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Jenna Innes, Jacob Fowler, and More Will Lead HEATHERS THE MUSICAL UK and Irelan Photo Jenna Innes, Jacob Fowler, and More Will Lead HEATHERS THE MUSICAL UK and Ireland Tour
by Stephi Wild on February 03, 2023 in UK Regional

 Following its multiple West End runs, and continuing success at its home – The Other Palace, Heathers the Musical will embark on its highly anticipated UK and Ireland tour from 14 February 2023. 
Pentabus Launch Their Spring/Summer Season Photo Pentabus Launch Their Spring/Summer Season
by Aliya Al-Hassan on February 03, 2023 in UK Regional

Pentabus are launching their Spring/Summer season which features one new commission, two new Digital theatre premieres, two new Writers-in-Residence and the return of Pentabus Young Writers live production with eight brilliant new plays.
THE SWEARING JAR Will Embark on UK Tour Photo THE SWEARING JAR Will Embark on UK Tour
by Stephi Wild on February 03, 2023 in UK Regional

The UK premiere of a multi-award winning Canadian play, recently made into a film, The Swearing Jar is a comedy about love, heartbreak, living with the past and accepting the future.
MYTHOS: RAGNAROK Will Embark on UK Tour This Year Photo MYTHOS: RAGNAROK Will Embark on UK Tour This Year
by Stephi Wild on February 03, 2023 in UK Regional

Following a sell-out Edinburgh Fringe run in 2022, Mythos: Ragnarök, is embarking on its first ever UK tour in 2023.
VARDY V ROONEY Will Embark on Tour Beginning in May Photo VARDY V ROONEY Will Embark on Tour Beginning in May
by Stephi Wild on February 03, 2023 in UK Regional

Following a strictly limited run at the Ambassadors Theatre in the West End (6 April – 20 May 2023),Vardy v Rooney: The Wagatha Christie Trial  will tour beginning in May.
Belgrade Theatre Coventry Announce Further Details Of Their 2023 Spring Season Photo Belgrade Theatre Coventry Announce Further Details Of Their 2023 Spring Season
by A.A. Cristi on February 02, 2023 in UK Regional

Laura Elliot and Corey Campbell, the new leadership team of the Belgrade Theatre Coventry, have revealed further details of the spring 2023 season, which will include a series of high quality, co-created dramas, co-produced with nationally and internationally renowned companies and theatres; as they further cement the programming under the umbrella of their vision of the Belgrade as a 'Theatre of Diverse Stories'.
Northern Broadsides Announces Ruth Cooke As Their New Executive Director Photo Northern Broadsides Announces Ruth Cooke As Their New Executive Director
by A.A. Cristi on February 02, 2023 in UK Regional

Northern Broadsides has announced the appointment of Ruth Cooke as their new Executive Director. Having had extensive experience of leadership within the arts, Cooke specialises in communications, audience development, and community engagement.
Radical Ticket Pricing Announced For THE FUEL CRISIS At The REP Photo Radical Ticket Pricing Announced For THE FUEL CRISIS At The REP
by A.A. Cristi on February 02, 2023 in UK Regional

Since the end of the first lockdown multi-award-winning director Phil Willmott's THE REP has been at the forefront of rethinking every aspect of how theatre is made and marketed in the new climate.
CLIMATE STORIES is the New Year-Long Focus For Theatre's Creative Matters Season Photo CLIMATE STORIES is the New Year-Long Focus For Theatre's Creative Matters Season
by Stephi Wild on February 02, 2023 in UK Regional

Norwich Theatre has launched its boldest themed season to date. Creative Matters: Climate Stories will focus on the most pressing issue of our time, asking how we can use creativity to explore the climate crisis and presenting ways in which all of us can influence our collective future.
Full Casting and New Date Added For A WORLD DIVIDED at Milton Keynes Theatre Photo Full Casting and New Date Added For A WORLD DIVIDED at Milton Keynes Theatre
by Stephi Wild on February 02, 2023 in UK Regional

The full casting of the World Premiere of A World Divided opening at Milton Keynes Theatre on 17 April is announced, and due to popular demand a second performance is on sale now for Aylesbury Waterside Theatre on 26 May.
Pursued By A Bear Announce Cast, Creatives, and Tour Of Anna Reynolds' NOTHING O Photo Pursued By A Bear Announce Cast, Creatives, and Tour Of Anna Reynolds' NOTHING ON EARTH
by Stephi Wild on February 02, 2023 in UK Regional

