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NEWS: Theatre’s Great and Good gather for 61st Evening Standard Awards

Dame Judi Dench, Stephen Sondheim and Sir Ian McKellen at the Evening Standard Awards

By Maryam Philpott 2015 has been another impressive year for the London stage and with a crop of ‘reviews of the year’ about to emerge, the EveningStandard once again pips everyone to the post by presenting its annual Theatre Awards months before anyone else. Theatrical luminaries gathered at the Old Vic on Sunday to celebrate the 61st Evening Standard Awards, ...

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NEWS: Bernadette Peters to perform 1st UK solo show in 15 years

Portrait of Bernadette Peters

Multi-award winning musical theatre star Bernadette Peters will perform her first solo show in the UK for the first time in 15 years in June 2016. The triple Tony, double Drama Desk and Golden Globe Award winning Broadway star will return to theRoyal Festival Hall, LondononFriday 3rdJune 2016and playing her first ever date at theOpera House, ManchesteronSunday 5thJune 2016. Renowned ...

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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Liverpool-born Sex In The City star Kim Cattrall has withdrawn from the Royal Court Theatre’s forthcoming production of Linda on medical advice.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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