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NEWS: UK’s ‘Most Welcoming Theatres’ announced


UK Theatre has announced the 12 regional and national winners of the UK's Most Welcoming Theatre 2016. This year, over 200 theatres competed for the coveted title. This award, which is voted for by the public, is an opportunity for audiences to celebrate their local theatre. In 2015, the winner was the Theatre Royal, Newcastle. All the regional and national ...

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INTERVIEW: Michael Thomas Jenkins on The Last Five Years


The Last Five Years tours to Theatre Severn in Shrewsbury this week after a successful run in Chester in July (read our 4* review here).  Michael Thomas Jenkins took time out to speak to The Reviews Hub about the show and his influences. Where did your love of Musical Theatre come from?  My love for musical theatre first started when I played Nicely Nicely ...

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INTERVIEW: Laura Coard on The Last Five Years in Shrewsbury

Actress Laura Coard as Cathy in Monsta Productions The Last Five Years

The Last Five Years tours to Theatre Severn in Shrewsbury next week after a successful run in Chester in July (read our 4* review here).  With diverse roles such as Nancy in Oliver! and Lady of the Lake in Spamalot, Laura Coard chats to The Reviews Hub about playing Cathy and her varied musical career. Where did your love of Musical ...

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NEWS: Nominations announced for UK Theatre Awards 2016


By PAUL COUCH UK Theatre has today [15 September 2016] announced the nominations for the UK Theatre Awards 2016, published below and available online at uktheatre.org These nominations demonstrate the breadth and depth of outstanding talent and achievement in theatre and the performing arts throughout the United Kingdom, on and off stage. This year’s recipient of the Outstanding Contribution to ...

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NEWS: ETT announces Spring 2017 season


English Touring Theatre has announced its Spring 2017 season, which features the world première of Silver Lining, a new comedy written by comedienne and presenter Sandi Toksvig, and a tour of the critically acclaimed Olivier Award winning Shakespeare’s Globe production of Nell Gwynn, starring Laura Pitt-Pulford in the title role. It is the final season under the stewardship of Director ...

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INTERVIEW: Steven Arnold’s streetwise take on life after death


A nation wept when lovable, if gullible, butcher Ashley Peacock exited Britain's longest-running soap in 2010 after getting squished by a tram but, unlike many before him, Steven Arnold has kept on working to prove to the public that there's more to him than lamb kidneys and scrag-end. Now a veteran of the theatre, Arnold spoke to Paul Couch ahead of ...

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PRODUCTION DIARY: Colin Hurley on rehearsing dreamplay


In our second diary from the rehearsal room of dreamplay, actor Colin Hurley takes us on an actors journey into the rehearsal process.   “Just say yes…” Was my response to being asked if I was really going to use a Sainsbury’s shopping bag as a bathtub. I feel that comment sums up the feel of the room so far in ...

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INTERVIEW: The Naked Magicians bare all

Christopher Wayne _ Mike Tyler1

Stage magic is making something of a comeback with shows coming up with ever more spectacular visual effects to wow their audiences. For Mike Tyler and Christopher Wayne, aka The Naked Magicians, though, the approach has been more back to basics, promising full frontal nudity with sleeves up and pants down. Glen Pearce sat down with the boys as they ...

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