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NEWS: Welsh playwriting celebrated in new anthology

As the first ever anthology of Welsh plays is published, The Public Reviews' Hamza Naveed takes us on a journey through Welsh playwriting’s past, present and future, and a summary of the work included in Contemporary Welsh Plays.   It’s safe to say, that for a very long time, Wales was not recognised for its contribution to new writing. While ...

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NEWS: Traverse Theatre launches 2015 Fringe programme

The Traverse Theatre features a 20-strong programme of theatre, dance and thought-provoking performance for this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe. The diverse programme, which features a 10thanniversary revival of Tim Crouch’s An Oak Tree, which is set to be performed in Traverse 1 by Crouch and a series of other actors in this two-part play’s run. Lucas Hnath’s The Christians, directed ...

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NEWS: Scottish Opera Announce a Vibrant New Season

Scottish Opera has announced details of its vibrant new season, showcasing seven powerful operas featuring drama, romance, fairy-tale and comedy. Welcoming back a host of talented cast and creatives from recent years alongside some exciting new faces, and spanning four centuries in four languages, the season features ten shows, two world premieres, six new productions and 111 performances in 46 ...

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NEWS: 30 additional music acts for Latitude

In what is already a jam-packed line-up, organisers have today [May 28th] announced a raft of further music acts for the 10th Latitude Festival. Over 30 additional music acts have been revealed for stages across Henham Park. Indie pop duo Summer Camp, formed by married couple Jeremy Warmsley and Elizabeth Sankey, local duo Cove Hithe, Russian-American singer-songwriter Zola Jesus and ...

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NEWS: The Commitments to close 1st November

Producers have today announced that West End musical The Commitments is to close on Sunday 1st November 2015, after a successful run at the Palace Theatre. The London run will be followed by an extensive 2017 UK and Ireland tour, further details will be announced soon. Producers issued the following statement. "Since opening to rave reviews on 8 October 2013, ...

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NEWS: Three World Premières for Ninth HighTide Festival

For its ninth year, Suffolk’s HighTide Festivalhad already announced a change of venue, moving from Halesworth to Aldeburgh, but today Artistic Director Steven Atkinson has announced the line-up for the annual festival. Running from 10th – 20th September, the festival will include three world premieres, transfers, readings and visiting companies as well as talks from the likes of Christopher Eccleston, ...

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NEWS: Further acts announced for Latitude

With an already impressive arts, theatre and comedy line-up announced, Latitude Festival organisers have today announced further acts for the 10th anniversary running of the Suffolk based festival. 16 additional comedy acts have been announced for Latitude, alongside previously announced acts such as Jason Manford, Alan Davies and Jon Richardson. New additions to the comedy line-up include Andrew Maxwell, Russell ...

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NEWS: BalletBoyz theTalent showcases two new commissions in Colchester

Two new commissions from British Choreographers feature in the BalletBoyz theTalent’s latest tour, visiting the Colchester Mercury Theatre this week. Under the direction of former Royal Ballet dancers Michael Nunn OBE and William Trevitt OBE, theTalent has become one of the hottest dance tickets around, boasting rave reviews and sell-out performances around the world. Following a sell out run last ...

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