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Touring News – October 2018
Sandra Giorgetti looks at the tours that take to the road next month including Matt Abbott’s new poetry show
Two Little Ducks
, RedCape Theatre's comic road trip
, trans activist and performer Travis Alabanza’s
from Emma Rice's new company.
Children and young people need culture and creativity
Peter Lathan reports on the launch of
City of Dreams
, a NewcastleGateshead initiative to engage 165,000 children and young people in culture and creativity every year for the next decade.
Battersea Arts Centre reopening
Sandra Giorgetti reports on the reopening of Battersea Arts Centre's Grand Hall following a devastating fire in 2015.
Touring News – September 2018
Sandra Giorgetti looks at the tours that take to the road in September including Broke Lad's love letter to Scottish actors and acting
, novel adaptations
Diary of a Hounslow Girl
writer Ambreen Razia.
Choreographer Wayne Eagling's Remembrance of Marie Rambert
Wayne Eagling on his life and career and his latest work for New English Ballet Theatre,
, inspired by the story of Dame Marie Rambert’s life during the Great War.
Pip Hambly on her Edinburgh-bound The Kinkens
Pip Hambly—writer, mime artist, clown, theatre-maker and actor—talks about her Edinburgh bound, one-woman show
August can only mean one thing: all eyes turn to Edinburgh
National reporter Sandra Giorgetti takes a look at the phenomenon that is Scotland's first city in August.
Touring News – August 2018
Sandra Giorgetti looks at the tours that take to the road next month including
The Burning Tower
which explores the legacy of the Grenfell fire and
which visits beaches on the Atlantic coast as part of the Lughnasa FrielFest.
Death of Braham Murray at 75
Braham Murray OBE, one of the founding artistic directors of Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theatre, has died aged 75.
The North East in Edinburgh
Peter Lathan looks at North East performers and companies going to the 2018 Edinburgh Fringe.
Touring News – July 2018
Sandra Giorgetti looks at the tours that take to the road next month including the first professional production for more than 120 years of
from the National Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company, thirty years of
, and Penelope Skinner’s new play
Peter Mortimer looks back at the 17th Prague Fringe Festival
Touring News – June 2018
Sandra Giorgetti looks at the handful of tours that take to the road next month including
A Fortunate Man
, Michael Pinchbeck's adaptation of John Berger’s book, and a new musical based on the life of singer Dusty Springfield,
Touring News - May 2018
Sandra Giorgetti looks at the tours that take to the road next month: from the visual spectacle of Ockham’s Razor's
Belly Of The Whale
to the intimacy of Marie Klimis's
The Paper Traveller
. Also Torben Betts's new play
and a feminist re-imagining of
SOLT move to promote dignity at work
SOLT and UK Theatre's Ten Principles to promote a safe and inclusive workplace.
Touring News - April 2018
Sandra Giorgetti looks at the tours that take to the road next month including Re-Live Theatre Company's
, Dom Coyote's sci-fi musical
We Can Time Travel
and children's show
Eddie And The Slumber Sisters
Touring News – March 2018
Sandra Giorgetti looks at the tours that take to the road next month including Nigel Planer's
The Game Of Love And Chai
, Sting’s début musical
The Last Ship
richard III redux OR Sara Beer [IS/NOT] richard III
Cinemas to show Khan’s Giselle: ENB’s first live recording
English National Ballet has announced the first showing of Akram Khan’s Giselle from 25 April 2018. It was filmed live and directed by Ross MacGibbon—and we’ve seen it.
The Bridewell Theatre
Sandra Giorgetti walks down memory lane to visit the Bridewell Theatre in the City of London for the last of three features on performance venues whose architecture has caught her interest.
Arts Council England's ten-year plan
ACE has launched a consultation that will inform its mission for the decade 2020 to 2030 and everyone is invited to participate. Sandra Giorgetti urges everyone to have their say.