British Theatre Guide
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Elevator returns to Live
Live Theatre’s Elevator Festival of new work returns for its fifth year in March 2020
Imelda Staunton back where she belongs
Imelda Staunton is to headline a new production of Jerry Herman and Michael Stewart's
, reuniting her with Dominic Cooke, the director of
New team takes over at Buxton Fringe
A new team has taken over running Buxton Fringe, which has celebrated 40 years of festivals in the Derbyshire town.
Training experience for youngsters at Birmingham REP
Birmingham REP and the youth homelessness charity St Basil’s are asking people to donate to a new training experience for young people.
Third black production from Eclipse premières in Coventry
Eclipse Theatre and Coventry’s Belgrade have announced the cast for their co-production of Janice Okoh’s
, the third show to emerge from Eclipse’s Revolution Mix movement.
NE-born director wins Evening Standard award
A Stockton-born director, Robert Icke, has won the 2019 Evening Standard Theatre Award for best director.
Round-up of regional productions opening week beginning Sunday November 24.
What's on in the Midlands
Theatre productions in the Midlands for the week beginning Monday 25 November.
Scamp wedded to Z Arts
The Scarecrows’ Wedding
comes to Z-arts in Manchester.
Lowry homeless initiative
The Lowry and Salford City Council are helping young people living with homelessness.
HOME Push for key arts festival
HOME’S annual PUSH Festival in Manchester is now one of the region’s key arts festivals.
What's on in the North East
Professional theatre productions in the North East in the week beginning Monday 25 November 2019.
Heroic failure at the Lit & Phil
CaroleW Productions brings a tragic, comic yet moving story of derring-do and camaraderie, to Newcastle's Lit & Phil
Cast revealed for consortium’s Crongton Knights
The cast has been revealed for the world première of
, Emteaz Hussain’s adaptation of Alex Wheatle’s young adult novel.
Four theatres chosen for Stage One producer training
Birmingham REP, Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse, Mercury Theatre Colchester and Cardiff's Sherman Theatre are to offer training opportunities for producers in 2020 through the Stage One regional placement scheme.
New Peter Pan for Birmingham audiences
A new, re-imagined version of
specifically for Birmingham audiences is the Christmas 2019 show at the city’s REP theatre.
Coronation Street pair reunite for Cinderella in Nottingham
Les Dennis and Connor McIntyre, who worked together on
, will swap the cobbles for clutch bags as the Ugly Sisters in Nottingham Theatre Royal’s 2019 panto
Parkinson to raise money for Nottingham Playhouse appeal
BAFTA-winning actress Katherine Parkinson is to visit Nottingham Playhouse to raise money for the theatre’s 50:50 Appeal.
Gareth flies in to play Scrooge in Derby’s A Christmas Carol
Formerly a singer with the a cappella group the Flying Pickets, Gareth Williams will play Scrooge in Derby Theatre’s Christmas 2019 show
A Christmas Carol
Phoenix to bring Black Waters to Newcastle
Phoenix Dance Theatre will bring its latest production,
, to Northern Stage.