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NEWS: Royal Exchange, Manchester: Theatre Studio season autumn/winter 2012

Following a fantastic start to 2012, with plays by Sarah Kane, Philip Ridley and Dennis Kelly, theRoyal Exchange Studio had set itself a tough challenge to keep audiences excited for the rest of theyear. They have certainly outdone themselves, with a varied selection of comedy, drama, music andchildren’s shows. The centrepiece of the new season is Black Roses: The Killing ...

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory musical opening June 2013

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory holds a special place in the hearts and onthe bookshelves of children and adults alike. The book was inspired by Dahl’schildhood days as a chocolate tester for Cadbury’s, heightened by the mysteryand espionage that surrounded the secret recipes. The 1971 motion pictureWilly Wonka &the Chocolate Factory, starring Gene Kelly, didn’t strike a chord atthe box ...

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NEWS: Royal Court Extras – Playwrights’ Playwrights

In 1952, George Devine took over the reins of the redesigned Royal Court Theatre under the umbrella of theEnglish Stage Company. Their remit was to produce new British work and classic revivals with the focus on itbeing a writer’s theatre.As part of their upcoming Court Extras programme, the Royal Court continue to flythe flag for classic revivals by producing Playwrights' ...

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Preview: Theatre Uncut 2012

In 2011, Theatre Uncut’s debut saw over 800 people in total perform a series of dramatic responses to the UK government's spendingcuts in over 80 venues across the country.That tough economic backdrop continues here and around the world, so the company have announcedplans for 2012, returning with a new set of plays and a new international focus, as playwrights from ...

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NEWS: Autumn season – New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

The sun has only just barely begun to shine on summer but, in Theatreland, thoughts are alreadyturning to autumn and winter seasons. Ipswich’s New Wolsey Theatre today announce their autumn season, a mixed programme of musicals, comedy, drama and one night performances. While many venues are moving to more conservative seasons, Sarah Holmes, chief executive at thetheatre, believes Suffolk audiences ...

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NEWS: Spamalot – Lands in London

Monty Python musical Spamalot will return to the West End this summer when the current touring production moves into the Harold Pinter Theatre on 24 July for a limited run to 9 September 2012. The touring cast land in London on a wave of plaudits from their crusade the length and breadth of the UK. The cast will include comedian ...

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NEWS – Back to the Musicals: 1940-1945

Ever wish you could go back to a simpler time? When hosiery was ladylike, hats were jaunty and hair was victory-rolled? This Sunday 20th May at the Pheasantry, you can - at an all-singing, all-dancing trip back to the musical theatre of the 1940s. Songs from enduring classics like Oklahoma!, On the Town, Carousel and Anything Goes will be performed ...

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PREVIEW: The Night of 1000 Voices, Royal Albert Hall

The Night of 1000 Voices is a large-scale charity concert that has been running annually since 1999. UK choirs and stage schools join musical theatre professionals on stage at an epic venue – this year, the Royal Albert Hall – to sing their hearts out in aid of a good cause. This year’s concert is on Sunday 6th May, and ...

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