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NEWS: Nominations announced for UK Theatre Awards 2016

By PAUL COUCH UK Theatre has today [15 September 2016] announced the nominations for the UK Theatre Awards 2016, published below and available online at uktheatre.org These nominations demonstrate the breadth and depth of outstanding talent and achievement in theatre and the performing arts throughout the United Kingdom, on and off stage. This year’s recipient of the Outstanding Contribution to ...

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NEWS: ETT announces Spring 2017 season

English Touring Theatre has announced its Spring 2017 season, which features the world première of Silver Lining, a new comedy written by comedienne and presenter Sandi Toksvig, and a tour of the critically acclaimed Olivier Award winning Shakespeare’s Globe production of Nell Gwynn, starring Laura Pitt-Pulford in the title role. It is the final season under the stewardship of Director ...

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NEWS: Caravansera joins Bestival line-up

Vintage caravans, Wurlitzers, object d’art and alchemy await Bestival festival-goers as part of this year’s festival on the Isle of Wight. What is billed as a ‘cocktail-fuelled carousel of curiosity filled with eye-popping delights’, Caravanserai will mix live music, DJs and Cirque in a jam-packed line-up. Musical highlights will include Budzillus, Cut Capers, Daytoner, Dejavoodoo, DJ Chris Tofu, DJ High ...

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NEWS: Deborah Sawyerr joins Stratford East as Executive Director

London’s Theatre Royal Stratford East has today [9 August 2016] announced that Deborah Sawyerr will join the venue as Executive Director in October. Currently General Manager at the Bush Theatre, Sawyerr will join the East London venue to replace outgoing Executive Director, Mary Caws, working alongside Artistic Director Kerry Michael. Sawyerr is looking forward to the possibilities the future holds. ...

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NEWS: Organisers hail Latitude 2016 a scorching success

Organisers have hailed this year's running of Suffolk's Latitude festival one of the best ever. Festival goers revelled in the sweltering heat instead of tradition UK festival mud as the sun shone down on Henham Park across the weekend. The 11th Edition of Latitude Festival celebrated the very best in music, comedy, theatre, dance, film, poetry, literature, cabaret, science and ...

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Exciting season ahead for New Diorama

By PAUL COUCH London’s New Diorama theatre has today [18 July 2016] announced the line-up for its 2016/17 season. Among the notable transfers from Edinburgh this autumn is Tank – a new show from award-winning Breach Theatre that follows their critically acclaimed The Beanfield; and the playwriting debut from “voice of a generation” stand-up Liam Williams, with Travesty - a ...

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NEWS: Colchester’s Mercury Theatre announce Autumn season

Colchester's Mercury Theatre has today [Friday 15 July 2016] announced its 2016 Autumn/Winter season. Kicking off the Made in Colchester season will be the previously announced family musical adventure Wind in the Willows. Playing for three weeks of the school summer holidays, Toad, Badger, Rat and Mole are ready to hit the road in a chaotic musical adventure like no ...

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