been named as one of the top 50 best plays in the history of theatre. The play was nominated for six Oliviers, winning three of them as well as the prestigious Evening Standard Award. Its film adaptation, Little Voice (1998) starring Jane Horrocks in the title role was also a huge hitreceiving an Oscar nomination alongside numerous other awards for its screenplay and cast. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with THE 39 STEPS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2018

The Olivier award-winning thriller The 39 Steps receives its in-the-round UK premiere at the SJT later this month. (more...)

THE 39 STEPS Comes to Scarborough's Stephen Joseph Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2018

The Olivier award-winning thriller The 39 Steps receives its in-the-round UK premiere at the SJT this month. (more...)

Mother And Daughter Duo Cast In THE RISE AND FALL OF LITTLE VOICE At Park Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2018

Mother and daughter duo Rafaella Hutchinson and Sally George are to be the first ever family pairing to star as the reclusive Little Voice and meddling mother Mari in Jim Cartwright's The Rise and Fall of Little Voice. The new production coming to Park Theatre, directed by Tom Latter and Associate directed by Anita Dobson, will also feature Linford Johnson, Kevin McMonagle, Jamie-Rose Monk and Shaun Prendergast in the much-beloved story of an undiscovered and introverted virtuoso thrust into the spotlight. (more...)

THE RISE AND FALL OF LITTLE VOICE To Open At The Barn Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2018

Concluding its inaugural season and following the huge critical success of its first two productions, The Barn Theatre is delighted to announce its production of the Olivier Award-winning play: The Rise and Fall of Little Voiceby Jim Cartwright. The production, which will be directed by Michael Strassen, runs from 7th July to 4th August. First produced in 1992, The Rise and Fall of Little Voice was voted third best play of the decade and has been named as one of the top 50 best plays in the history of theatre. The play was nominated for six Oliviers, winning three of them as well as the prestigious Evening Standard Award. Its film adaptation, Little Voice (1998) starring Jane Horrocks in the title role was also a huge hitreceiving an Oscar nomination alongside numerous other awards for its screenplay and cast. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal For THE RISE AND FALL OF LITTLE VOICE at Park Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2018

Mother and daughter duo Rafaella Hutchinson and Sally George are to be the first ever family pairing to star as the reclusive Little Voice and meddling mother Mari in Jim Cartwright's The Rise and Fall of Little Voice. The new production coming to Park Theatre, directed by Tom Latter and Associate directed by Anita Dobson, will also feature Linford Johnson, Kevin McMonagle, Jamie-Rose Monk and Shaun Prendergast in the much-beloved story of an undiscovered and introverted virtuoso thrust into the spotlight. (more...)

Damsel Productions Announces Abi Zakarian's FABRIC At Soho Theatre And London Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2018

Damsel Productions today announces Abi Zakarian's Fabric in support of Solace Women's Aid, a charity which works to bring an end to the harm done through domestic and sexual violence. Hannah Hauer-King directs a brand new production with Nancy Sullivan as Leah. Opening at Soho Theatre on 13 September, with previews from 11 September, and closing on 22 September, the production then tours to non-traditional theatre spaces in four of Solace's target London boroughs from 24 September to 6 October. (more...)

Scarborough's Stephen Joseph Theatre Goes To Edinburgh Fringe For First Time
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2018

A new show about a young mum from Scarborough marks the Stephen Joseph Theatre's first ever visit to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this year. (more...)

Brian Capron and Vicky Entwistle Join Mark Williams In UK and Ireland Tour Of DOCTOR DOLITTLE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2018

Brian Capron, Vicky Entwistle, Mollie Melia-Redgrave and Patrick Sullivan are confirmed to join Mark Williams, who plays Doctor Dolittle, in the UK & Ireland Tour of Doctor Dolittle. Brian will play Albert Blossom/Straight Arrow, Vicky will play Polynesia, Mollie Emma Fairfax and Patrick Matthew Mugg. Mark Williams and Brian Capron will play the first ten venues on the tour - Bromley, Salford, Oxford, Wolverhampton, Newcastle, Hull, Aberdeen, Northampton, Nottingham and Sheffield. The others will play the entire tour. There will be a national press night on Thursday 17 January 2019 at the Oxford New Theatre. (more...)

