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NEWS: Southampton’s Nuffield Theatre team to operate new arts complex

Southampton Arts

The company running Southampton’s Nuffield Theatre has been announced as the operating company for Southampton’s new Arts Complex. Located in Guildhall Square in the centre of Southampton, the new £22 million purpose-built Arts Complex is due to open in 2016.   The new performing arts building will include a flexible 447 seat main house theatre, a 135 seat studio, screening facilities, ...

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NEWS: Phoenix Fundraiser announced to support Battersea Arts Centre


Battersea Arts Centre  has announced details of a new event to help raise funds following its recent fire. The Phoenix Fundraiser at the Royal Festival Hall will see some of the UK’s leading comedians, musicians and performers gather to raise funds for the South London Venue in an event headlined by Bridget Christie and Stewart Lee. The event was the ...

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NEWS: Britain’s Largest Ever Tribute Festival Comes to Scotland

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Britain’s largest ever tribute festival is coming to Scotland featuring a huge line-up of musicians covering artists such as Oasis, the Rolling Stones, Coldplay, The Jam, The Smiths, Madness and Blondie. The three day Tfest event at Strathclyde Park on the Bank Holiday weekend of 31 July to 2 August has attracted a stellar line-up of 44 tribute acts on ...

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NEWS: Edinburgh International Festival Director Fergus Linehan has unveiled his first programme

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The Edinburgh International Festival 2015 runs from Friday 7 August to Monday 31 August and welcomes over 2,300 artists from 39 nations to perform in Scotland’s magnificent capital city. New director Fergus Linehan, whose previous roles have seen him head up the Sydney Festival, Dublin Theatre Festival and Vivid LIVE, revealed big international stars across the performing arts, and new areas of ...

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NEWS: Citizens Theatre Returns to Edinburgh International Festival With New Adaptation of Alasdair Gray’s Lanark

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In celebration of Gray’s 80th year the Citizens Theatre is staging a major new adaptation of his most famous work, Lanark, at the Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh from 22 to 31 August 2015 as part of the Edinburgh International Festival. The production will preview at the Citizens Theatre on 14, 15 and 17 August and return to the Citizens Theatre from 3 to 19 September. In the nearly ...

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NEWS: £320,000 boost for Dementia Friendly theatres in Edinburgh

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Two of Edinburgh’s most famous theatres have been given funding to help turn them into dementia friendly venues. The two theatres, the Festival and the King’s, want to create dementia friendly venues so that people with dementia and those who care for them can continue to be part of the theatre-going community, enjoy participating in the arts and mix with ...

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NEWS: Gary Barlow announces The Girls will open in Leeds and Salford

The Girls

A Village Hall isn’t the usual place to launch a major new musical, but today Gary Barlow and Tim Firth visited Burnsall Village Hall to announce that their new musical The Girls will premiere at The Grand Theatre Leeds  in November and then play The Lowry Theatre in January 2016 Burnsall in Yorkshire is where the original story began and ...

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NEWS: Love Me Tender to première in Manchester ahead of tour

Love me tender

Producers have today announced details of a UK tour for Love Me Tender, a new musical inspired by and featuring the music of Elvis Presley. The tour opens at Manchester’s Opera House on 5 June 2015 before embarking on a UK tour. In a small town in 1950s America, a guitar-playing, hip-swivelling stranger rides his motorbike into town. Is he ...

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