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NEWS: Kim Cattrall withdraws from Royal Court’s Linda

Liverpool-born Sex In The City star Kim Cattrall has withdrawn from the Royal Court Theatre’s forthcoming production of Linda on medical advice. Her title rôle will now be played by Noma Dumezweni, who begins rehearsal tomorrow [Friday, 20 November]. Performances of the play will go ahead as advertised from 26 November. Cattrall said: “With great sadness, and at the advice ...

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NEWS: Katherine Soper wins 2015 Bruntwood Prize

A London shop assistant has won this year's Bruntwood prize with her first play about a young carer dealing with welfare cuts. Wish List, by Katherine Soper, who currently works in a perfume shop on Regent Street, has been announced by former artistic director of the National Theatre, Nick Hytner, as the winner of the 10th anniversary Bruntwood Prize for ...

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NEWS: 10th Anniversary production of The 39 Steps to take to the road.

Award winning comedy The 39 Steps will celebrate its 10th anniversary by going on tour across the UK in 2016. Based on Alfred Hitchcock’s 1935 movie and John Buchan’s 1914 spy thriller The Thirty Nine Steps and adapted for the stage by Patrick Barlow, The 39 Steps will visit 24 cities including a stop over in Ireland. The 39 Steps ...

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NEWS: Bailey, Tamaddon and Partridge to headline Chicago 2016 tour

X-Factor live finalist Sam Bailey will once again take control of a prison as she steps into the rôle of Mamma Morton in a newly announced UK tour of hit Kander and Ebb musical Chicago in 2016. Bailey will be joined by musical theatre star John Partridge as the suave lawyer Billy Flynn, while Dancing on Ice series five winner ...

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NEWS: Jonathan Larson celebrated in new West End gala concert

RENT composer Jonathan Larson will be celebrated in a new gala concert in London's West End on the 20th anniversary of his untimely passing. Seasons of Larson will be produced by Katy Lipson for Aria Entertainment and Guy James and be presented at The Lyric Theatre on Monday, 25 January 2016 and promises to "explore how Larson became a voice ...

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NEWS: Community focus for Royal Exchange season

Community is at the heart of Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theatre’s Spring and Summer season, announced today [13th November]. Announced by the venue’s Artistic Director, Sarah Frankom, community, family and friendship will all be explored across the venue's stages. Highlights of the season include the return of Marianne Elliott to the venue with her critically acclaimed National Theatre co-production of Husbands ...

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NEWS: Landor takes to the ice for Christmas

London's Landor Theatre is treading new ground, or more accurately new ice this Christmas. For the first time ever in an Off-West End Venue, the Landor’s Christmas show, Bewitchment on Black Ice will feature professional skating on synthetic ice. Created especially for this production, Bewitchment on Black Ice tells the tale of a Princess who fell in love, had her ...

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NEWS: Norfolk & Norwich Festival 2016 announce first acts

The first shows of the 2016 Norfolk and Norwich Festival have been announced today [5 November]. Acts today include the UK Premiere of White Nights from the contemporary circus company Race Horse, a world premiere from composer Kemal Yusuf and a revival of National Theatre Scotland &National Theatre production of Rona Munro’s critically acclaimed The James Plays at Norwich's Theatre ...

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