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Chance encounter leads to obsession tale
Set in 1989,
is “an amusing tale of obsession” by award-winning writer Mike Francis Carvalho.
Auschwitz trip inspires new drama
A trip to Auschwitz inspired sixth formers from Buxton Community School to create a new drama about the experiences of six young Jews hiding in a cellar.
Monologue reveals first sign of madness
Nicki Noble will stage Chris Neville-Smith’s monologue
The First Sign of Madness
at the Buxton Fringe.
‘Frenzied’ tale of life and death marks Fringe debut
A company making its Buxton Fringe debut will be unveiling its new production which will also be taken to other festivals around the country.
American Lives examined at The Gate Theatre
New season opening in August at London's Gate Theatre.
Theatre productions in the Midlands for the week beginning Monday 1 July.
Cheryl full of beans as she joins Derby panto
Cheryl Fergison, who until last year played Heather Trott in
, is the latest name to be signed up for Derby LIVE’s panto
Jack and the Beanstalk
Casting announced for RSC’s Peter Pan
Fiona Button will play Wendy and Sam Swann will be Peter in
Wendy and Peter Pan
at the RSC in Stratford at Christmas.
Kelly heads cast of To Sir, With Love in Northampton
Matthew Kelly is to play the part of headmaster Florian in
To Sir, With Love
Young actors and dancers wanted in Corby
15- to 25-year-olds in Northamptonshire with a passion for performance can audition for the new Corby Young Actors and Corby Young Dancers companies.
Youngsters host summer festival in Birmingham
More than 200 young people from across Birmingham and the West Midlands will present ten different plays over a two-week period in a summer festival of theatre.
Derby Theatre starts to motivate schoolchildren
Derby Theatre is one of only eight arts venues in the UK to have been selected by The Prince’s Foundation for Children and the Arts for its 2013/2014 Start programme.
Ravenhill’s response to Voltaire classic gets RSC debut
Mark Ravenhill has come up with a new comedy
in response to Voltaire’s classic novel and adapted the entire book into tweets of 140 characters.
New Vic gets round to pocketing legendary comedy
Paul Warrick returns to Newcastle-under-Lyme’s New Vic after an absence of six years to direct Marie Jones’s comedy
Stones in his Pockets
Chichester refurbishment beginning to take shape
The refurbishment and upgrading of Chichester's Festival Theatre is beginning to take shape.
The Grimeborn Festival: Opera in Hackney
The Grimeborn Festival is the antidote to the elitism and expense of the Glyndebourne Opera Season after which it is (mis)named.
Dundee Rep Ensemble autumn season
The first season of Dundee Rep Theatre under the joint artistic directorship of Phillip Howard and Jemima Levick has been announced.
Winchester's Hat Fair
Britain's longest running celebration of street arts and theatre.
Second Kudos / Bush Initiative announced
Applications open for the 2013 Kudos / Bush Initiative for emerging writers.
West End Live success—and Olivier news
Over half a million people attended the 2013
West End Live
event in London's Trafalgar Square.