THE RISE AND FALL OF LITTLE VOICE To Open At The Barn Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2018

Concluding its inaugural season and following the huge critical success of its first two productions, The Barn Theatre is delighted to announce its production of the Olivier Award-winning play: The Rise and Fall of Little Voiceby Jim Cartwright. The production, which will be directed by Michael Strassen, runs from 7th July to 4th August. First produced in 1992, The Rise and Fall of Little Voice was voted third best play of the decade and has been named as one of the top 50 best plays in the history of theatre. The play was nominated for six Oliviers, winning three of them as well as the prestigious Evening Standard Award. Its film adaptation, Little Voice (1998) starring Jane Horrocks in the title role was also a huge hitreceiving an Oscar nomination alongside numerous other awards for its screenplay and cast. (more...)

Alan Ayckbourn's A BRIEF HISTORY OF WOMEN Heads To The Big Apple
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2018

Scarborough's Stephen Joseph Theatre company is preparing to spend a month in New York this spring. The company is taking one of last summer season's hit shows, Alan Ayckbourn's A Brief History of Women, to the city to be part of the annual Brits Off Broadway festival organised by 59e59 Theaters. The show will be seen at the theatre - which is located at 59 East 59th Street - from 1 to 27 May. (more...)

Tobacco Factory Theatres Announces Cast For MACBETH and A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2018

Tobacco Factory Theatres is delighted to announce the casting of its Factory Company - the resident professional ensemble that will perform new in-house productions of Shakespeare's Macbeth and Miller's A View From the Bridge at Tobacco Factory Theatres between February and May 2018. Drawn from across Bristol and further afield following an extensive open casting call, the Factory Company will create dynamic and fresh productions of two of the most dramatic plays you could hope to see, both perfectly suited to the atmospheric Factory Theatre. (more...)

Casting Announced for CALENDAR GIRLS THE MUSICAL on Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2018

David Pugh & Dafydd Rogers, the producers of Gary Barlow and Tim Firth's musical comedy, CALENDAR GIRLS The Musical, based on the true story, the film and the award-winning play by Tim Firth, Calendar Girls, are delighted to announce that the production will return home to Yorkshire and open at the Leeds Grand Theatre on 16 August 2018 at the start of a new UK & Ireland Tour. The first 30 weeks are listed below, with further dates to be added. (more...)

Scarborough's Stephen Joseph Theatre Has A Bright New Future Ahead
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2018

Scarborough's Stephen Joseph Theatre is heading into the new year after a 2017 which saw its most successful summer season in a decade, a sell-out autumn half-term show, and a Christmas show which saw audience figures increase by over 10% on the previous year. (more...)

Cast Announced for BROADWAY VALENTINE at Queens Theatre - Alysha Umphress and Cody Williams; Kyle Dean Massey and Taylor Frey; Stephen Buntrock and Tony Nominee Erin Dill
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2018

Queens Theatre (Taryn Sacramone, Executive Director) will present Broadway Valentine, a concert-style revue produced by Stephen DeAngelis exclusively for Queens Theatre, located at 14 United Nations Avenue South in Flushing Meadows Corona Park for two performances only on February 17 at 8pm and February 18 at 3pm. (more...)

West End's THE FERRYMAN Will Transfer to Broadway This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2018

Sonia Friedman Productions and Neal Street Productions will transfer Jez Butterworth's The Ferryman, directed by Sam Mendes, to Broadway at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 W. 45th Street, New York) in October 2018. (more...)

Donmar Warehouse Announces Full Casting for THE WAY OF THE WORLD
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2018

The Donmar Warehouse today announces full casting for James Macdonald's new revival of William Congreve's Restoration comedy masterpiece The Way of The World. Haydn Gwynne will be playing the role of Lady Wishfort, replacing Linda Bassett who has sadly had to withdraw from the production before the start of rehearsals for personal reasons. (more...)

Your Panto Wishes Have Been Granted: Johnny Mac Returns To The King's
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2018

Following the phenomenal success of last year's pantomime Sleeping Beauty, the King's, Glasgow has announced that the doyenne of Scottish panto Elaine C Smith will star alongside the hilarious Johnny Mac in Aladdin from Saturday 1 December 2018, continuing the comedy partnership which delighted thousands of theatregoers last Christmas. (more...)

