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NEWS: Impressive line-up announced for Brighton Festival

Brighton Festival 2016 was officially launched today [17 February 2016] at one of the Festival’s key venues, Brighton Dome’s Studio Theatre. This year’s annual arts celebration on the South Coast will run from 7 – 29 May. 2016 marks the 50th Brighton Festival, England’s largest and most established annual curated multi-arts festival. Niall Harman reports from the launch event. Since ...

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NEWS: The Toxic Avenger gets European Premiere at Southwark Playhouse

The Toxic Avenger

The creative team behind Memphis will be staging the European Premiere of The Toxic Avenger at Southwark Playhouse this Spring, produced by Aria Entertainment The Toxic Avenger has a book by Joe DiPietro and music by David Bryan and tells the tale of Toxie,a seven-foot mutant freak with superhuman strength and a supersized heart to match. He’s out to save ...

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NEWS: Pilot Theatre appoints Esther Richardson as new Artistic Director

The former Associate Director of CAST Doncaster, Esther Richardson, has been appointed Artistic Director and joint Chief Executive of Pilot Theatre, the company has announced today [15 February 2016]. She will take over from Marcus Romer, who has headed the organisation for the last 22 years, on 4 July 2016. A graduate of Bristol University and Goldsmiths College, Richardson has ...

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NEWS: Sir Trevor Nunn to return to birthplace for A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Sir Trevor Nunn will return to his hometown of Ipswich to direct A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the New Wolsey Theatrethis summer. The acclaimed director has so far directed 36 of Shakespeare’s 37 plays, with this production completing the collection. The New Wolsey Theatre, of which Nunn is a patron, is currently celebrating its 15th anniversary.   For Peter Rowe, ...

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NEWS: 911’s Lee Brennan to join Footloose: The Musical

911 starLee Brennan is to make his musical theatre debut when he joins the cast ofFootloose: The Musical, playing the role of Willard it, has been announced today [12 February 2016]. From 19 April - 18 June.Brennan will join the UK tour for dates in Oxford,Weston Super Mare, Wimbledon, Liverpool,Belfast, Derry,Torquay andGlasgow, stepping in for Gareth Gates. Brennanis best known ...

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NEWS: Liverpool’s Unity Theatre awarded £435,000 redevelopment grant.

Unity Theatre, Liverpool

Liverpool’s Unity theatre has today announced it has been granted nearly half a million pounds from the Arts Council to help the Hope Place venue in its plans to redevelop the much loved venue. The Unity has be awarded £435,000, which was the full amount the venue had applied for, which will see the building -a former synagogue - transformed ...

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NEWS: Brighton Fringe announces 2016 bursary winners

Brighton Fringe Logo

Brighton Fringe organisers have announced the winners of their 2016 bursaries to support companies appearing at England's largest arts festival. 20 shows and events have won bursaries to appear at this year’s Brighton Fringe, including an acclaimed South African performer, an award-winning play about homophobia, a hip-hop exhibition, and a biting comedy about office life. South African performer James Cairns, ...

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NEWS: Casting announced for Mercury Theatre Clybourne Park

Colchester’s Mercury Theatre have released details of the casting for the regional UK premiere of Clybourne Park. The cast for this new production of Bruce Noris's Award-winning play will include Ben Deery, Dan Gaisford, Rebecca Manley, Rebecca Oldfield, Gloria Onitiri, Wole Sawyerr, William Troughton and Mark Womack. The production opens in Colchester before touring to Richmond, Guildford, Cambridge, Oxford, and ...

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