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ENB Wednesday Watch Parties: June 2020
English National Ballet’s ENB at HOME programme continues with
Song of the Earth
, with recordings available for 48 hours.
Greenwich Dance Up My Street goes online
Up My Street—Online!
will feature four TV-style episodes of new dance works performed by professional dancers and local volunteers, interviews with choreographers and an invitation to join in.
Panto Season 2020: COVID-19
Tron Theatre, Glasgow becomes the first venue to reschedule its 2020 panto to 2021 whilst the closure of Southport Theatre and Convention Centre casts doubt over its 2020 panto.
Horrible Histories to go on car park tour
Birmingham Stage Company has announced that its production based on Terry Deary’s
Horrible Histories: Barmy Britain
is to go on a drive-in tour of car parks across the UK.
BalletBoyz Deluxe on BBC4
The BalletBoyz 20th anniversary double-bill show
is to be broadcast on BBC Four and then available on iPlayer.
Ballet Black's The Waiting Game on BBC4
BBC4 will broadcast
Ballet Black: The Waiting Game
featuring interviews with the company’s artistic director Cassa Pancho and following South African dancer and choreographer Mthuthuzeli November as he creates a new ballet,
The Waiting Game
Head Wrap and Fagin streamed from The Place
The Place Online will stream
The Head Wrap Diaries
Leicester theatre goes into liquidation
Leicester’s Haymarket Theatre has become a victim of coronavirus and gone into liquidation—only two years after reopening.
Theatres at risk get financial support
Six theatres which are at various stages of restoration have been awarded a total of £67,500 as part of a building programme.
Curve to stay shut until October
Leicester’s Curve theatre is to remain closed for performances until Saturday 31 October 2020.
Theatre Book Prize shortlist announced
STR Theatre Book Prize judges have announced their shortlist from books entered published in 2019.
Thousands tune in to Oddsocks’ Macbeth
An audience of more than 3,000 tuned in online to see touring theatre company Oddsocks’ performance of
, filmed live from the home of the company’s directors.
Nottingham’s Classic Thriller Season called off
For what is believed to be the first time in its history, the Classic Thriller Season at the Theatre Royal, Nottingham—due to be held in July and August, 2020—has been cancelled.
Locked Down, Looking Up
London's The Space has received funding from Arts Council England for lockdown activities.
Home-made monologue earns praise
A 13-minute monologue, filmed at home in Lancashire, has picked up enthusiastic reviews.
Families in Wales invited to join new Theatr Iolo project
Specialist in theatre for young people, Theatr Iolo, asks families to help create
Twenty20: Experiences of an Extraordinary Year
Fame awaits online
Fame, the musical that lives forever, is now streaming on Broadway HD.
Shakespeare To Sheffield
Sheffield Theatres looks outdoors in the hope of summer programming.
Bush Theatre lockdown photo challenge
Writers get behind weekly photo challenges, starting with Phoebe Eclair-Powell's fantasy images.
Malvern Theatres launches survival appeal
Malvern Theatres has launched a COVID-19 appeal fund after warning of a devastating loss for audiences, the local community and economy if they were to close long-term.