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NEWS: The Commitments to close 1st November

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Producers have today announced that West End musical The Commitments is to close on Sunday 1st November 2015, after a successful run at the Palace Theatre. The London run will be followed by an extensive 2017 UK and Ireland tour, further details will be announced soon. Producers issued the following statement. "Since opening to rave reviews on 8 October 2013, ...

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NEWS: Three World Premières for Ninth HighTide Festival

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For its ninth year, Suffolk’s HighTide Festival had already announced a change of venue, moving from Halesworth to Aldeburgh, but today Artistic Director Steven Atkinson has announced the line-up for the annual festival. Running from 10th – 20th September, the festival will include three world premieres, transfers, readings and visiting companies as well as talks from the likes of Christopher Eccleston, ...

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NEWS: Further acts announced for Latitude

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With an already impressive arts, theatre and comedy line-up announced, Latitude Festival organisers have today announced further acts for the 10th anniversary running of the Suffolk based festival. Sixteen additional comedy acts have been announced for Latitude, alongside previously announced acts such as Jason Manford, Alan Davies and Jon Richardson.  New additions to the comedy line-up include Andrew Maxwell, Russell ...

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NEWS: BalletBoyz theTalent showcases two new commissions in Colchester

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Two new commissions from British Choreographers feature in the BalletBoyz theTalent’s latest tour, visiting the Colchester Mercury Theatre this week. Under the direction of former Royal Ballet dancers Michael Nunn OBE and William Trevitt OBE, theTalent has become one of the hottest dance tickets around, boasting rave reviews and sell-out performances around the world. Following a sell out run last ...

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NEWS: The first ever Bradford Literature Festival opens

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The first ever Bradford Literature Festival kicks off this weekend following the success of a three day launch event in September 2014. The festival takes place from the 15th - 24th May with over 150 events to choose from. Featuring around 250 writers, thinkers, artists and experts from around the globe, over the 10 days it will explore a staggering ...

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NEWS: Latitude Festival announces new music acts

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Organisers have today announced further acts for the 10th anniversary Latitude Festival. Joining already announced musical acts on the Obelisk Arena will be Boomtown Rats, Badly Drawn Boy and War Paint while the BBC Radio 6 Music Stage will see acts including Omar Souleyman, Black Rivers and the Tom Robinson Band join the line-up. The Film and Music Arena has ...

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NEWS: Inverness’ Eden Court launches new season for Highland theatre fans

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An exciting mix of drama, comedy, music, dance, family events and more is in store for Highland audiences at the Eden Court, Inverness, including the National Theatre of Scotland’s new comedy Yer Granny starring a host of TV comedy favourites including Gregor Fisher, Maureen Beattie, Jonathan Watson, Paul Riley and Barbara Rafferty. Music fans and fans of the singer/songwriter genre ...

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NEWS: Scots battle with the Roman Empire inspires North-east artistic project

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Independent storytelling artist Andy Cannon begins a month-long artist exchange with Aberdeen Performing Arts (APA) with a deeply Scottish flavour. For the partnership will help him to develop a new show based on the battle of Mons Graupius, called The Last People on Earth, an odyssey to discover the stories behind the stories behind the story of the first recorded battle in ...

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