Cast revealed for Katori Hall revival in Northampton
Gabrielle Brooks, Michelle Asante and Ery Nzaramba will lead the cast of Northampton Royal and Derngate’s UK première of Katori Hall’s Our Lady of Kibeho.
Nottingham youngsters to appear in RSC tour of Romeo and Juliet
Eight young people from Bluecoat Beechdale Academy in Bilborough will join the professional cast of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of Romeo and Juliet at the Theatre Royal, Nottingham.
Lawrence “proud” to become patron of dance organisation
Birmingham Royal Ballet senior soloist Brandon Lawrence has become the latest patron of the organisation that trained him, bbodance.
New chair Howells shares Birmingham Hippodrome vision
Glenn Howells, a trustee since 2012, is the new chair of Birmingham Hippodrome and aims to build on its “huge successes”.
Applied theatre conference to be held in Derby
Derby Theatre and the University of Derby are to host a conference on applied theatre which will be a day of “vibrant conversation” and “dynamic workshops”.
Springboard for new and emerging artists in Coventry
Coventry’s Belgrade Theatre is on the hunt for newly established performance companies and individual artists to join the second intake of its Springboard talent development programme.
Artists chosen for Naseem Khan commissions
Three theatres have announced they have selected artists for the Naseem Khan commissions—an initiative to support artists of colour.
Extended 2019 Buxton Fringe opens for entries
Entries are now open for the 2019 Buxton Fringe which will be extended to celebrate its 40th festival.
Rogers joins Silbert in leaving Birmingham REP
Executive director Stuart Rogers is to leave Birmingham REP in 2019 along with artistic director Roxana Silbert.
Celebrating Shakespeare's women
The all-female acrobatic theatre group Mimbre will highlight the role of women in Shakespeare’s plays in short performances in the grounds of New Place, the playwright’s adult home in Stratford-upon-Avon.
Twirlywoos live on stage
Twirlywoos—as seen on CBeebies—will be brought to life on stage for the first time next year.
We Will Rock You Manchester in 2020
Following 2010 and 2011 UK theatre tours and a 2013 10th anniversary world arena tour, the Queen and Ben Elton musical We Will Rock You has been ‘reimagined’ for 2019 and will embark on a new tour, showing in Manchester from January 27 to February 8, 2020.
Back by demand at Unity
Unity Theatre in Liverpool sees a number of theatre-makers return to the venue by popular demand in its forthcoming new season.
Octagon returns to Little Voice
Octagon Theatre Bolton continue their season of offsite shows in 2019 with a new production of Jim Cartwright’s Rise and Fall of Little Voice.
Burke is back in Bodyguard
Alexandra Burke will play Rachel Marron in the The Bodyguard when it returns to Palace Theatre, Manchester.
Grappling with Glory in Lancaster
A new play set in the larger-than-life world of wrestling premières at Lancaster’s Dukes theatre from February 21 to March 2.
Jackie Kay memoir for play première
Scottish writer and poet Jackie Kay’s personal memoir, Red Dust Road, is to play at HOME Manchester in September.
Club Mex comes to Hope Mill
Club Mex, a part-immersive, part-musical clubbing experience, runs at Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester, from January 17 - February 10.