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NEWS: Brighton Fringe 2016 programme announced

Brighton Fringe Logo

Brighton Fringe revealed its 2016 programme today [24 February], including the news that The Reviews Hub will be an official Media Partner for the festival. Over 900 events will take place in Brighton during the Fringe, including a major new seafront pop-up venue Republic, the arrival of Edinburgh venue Sweet, and the Fringe All Nighter that will see shows run ...

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NEWS: Red Ladder launch of Leeds Lads

Poster Image of Leeds Lads

By Ron Simpson A community play usually means that the cast is made up of members of the community who have the opportunity to take part in a play under professional direction and with professional back-up. Leeds Lads, to be staged in June by Red Ladder Theatre Company in association with the Carriageworks Theatre and Leeds Civic Arts Guild, fulfils ...

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NEWS: Chichester Festival Theatre announces 2016 season

The cast of Love's Labours Lodt

Chichester Festival Theatre has today [18 February 2016] announced an eclectic 2016 season – the last under the leadership of Jonathan Church and Alan Finch as Artistic Director and Executive Director. The Festival 2016 season welcomes the Chichester Festival debuts of directors Bertie Carvel, Christopher Luscombe, Jonathan Munby and Adrian Noble, while welcoming back Howard Davies, Jeremy Herrin, Rachel Kavanaugh ...

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NEWS: Impressive line-up announced for Brighton Festival

Brighton Festival 2016 was officially launched today [17 February 2016] at one of the Festival’s key venues, Brighton Dome’s Studio Theatre. This year’s annual arts celebration on the South Coast will run from 7 – 29 May. 2016 marks the 50th Brighton Festival, England’s largest and most established annual curated multi-arts festival. Niall Harman reports from the launch event. Since ...

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NEWS: The Toxic Avenger gets European Premiere at Southwark Playhouse

The Toxic Avenger

The creative team behind Memphis will be staging the European Premiere of The Toxic Avenger at Southwark Playhouse this Spring, produced by Aria Entertainment The Toxic Avenger has a book by Joe DiPietro and music by David Bryan and tells the tale of Toxie,a seven-foot mutant freak with superhuman strength and a supersized heart to match. He’s out to save ...

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NEWS: Pilot Theatre appoints Esther Richardson as new Artistic Director

The former Associate Director of CAST Doncaster, Esther Richardson, has been appointed Artistic Director and joint Chief Executive of Pilot Theatre, the company has announced today [15 February 2016]. She will take over from Marcus Romer, who has headed the organisation for the last 22 years, on 4 July 2016. A graduate of Bristol University and Goldsmiths College, Richardson has ...

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NEWS: Sir Trevor Nunn to return to birthplace for A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Sir Trevor Nunn will return to his hometown of Ipswich to direct A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the New Wolsey Theatrethis summer. The acclaimed director has so far directed 36 of Shakespeare’s 37 plays, with this production completing the collection. The New Wolsey Theatre, of which Nunn is a patron, is currently celebrating its 15th anniversary.   For Peter Rowe, ...

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NEWS: 911’s Lee Brennan to join Footloose: The Musical

911 starLee Brennan is to make his musical theatre debut when he joins the cast ofFootloose: The Musical, playing the role of Willard it, has been announced today [12 February 2016]. From 19 April - 18 June.Brennan will join the UK tour for dates in Oxford,Weston Super Mare, Wimbledon, Liverpool,Belfast, Derry,Torquay andGlasgow, stepping in for Gareth Gates. Brennanis best known ...

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