British Theatre Guide
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Little Angel Theatre at Christmas
Disgruntled fairies, riotous reindeer and dancing dogs—It's the Night Before Christmas—and more.
Theatre productions in the Midlands for the week beginning Monday 19 August.
Derby dancers wanted for panto performance
Derby LIVE and Paul Holman Associates are holding in September their annual dance auditions for this year’s panto,
Jack and the Beanstalk
New Vic swings to Uncle Eric’s Downtown Abbey
New Vic favourites Uncle Eric, Madge and the gang return to North Staffordshire this week with their latest musical escapade—
Uncle Eric in Downtown Abbey
World première and Richard III in Nottingham
A world première about a Victorian villain, the first major staging of Shakespeare’s
since the discovery of the king’s remains and the final appearance of a pantomime legend at Nottingham Playhouse.
RSC gets into the spirit of ghost tours in Stratford
Ghostly goings-on at the Royal Shakespeare Company will be revealed in After Dark Tours which follow performances of
in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre at Stratford.
Local Drama at the Customs House
Local drama at the Customs House in South Shields in August and September 2013
The Secret Garden to Tour
A musical version of
The Secret Garden
is to tour the UK but for six dates only.
First UK tour for musical comedy
Darren Day and Niki Evans will star in the first UK tour of William Finn’s Tony Award-winning musical comedy—
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Choosing between heroism and compromise
A new play which examines the choice between heroism and compromise comes to Manchester’s Royal Exchange.
Ladies night for Liverpool In Conversation
There will be the first all-female music line-up in the successful Liverpool In Conversation series.
Costigan faces Crime & Punishment
George Costigan returns to Liverpool in a rare new stage adaptation of Dostoyevsky’s
Crime and Punishment
A Star is born for city performance
Tracy Star is a Bowie fan at the heart of a new Manchester performance.
Record-breaking Blood Brothers for Lowry
The multi-award winning
comes to The Lowry, after becoming one of only three musicals to surpass 10,000 performances in London’s West End.
Having a bear hunt in Liverpool
We’re Going On A Bear Hunt
arrives in Liverpool direct from the West End for a limited run.
A new-look Chicago heads for Oldham
Murder, mayhem and music heads to Oldham Coliseum Theatre with a new and original version of the classic musical
Another First Friday lined up for Lancaster
Theatre, dance, art, music and storytelling are on the menu for another First Friday, thanks to the Lancaster Arts Partners initiative.
Is there a moustache in the house?
I Wish I Had a Moustache
is the debut solo theatre piece of poet, actress, feminist and musician Keisha Thompson.
Inspector makes a Long Day's Journey...
The Octagon in Bolton will open its new 2013–2014 season with
An Inspector Calls
Dukes lines up remainder of 2013 season
The première of a romantic comedy and a Lancaster setting for a Dickens classic are among the highlights of The Dukes forthcoming season.