Pursued by a Bear announces the cast for the world premiere of Nothing on Earth by Anna Reynolds as Sarah Agha, Lebogang Fisher, Joanna Foster, Lincoln James, and Rhiannon Meades.
Nevill Holt Festival Celebrates Tenth Anniversary in 2023 Photo Nevill Holt Festival Celebrates Tenth Anniversary in 2023
by Stephi Wild on February 02, 2023 in UK Regional

Nevill Holt Festival is celebrating their tenth anniversary in 2023.  This year marks a decade of outstanding work in opera, education and community, and this season will see an expanded Festival with their most ambitious projects to date.
Jools Holland Announces Autumn Tour 2023 and Special Guests Photo Jools Holland Announces Autumn Tour 2023 and Special Guests
by Aliya Al-Hassan on February 02, 2023 in UK Regional

Musical maestro Jools Holland and his revered Rhythm & Blues Orchestra have announced the run of dates and special guests of their 2023 Autumn/Winter UK tour.
Full Cast Announced For ANNIE UK and Ireland Tour; Elaine C Smith, Jodie Prenger Photo Full Cast Announced For ANNIE UK and Ireland Tour; Elaine C Smith, Jodie Prenger, and More!
by Stephi Wild on February 02, 2023 in UK Regional

Full casting has been announced for the forthcoming UK and Ireland tour of their smash hit production of the musical ANNIE opening at Curve, Leicester on Saturday 25 February 2023. Joining the previously announced Craig Revel Horwood and Paul O'Grady, will be Scottish BAFTA winner Elaine C Smith and Jodie Prenger, all starring as 'Miss Hannigan' at various venues.
Acclaimed Photographer Returns To His Roots With Hometown Exhibition Photo Acclaimed Photographer Returns To His Roots With Hometown Exhibition
by Stephi Wild on February 02, 2023 in UK Regional

A Warrington photographer, whose life changed when he unexpectedly won an arts competition in his hometown, is returning to his roots for his latest exhibition.
Gary Davies Takes His Saturday Night Radio Show On Tour With Mastermixes, Dancer Photo Gary Davies Takes His Saturday Night Radio Show On Tour With Mastermixes, Dancers, and Surprise Special Guests
by Stephi Wild on February 01, 2023 in UK Regional

Legendary DJ Gary Davies will bring the UK's biggest 80s radio show - BBC Radio 2's Sounds of the 80s - on tour for a series of unique live performances. It's the show that listeners enjoy every Saturday night, but live on stage.
Cast Announced For UK Tour of MOG THE FORGETFUL CAT Photo Cast Announced For UK Tour of MOG THE FORGETFUL CAT
by Stephi Wild on February 01, 2023 in UK Regional

The Wardrobe Ensemble, The Old Vic and Royal & Derngate, Northampton have announced full casting for MOG THE FORGETFUL CAT, which will play Bristol, Leicester, Cambridge, Salford, Birmingham, Worthing, Coventry, Exeter, Newbury and at The Old Vic, London from 14 February until 29 July 2023 as part of a UK tour, with further venues still to be announced.
Review: THE RAILWAY CHILDREN - A MUSICAL, The Electric Theatre, Guildford Photo Review: THE RAILWAY CHILDREN - A MUSICAL, The Electric Theatre, Guildford
by Gary Naylor on February 01, 2023 in UK Regional

Delightful new musical (based on the much loved novel and film) that deserves a wider audience than its short run affords
BY THE WATERS OF LIVERPOOL Will Embark on UK Tour Photo BY THE WATERS OF LIVERPOOL Will Embark on UK Tour
by Stephi Wild on February 01, 2023 in UK Regional

A brand new stage production documenting the early life of best-selling author Helen Forrester is going back on the road during Autumn 2023 after its inaugural tour came to a standstill at the start of the Covid pandemic. 
BIRDS AND BEES Comes to the Stephen Joseph Theatre Next Month Photo BIRDS AND BEES Comes to the Stephen Joseph Theatre Next Month
by Stephi Wild on February 01, 2023 in UK Regional

