First bite for Manchester

The Opera House in Manchester will see the world premiére of new musical comedy Vampirette in May.

David Upton, 11 March 2012

History lesson in Lakeland

Peter Rylands is one of 12 actors (just one of them a woman) currently rehearsing Alan Bennett's The History Boys, at theatre by The Lake in Keswick.

David Upton, 11 March 2012

Doctor in the house for Lowry

Intensive care doctor Tuheen Huda won £1,000 in Manchester Library Theatre Company's Pitch Party event as part of the recent Re:play Festival at The Lowry Studio in Salford.

David Upton, 11 March 2012

Showzam pulls 20,000 out of a hat

Showzam! Blackpool's annual celebration of circus, magic and new variety, saw more than 20,000 visitors descending on the festival hub, Showzam! Central.

David Upton, 11 March 2012

Six shorts at a Manchester pub

The seventh JB Shorts evening of short, new plays at Joshua Brooks in Manchester will open later this month.

David Upton, 11 March 2012

Once more unto the breach for Jamie

Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse has pulled together a prominent ensemble cast to join Jamie Parker in the title role of Henry V, directed by Shakespeare's Globe artistic director Dominic Dromgoole.

David Upton, 11 March 2012

Nick Darke Award for writing offers £6000 prize

The annual Nick Darke Award for writing for stage, screen and radio has been launched for this year with with a top prize of £6000, double the award of previous years.

David Chadderton, 08 March 2012