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Menier Chocolate Factory to stage major revival of Fiddler On The Roof this Christmas

  The Menier Chocolate Factory today announced a major revival of one of the world’s most-beloved musicals of all time, Fiddler on the Roof in a new staging by Trevor Nunn. The production opens on 5 December, with previews from 23 November, and runs until 9 March. Booking opens for supporters of the Menier on 28 August, with public booking on 5 September. This joyous and […]

Philip Glenister and John Simm In Conversation – a fundraiser for the Orange Tree Theatre

Philip Glenister and John Simm are reunited following the hugely popular TV series Life on Mars, Mad Dogs, Prey and State of Play for an exclusive In Conversation at the Orange Tree – chaired by Artistic Director Paul Miller – to fundraise for the work of the multi award-winning Off West End theatre. With just half of the OT’s income coming from ticket sales, […]

The Color Purple – New Co-Production for Curve Leicester and Birmingham Hippodrome in 2019

Leicester’s Curve and Birmingham Hippodrome theatres join forces to co-produce Broadway musical The Color Purple, based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Alice Walker. The production, the first to be created outside of London in the UK, will be directed by Tinuke Craig, winner of the 2014 Genesis Future Directors Award. Tinuke’s recent credits include random/generations, a double bill of plays by […]

Total Theatre Awards shortlist announced

Shortlist for the Total Theatre Awards 2018 has been announced. From the shortlist announced today, a total of seven awards will be awarded across five categories: “Physical & Visual Theatre”; “Innovation, Experimentation & Playing with Form”; “Emerging”; “Circus”; and “Dance”. Speaking about the awards, Awards Co-Directors Jo Crowley and Becki Haines said, ‘This year’s shortlist highlights the power […]

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StageCon. No. Just, no.

I have been getting slowly obsessed with StageCon. Not because it’s any good – it is, of course, utterly dicey– but because of the shamelessness of it. Events featured will include live performances, sing-a-longs, discussions, cast reunions, panels, games, previews, workshops, meet and greets and showcases.  As you may have noticed, StageCon was announced and Twitter lost its mind. I suppose an outrage is […]

Motown The Musical to conclude its run on 20 April 2019

In advance of major refurbishments taking place at the Shaftesbury Theatre, Motown The Musical will conclude its run on 20 April 2019 having celebrated over1330 performances since its London premiere over three years earlier in February 2016.  With music and lyrics from the Motown catalogue, book by Motown founder Berry Gordy and directed by Charles Randolph-Wright, Motown the Musical tells the story behind the legendary classic […]

Casting Announced For Ian Hislop & Nick Newman’s New Satirical Play ‘Trial By Laughter’

Following the sell-out success of The Wipers Times in the West End and across the country, Ian Hislop and Nick Newman have once again taken inspiration from real life events for their new play Trial by Laughter, based on their critically acclaimed original BBC Radio 4 drama of the same name. The production is a Trademark Touring and Watermill Theatre co-production, playing at The Watermill for six […]

Full casting announced for the Northern Broadsides and York Theatre Royal production of They Don’t Pay? We Won’t Pay!

Northern Broadsides and York Theatre Royal have announced the  full casting for their forthcoming touring production of They Don’t Pay? We Won’t Pay! Deborah McAndrew’s new adaptation, based on Jon Laskin and Michael Aquilante’s translation, of Dario Fo’s political satire of civil disobedience Can’t Pay? Won’t Pay! The cast will feature Lisa Howard (Flood, Slung Low and Hull City of Culture 2017and George’s Marvellous Medicine, […]

Lee Evans, Jonjo O’Neill and Meera Syal join The Jamie Lloyd Company’s PINTER AT THE PINTER season

In what promises to be an exciting event within the Pinter at the Pinter season, Lee Evans will appear in an eclectic mixed bill alongside stage and screen favourite Meera Syal. They join the previously announced Keith Allen and Tamsin Greig from 25th October to 8th December, for 23 performances only. Evans will perform the poignantly witty Monologue and a selection of Pinter’s most hilarious comedy sketches. Evans and Syal will perform, amongst other pieces, […]

Bryony Hannah and Paul Nicholls complete the cast of Foxfinder – joining Iwan Rheon and Heida Reed at The Ambassadors Theatre from 6 September

Full casting is announced for Foxfinder’s West End premiere which begins performances at the Ambassadors Theatre on 6 September and will play a strictly limited season until 5 January. Olivier nominee Bryony Hannah (Call the Midwife) and Paul Nicholls (Law & Order, The C-Word, EastEnders) will join the previously announced Heida Reed (Poldark) and Olivier winner Iwan Rheon (Game of Thrones’ Ramsay Bolton, Misfits) in Dawn King’s unsettling and darkly comic […]