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Record number of tickets sold at Mansfield theatre
A Nottinghamshire theatre has sold a record number of tickets for the second year running.
Ballet company’s Northern Stage debut
Northern Ballet to perform at Northern Stage for the first time
Drag Becomes Her at HOME
Drag Becomes Her
is a parody of A-list Hollywood camp-fest
Death Becomes Her
, which calls in at HOME Manchester.
Coliseum opens Handbagged
Oldham Coliseum opens
Great Gatsby ballet for Lowry
Northern Ballet is returning to Salford with its production of
The Great Gatsby
Young carers play for UK tour
A play about young carers in Salford that “knocked MPs sideways” is about to embark on a national tour in June.
All-female Hamlet for Hope Mill
An all-female production of Shakespeare's
is being performed at Hope Mill Theatre in Manchester.
Tom's at HOME in Richard III
star Tom Mothersdale stars in the title role of
at HOME in Manchester.
Play aimed at the learning disabled
The Isle of Brimsker
is devised specifically for audiences with profound and multiple learning disabilities.
Broadway beckons for New Vic show
A show that started life in north Staffordshire is to head to Broadway for the New Vic Theatre’s first international tour.
Prizewinner revival at Hope Mill
National Bolton Octagon Prize-winning play
All I See is You
is to be revived at Hope Mill in Manchester.
Liz Stevenson is new artistic director in Keswick
Theatre by the Lake in Keswick has appointed Liz Stevenson as new artistic director.
Sarah Punshon leaves the Dukes
Artistic director Sarah Punshon is leaving the Dukes in Lancaster.
Admissions tour comes to Lowry
Alex Kingston and Sarah Hadland star in Admissions the new comedy on tour to the Lowry.
Northern women’s stories told through dance
from Newcastle-based Company of Others tells the stories of women from across the North
Candoco Dance Company teams up with ASOS
Candoco Dance Company, a company of disabled and non-disabled dancers, has announced that online fashion and cosmetics retailer ASOS will support a residential dance training intensive for young dancers in summer 2019.
Yuli—The Carlos Acosta Story special screening
Sadler’s Wells is to present a screening of new film release
Yuli—The Carlos Acosta Story
followed by a live Q&A with Acosta himself with film director Icíar Bollaín and scriptwriter Paul Laverty.
Round-up of regional productions opening week beginning Sunday April 7.
Mersey drama set for 2020 tour
Following its run at Liverpool Empire Theatre last autumn,
By The Waters Of Liverpool
is set to embark on a UK tour.
Host of drama for Cheshire Fest
Cheshire Fest 2019 has revealed its programme for the Kids Stage and Play Park.