A searing exploration into sex positivity, online safety and intersectionality comes to Scarborough’s Stephen Joseph Theatre next month. Birds and Bees is an enthralling play by renowned writer Charlie Josephine (I, Joan; Shakespeare’s Globe), which reached over 500 schools across the UK with online performances in 2020.
New Open-Air Theatre Will Open on a Lavender Farm in Surrey Photo New Open-Air Theatre Will Open on a Lavender Farm in Surrey
by Stephi Wild on February 01, 2023 in UK Regional

Just a stone's throw from London and set amidst rolling lavender fields, the Lavender Theatre will open for its inaugural summer season this July in Epsom.
Oldham Coliseum Cancels all Shows Due to ACE Funding Cuts Photo Oldham Coliseum Cancels all Shows Due to ACE Funding Cuts
by Aliya Al-Hassan on February 01, 2023 in UK Regional

Oldham Coliseum Theatre is cancelling all forthcoming events from Sunday 26 March 2023, including the Spring Summer programme and the 2023-24 pantomime Sleeping Beauty, citing unsustainable financial conditions.
Tobacco Factory Theatres Break Down Borders With New International Production Of Photo Tobacco Factory Theatres Break Down Borders With New International Production Of THE WALL
by A.A. Cristi on January 31, 2023 in UK Regional

Bristol's Tobacco Factory Theatres have joined forces with Madrid's Fundación Teatro de La Abadia to produce a new theatre experience that brings together performers from all over the world.
Cast Announced For UK Tour of CAKE - THE MARIE ANTOINETTE PLAYLIST Photo Cast Announced For UK Tour of CAKE - THE MARIE ANTOINETTE PLAYLIST
by Stephi Wild on January 31, 2023 in UK Regional

Paul Taylor-Mills has announced the casting of Cake – The Marie Antoinette Playlist, a Parisian Dance Gig in One Act. Learn more about the production here!
Full Cast Announced For UK Tour of Disney's WINNIE THE POOH Musical Photo Full Cast Announced For UK Tour of Disney's WINNIE THE POOH Musical
by Stephi Wild on January 31, 2023 in UK Regional

The full cast has been announced for Disney's Winnie the Pooh. The UK and Ireland premiere will begin performances at London's Riverside Studios (Hammersmith) from 17 March, with an official opening on 26 March.
ANIMAL Tours to Park Theatre This Spring Photo ANIMAL Tours to Park Theatre This Spring
by Stephi Wild on January 31, 2023 in UK Regional

Winner of the inaugural Through the Mill Prize and shortlisted for the Papatango Prize, Park Theatre and Hope Mill Theatre present brand-new play ANIMAL, exploring how disability, sexuality and lust co-exist for people who require round the clock assistance.
Geoff Norcott Brings New UK Tour to Worthing in March Photo Geoff Norcott Brings New UK Tour to Worthing in March
by Stephi Wild on January 31, 2023 in UK Regional

For his sixth UK tour, Geoff Norcott will be trying to make sense of the current cultural and political scene with his playfully provocative brand of humour. Whether it's the dire blandness of the two main parties or the shamelessly shoe-horned right-on messages in adverts and films, Geoff will continue to delve into areas much of comedy leaves well alone.
Boyzone And Westlife Stars Team Up For Night Of Hits At Parr Hall Photo Boyzone And Westlife Stars Team Up For Night Of Hits At Parr Hall
by A.A. Cristi on January 30, 2023 in UK Regional

Boyzone's Keith Duffy and Westlife's Brian McFadden are once again teaming up for an evening of chart-topping hits and 90s and 00s nostalgia.
Two Performances Of Lea Tirabasso's STARVING DINGOES Announced In London And Bri Photo Two Performances Of Lea Tirabasso's STARVING DINGOES Announced In London And Brighton This March
by A.A. Cristi on January 30, 2023 in UK Regional

This March sees opportunities to catch choreographer Léa Tirabasso's extraordinary 2021 work Starving Dingoes in London and Brighton. Strange, joyous and brutal, it is a ferocious rite of a performance which questions what human beings will do to belong and to survive.
Shop for Your Valentine in BroadwayWorld's Theatre Shop Photo Shop for Your Valentine in BroadwayWorld's Theatre Shop
by Team BWW on January 30, 2023 in UK Regional

Shop official merchandise from Hadestown, Some Like It Hot, A Beautiful Noise, Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish and more for your Valentine this holiday! Shop for items like the Mean Girls Really Pretty Mug, Beautiful Noise On The Rocks Tumbler, the Wicked Women's For Good V-Neck Tee, and many more!
Photos: Inside Rehearsal For the UK Tour of THE WAY OLD FRIENDS DO Photo Photos: Inside Rehearsal For the UK Tour of THE WAY OLD FRIENDS DO
by Stephi Wild on January 30, 2023 in UK Regional

