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NEWS: Theatre seeks pageant photographs

Colchester’s Mercury Theatre is calling for local members of the public to share their photographs in support of a forthcoming production. Alan Ayckbourn’s comedyA Pageantis running at the Essex venue in May and plans are in place to collate images of local pageants for a special display. The theatre is asking for anyone of photographs of pageant they have organised, ...

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NEWS: Momentous Musicals set for UK Tour

Following its sell out and critically acclaimed world premiere at the New Wimbledon Theatre in July 2012, (read our review here) Momentous Musicals staring Gareth Gates and Rachael Wooding will tour the UK for four dates in July this year. The musical concert which celebrates the biggest and best of musical theatre will open with a brand new show at ...

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NEWS: Liza lands in London for a West End debut with a difference

Australian drag artiste and musical theatre star Trevor Ashley will make his West End debut as the iconic Liza Minelli when his hit show Liza (on an E) fills a gap at The Vaudeville Theatre which was left open due to an early closure of Great Expectations. Ashley has been touring the show around Australia to sell out shows and ...

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NEWS: Book of Mormon smashes box office record

Just one day after its gala opening at London’s Prince of Wales Theatre, producers of The Book of Mormon have announced that the show has set a record for the biggest single day of sales in West End and Broadway history. Between 10 am and Midnight on Friday( March 22) £2,107,972 was taken in ticket sales. The show has now ...

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NEWS: Boleyn returns to The Tower of London

Following an acclaimed run in 2011, Suffolk based theatre company Red Rose Chain will be taking their production of Fallen in Love to the Tower of London this summer. A public and critical success in 2011, this transfer to the Tower will seen Anne return to the scene of her final days. A tale of love, betrayal, jealousy and treason, ...

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NEWS: Piaf run at Leicester’s Curve extended

Following the overwhelming audience response and unprecedented ticket demand for the recently opened production of Piaf, Curve has announced additional performance dates from 3 – 6 April 2013. (You can see what our Central Editor made of it here). Click on the image to see the brand new production trailer. The production currently showing in Curve’s Studio will be transferred ...

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NEWS: The Public Reviews supports the My Theatre Matters! campaign

At a time when many local councils are making tough decisions about how to balance their budgets, our theatres are coming under increased pressure. The Public Reviews is delighted to support the new My Theatre Matters! campaign. Launched today by The Stage, Equity and The Theatrical Management Association, the campaign is asking for theatre lovers to sign up and let ...

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NEWS: The Lion King stages West End’s first open autism-friendly performance

Having broken many records during its run at the Lyceum theatre, Disney’s The Lion King now becomes the first West End show to offer a dedicated and open autism-friendly performance. Taking place at the Lyceum theatre on Sunday 14 April, Disney Theatricals, The Ambassador Theatre Group and The National Autistic Society have been working closely together to make adjustments to ...

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