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NEWS: Jenny Roberts appointed as Rifco Executive Director

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Fresh from touring the critically acclaimed Laila - the Musical, Rifco has announced that Jenny Roberts will join the company as Executive Director on 13 June 2016. Rifco creates accessible and high-quality theatre which reflects and celebrates the contemporary British Asian experience and are about to embark on a brand new programme of work for the next three years. Roberts ...

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NEWS: 18 – 25s get ticket lottery for new Judy Garland play

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A new Ticket lottery, aimed solely at 18-25 year olds, is launched today [9 June 2016]. The Through the Mill Ticket Lottery will enable young adults between the ages of 18 and 25 a chance to win two top price seats for each performance of Through the Mill, Ray Rackham’s play charting the life and career of actress and singer Judy ...

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NEWS: UK set for chilling summer as The Woman in Black tours

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By PAUL COUCH One of the West End’s most successful stage shows, The Woman In Black,  celebrated its 27th anniversary this week. Stephen Mallatratt’s creepy adaptation of Susan Hill’s best-selling novel has terrified over 7 million theatregoers since it first opened. Now producer P W Productions has announced that The Woman in Black is to embark on a major tour ...

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NEWS: Ipswich’s Pulse Festival passes the 600 show mark

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Last night’s performance of Proto-type Theatre’s A Machine They’re Secretly Building marked the 600th show in the festival's 16-year history. That’s 600 individual shows, not performances and doesn’t include the many free bands that have performed after the day’s events. It’s an impressive feat, but who has taken the other milestone slots in the festival’s history? We’ve dug into the ...

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NEWS: North West based Monsta Productions launch with Last Five Years revival

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North West based Monsta Productions have today announced that they will launch with a professional revival of Jason Robert Brown's heartbreaking musical The Last Five Years to play Chester's Forum Studio (28-30 July) and Shrewsbury's Theatre Severn (23-24 Sept). The musical which follows the unique structure of a five year relationship between aspiring actress Cathy and young novelist Jamie is ...

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NEWS: Brighton Fringe 2016 marks halfway point

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England’s largest arts festival, Brighton Fringe, which The Reviews Hub is media partner for, today [21 May 2016] marks the halfway point of the 2016 edition. Officially opening on Friday 6th May, the festival has already seen hundreds of performers and thousands of festival goers descend on East Sussex for a celebration across all art forms. Organisers of the open access ...

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NEWS: London to host its first clown festival in 2016

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By Paul Couch While many would point to Westminster and claim we're already blessed with one, London is to get its own Clown Festival from June 2016. In the first festival of its kind in London, 34 shows will be seen over 10 days, featuring highly acclaimed artists, alongside up-and-coming new talent from over 10 nationalities, hosted at London's newest ...

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NEWS: Casting announced for Sir Trevor Nunn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream

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As rehearsals begin for Sir Trevor Nunn’s production of A Midsummer Night's Dream at Ipswich's New Wolsey Theatre, full casting has been announced. Nunn returns to his hometown to complete his catalogue of directing all 37 Shakespeare plays, completing his collection with the one play he has yet to direct. Leading the company as Oberon and Titania will be West ...

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