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NEWS: Birmingham REP to sell off costumes in one-off sale

Ever fancied yourself as Dorothy? Or maybe Cruella is more your thing? If you’ve ever dreamed of owning your own theatrical costume then Birmingham Repertory Theatre is the place to be on April 7 as the theatre opens its doors to members of the public for a special one-off costume sale. Some of the many costumes that are available include ...

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NEWS: Leading theatre charity changes its name to Capital Theatres

Scotland’s largest independent theatre organisation, Festival City Theatres Trust, is changing its name to Capital Theatres. Effective from Thursday 1 March, the charitable trust which runs the Festival and King’s Theatres and The Studio, rebrands as Capital Theatres. The name change reflects the growth of the organisation and the need to establish an identifiable ‘home’ brand for its three Edinburgh ...

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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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NEWS: Spotlight on Glasgow Film Festival 2018

The end of February sees Glasgow become Festival City once more. The fourteenth Glasgow Film Festival will run from the 21st of February until the 4th of March, and in that narrow timeframe more than 300 events and screenings will be crammed in, appealing to a wide range of audience tastes. As in previous years, there will be specific themes ...

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NEWS: Peterborugh gears up for 3rd Platform8 Festival

Peterborough audiences are gearing up this week for the third season of Platform8, the theatre festival that brings national touring shows to the city. Organised by local theatre company Jumped Up Theatre, in association with Battersea Arts Centre, Platform8 runs across Peterborough from 8 to 12 November, bring four plays, three workshops, a free film and a virtual reality installation ...

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