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NEWS: Zizi Strallen & Matt Lee to lead Mary Poppins

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Today Disney and Cameron Mackintosh have announced that Zizi Strallen will play ‘Mary Poppins’ and Matt Lee will play ‘Bert’ in the forthcoming UK and Ireland tour of their multi award-winning musical Mary Poppins, opening at Leicester Curve on 12 October 2015. Full casting will be announced shortly. Tour schedule below. Strallen is currently starring as ‘Lana’ in Matthew Bourne’s ...

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NEWS: Details of Latitude Festival wild swimming revealed


Catwalk models have walked on its waters, Dirty Dancing performed their icon lift on it and giant swans have performed musical ballet across it but until now Latitude Festival goers have been restricted to a boat ride around the Henham Park lake. For the 10th anniversary edition of the Suffolk festival, however, organisers have teamed up with leading open water ...

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Tompsett and Kurup to headline The World Goes Round


West End stars and esteemed musical theatre concert artists Oliver Tompsett (Wicked, We Will Rock You) and Debbie Kurup (Chicago, The Bodyguard) will headline a brand new British production of The World Goes Round: The Songs of Kander & Ebb, which will play a limited run of four nights only from Sunday 5th to Wednesday 8th July 2015 at the ...

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NEWS: Events announced for 125th Anniversary of Dorian Gray

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A series of talks and events have been announced to mark the 125th Anniversary of the publication of The Picture Of Dorian Gray to accompany European Arts new production running at the St James Theatre, London 15-20 June. The week of events will culminate in a gala performance of the production on Saturday 20 June, which will celebrate exactly 125 years since the ...

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NEWS: Boys of the Barricade to storm Charing Cross Theatre

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West End star Scott Garnham (Les Miserables, Made in Dagenham, I Can't Sing) and Simon Schofield's musical theatre super-group Boys of the Barricade will officially launch with a debut concert at the Charing Cross Theatre in the heart of London's theatreland on Sunday 26th July. The group was created to showcase some of the world’s finest male voices from the ...

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NEWS: Welsh playwriting celebrated in new anthology


As the first ever anthology of Welsh plays is published, The Public Reviews' Hamza Naveed takes us on a journey through Welsh playwriting’s past, present and future, and a summary of the work included in Contemporary Welsh Plays.   It’s safe to say, that for a very long time, Wales was not recognised for its contribution to new writing. While ...

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NEWS: Traverse Theatre launches 2015 Fringe programme

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The Traverse Theatre features a 20-strong programme of theatre, dance and thought-provoking performance for this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe. The diverse programme, which features a 10th anniversary revival of Tim Crouch’s An Oak Tree, which is set to be performed in Traverse 1 by Crouch and a series of other actors in this two-part play’s run. Lucas Hnath’s The Christians, directed ...

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NEWS: Scottish Opera Announce a Vibrant New Season

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Scottish Opera has announced details of its vibrant new season, showcasing seven powerful operas featuring drama, romance, fairy-tale and comedy. Welcoming back a host of talented cast and creatives from recent years alongside some exciting new faces, and spanning four centuries in four languages, the season features ten shows, two world premieres, six new productions and 111 performances in 46 ...

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