What’s In A Name, No Man’s Land, Lovely Bones, Mushy, Pride and Prejudice, Bravery To The Bell
What’s In A Name? – tour starts 5 September 2019
Who was to know that the naming of a new child could cause such destructive argument?!
What’s In A Name? is a comedy based on the award-winning French stage play and then film Le Prènom written by Matthew Delaporte and Alexandre De La Patellière.
It is translated, adapted and directed by Jeremy Sams and was first seen at Birmingham REP in 2017 when it enjoyed critical success.
In the cast are Joe Thomas, Bo Poraj, Laura Patch, Summer Strallen and Alex Gaumond.
What’s In A Name? visits Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Theatre Royal Glasgow, Grand Opera House York, Aylesbury Waterside Theatre, Cambridge Arts Theatre, Theatre Royal Windsor, Richmond Theatre and Nuffield Southampton Theatre.
No Man’s Land – tour starts 5 September
London Classic Theatre presents Harold Pinter's No Man’s Land.
Dark comedy and subtle power games ensue when a chance meeting leads to an alcohol-fuelled night of reminiscences and verbal sparring.
The company's artistic director Michael Cabot directs Nicholas Gasson, Joel Macey, Graham O’Mara and Moray Treadwell.
No Man’s Land visits Oldham Coliseum Theatre, Hull Truck Theatre, Theatre Royal Winchester, Lighthouse Poole, Octagon Theatre Yeovil, The Theatre Chipping Norton, Roses Theatre Tewkesbury, Atkinson Southport, New Vic Theatre Newcastle-under-Lyme, Lincoln Performing Arts Centre, CAST Doncaster, Middlesbrough Theatre, Connaught Theatre Worthing, Devonshire Park Theatre Eastbourne, Queen’s Hall Hexham, Phoenix Theatre Blyth, Brunton Musselburgh, Arena Theatre Wolverhampton, Cornerstone Didcot, Theatre Royal Margate and Trinity Theatre Tunbridge Wells.
The Lovely Bones – tour starts 6 September
The Lovely Bones, which was seen at Birmingham Repertory Theatre last autumn, now returns to the venue and tours.
Alice Sebold's coming-of-age novel about the young dead girl Susie Salmon observing her family in their grief has been adapted by Bryony Lavery
The cast is made up of Catrin Aaron, Radhika Aggarwal, Fanta Barrie, Charlotte Beaumont, Samuel Gosrani, Leah Haile, Avita Jay, Andrew Joshi, Nicholas Khan, Leigh Lothian, Huw Parmenter, Lynda Rooke and Jack Sandle.
The director is Melly Still, the movement director is Mike Ashcroft and the assistant director is Lucy Bird. The composer is Dave Price.
The Lovely Bones is presented by The Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Royal and Derngate Northampton, Northern Stage in association with Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse.
The show opens at Birmingham Repertory Theatre then visits Theatre Royal Nottingham, Exeter Northcott Theatre, Norwich Theatre Royal, The Lowry Salford, Rose Theatre Kingston, Hackney Empire, Cambridge Arts Theatre, Oxford Playhouse, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre Guildford and Chichester Festival Theatre.
Mushy: Lyrically Speaking – tour starts 6 September
Mushy: Lyrically Speaking is a play inspired by the 16-year-old schoolboy known as Mushy on television's Educating Yorkshire.
The role of Musharaf / Mushy will be played by Varun Raj, and Oliver Longstaff will play Mr Burton the teacher who helped him overcome his severe stutter. Medhavi Patel will play Mushy's mother.
The show features rap and lyrical narration written by rapper Raxstar.
It is presented by Rifco Theatre and Watford Palace; Rifco’s artistic director Pravesh Kumar has written the book. The director is Ameet Chana.
Mushy: Lyrically Speaking will visit Watford Palace Theatre, The Curve Slough, Northampton Royal & Derngate, Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Arcola London and Leeds Playhouse.
Pride and Prejudice* (*sort of) – tour starts 7 September
Last year's Tron Theatre hit, the all-female adaptation Pride and Prejudice* (*sort of), is back.
Written by Isobel McArthur (after Jane Austen), this take on Pride and Prejudice sees six young women from below stairs tell their own story.
From the original cast are Tori Burgess, Christina Gordon, Hannah Jarrett-Scott, Isobel McArthur and Meghan Tyler, joined by Felixe Forde who makes her professional debut.
It is a co-production with Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Bristol Old Vic, Leeds Playhouse, Northern Stage, Nuffield Southampton Theatres and Oxford Playhouse presented by Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh, Tron Theatre Company and Blood of the Young and is directed by Paul Brotherston.
Pride and Prejudice* (*sort of) visits Bristol Old Vic, Northern Stage, Birmingham Repertory Theatre, The Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh, Leeds Playhouse and Nuffield Southampton Theatres.
Bravery To The Bell – tour starts 7 September
Bravery To The Bell is a five-stop charity variety concert tour.
With a cast led by The X Factor’s Fleur East and Joe McElderry, Britain’s Got Talent's Flawless and Marc Spelmann and including The X Factor’s Lauren Platt, Matthew Croke (currently starring as Aladdin in Disney’s Aladdin), Emma King, Reading Community Gospel Choir and vocal harmony group Vadé, it is an evening of song, dance, comedy and magic.
The bell of the title refers to children who have fought cancer ringing a symbolic bell at the end of their treatment before going home; local children in remission will ring a bell placed on stage.
The concert will raise awareness and fundraise for charity Children with Cancer UK with the cast singing the fundraising single "Tomorrow Is A Better Day".
The song is available on iTunes, Google Play and Amazon Music, with all proceeds donated to Children with Cancer UK.
Bravery To The Bell is produced by Bourne Media Group’s Suzanne Shaw and Laura Taylor. The concert tours to Manchester O2 Apollo, Nottingham Royal Concert Hall, Birmingham Symphony Hall, Liverpool M&S Bank Arena and Croydon Fairfield Halls.