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NEWS: Essex theatre to seek and support best new talent

The Mercury Theatre, Colchester is today [15 October 2015] announcing a major new programme -Mercury Talent- to support and develop people who want to work in the arts and creative industries. The centrepiece of the programme is a collaboration between the Mercury Theatre and the University of Essex - the Essex Playwriting Competition &Festival will offer a chance for budding ...

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NEWS: A new face for The Public Reviews!

The UK’s leading online portal for the performing arts, The Public Reviews, has announced today [1 October 2015] that it is repositioning itself as The Reviews Hub. The Public Reviews was launched in 2007 as a site that featured theatre reviews submitted by audience members. Eight years on, the site now boasts 150 permanent reviewers from across the UK, and ...

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NEWS: Billy Elliot the Musical announces UK Tour Dates

Producers have today [25th September] announced the full tour list for the first ever UK tour ofBilly Elliot the Musical. Opening at theTheatre Royal Plymouthon Wednesday 24 Februarythe show will then visitSunderland Empire, Bradford Alhambra,Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff,Dublin Bord Gáis Energy Theatre,Edinburgh Playhouse,Bristol Hippodrome,Manchester Palace Theatre, Southampton Mayflowerand Birmingham Hippodrome. For producer Eric Fellner the opportunity to tour the country ...

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NEWS: Hytner given award for services to the Arts

  Nick Hytner, the former Director of the National Theatre has been awarded the Critic’s Circle Award for Services to the Arts. The annual award was created in 1988 and the first person to receive it was Peter Hall, one of Hytner’s predecessors at the National. Accepting the award, Hytner said: “By rights I should be accepting it in partnership ...

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NEWS: The countdown starts to Scotland’s newest music festival in Aberdeen

With just days to go, Aberdeen is gearing up to host Scotland’s newest music festival with a weekend of gigs, pop-up performances in pubs, late night jamming sessions, workshops and a star-studded Neil Young celebration. Starting on Friday, September 25 2015,True North will turn a national spotlight on the north-east's singer-songwriter tradition and provide a platform for thevery best music ...

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NEWS: Theatre N16 moves to Balham

Theatre goers are being advised to check their directions as Theatre N16 announces it is moving south of the Thames but keeping its north London name. Having originally opened in May, Theatre N16 have found a new home at The Bedford Pub in Balham and have announced a cross-genre new season of opera, theatre and dance. Season highlights include a ...

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NEWS: Biggins leads the salute for West End Heroes

Christopher Biggins haslaunched the 2015 West End HeroesGala Concertwith a little help from his military friends. Never one to underdress, Bigggins launched the fundraiser in full RAF servicewoman uniform, previewing just one of the characters he'll play on the night. Biggins will host of theWest End HeroesGala Concert on Sunday 4 October at London's Dominion Theatre. Last year the casts ...

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