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Puppet Christmas Carol revived for tour
Last year’s puppet and live action version of
A Christmas Carol
at the Newcastle Castle Keep from Theatre Space NE and 4M CIC, now renamed Life and Limb Puppets, is to be revived for a NE tour at Christmas.
From childhood to old age
Rose and Robin
from Mad Alice Theatre Company is a story of love and loss for old and young.
Scaredy Bairns at Halloween
is a family friendly Halloween experience deep in the woods in County Durham.
New partnership to boost Tees Valley’s cultural and drama scene
A new partnership between two Teesside cultural institutions will boost Tees Valley’s cultural and drama scene and strengthen the development of the area’s creative workforce.
Campbell moves on to Wales
Northern Stage’s Artistic Director Lorne Campbell is to move to National Theatre Wales.
It’s (Still) What He Would’ve Wanted
Shelter benefits from fundraiser celebrating the life of Sean Hughes with John Hegley and Reece Shearsmith amongst the cast.
Round-up of regional productions opening week beginning Sunday October 20.
Nevill Holt bags prestigious architectural prize
The 400-seat theatre at Nevill Holt by Witherford Watson Mann and Sound Space Vision wins the Stirling Prize People’s Vote.
Bang Bang! Cleese take on Feydeau farce to tour
John Cleese is to make his stage writing debut with
, based on
by Georges Feydeau, for a UK tour produced by Exeter Northcott Theatre and Dermot McLaughlin Productions.
80 minutes to stage Exam at King's Arms
Vertigo Theatre Productions stages
October 29 to November 3 at The Kings Arms, Salford.
BAC goes Global
Battersea Arts Centre announces Going Global, the inaugural programme of new artistic director Tarek Iskander. It sees world, UK and London premières delivered by artists from all over the globe connecting us at time of national introspection.
Flash, bang, wallop, what a picture, what a theatre photograph!
Matthew Bourne, Miranda Hart and Jude Law will be part of the judging panel for Theatres Trust's new theatre photography competition.
Body Snatcher for the Dukes
Inspired by Robert Louis Stevenson’s horror story,
The Body Snatcher
steals its way on to The Dukes’ stage in Lancaster.
Crate expectations in Manchester
A pop-up horror experience is coming to Manchester.
Michaela Bennison is Lady Of Jazz
An evocation of 1920s jazz and blues and the fictitious story of Honey Grey, lead singer in her daddy’s band, are told in the musical tale of
Lady Of Jazz
30th Chester Literature Festival
Authors Armistead Maupin and Michael Morpurgo, poets Imtiaz Dharker, Benjamin Zephaniah and Lemn Sissay and writer and TV presenter Nadiya Hussain top the bill at the Chester Literature Festival.
Katie Posner nominated for best director
Katie Posner has been nominated for best director award at this year’s UK Theatre awards.
What's on in the Midlands
Theatre productions in the Midlands for the week beginning Monday 21 October.
What's on in the North East
Professional theatre productions in the North East in the week beginning Monday 21 October 2019.
Following in father’s (panto) footsteps
The son of a NE actor, comedian and musician joins this year’s cast of the panto company his father co-founded 24 years ago.