Michael Longhurst

Michael Longhurst’s first press briefing at the Donmar Warehouse

Donmar Warehouse incoming Artistic Director Michael Longhurst announces an exciting opening season.
Flux by Smoking Apples

Touring News: April 2019

Sandra Giorgetti looks at the tours that take to the road next month including a circus in miniature for babies aged 0-18 Inside Little Top and the comically gothic poem The Mystery of the Raddlesham Mumps from poet and performer Murray Lachlan Young, for those enjoying Easter school holidays.
Easter eggs

Easter shows for kids across the North East

19 North East theatres are presenting over 30 children’s shows over Easter
Michelle Todd - Bess the Commoner Queen

Touring News – March 2019

Sandra Giorgetti looks at the tours that take to the road next month and sees that themes of identity and finding oneself run through many shows including Papatango Prize winning The Funeral Director, Chris Thorpe's Status, The Picture of Dorian Gray and even Passionate Machine in which the first female time travelling doctor gets stuck in the past.
Kelsey Grammer

Man of La Mancha Launch at the London Coliseum

The latest ENO musical launched at the London Coliseum with a panel discussion between Matt Wolf, producer Michael Linnit and four of the show's stars, Kelsey Grammer, Danielle de Niese Nicholas Lyndhurst and Cassidy Janson
Company Chameleon

Company Chameleon shares latest work The Shadow in new Openshaw home

Contemporary dance company Company Chameleon shares its latest work in progress, The Shadow, at its new home in Openshaw—Georgina Wells went along.
Peril at Sea

Touring News – February 2019

Sandra Giorgetti looks at the tours that take to the road next month and two that don’t. To Kill A Mockingbird which was to have started touring in February has been cancelled following legal threats by Scott Rudin's company which claims the rights and Doctor Dolittle has closed early due to poor advance sales.
The new section

Children's Theatre and the BTG

The BTG has just set up a separate section for Children's and Young Peoples' Theatre. Peter Lathan explains why.
Julie Hesmondhalgh and Norah Lopez Holden in The Almighty Sometimes at the Royal Exchange Theatre

Review of the Year 2018 - The North West Stage

David Chadderton looks back on his 2018 in North West theatre.
The Shy Manifesto

Touring News – January 2019

Sandra Giorgetti looks at the tours that take to the road in January including solo shows The Shy Manifesto, Do You Think That’s Wise? The Life and Times of John Le Mesurier, and a double bill of East Belfast Boy and Every Day I Wake Up Hopeful, and an equal measure of thrillers, old and new.
Passionate People. Passionate Places.

North East theatre in 2018 - a review

NE editor Peter Lathan looks back over the year in theatre in the North East
Rosalie Craig in Company at the Gielgud Theatre

Our reviewers' picks of 2018

Some of our reviewers pick their top productions of the year.
Best Production

The best of North East theatre in 2018 – according to me

NE editor Peter Lathan looks back at what was, for him, the pick of North East theatre in 2018.
Simon Russell Beale, Adam Godley and Ben Miles in The Lehman Trilogy at National Theatre

Review of the Year 2018 - The London Stage

Philip Fisher reviews the theatrical year in London in 2018.
The Little Prince

Touring News – December 2018

Sandra Giorgetti looks at the tours that take to the road next month and sees autobiographical refugee story Pizza Shop Heroes and raunchy cult The Rocky Horror nestle between some family shows.
How To Catch A Krampus - Pleasance Islington

Everyone loves a panto – oh no they don’t!

If you think slosh scenes are tosh and audience participation is pants then pantos just aren’t your thing. Sandra Giorgetti suggests some alternative shows on offer for the festive season for young and old.
From The Child’s Christmas by Evelyn Sharp (1906)

North East pantos & Christmas shows 2018 - 2019

A listing of all professional pantomimes and children's Chrisrmas shows in the North East.
Ballet Boyz - Young Men

The Armistice and the theatre of war

Sandra Giorgetti looks at theatre's response to the First World War as the centenary of the Armistice approaches.
Green Ginger's Intronauts

Touring News – November 2018

Sandra Giorgetti looks at the tours that take to the road next month including Canary from Fun in the Oven Theatre about munitions workers in the First World War called Canary Girls because the chemicals they worked with turned their skin yellow, and Badac Theatre's story of a mother and child refugee, The Journey.
Great War Theatre

Great War Theatre

British Theatre Guide's Sandra Giorgetti has been a volunteer researcher on a project to uncover the theatre of the First World War. Here she speaks to the project leader, Dr Helen Brooks, Reader in Theatre & Cultural History at the University of Kent.