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NW Productions

Published: 14 October 2012
Reporter: David Upton

In the run up to Halloween, four actors from Lancaster Castle’s resident professional theatre company, Demi-paradise Productions, present their annual readings of classic ghost stories at the venue next Friday and Saturday.

They are chillingly retold in various low-lit and highly-atmospheric locations around the Castle.

The Brewery in Kendal is hosting a special production on Wednesday designed to encourage people with hearing impairment to get interested in the theatre.

A British Sign Language interpreter will be present in the theatre to translate the performance of the play Mother F by newly-formed Manchester theatre company Articulate Elbow.

Knitters far and wide, from Blackpool to America, have been busy knitting the stage set for a world premiere production at Blackpool Grand Theatre on Monday. Manchester-based comedy duo LipService Theatre has chosen the venue for the launch of their Swedish crime thriller Inspector Norse.

We may have missed out on a summer, but there’s no excuse for missing out on Blackpool’s summer season now that the resort’s Grand Theatre has added extra matinee performances to some of its shows.

ZooNation, one of the UK’s leading hip hop dance companies, bring the Olivier award-nominated Some Like It Hip Hop to the region for the first time this week.

There are performances at the Lowry in Salford at various times from next Thursday to Saturday.

Exploring what keeps imagination free, Jasmin Vardimon, one of Britain’s leading female choreographers, brings her new full-length work to The Lowry in Salford on Tuesday night.

Rita, Sue & Bob Too is back at St Helens Theatre Royal after a bumper 2011 sell out.

It hits the stage from Wednesday to October 28.

The production sees the return of Shameless star Tina Malone headlining as Bob’s wife Michelle and also starring her real-life daughter Dannielle Malone (Hollyoaks) as Rita and her husband Paul Malone playing the role of Sam.