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Birmingham Hippodrome’s circus celebrations
Birmingham Hippodrome will celebrate its 120th birthday by heading back to the theatre’s origins as a circus with a free open day.
Vamos to tour new dead good show
Worcester-based Vamos Theatre, the “UK’s leading full mask theatre company”, is to tour a new production,
, across the UK early in 2020.
Children to get free tickets for Corby Christmas show
Northamptonshire venue The Core at Corby Cube has begun its Make a Memory appeal which provides free tickets to disadvantaged children.
Celebrating the Heart of the House
25 years of the Customs House to be celebrated through projections on the building.
Prioritise teaching for creativity, says report
The Durham Commission on Creativity and Education calls for a shift towards creativity in education system.
Northern Ballet Dracula in cinemas on Halloween
Broadcast live from the performance at Leeds Playhouse, Northern Ballet's
will be screened at 300 cinemas in the UK and Ireland on October 31 for one night only.
Gala panto cast announced
Durham’s Gala Theatre has announced the cast of this year’s panto,
Birmingham to host FranceDance festival
Birmingham is to be one of the host cities for FranceDance UK, a festival of contemporary dance featuring “young and exciting artists whose work is relevant to the city”.
What's on in the Midlands
Theatre productions in the Midlands for the week beginning Monday 14 October.
What's on in the North East
Professional theatre productions in the North East in the week beginning Monday 14 October 2019.
Leah’s 9th Consett panto
Actress and producer Leah Bell will direct and appear in Consett Empire’s panto for the 9th year running.
Rumpus on the road with The Masque of the Red Death
Derbyshire company Rumpus is to tour
The Masque of the Red Death
, a “spine-chilling” new play by John Goodrum based on a story by Edgar Allan Poe.
Williams to play Scrooge in Derby’s A Christmas Carol
Gareth Williams will play Ebenezer Scrooge in Derby Theatre’s production of Charles Dickens’s
A Christmas Carol
, a revival of Sarah Brigham’s show from 2014.
New project celebrates decade of Coventry’s Shop Front Theatre
Eight new commissions have been announced by Coventry’s Theatre Absolute in a three-year project which includes Coventry City of Culture in 2021.
Forster directs A View from the Bridge in Northampton
Associate director at York Theatre Royal Juliet Forster directs Arthur Miller’s
A View from the Bridge
which transfers to Northampton’s Royal and Derngate after opening in York.
Fierce Festival returns to Birmingham
The UK’s “leading biennial festival of live art”, Fierce has announced the full programme for its 2019 festival, the second edition under artistic director Aaron Wright.
A panto for Halloween
Wendy the Wonderful Witch: A Halloween Panto
comes to South Shields.
Car Park King at Washington
A rather odd look at the life of King Richard III comes to Arts Centre Washington.
Spring 2020 at Northern Stage
Northern Stage has announced its spring 2020 season, the start of its 50th anniversary year.
Melva tours to schools in 2019 and 2020
, a play about children’s anxieties and worries, tours to NE schools in 2019 and 2020.