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NEWS: Paul Robinson to leave Theatre503

After ten years at the venue, Theatre503's Artistic Director Paul Robinson has announced he is to leave to join Scarborough's Stephen Joseph Theatre. Robinson will take up the role of Artistic Director of The Stephen Joseph Theatre in June where previous Artistic Directors have included Stephen Joseph, Chris Monks and Sir Alan Ayckbourn. For Robinson, the tenure at Theatre503 has ...

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NEWS: Marlowe’s Theatre Director celebrates 40 years in the business

The Marlowe Theatre's Mark Everett

Mark Evertett, Theatre Director at Canterbury’s The Marlowe Theatre, has been celebrated in a surprise gathering to mark his 40 years in the theatre business. Everett started his career as House Manager at Bolton Octagon and then the Duke’s Lancaster. Over the years he has worked for Second Theatre City, the Arts Council, Birmingham Rep, and Bristol Old Vic before ...

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NEWS: Casting announced for Flowers for Mrs Harris

Daniel Evanshas today [26 February] announced casting for his final production as Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres. The world première ofFlowers for Mrs HarrisbyRichard TaylorandRachel Wagstaff will include isMoyo Akandé,Anna-Jane Casey,Rebecca Caine,Luke Dale, David Durham,Louis Maskell,Mark Meadows,Laura Pitt-PulfordandNicola Sloane. Based on the novel by Paul Gallico, Flowers For Mrs Harris is the story of one woman’s dream of achieving the ...

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NEWS: Brighton Fringe 2016 programme announced

Brighton Fringe Logo

Brighton Fringe revealed its 2016 programme today [24 February], including the news that The Reviews Hub will be an official Media Partner for the festival. Over 900 events will take place in Brighton during the Fringe, including a major new seafront pop-up venue Republic, the arrival of Edinburgh venue Sweet, and the Fringe All Nighter that will see shows run ...

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NEWS: Red Ladder launch of Leeds Lads

Poster Image of Leeds Lads

By Ron Simpson A community play usually means that the cast is made up of members of the community who have the opportunity to take part in a play under professional direction and with professional back-up. Leeds Lads, to be staged in June by Red Ladder Theatre Company in association with the Carriageworks Theatre and Leeds Civic Arts Guild, fulfils ...

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NEWS: Chichester Festival Theatre announces 2016 season

The cast of Love's Labours Lodt

Chichester Festival Theatre has today [18 February 2016] announced an eclectic 2016 season – the last under the leadership of Jonathan Church and Alan Finch as Artistic Director and Executive Director. The Festival 2016 season welcomes the Chichester Festival debuts of directors Bertie Carvel, Christopher Luscombe, Jonathan Munby and Adrian Noble, while welcoming back Howard Davies, Jeremy Herrin, Rachel Kavanaugh ...

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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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