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NEWS: Elf bows to public pressure and cuts ticket prices


Following extensive social media coverage criticising the pricing structure of the forthcoming West End transfer of the musical Elf, producers have today announced they have listened to public opinion and are introducing a new lower price band. Criticism had been levelled at the show when it was revealed that the flexible pricing structure saw some seats on sale for over ...

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NEWS: Jim Broadbent leads Christmas Carol cast


Veteran actor Jim Broadbent is to return to the stage to play Ebenezer Scrooge in a new version of A Christmas Carol this Christmas at the Noel Coward Theatre, London. The show will preview from 30 November. Adapted by Patrick Barlow from Charles Dickens' classic story, first published in 1843, Barlow's production of A Christmas Carol will bring some of Dickens' most memorable characters to ...

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NEWS: Over 2 million tickets issued for Edinburgh Fringe 2015


Over the last month 50,459 performances of 3,314 shows in 313 venues have kept Edinburgh Festival Fringe performers and audiences busy and, today [August 31], organisers confirmed that, with still the final day's total to be tallied, tickets sales had risen by 5.24% with over 2,298,000 tickets issued. For Kath Mainland, Chief Executive of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society, the ...

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NEWS: Richie and Wallace plan The Perfect Murder

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Despite a long, though often tempestuous, relationship on screen in EastEnders, producers have announced that Shane Richie and Jessie Wallace will appear onstage for the first time in a 2016 tour of Peter James’ The Perfect Murder. Opening at the Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham, on 2 February 2016, The Perfect Murder will then head out on a major UK tour. Directed by Olivier award winner ...

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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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