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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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NEWS: Jersey Boys to leave the West End after nine years


By PAUL COUCH One of London’s best-loved musicals, Jersey Boys, will close at the Piccadilly Theatre on Sunday 26 March 2017 following nine amazing years in London. Jersey Boys is currently the sixth longest musical running in the West End. The producers say they are very proud that London has taken the show to its heart and have announced that ...

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NEWS: Nuffield Youth Theatre on the hunt for Hampshire’s young acting talent


The Nuffield Theatre in Southampton is looking for looking for new members for its youth company to audition for its 2017 season. The Nuffield Youth Theatre 2017 season will include Consensual, which was premiered last year by the National Youth Theatre, and a new play The Monstrum, which will be taking part in the prestigious National Theatre Connections Festival. Auditions ...

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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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NEWS: Caravansera joins Bestival line-up


Vintage caravans, Wurlitzers, object d’art and alchemy await Bestival festival-goers as part of this year’s festival on the Isle of Wight. What is billed as a ‘cocktail-fuelled carousel of curiosity filled with eye-popping delights’, Caravanserai will mix live music, DJs and Cirque in a jam-packed line-up. Musical highlights will include Budzillus, Cut Capers, Daytoner, Dejavoodoo, DJ Chris Tofu, DJ High ...

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NEWS: Deborah Sawyerr joins Stratford East as Executive Director

Deborah Sawyerr

London’s Theatre Royal Stratford East has today [9 August 2016] announced that Deborah Sawyerr will join the venue as Executive Director in October. Currently General Manager at the Bush Theatre, Sawyerr will join the East London venue to replace outgoing Executive Director, Mary Caws, working alongside Artistic Director Kerry Michael. Sawyerr is looking forward to the possibilities the future holds. ...

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