Damsel Productions Announce London Tour Dates And Workshop Programme For Abi Zakarian's FABRIC
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2018

Damsel Productions today announces the London tour dates for Abi Zakarian's Fabric, a new production in support of Solace Women's Aid. Following a run at Soho Theatre, the production tours to non-traditional theatre spaces - Hammersmith Town Hall, Kingsgate Community Centre, Goodinge Community Centre and Draper Hall, located in four boroughs identified by Solace Women's Aid as target areas. Directed by Hannah Hauer-King and starring Nancy Sullivan as Leah, Fabric opens at Soho Theatre on 13 September, with previews from 11 September, and closes on 22 September before touring from 24 September to 6 October. (more...)

West End's CALENDAR GIRLS to Bare All at The Marlowe
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2018

The production, based on the true story, the film and the award-winning play by Tim Firth, features musical numbers written by Gary Barlow of Take That fame. The cast includes Fern Britton, Sara Crowe and Denise Welsh. (more...)

Annette Badland Announced As A Patron Of Arion Productions
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2018

Arion Productions has announced actor Annette Badland as their patron. She joins composer Howard Goodall CBE and playwright Martin Sherman as champions of the London based theatre company, under the Artistic Direction of Andrew Keates. (more...)

The Stephen Joseph Theatre's BUILD A ROCKET Wins Major Award
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2018

A new one-woman show about a young mum from Scarborough has won a prestigious award at the Edinburgh Fringe which could see it heading to Australia next year. (more...)

Park Theatre Announces New Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2018

Park Theatre today announce their new July - December 2018 season. Featuring a mix of new and existing writing, the season includes six World Premieres, one UK Premiere, three celebrated revivals and a brace of homegrown productions, two of which have been developed through Park Theatre's Script Accelerator programme. (more...)

Photo Flash: Gary Barlow, Tim Firth and the cast of CALENDAR GIRLS Visit Yorkshire
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2018

The new cast of CALENDAR GIRLS The Musical met for the first time with the original Calendar Girls themselves in the beautiful village of Burnsall in the Yorkshire Dales and the original Calendar Girls couldn't be happier with this new cast.  (more...)

Paul James Corrigan Returns To The King's Panto
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2018

Following a fabulous performance in last year's critically acclaimed production of Sleeping Beauty, Paul James Corrigan will return to this year's King's Theatre pantomime as The Palace Guard - oh yes he will! (more...)

Scarborough's Stephen Joseph Theatre Heads For The Edinburgh Fringe For The First Time
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2018

Stephen Joseph Theatre is to make its first ever visit to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August. (more...)

Full Casting Announced For LADIES' DAY At Wolverhampton Grand Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2018

Today, Wolverhampton Grand Theatre announced the full casting for the in-house production of Amanda Whittington's LADIES' DAY from Friday 13 - Saturday 28 July 2018. (more...)

BWW Interview: Diana Vickers Talks I WISH MY LIFE WERE LIKE A MUSICAL
by Rona Kelly - Apr 14, 2018

Having first risen to fame via The X Factor, Diana Vickers made the seamless transition from screen to stage, starring in musicals and plays around the UK. The latest show she features in is I Wish My Life Were Like A Musical, chronicling the highs and lows of life in the musical theatre industry through songs, confessions and laughs. Talking to us about this new musical revue, Diana also shares some stories of her own after a decade in the industry, from auditions gone wrong to corpsing! (more...)

Brown Paper Box Co. Announces 2018/2019 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2018

Following their Jeff Recommended run of They're Playing Our Song and the Chicago Reader Recommended Speech & Debate, Brown Paper Box Co. is proud to announce its 2018/2019 season. With an exciting regional premiere fresh out of New York - cast by lottery each night live on stage, a Chicago storefront chamber musical premiere, a new cabaret at Mary's Attic in Andersonville, and a Spring 2019 Special Event to be announced soon, BPBCo.'s upcoming season has a little bit of something for everyone & everybody. (more...)

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