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NEWS: Worzel Gummidge musical cast recording makes CD debut


Continuing their series of ‘lost’ British theatre scores, Stage Door Records are to release the original London cast recording of the 1981 musical Worzel Gummidge on November 10th. Based on the hit TV series and Barbara Euphan Todd’s children’s classic writers Keith Waterhouse, Willis Hall and composer Denis King created a new stage musical adaptation of the story. Featuring the ...

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NEWS: Harry Melling’s peddling transfers to Arcola

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Harry Melling’s debut play peddling, a smash hit at this year’s HighTide Festival, will transfer to London’s Arcola Theatre in March 2015. The one-man play, in which Melling also performs sold out at HighTide and also at 59E59 in New York. Our five star  review of the show described it as “A modern classic in the making, superbly scripted and ...

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NEWS: RSC Wolf Hall transfers to Broadway


Following runs at both Stratford-upon-Avon and the Aldwych Theatre in London,  the RSC have today announced that Wolf Hall: Parts 1 & 2 will transfer to  Broadway in  March 2015. Based on the best-selling novels by Dame Hilary Mantel, adapted by Mike Poulton, the plays are based on the deceit, betrayal, and intrigue of the court of Henry VIII. The ...

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NEWS: Strictly Come Dancing announces 2015 arena tour


As Strictly Come Dancing returns to our screens, producers have announced details of the 2015 Strictly Come Dancing Live UK tour, with tickets going on sale 9am this Monday. The arena spectacular will feature some of the celebrities and professional dancers from the 12th series, all of who will be competing for the judges and the audience vote. Each night’s ...

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NEWS: Mercury Theatre launches ‘The Bard in The Bog’


Colchester’s Mercury Theatre have come up with a unique way of helping prepare audiences for their forthcoming production of Macbeth. For those who struggle with Shakespeare’s language the venue have launched The Bard in The Bog. Every toilet stall in the theatre has been taken over with displays suggesting Shakespearian ways of saying everyday phrases. Robin Fenwick, Director of Communications ...

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NEWS: Bob Carlton to leave Queen’s Hornchurch

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The Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch have announced that their Artistic Director Bob Carlton will step down from his post this year. Carlton has been at the venue for 17 years and will leave in November after directing his final production –his self-penned Olivier Award-winning musical Return to the Forbidden Planet. Carlton will be returning to his freelance directing and writing career, starting with a ...

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NEWS: Colchesters Man To Man gets London run

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Colchester Mercury’s critically acclaimed production of Man To Man is to transfer to London’s Park Theatre this November. The rarely performed piece was staged at the Essex venue in October 2013, with the London transfer reuniting director Tilly Branson with Tricia Kelly, who recreates the role of Ella. Kelly’s performance in the one-woman play was universally praised with our review ...

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NEWS: Family Arts Festival comes to Manchester

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Families will get the chance to experience the magic of theatre this autumn, as the Family Arts Festival stages a variety of comedy, dance and theatre productions. Taking place from Friday 17 October to Sunday 2 November, the Family Arts Festival is part of a national celebration of families and includes performance from just £5. Shows will include the tale ...

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