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NEWS: Altar Boyz gets UK premiere at Greenwich

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Off-Broadway hit musical Altar Boyz will make its UK Premiere at Greenwich Theatre this October. Having run for five years and over 2,000 performances off-Broadway, Altar Boyz will run for just 14 performances in Greenwich from October 3. Following a fictitious boy-band on the last night of their Raise the Praise tour, a smash hit of the bingo hall circuit. ...

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News: Mimetic offers performance bursary

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Organisers of the Mimetic Festival are giving one company the opportunity to perform at the festival for free this November. Taking place in the Vaults beneath Waterloo Station, the Mimetic Festival brings together devised, physical and visual theatre, puppetry and cabaret across five performance spaces. Alongside the theatre and cabaret spaces the festival will also feature a late-night festival bar ...

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News: Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular announces UK dates

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Whovians across the country will get the chance to come face to face with Daleks, Cybermen and Silence next May when the critically acclaimed concert, Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular makes its UK premiere. A sell-out during its world premiere in Australia, the show will have a run of 12 performances in London, Cardiff, Birmingham, Leeds, Newcastle and Glasgow. The concert ...

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NEWS: Barbican announces Hamlet on-sale dates

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In what is already one of the most anticipated theatre productions of next year, further details of Benedict Cumberbatch’s starring role in Hamlet have been released by the Barbican Centre. Cumberbatch will make his Barbican stage debut in the Shakespearian classic, directed by Lyndsey Turner. Booking will open for Barbican Red Members this Friday (1 August) and for Barbican Orange ...

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NEWS: Orlando Bloom becomes Patron of Marlowe Youth Theatre

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After conquering Middle Earth and the Carribean, Orlando Bloom is helping support potential stars of  future blockbusters, becoming the first Patron of The Marlowe Youth Theatre. Bloom, who was born in Canterbury, made a return yesterday to the Marlowe Theatre, the venue where he made his stage debut aged four. This was, however, his first visit to the Kent theatre ...

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NEWS: Cusack and McAleer to star in Bodinetz’s production of Juno and the Paycock

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Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse's artistic director Gemma Bodinetz will direct Niamh Cussack and Des McAleer in a revival of Sean O'Casey's Juno and the Paycock in a co-production between the Liverpool Theatres and Bristol Old Vic.  Juno and the Paycock features O'Casey's  trademark mix of comic double acts, political upheavals, domestic longings, and characters who are never far away from ...

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NEWS: Bedella and Ingram to star in Sweeney Todd at Twickenham Theatre

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West End stars David Bedella and Sarah Ingram will take on the lead roles  of Sweeney and Mrs Lovett in a new revival of Stephen Sondheim's murderously dark comic musical Sweeney Todd the Demon Barber of Fleet Street at the newly established Twickenham Theatre. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book ...

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NEWS: The Bodyguard UK & Ireland Tour to open at Southampton’s Mayflower

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The first every UK & Ireland tour of the hit musical The Bodyguard will open at Southampton's Mayflower Theatre on Thursday 12th February 2015, before embarking on an extensive tour including stop-overs in; Glasgow, Aberdeen, Newcastle, Wolverhampton, Stoke, Bradford, Stoke, Plymouth and Dublin further dates and venues are to be announced soon. Based on Lawrence Kasdan’s 1992 Oscar nominated Warner ...

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