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NEWS: Aria Entertainment to produce NW regional premiere of Parade

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London based producer Katy Lipson of Aria Entertainment has today announced long term plans to collaborate with Manchester’s newest venue Hope Mill Theatre in establishing it as a major player for Musical Theatre in the Region. Announcing a regional premiere of Jason Robert Brown’s Parade which will run at the Ancoats based venue from 13 May – 5 June 2016.The ...

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NEWS: Forever Plaid to play St James Theatre Studio

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London audiences will have the chance to see one of America’s most popular musicals, with Aria Entertainment and Guy James announcing a three week run of Forever Plaid at the St James Theatre Studio this April.  Forever Plaid was first performed off-Broadway in 1990 and continues to be performed internationally and was made into a film in 2008.  The producing team ...

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NEWS: Jemima Levick to leave Dundee Rep Theatre

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  Dundee Rep Theatre's Artistic Director Jemima Levick, Artistic Director, is  to leave the venue to become leaving to become Artistic Director & Chief Executive of Stellar Quines Theatre Company. Levick, who spoke to us last month as part of our 16 For 2016 feature, has been Artistic Director at the Scottish venue since 2013, being an Associate Director prior to ...

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NEWS: Letchworth to get new 400-seat theatre

Sue Scott Davidson

  Letchworth Garden City is to open a new, 400-seat theatre it has been announced today [1 February 2016]. Construction of the Broadway Theatre, an extension of the art deco Broadway Cinema, will begin on Monday, 22 February and is due for completion in the autumn. Olivier award-winning Sue Scott Davison [pictured above, right, with new Visual Arts creator Laura ...

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NEWS: Dominic Cooper to return to the West End in The Libertine

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Dominic Cooper, star of Mamma  Mia! and The History Boys is to return to the stage this year to play debauched 17th Century rake the Earl of Rochester in award-winning playwright Stephen Jeffreys’ sexually charged masterpiece The Libertine, it’s been announced today [29 January]. Full casting has yet to be announced for The Libertine which will be directed by the ...

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Wales Millennium Centre to premiere original WW2 musical

Caroline Sheen & David Thaxton 4 credit Shaun Webb

Wales Millennium Centre is to premiere first full-scale, original musical, Only The Brave, the venue has announced today [28 January]. Produced in collaboration with Soho Theatre, Daniel Sparrow Productions and Birdsong Productions, Only The Brave tells the story of the lives of men and women caught up in the D-Day landings. Olivier Best Actor winner David Thaxton (Passion, Les Misérables, ...

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NEWS: The Tempest announced for Norfolk And Norwich Festival

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While the full programme won’t be announced until later in the year, organisers of the Norfolk and Norwich Festival have today previewed some of the highlights. Artistic Director William Galinsky will direct a major new production of The Tempest in The Hippodrome, Great Yarmouth. The building is the UK’s only surviving purpose-built circus, featuring the ability to completely flood the ...

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News: Canine Star needed for Of Mice And Men

Dudley Sutton in Of Mice And Men

Potential canine stars are being sought to appear in The Touring Consortium and Birmingham Repertory Theatre's  new touring production of Of Mice And Men. Badger, the previous dog to play Candy's Dog died just before rehearsals began so a new dog is being sought to step into the role. No previous acting experience is required and the dog will be ...

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