All new  rehearsal photos have been released for Ian Hallard’s new play, The Way Old Friends Do, which will be touring the UK from March with a season at London’s Park Theatre.
Mercury Theatre Announces Full Cast For THEY DON'T PAY? WE WON'T PAY! Photo Mercury Theatre Announces Full Cast For THEY DON'T PAY? WE WON'T PAY!
by Stephi Wild on January 30, 2023 in UK Regional

Mercury Theatre has announced the full cast for their upcoming production They Don't Pay? We Won't Pay!, Deborah McAndrews' adaptation of Dario Fo and Franca Rame's Sottopaga? Non si paga!. Mercury Theatre Creative Director Ryan McBryde directs Joseph Alessi (Jack), Olatunji Ayofe (Lewis), Laura Doddington (Anthea), Tesni Kujore (Maggie) and Marc Pickering (Constable/ Sergeant/Undertaker/Pops).
PERSON SPEC Comes to Alphabetti Theatre Photo PERSON SPEC Comes to Alphabetti Theatre
by Stephi Wild on January 30, 2023 in UK Regional

Disguised as a corporate recruitment event, Person Spec is a participatory performance piece that  invites audience members to be an active and essential part of a looming first job interview.
Guildford Fringe Theatre Company Announces 2023 Programme Photo Guildford Fringe Theatre Company Announces 2023 Programme
by Stephi Wild on January 30, 2023 in UK Regional

Guildford Fringe Theatre Company's Managing Director Charlotte Wyschna and Founder Nick Wyschna will present a packed programme of shows and events in 2023, including Guildford Fringe Festival which celebrates its 10th birthday this summer. 
Ukrainian Arts Company Mark First Anniversary Of Invasion Photo Ukrainian Arts Company Mark First Anniversary Of Invasion
by Stephi Wild on January 30, 2023 in UK Regional

On 24 February 2022, the full-scale Russian invasion brought war to all of Ukraine. Hooligan Art Community's work was disassembled overnight, and its artists displaced. In May 2022 the company came together remotely from Germany where some of them had fled to, and from the bunkers in Kyiv where some sought safety they created bold new performances in extraordinary circumstances.
Open Door Unveils Elevate Participants For 2022/23 Photo Open Door Unveils Elevate Participants For 2022/23
by Stephi Wild on January 30, 2023 in UK Regional

Open Door have unveiled the graduating actors selected to be part of Open Door Elevate, a brand-new initiative now in it's third year, designed to help emerging talent from lower-income backgrounds as they enter the professional industry.
Tom Dale Company Presents a Double Bill at The Place and On Tour Photo Tom Dale Company Presents a Double Bill at The Place and On Tour
by Stephi Wild on January 30, 2023 in UK Regional

Tom Dale Company is an award-winning contemporary performance company that combines movement, light, sound and energy to put the body at the centre of digital interaction. 
Scarborough's Stephen Joseph Theatre Announces More Shows For 2023 Photo Scarborough's Stephen Joseph Theatre Announces More Shows For 2023
by Stephi Wild on January 30, 2023 in UK Regional

Scarborough's Stephen Joseph Theatre has announced more shows for 2023, including a production of a brand new play by up-and-coming playwright Emma Geraghty.
Magical Bones' SOULFUL MAGIC Comes To Swindon in March Photo Magical Bones' SOULFUL MAGIC Comes To Swindon in March
by Stephi Wild on January 30, 2023 in UK Regional

Following a successful run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, where he performed to packed houses, the hottest British talent from the magic scene, breakdancing magician and finalist of Britain's Got Talent, Magical Bones, is set to embark on a national tour with his acclaimed unique high energy magic show, Soulful Magic.
Review: WE'LL ALWAYS HAVE PARIS, The Mill at Sonning Photo Review: WE'LL ALWAYS HAVE PARIS, The Mill at Sonning
by Mickey-Jo Boucher on January 30, 2023 in UK Regional

Billed as a romantic comedy, the eye-catching poster artwork courtesy of Oink Creative seems to promise a sort of European '9 to 5', but upon closer inspection the play scarcely lives up to this colourful concept. What's the French for beige?