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NEWS: Octagon Theatre Bolton announces new Artistic Director

The Octagon Theatre, Bolton has today announced Elizabeth Newman as its next Artistic Director. Newman is currently Associate Director at the Octagon Theatre, directing main house and studio productions, leading the organisation’s new writing department, and programming additional Octagon events. Before arriving at the Octagon in 2009, Newman was Artistic Director of award winning Shared Property Theatre Company. She also ...

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NEWS: The Sword In The Stone gets Rock n Roll panto treatment

Over the last 15 years the New Wolsey Theatre’s Rock n Roll pantomime has become something of a Suffolk institution, but, having worked through the canon of seven traditional plots now twice, the Ipswich venue has announced a brand new production for its 2015/16 season. Brand new for 2015, The Sword in the Stone will keep the now familiar rock ...

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NEWS: Changes to secondary ticket market

Customers buying tickets online for popular theatre, music and sports events will have more information in a move announced by the Competiton and Markets Authority (CMA) today. The CMA has taken action that has resulted in four of the largest UK secondary ticket platforms – Get Me In!, Seatwave, Stubhub and viagogo – giving improved information to buyers about the ...

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NEWS: Maudsley and Sweeney lead Hairspray tour cast

Producers have today announced principal casting for a new major tour of hit musical Hairspray, which opens at Curve Leicester this autumn before touring the UK Tony Maudsley (ITV1’s Benidorm) will play Edna and will be joined by TV and stage actress and presenter Claire Sweeney (Educating Rita, Guys and Dolls) as Velma Von Tussle, Olivier Award nominated actor and ...

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NEWS: Latitude 10th Anniversary Headliners Announced

Latitude organisers have today announced the line-up for their 10th edition which takes place Thursday 16th to Sunday 19th July 2015 at Henham Park, Suffolk. Ten years ago Latitude Festival creator Melvin Benn set out to rewrite the festival rulebook, showing that music lovers could also be culture lovers, by creating the UK’s first multi-arts boutique festival set out to ...

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NEWS: Mary Poppins will land in Leicester to begin new UK Tour.

Disney and Cameron Mackintosh have announced this morning that Mary Poppins will return to the UK and Ireland on a brand new tour which will open at Leicester Curve on Tuesday 13th October 2015. Cameron Mackintosh said today “It’s hard to believe that it is already 11 years since Mary Poppins first landed on the London stage. My goodness……time flies ...

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NEWS: Opera World Premiere for 3 and 4 Year Olds

Scottish Opera is set to prove yet again that you are never too young to enjoy music with its exciting new interactive showKidO. Building on the phenomenal success of BabyO and SensoryO, the much loved, sell-out productions for babies and toddlers, Scottish Opera brings KidO to another young audience of 3-4 year olds and their carers. This enchanting musical adventure ...

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NEWS: BEHAVIOUR 2015 Festival Launches

The Arches in Glasgow haveannounced the programme for BEHAVIOUR 2015: their annual festival of live performance, providing a snapshot of today’s mould-breaking international and UK artistic talent. Now in its sixth year, the anything-goes festival sets its sights on the future, with an exciting roster of performers poised to provoke. With the General Election on the horizon, political futures will ...

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