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NEWS: Award-winning production of Hair to embark on a National Tour

Following sold-out seasons in Manchester and London, the award-winning and critically acclaimed 50th-anniversary production of Hair produced by Hope Mill Theatre and Aria Entertainment is to tour next year from March. A newly imagined production, produced by Hope Mill Theatre, Aria Entertainment and Senbla directed by Jonathan O’Boyle will open at The New Wimbledon Theatre on 22 March 2019. Hair will then tour to Cheltenham, Manchester, ...

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INTERVIEW: Don Warrington on Arthur Miller and Death of a Salesman

To many, actor Don Warrington is still fondly remembered for his role as Philip Smith in the classic 1970’s sitcom, Rising Damp in which he appeared alongside Leonard Rossiter and Frances de La Tour. In recent times he has attracted legions of fans for his appearances in TV programmes including Death In Paradise and Strictly Come Dancing. As a stage ...

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The Naturalists – Walkerspace, New York

Writer: Jaki McCarrick Directors: Colleen Clinton & Lily Dorment Reviewer: Adrienne Sowers The Pond Theatre Company’s latest production, a world premiere of The Naturalists by Jaki McCarrick, promises naturalistic contemporary drama. It delivers on that promise with a well-crafted family drama defined by the 1979 Massacre at Narrow Water. Set years later, the unravelling of a family and the reaction ...

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INTERVIEW: Tafadzwa Muchenje on Where We Began

The UK’s first Theatre Company of Sanctuary, Stand and Be Counted, present Where We Began, a wild and vivid vision of the future that combines storytelling, movement and live music. Five performers from across the globe challenge existing notions of ‘home’ in a multilingual celebration of personal identity.  They consist of Shireen Farkhoy as The Transition Guide (Persian British Actor), ...

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PRESS LAUNCH: The Goons Take to the Road

In the days before television gained its grip on popular culture, British families would gather around their wireless sets and listen to programmes such as The Goon Show; it is said that even Prince Charles was an avid fan. Now, well over half a century later, a new version of that show has just been launched and is about to embark ...

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FIFTY-WORD FRINGE PITCH: Onstage Dating

With time being precious during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe we challenged this year’s acts to deliver a 50-word elevator pitch for their show. This time it’s the turn of Bron Batten on Onstage Dating. Bron Batten goes on first dates, live onstage. Featuring a different person each night, this award-winning show has thrilled audiences all over the world with its unique ...

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FIFTY-WORD FRINGE PITCH: Glas(s) Performance on Old Boy

OLD BOY is a show from award-winning theatre company Glas(s) Performance about grandfathers and grandsons. It features a 2-year-old boy, a 12-year-old boy and a 22-year-old man and their granddads. It is about love and legacy and the things that men mean to each other in families. What other show shouldn’t we miss?   The Ballad of the Apathetic Son and his Narcissistic Mother at Summerhall Name of your ...

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