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INTERVIEW: Alexandra Da Silva

  The World Goes Round - The Songs of Kander &Ebb transfers to the St James Theatre andThe Reviews Hub‘s John Roberts caught up with Alexandra Da Silva just before the start of rehearsals Where did your love of musical theatre come from? Everyone has that special showor moment that happens to them at some point in their life, whether ...

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News: Canine Star needed for Of Mice And Men

Dudley Sutton in Of Mice And Men

Potential canine stars are being sought to appear in The Touring Consortium and Birmingham Repertory Theatre's new touring production of Of Mice And Men. Badger, the previous dog to play Candy's Dog died just before rehearsals began so a new dog is being sought to step into the role. No previous acting experience is required and the dog will be ...

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PREVIEW: What Lies Beneath – Hospital Club Gallery, Royal Opera House, London

Photographer: Rick Guest Reviewer: Maryam Philpott   Covent Garden is the primary home of ballet in London with The Royal Opera House on the western side and the Coliseum to the east. Appropriate then that this dancers’ province should be the location of Rick Guest’s new photography exhibition of ballerinas that opens at the Hospital Club Gallery on 22 January. ...

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NEWS: Michael Pennington’s King Lear to tour UK

Ambassador Theatre Group(ATG) has announced that Royal &Derngate, Northampton’s major new production of King Lear, will embark on a UK tour to nine regional venues from April to July. After running at Royal &Derngate Northampton from1 – 23 April, the show will then tour to venues includingOxford Playhouse, Theatre Royal BrightonRichmond Theatre, Grand Opera HouseYork,Manchester Opera House, Theatre Royal Bath, ...

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PREVIEW: From Devon With Love – Bike Shed Theatre, Exeter

In Bed With My Brother

This week sees the start of From Devon with Love 2016, an annual fortnight-long festival of new, home-grown talent at The Bike Shed Theatre in Exeter. The Reviews Hub caught up with Alex Jackson and Chloe Whipple from the Bike Shed to tell us more about the festival, as well as the theatre’s graduate company, In Bed with My Brother, ...

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16 For 2016: Clare Williams

It's not just venues looking forward to 2016. Our theatre landscape is also made up of an impressive number of companies that tour work across the country and engage local communities. Continuing our fascinating series 16 for 2016, we head to Wales to visit Hijinx Theatre company. Based at Wales Millennium Centre, Hijinx tours small-scale theatre throughout the UK and ...

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16 for 2016: Jez Bond

As part of a fascinating new series for 2016, Glen Pearce is speaking to 16 Artistic Directors and Chief Executives from across the country, looking back at the past year and looking forward to the coming year. Following a six-yearLondon-widesearch for a building, Park Theatre opened inMay 2013. The project and theatre were the brainchildren of Creative Director Melli Bond ...

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16 FOR 2016: Sam Hodges

As we begin a new year, venues across the country are beginning to look ahead to what 2016 will offer. 2015 was a challenging year for the arts but, as ever, the theatre industry was inventive in its approach to the challenges. As part of a sparkling new series for 2016, Glen Pearce is speaking to 16 Artistic Directors and ...

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