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NEWS: Orlando Bloom becomes Patron of Marlowe Youth Theatre


After conquering Middle Earth and the Carribean, Orlando Bloom is helping support potential stars of  future blockbusters, becoming the first Patron of The Marlowe Youth Theatre. Bloom, who was born in Canterbury, made a return yesterday to the Marlowe Theatre, the venue where he made his stage debut aged four. This was, however, his first visit to the Kent theatre ...

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NEWS: Cusack and McAleer to star in Bodinetz’s production of Juno and the Paycock

Juno and the Paycock

Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse's artistic director Gemma Bodinetz will direct Niamh Cussack and Des McAleer in a revival of Sean O'Casey's Juno and the Paycock in a co-production between the Liverpool Theatres and Bristol Old Vic.  Juno and the Paycock features O'Casey's  trademark mix of comic double acts, political upheavals, domestic longings, and characters who are never far away from ...

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NEWS: Bedella and Ingram to star in Sweeney Todd at Twickenham Theatre

David Badella & Sarah Ingram

West End stars David Bedella and Sarah Ingram will take on the lead roles  of Sweeney and Mrs Lovett in a new revival of Stephen Sondheim's murderously dark comic musical Sweeney Todd the Demon Barber of Fleet Street at the newly established Twickenham Theatre. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book ...

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NEWS: The Bodyguard UK & Ireland Tour to open at Southampton’s Mayflower

The Bodyguard

The first every UK & Ireland tour of the hit musical The Bodyguard will open at Southampton's Mayflower Theatre on Thursday 12th February 2015, before embarking on an extensive tour including stop-overs in; Glasgow, Aberdeen, Newcastle, Wolverhampton, Stoke, Bradford, Stoke, Plymouth and Dublin further dates and venues are to be announced soon. Based on Lawrence Kasdan’s 1992 Oscar nominated Warner ...

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News: Hampstead’s Wonderland gets live streaming


Theatre-goers who haven’t been able to get tickets for Hampstead Theatre’s Wonderland will have the chance to catch the final performance as the show is streamed live over the intranet this Saturday evening. Hampstead Theatre has previously live streamed  Drawing The Line in January (watched by over 20,000 people in 86 countries) and #Aiww: The Arrest Of Ai Weiwei in April 2013. ...

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NEWS: Orkian leads The Infidel Cast

Imfidel musical

The Theatre Royal Stratford East has announced casting for the stage adaptation of David Baddiel’s The Infidel – The Musical. Based on Baddiel’s hit comedy film, The Infidel – The Musical  will feature book and lyrics by Baddiel and music by Erran Baron Cohen. The show will be co-directed by Baddiel and Theatre Royal Stratford East’s Artistic Director, Kerry Michael The cast ...

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News: Fun Palaces project marks Littlewood centenary

fun palaces

This October, venues across the UK and beyond will be creating Fun Palaces to mark Joan Littlewood's centenary The Public Reviews' Andy Moseley went along to the launch to find out more. In the early 1960s Joan Littlewood and Cedric Price came up with the idea of a Fun Palace, a temporary building where, for one day at least, children ...

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NEWS: Ghost Stories extends again at London’s Arts Theatre

Ghost Stories

The current revival of Andy Nyman and Jeremy Dyson's spooky shocker Ghost Stories has just announced another extension to it's residency at the Arts Theatre in London. The production originated at The Liverpool Playhouse and Lyric Hammersmith Theatre's in 2010 before transferring to the Duke of York's Theatre in the West End. This recent revival opened at the Arts Theatre ...

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