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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.
The Critics’ Circle Theatre Awards 2017
The great and the good, including the likes of Bryan Cranston, Victoria Hamilton, Andrew Scott and Sam Mendes gathered in London for the presentation of The Critics’ Circle Theatre Awards 2017.
VAULT Festival 2018
VAULT Festival goes from strength to strength, now running for eight weeks across more venues. London reporter Sandra Giorgetti looks at what visitors can expect.
Touring News – February 2018
Sandra Giorgetti looks at the tours that take to the road next month including Caroline Jester's
The Dancing Club
and Ellie Stewart's
. Also on the menu are two Dickens adaptations (
) and two shows for young audiences (
A Tiger’s Tale
Me & My Bee
The Stage 100 for 2018
Congratulations to Royal Court artistic director Vicky Featherstone who jumps to the top of The Stage 100 list following her prompt and forceful campaign against sexual harassment in the theatre industry.
North East theatre in 2017 – a review
Peter Lathan looks back over twelve months of theatre in the North East, from the Scottish Border to the Tees.
Touring News - January 2018
Sandra Giorgetti looks at the tours that take to the road next month, which includes classics
The Importance Of Being Earnest
alongside world premières for
Black Men Walking
Our reviewers' picks of 2017
Some of our reviewers pick their top productions of the year.
Review of the Year 2017 - The North West Stage
David Chadderton looks back on his 2017 in North West theatre.
The best of NE theatre in 2017 (according to me)
Peter Lathan discusses the North East theatre productions he felt were the best in 2017.
Review of the Year - The London Stage
Philip Fisher reviews the theatrical year in London in 2017, "the best year in living memory for new plays on the London stage".
Touring News – December
Sandra Giorgetti looks at the handful of tours that take to the road this month—the anniversary tour of
The War Of The Worlds
Shrek The Musical
and Common Ground's comedy
Sherlock Holmes & The Hooded Lance
Touring News – November 2017
Sandra Giorgetti looks at the tours that take to the road in November including David Hoyle’s
, Libby Liburd’s
and the musical adaptation of Kay Mellor's television hit
North East pantos and Christmas shows 2017 - 2018
A listing of all professional pantomimes and children's Chrisrmas shows in the North East.
Touring News – October 2017
Sandra Giorgetti looks at tours that take to the road next month including solo show
performed on and touring by barge and shows for families including
, a new Peppa Pig adventure,
for pre-teens and
Edinburgh 2017: figures and awards
Sandra Giorgetti reports on the Edinburgh International Festival and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe which this year marked their 70th anniversaries.
Touring News – September 2017
Sandra Giorgetti looks at the tours that take to the road in September including anti-arms trade show
, Graeae's punk musical
Reasons to be Cheerful
and the contemporary re-imagining of
as a genderless, stateless transgressive LGBTQ figure.
Touring News – August 2017
Sandra Giorgetti looks at the tours that take to the road next month: Forced Entertainment's
amongst a bevy of big musicals including enduring hits
, with a thriller and a farce for company.