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NEWS: Jealousy and Revenge Explode onto the Stage at Scottish Opera

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Scottish Opera will perform Verdi’s full-blooded and monumental Il trovatore in a fiery production set to match the grandeur and drama of the music. Conjuring up the spirit of the Dark Ages, a world rife with superstition and ignorance, this turbulent tale follows an atrocious chain of events set in motion by an accusation of witchcraft. The stark, brooding lines of the ...

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NEWS: Latitude launches theatre line-up

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Following earlier announcements of the music, comedy and literary line-up, Latitude Festival has today announced the theatre line up for its tenth-anniversary edition. Running from Thursday 16th to Sunday  19th July 2015, Latitude will once again see some of the largest names in theatre heading to Henham Park, Suffolk. For Latitude Arts Curator Tania Harrison, the secret is in finding ...

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NEWS: Perth’s Horsecross Arts welcomes increased theatre redevelopment funding

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Perth's Horsecross Arts has welcomed additional funding pledged by project partners Perth & Kinross Council towards the on-going project to restore and redevelop Perth Theatre, and announced three Open Sessions which are being held for members of the public to find out more about progress on the project. Following a detailed design, cost and programme review, to ensure that the ...

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NEWS: Scottish comedy star Gregor Fisher to star in this year’s King’s Theatre panto

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The King's Theatre Glasgow and First Family Entertainment have today announced that Gregor Fisher will lead a cast of Scottish comedy favourites in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. The Rab C. Nesbitt star adds another string to his vest in the role of Hector the Henchman alongside Des Clarke as Muddles and Juliet Cadzow as the Wicked Queen. Eric Potts will direct the festive fairytale adventure at the King’s Theatre ...

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NEWS: James and the Giant Peach for Colchester Mercury’s Summer Season

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Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach will be taking centre stage in Essex as Colchester’s Mercury Theatre today announce its 2015 Summer season. The latest production in the venue’s Made In Colchester strand, James and the Giant Peach will play for three weeks of the school summer holidays. The stage adaption of Roald Dahl’s classic will be  directed by ...

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NEWS: King’s Head Theatre launches #Festival45

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The King’s Head Theatre turns 45 years old in 2015, and, as part of the anniversary, is now inviting the next generation to join in with a new festival celebrating new writing. The venue has launched #Festival45 – a new writing Festival of 20 new shows, all performing for a week at  one of London’s most respected Off West End ...

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INTERVIEW: Rob Salmon on programming Ipswich’s Pulse Festival

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Ipswich’s Pulse Festival may have launched its 2015 season to the assembled press today (April 2), but the work to programme the festival began many months beforehand.  Festival Director, and New Wolsey Theatre Associate Director, Rob Salmon talks to Glen Pearce about the ethos behind the festival and the challenges of programming such an eclectic mix of acts. Pulse is ...

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NEWS: Pulse Festival launches 2015 line-up

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Now in its 15th  year, Ipswich Pulse Festival has been the Madonna of the festival circuit, constantly reinventing itself to keep pace with changing fashions.  A test bed for local companies, a rehearsal room for Edinburgh, a showcase of past Edinburgh shows and even a mini Edinburgh Fringe Festival itself, Pulse has tried them all. Over the past couple of ...

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