Touring news - May

Reporter: Sandra Giorgetti

Dateline: 1st May, 2017

Every Brilliant Thing, HESS, Liza Sings Streisand, Johnny Bevan

Every Brilliant Thing - tour starts 2 May

Paines Plough’s hit Every Brilliant Thing returns to European shores for a further tour that will cover England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland and France.

By People Places and Things writer Duncan Macmillan with Jonny Donahoe, it tells a story of depression mixing fictional with true acounts.

The show is performed by James Rowland and the director is George Perrin.

Every Brilliant Thing has toured nationally and internationally with significant success. It now visits Quarry Theatre, Harrow Arts Centre, Lakeside Theatre, Cranleigh Arts Centre, Studio 3 Arts, Roundabout @ Canary Wharf, Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Sheffield Theatres, The Corn Hall, Jersey Opera House, Marlowe Theatre, Marine Theatre, The Spring, The Edge, Dumfries and Galloway Arts Festival, Dundee Rep, Brewery Arts Centre, Nottingham Playhouse, mac, Theatr Clwyd, Margate Theatre Royal, Pavilion Theatre Dublin, Everyman Cork, Glór Theatre Ennis Co. Clare and An Grianán, Donegal.

HESS – tour starts 3 May

Providing an insight into the nature of evil, retribution, repentance and forgiveness, HESS, is an award winning one-man play about Deputy Führer of the German Reich, Rudolf Hess, by Michael Burrell.

The play was a big hit last year at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and Derek Crawford Munn recreates his performance for this European tour.

HESS is directed by Kim Kinnie.

The play visits Eden Court Theatre, Bishops Rd, Inverness and Tolbooth, Jail Wynd, Stirling before playing Prague Fringe 2017.

Liza Sings Streisand – tour starts 3 May

Singer and comedienne Liza Pulman is known as a solo performer and one third of the satirical comedy trio Fascinating Aida.

In Liza Sings Streisand, her third solo show, Pulman celebrates the songs of Barbra Streisand with her six-piece band, The Stardust Ensemble. The musical director is Joseph Atkins.

The show features all the greatest Streisand hits such as "Evergreen", "The Way We Were" and "Don’t Rain On My Parade" from Funny Girl.

Liza Sings Streisand visits Belgrade Theatre Coventry, The Stables Wavendon, Crazy Coqs Live At Zédel London, The Capitol Horsham, Cornerstone Arts Centre Didcot, The Radlett Centre Radlett, The Auden Theatre Holt, Royal and Derngate Northampton and Opera House Jersey.

What I Learned From Johnny Bevan – tour starts 4 May

Fulfiling its remit to make exceptional performance accessible to rural communities, The National Rural Touring Forum programme continues with Luke Wright's multi-award-winning What I Learned from Johnny Bevan.

This is a striking one-man verse play about friendship and political coming of age, revealing the empty space that lies behind the façade of modern politics. The play is performed by its author and directed by Joe Murphy.

What I Learned from Johnny Bevan visits The The National Rural Touring Forum Institute and Cheshire and Audlem Scout and Guide Hall. Further performance information is online.

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