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Derby hands Hook role to top baddie Larry
Villain of the Year at the British Soap Awards in 2010, Larry Lamb will play Captain Hook in
The Pantomime Adventures of Peter Pan
at Derby’s Assembly Rooms.
A new Shakespeare sonnet
Not by him, but
Partridge flies in for Nottingham panto
John Partridge, probably best known for playing Christian Clarke in the BBC soap opera
, is to play Prince Charming for the second year in a row.
Former Derby cinema becomes rehearsal space
Derby Theatre has branched out by restoring the city’s old arts college and Metro cinema on Green Lane.
Day and wife hook up for Kettering panto
Darren Day plays Captain Hook and his wife Stephanie Dooley is Pirate Starkey in
which opens at the Lighthouse Theatre, Kettering, Northamptonshire this week.
Davro and Welch set to have a ball in Northampton
Bobby Davro will play Buttons in
, this year’s panto at Northampton’s Derngate.
Garrick becomes wonderland for Alice adventure
Lichfield Garrick is preparing for “the most amazing festive show” it has ever staged—
Alice in Wonderland.
Festive show brings home bacon for Derby Theatre
Derby Theatre and Birmingham Stage Company have got together to produce E B White’s
The Jack Studio—Write Now 4
New writing festival launched.
Buxton Fringe opens for entries
Entries have opened for next year’s Buxton Festival Fringe and fees remain unchanged for the fifth year.
Hippodrome on target with stage appeal
Birmingham Hippodrome has reached its £1m target towards the cost of refurbishment which has already been carried out at the 30-year-old building.
Chris looks for new perspective in Lincoln
East Midlands touring company New Perspectives has announced that executive director Chris Kirkwood has been appointed the new chief executive of Lincoln Drill Hall.
Creative Apprenticeship Programme
Inviting young people to work in the arts.
Bart's Quasimodo: 'What is ugly?'
Lionel Bart's Quasimodo to get London première.
Downing Street hosts celebration of British Theatre
No 11 can party!
Unique alliance champions writing for young people
Submissions of new work are invited.
NTC Seeks New Plays
Northumberland Theatre Company is seeking 30-minute plays.
Recognition for Jenny Sealey and Graeae
Liberty Human Rights Arts Award—and more.
A new Hansel for Liverpool
Unity Theatre's Christmas show returns in Liverpool.
Writers can have a ball in Ellesmere Port
Action Transport Theatre will be holding its inaugural Writers’ Ball on December 15.