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NW Productions

Published: 3 February 2019
Reporter: David Upton

Theatre students from Preston Uclan’s acting degree course take to the stage at St Peter’s Arts Centre in the city next week for the first of two showcase productions in February. Earthquakes in London runs from next Wednesday to Saturday while Measure for Measure, is from February 20 to 23.

The theatre company inspired by Agatha Christie, Noël Coward and classic Ealing comedies makes a return to Lancaster’s Dukes theatre next week. New Old Friends will be presenting its latest comedy thriller, Crimes On The Nile, on Tuesday and Wednesday.

While the RSC’s Romeo and Juliet comes to Blackpool Grand later in the month, next Wednesday sees a one-night stand by Juliet and Romeo. The transposition of the names leads to "a humorous and heartfelt investigation into love, loss and longevity," as Lost Dog’s new show reveals they didn’t die in a tragic misunderstanding.

Sing-a-Long-a The Greatest Showman heads to Blackpool Grand next Thursday.

A new version of Bertolt Brecht’s Mother Courage And Her Children, starring Julie Hesmondhalgh, comes to Manchester Royal Exchange from next week through to March 2.

Anita Dobson stars as Miss Hannigan in Annie at Manchester Opera House, through to February 16.

Following eight years of international touring, 1927 theatre company revives The Animals and Children Took to the Streets, its hit show first seen in 2010, which calls into HOME in Manchester from next Wednesday to February 16.