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NEWS: Royal Shakespeare Company announce partnership with US start-up, Magic Leap

The Royal Shakespeare Company have announced they will partner with the US-based technology company, Magic Leap to investigate the notion of providing new theatrical experiences using special computing technologies and have committed to launching two fellowships for students or recent graduates beginning in the Autumn of 2018. With the increase in popularity of digital platforms and augmented reality, Magic Leap ...

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NEWS: Deena Payne to star in Wolverhampton Grand’s second in-house production, Ladies’ Day

Wolverhampton Grand today made the first cast announcement for their forthcoming in-house production, Ladies’ Day. The theatre announced that Deena Payne, best known for playing Viv Hope in Emmerdale and being one of the longest-serving cast members in the show's history having starred for 18 years, will play Pearl - one of the four leading ladies. Payne’s previous theatre credits ...

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BLOG: Inside COMPANY – The Beginning.

Writing an exclusive blog for The Reviews Hub, actor Arun Blair-Mangat will take us over the next few weeks behind the scenes at the brand new production of Stephen Sondheim's COMPANY which opens at Aberdeen Arts Centre from the 1st - 10th February. Mounting a brand new production of Stephen Sondheim’s COMPANY in three weeks….should be a piece of cake, right? After spending ...

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INTERVIEW: Jimmy Osborne on Maisie Says She Loves Me

Playwright Jimmy Osborne and long-time collaborator David Aula were the hit of The Vault Festival in 2014 with their adaptation of The Cement Garden. Now the pair return to the festival with their new show Maisie Says She Loves Me. Osborne sat down with Glen Pearce to talk about the show and the process of writing.  You’ve written Maisie Says ...

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Murder, Margaret and Me – York Theatre Royal

Writer​: Philip Meeks Director: ​Damian Cruden Reviewer​: Ron Simpson Given the potentially fascinating story-line and the writing, directing and acting talent involved, Murder, Margaret and Me should be a truly memorable evening in the theatre. Disappointingly it isn’t, but it is a polished entertainment, cleverly written and beautifully acted. Initially a rather shorter one-person play staged at the 2012 Edinburgh ...

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The Girls – Phoenix Theatre, London

Writers: Tim Firth &Gary Barlow Director: Tim Firth Reviewer: Tom Finch It’s been a film, a play and now with Gary Barlow adding a little razzle-dazzle, the true story of a group of women in the Yorkshire hills stripping off to pose in a nude charity calendar, has arrived in the West End as a musical. While the film, written ...

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Flew the Coop – New Diorama, London

Writer: Rianna Dearden Director: Louise Skaaning Reviewer: Maryam Philpott Many of the best war films are set in Prisoner of War Camps, where something about the bravery of endurance under unthinkable conditions combined with the traditional notions of heroism focused around the all-important escape attempt make for compelling viewing. The Great Escape, The One That Got Away, The Colditz Story ...

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