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Local Ensembles Perform Alongside Starry Guests at Cumnock Tryst's 10th Birthday Festival
by Blair Ingenthron - April 20, 2024


The Cumnock Tryst will mark its 10th birthday in 2024, with world-renowned talent sitting alongside local musicians in a bumper celebration of what making music is all about. This year the festival adds an extra date, running from Wednesday 2 – Sunday 6 October.

Adam Karim Wins 2024 JMK Award for GUARDS AT THE TAJ by Rajiv Joseph
by A.A. Cristi - April 19, 2024


The JMK Trust has announced that Adam Karim wins this year's JMK Award with his production of Guards at the Taj by Rajiv Joseph.

Leeds Playhouse Offers Paid Residency For Early Career Theatre Designer
by Stephi Wild - April 19, 2024


Could you be the new Jerwood Resident Designer at Leeds Playhouse? This year-long paid placement, supported by the Jerwood Foundation and run in partnership with Leeds-based theatre company Tutti Frutti Productions, is an exciting chance for an early career Yorkshire-based theatre designer to take their creativity to the next level.

SARDINES & PERSONAL BEST Double Header Comes to the Alphabetti Theatre
by Stephi Wild - April 19, 2024


Alphabetti Theatre has a long history of launching the careers of some of the North East's most exciting talent. This Spring, two fantastic early-career playwrights will perform their shows in this double bill, all scored by award-winning folk artist, Ruth Lyon.

Torben Betts's MURDER IN THE DARK Will Be Available on Original Online
by Stephi Wild - April 19, 2024


A filmed version of Torben Betts' ghostly stage thriller Murder in the Dark, starring TV and stage favourites Tom Chambers and Susie Blake, and directed by Philip Franks, will be available exclusively from Original Theatre's digital streaming platform Original Online.

Yllana Brings THE OPERA LOCOS tot he Peacock Theatre in May
by Stephi Wild - April 19, 2024


Following a successful run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in summer 2023, award-winning Spanish theatre company Yllana brings the London premiere of The Opera Locos to the Peacock Theatre, Sadler’s Wells’ home in the West End, this May. T

First Female Playwrights Chosen For Inaugural Women In Theatre Lab Announced
by Stephi Wild - April 19, 2024


The first female playwrights chosen for the inaugural Women in Theatre Lab have been announced.

Ali Cook Will Bring PRINCIPLES OF DECEPTION to Royal and Derngate This July
by Stephi Wild - April 19, 2024


Co-written with acclaimed comedian, Dave Gorman, with choreography by award-winning dance company BirdGang, Principles of Deception iscoming exclusively to Northampton this Summer.

Photos: Inside Rehearsal For TWELFTH NIGHT at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
by Stephi Wild - April 19, 2024


Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre has released all new rehearsal photos from Twelfth Night, Shakespeare’s comedy of mistaken identities directed by Owen Horsley and set against the heat of the Mediterranean sun.

INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMP Comes to the Soho Theatre This July
by Stephi Wild - April 19, 2024


The international cabaret star and lyricist Dr Adam Perchard and the award-winning composer Richard Thomas will perform their show Interview With The Vamp at Soho Theatre, London this July.

LOVESTRUCK Comes to Paperwork Theatre This Summer
by Stephi Wild - April 18, 2024


This summer, Paperwork Theatre will present Lovestruck, a multi-location immersive theatrical adventure, mixing live performance, escape room activities, and smartphone technology taking place across three separate locations in the North West.

Full Cast Set For A CHORUS LINE UK Tour
by Stephi Wild - April 18, 2024


The full cast has been announced for the UK tour of Curve's smash-hit production of A CHORUS LINE. Learn more about the tour here!

Gandini Juggling's SMASHED Returns to London at the Peacock Theatre Next Month
by Stephi Wild - April 18, 2024


Juggling supremos Gandini Juggling bring the spirit of Pina Bausch and the heady scent of apples to the Peacock Theatre on 31 May and 1 June with their signature work Smashed – the first time the show will have been seen in London for seven years.

