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NEWS: Truth About Youth Festival, Royal Exchange Manchester

For the last two weeks of July, the Royal Exchange theatre in Manchester will be overrun with youths. Thankfully, it won’t be a repeat of last year’s riots, but a celebration of local teenagers through a programme of theatre, music, art, film and all sorts of wonderful things. The aim of thefestival is to challenge negative perceptions of young people. ...

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NEWS: Idina Menzel to return to UK: London, Manchester and Edinburgh

One-time Wicked Witch of the West Idina Menzel is set to return to London in October (after a glorious gig at the Royal Albert Hall last autumn) for a one week residency at the Apollo Theatre, followed by appearances at Edinburgh's Usher Hall and Manchester's Palace Theatre. The Tony winner will perform with a 25-piece orchestra, singing songs from her ...

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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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