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Preview: Inside the Midsummer Songs rehearsal room

The creation of a musical is something that is often shrouded in secrecy. The rehearsal, technical and creative process hidden away from view until the creative team are happy that the piece is in the best possible shape to face the public. When that piece is a brand new show, instead of one of the many revivals currently being staged, ...

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Preview: Tiger Dublin Fringe – Highlights

The programme for 2014 Tiger Dublin Fringe Festival has been announced. Running from the 5th to the 20th of September, this year’s programme of multi-disciplinary art and performance is sure to appeal to a diverse audience. With a new creative director (Kris Nelson) at the helm and a new sponsor (Tiger Beer), this year’s festival is set to provide an ...

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Dublin Theatre Festival Preview – Highlights

The Dublin Theatre Festival returns in 2014 to present 18 days of wondrous theatre, comedy, dance, performance, and so much more from national and international contexts. Returning for its 57th season and filled to the brim with stimulating artists, it is surely not to be missed. The 2014 dates run from the 25th of September to the 12th of October ...

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STAGE SHOT: Shakespeare in Love – Noel Coward Theatre

Produced byDisneyandSonia Friedman Productionsand based on the Academy Award-winning screenplay byMarc NormanandTom Stoppard,Shakespeare in Lovehas been adapted for the stage byLee Hall(Billy Elliot). Featuring a company of 28 actors and musicians, one of thelargestcompaniesever assembled for a play in the West End, plus a dog, this new play will be directed byDeclan Donnellanand designed byNick Ormerod, the driving force behind ...

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WHAT’S HOT – week beginning Monday 30th June 2014

It’s that time of year again when people and companies start to get their heads together around the 1000’s of shows heading to many of the festivals up and down the country and theatres start to take a little break to get everything up and running ready for the post summer season to begin. But don’t let that put you ...

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PREVIEW: The Oberon Book of Comic Monologues for Women, Book Launch

Reporter: Cavelle Leigh Katy Wix, who you may recognise from appearances in BBC’s Not Going Out, and numerous guest appearances elsewhere on TV, launches her debut book, Comic Monologues for Women at the characterful Phoenix Artist Club off of Tottenham Court Road. As an actress she recognised that there are a limited number on monologues available for women, particularly those ...

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PREVIEW: 24:7 Theatre Festival – The Perfect 10

Reporter: Paul Downham After around 170 world premiers and 19 awards Manchester’s 24:7 Theatre Festival is set to once again bring the best of new writing and performance to the city this July. Now in its 10th year the festival continues to go from strength to strength with another 10 premiers being produced. Opening the press launch at The Comedy ...

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PREVIEW: 2014/15 New season launch at Belfast Lyric

Preview Piece: Megan W. Minogue Jimmy Fay launched the Lyric Theatre’s new season this morning, emphasizing the support of new writers and continued community engagement. The season is entitled ‘Northern Soul’, and begins with this summer’s production of Can’t Forget About You, a play by David Ireland which was commissioned by the Lyric when he was the writer in residence ...

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