New Exhibition Inspired By SIX The Musical Comes to the Lowry
by Stephi Wild - April 18, 2024


Explore the major new exhibition, QUEENS, at The Lowry, inspired by the hit musical SIX. This unique showcase celebrates the powerful narratives and historical impact of the six wives of Henry VIII.

Hideki Noda and Noda Map Return to the UK With LOVE IN ACTION
by Stephi Wild - April 18, 2024


Acclaimed Japanese theatre maker Hideki Noda and his production company NODA MAP will return to London this October with another re-telling of a literary masterpiece following their take on Romeo & Juliet set to the songs of Queen two years ago. 

CUTTING THE TIGHTROPE: THE DIVORCE OF POLITICS FROM ART Comes to the Arcola Theatre
by Stephi Wild - April 18, 2024


A series of rapid political responses, Cutting the Tightrope: the divorce of Politics from Art brings together award-winning playwrights with radically different voices to form an urgent response to the creeping repression of the arts. 

Chris Foxon's Adaptation of Robert Westall's THE WATCH HOUSE Will Embark On UK Tour
by Stephi Wild - April 18, 2024


Papatango has announced a new Autumn tour of Chris Foxon's adaptation of The Watch House, based on the novel by Robert Westall. This will follow the opening of Some Demon by Laura Waldren – this year's winner of the Papatango New Writing Prize, at the Arcola Theatre in June.

New Play from Simple8 To Examine the Assassination of Abraham Lincoln This Autumn
by Stephi Wild - April 18, 2024


The award-winning ensemble Simple8 has announced the new play, Land of The Free, that dissects the life of the actor John Wilkes Booth and how he came to assassinate President Abraham Lincoln in 1865.

CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG, & JULIET, and More Set For Birmingham Hippodrome's New Season
by Stephi Wild - April 18, 2024


Birmingham Hippodrome has announced a line-up of new productions including brand-new festive family musical The Jingleclaw, the first new musical to be produced by the Hippodrome. A stellar line up of West End and Broadway smash-hit musicals including & Juliet, Chitty Chitty Bang and Only Fools and Horses – The Musical will also come to the theatre in 2025.

Sean Foley Will Step Down as Birmingham Rep's Artistic Director
by Stephi Wild - April 18, 2024


Birmingham Rep announced that Sean Foley will step down as Artistic Director this summer following his forthcoming production of Withnail and I.

Cirque du Soleil's OVO Comes to Birmingham Next Week
by Stephi Wild - April 18, 2024


In just one week’s time, Cirque du Soleil’s high-energy and high-acrobatic production OVO will arrive at the Utilita Arena in Birmingham, with tickets on sale now.

Cast Set For A CHILD OF SCIENCE at Bristol Old Vic
by Stephi Wild - April 18, 2024


Bristol Old Vic has announced the full cast for their world premiere production of Gareth Farr’s new play A Child of Science, telling the pioneering story of Robert Edwards, Patrick Steptoe and Jean Purdy’s creation of IVF, and the army of women whose bravery helped them achieve the impossible.

The Three Inch Fools Will Embark on UK Tour With Two New Shows
by Stephi Wild - April 18, 2024


The Three Inch Fools, known for their contemporary spin on the traditional touring troupe, are preparing for a summer that will go down in (Early Modern) history! They will tour two new shows, come rain or shine, in the great British outdoors at over 80 different venues across the UK.

Lineup Set For Milton Keynes Theatre's Summer 2024 Season
by Stephi Wild - April 18, 2024


2024 got off to a fantastic start for Milton Keynes Theatre, with a mix of iconic musicals, hilarious comedies, thrilling dramas and fresh new productions appearing on the stage, with the Summer season promising more of the same! Learn more about the lineup here!

Full Cast Set For SWIM, AUNTY, SWIM! at the Belgrade Coventry
by Stephi Wild - April 18, 2024


Full casting has been announced for Swim, Aunty, Swim!, a new play by Siana Bangura, directed by Madeleine Kludje, produced by The Belgrade in association with tiata fahodzi.


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