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PREVIEW: All Aboard! Octagon Theatre to stage site-specific Summer Holiday in Bolton

As Bolton’s much loved Octagon Theatre prepares to close to undergo major redevelopment, it seems fitting that, as part of its current 50th anniversary season, it has chosen to produce a site-specific production of the classic 1960’s feel-good musical film, Summer Holiday.   The Octagon Theatre and Summer Holiday have much in common: They are both products of the 1960’s, still ...

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NEWS: New theatrical partnership to present Unexpected Joy in New York and London

Award-winning producer Katy Lipson of Aria Entertainment announces a new partnership with New York City-based Tony and Olivier Award-winning theatre and film producer, Jim Kierstead of Kierstead Productions. The pair are joining forces to develop and present new and groundbreaking productions on both sides of the Atlantic in Off-Broadway/Off-West End-sized venues. Their first co-production will be the new Bill Russell and Janet Hood musical, Unexpected Joy, which will receive its Off-Broadway ...

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NEWS: New rock musical, Knights of the Rose, heading for London

London looks set for a rockin’ good Summer of 2018. With Jim Steinman’s  Bat Out of Hell shortly to be taking up residence at the Dominion Theatre, it has just been announced that, a short walk down Charing Cross Road at the Arts Theatre, another rock musical is on the way. The show is Knights of the Rose and this ...

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NEWS: Edinburgh International Magic Festival to return for ninth year in May

The Edinburgh International Magic Festival returns for its ninth year over a week in spring rather than summer, running from Friday 11 to Saturday 19 May. The event will showcase some of the world’s most celebrated illusionists, proving that magic is an art form with the power to enchant, mystify, challenge and leave audiences speechless. Beginning with a Wizard World Gathering and finishing ...

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NEWS: Scottish Government Save Scottish Youth Theatre from Closure

Announcement by Scottish Culture Secretary allows company to continue during Year of Young People. A short-term funding agreement has been reached to enable the Scottish Youth Theatre to remain open beyond July 2018, allowing young people across the whole of Scotland to benefit from their programmes. The company had previously announced that they would have to cease operations in July ...

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NEWS: Life Changes Trust pledges renewed funding to dementia friendly communities in Edinburgh theatres

The Life Changes Trust has renewed its funding to support dementia friendly communities at the Festival and King’s Theatres in Edinburgh. Capital Theatres, which runs the prestigious Edinburgh theatres, was initially awarded £320,000 in 2015 to help create dementia friendly venues so that people with dementia and those who care for them can continue to enjoy participating in the arts. ...

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NEWS: Birmingham REP to sell off costumes in one-off sale

Ever fancied yourself as Dorothy? Or maybe Cruella is more your thing? If you’ve ever dreamed of owning your own theatrical costume then Birmingham Repertory Theatre is the place to be on April 7 as the theatre opens its doors to members of the public for a special one-off costume sale. Some of the many costumes that are available include ...

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