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NEWS: Audra McDonald back in the West End

By PAUL COUCH Six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald is to return to London’s West End in April for four concerts at Leicester Square Theatre, where she sold out shows last year, it's been announced today [3 January 2017]. The Broadway legend will be joined on stage, this time by host and pianist Seth Rudetsky, who last month starred in ...

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NEWS: Stars of the West End sing out for Childline

By PAUL COUCH Some of the biggest stars of London's West End have re-recorded Jacques Brel’s If We Only Have Love in aid of Childline as the service celebrates its 30th anniversary. Among the array of West End stars singing on the release are Daniel Boys (The Boys in the Band, Spamalot) r (Phantom of The Opera); Cassidy Janson (Beautiful, The Carole King ...

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NEWS: One thing more on gender imbalance in Irish arts

By Saoirse Anton “This is what collaborative feminist power looks like and it is a powerful, playful and inclusive thing.” In just one succinct sentence Sarah Durcan, general manager of Science Gallery International, and a member of the Waking the Feminists group, summed up the atmosphere in the Abbey Theatre today [14 November 2016] at Waking The Feminists’ One Thing More. On ...

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NEWS: HOME announces PUSH 2017

Manchester’s HOME has today announced plans for PUSH 2017 - a two-week festival which promises to shine a light on regional talent. The festival which will run from 14th - 28th January will be run in association with Auto Trader and will provide an opportunity for some of the North West’s most exciting and vibrant artists the chance to present ...

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NEWS: Theatr Clwyd announce new season

Tamara Harvey, Artistic Director of Theatr Clwyd in Mold, has today announced her second season at the North Wales producing house. The Spring Season runs from February to May 2017 and includes three world premières, two classic revivals, and one new adaptation. Starting off the new season will be a new revival of David Hare's thrilling drama Skylight (9th Feb - ...

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NEWS: Pinball mania as Tommy leads New Wolsey Spring season

  Ipswich's New Wolsey Theatre have today [Thursday 27 October 2016] announced a brand new production of The Who's Tommy as the second Ramps on the Moon touring production, The Who’s Tommy will tour to Birmingham, Nottingham, Leeds, Sheffield and London but Ipswich will see the show first from Thu 30 March to Sat 15 April 2017. With a cast of ...

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NEWS: UK’s ‘Most Welcoming Theatres’ announced

UK Theatre has announced the 12 regional and national winners of the UK's Most Welcoming Theatre 2016. This year, over 200 theatres competed for the coveted title. This award, which is voted for by the public, is an opportunity for audiences to celebrate their local theatre. In 2015, the winner was the Theatre Royal, Newcastle. All the regional and national ...

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NEWS: Jersey Boys to leave the West End after nine years

By PAUL COUCH One of London’s best-loved musicals, Jersey Boys, will close at the Piccadilly Theatre on Sunday 26 March 2017 following nine amazing years in London. Jersey Boys is currently the sixth longest musical running in the West End. The producers say they are very proud that London has taken the show to its heart and have announced that ...

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