Roxana to leave Birmingham REP for Hampstead
Roxana Silbert, artistic director of Birmingham REP for the past six years, is to leave in June 2019 to take up a similar position at London’s Hampstead Theatre.
What's on in the North East
Professional theatre productions in the North East in the week beginning Monday 19 November 2018.
Spring in its step for Lakeland
Theatre by the Lake’s 2019 season in Keswick includes a world première production from Howard Brenton, Educating Rita starring Stephen Tompkinson, two regional premières in the Studio and a special fundraising event featuring Ian McKellen.
Mormon musical for Manchester
The Book of Mormon is coming to Manchester at the Palace Theatre from June 6.
McKellen going back to his roots
Ian McKellen is to celebrate his 80th birthday next year by raising funds for theatres, including several across the North West region from where he hails.
Twice as Spice around the North West
There’s double the chance to enjoy the music of the Spice Girls during 2019.
Fattening up for Christmas in Lancaster
Comedy, cabaret and chaos are on their way back to The Dukes in Lancaster.
Search for Wizard of Oz concentrated on Birmingham
The yellow brick road leads to Birmingham REP at Christmas 2018 as Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Man and Lion go in search of The Wizard of Oz.
Jo confirmed as Northampton venues’ chief executive
Jo Gordon has been appointed chief executive of the trust which runs Northampton’s Royal and Derngate and The Core at Corby Cube.
Lineker scores with part in Leicester’s Treasure Island
Former Leicester City and England striker Gary Lineker is to appear at Leicester Haymarket during its panto Treasure Island—but not in person.
New Vic in call for associate artist
Artists, collectives and companies are being invited to apply to become associate artist for 2019 at Newcastle-under-Lyme’s New Vic Theatre.
Favourites return for Sleeping Beauty in Coventry
Coventry favourites Iain Lauchlan and Craig Hollingsworth will return to the Belgrade alongside a mixture of new and familiar faces for the theatre’s 2018 panto Sleeping Beauty.
Kelsey Grammer and Danielle de Niese to star in Man of La Mancha
Michael Linnit and Michael Grade will collaborate with English National Opera to bring a new production of the Broadway musical Man of La Mancha to London, the show's first West End production in more than 50 years.
Elmhurst Ballet Company to launch in 2019
Elmhurst Ballet School’s first-ever company for its graduate year launches in February 2019 with Origins, an evening of dance at Elmhurst Ballet School in Birmingham and Lilian Baylis Studio at Sadler’s Wells in London.
Yorke Dance Project TWENTY anniversary tour
Yorke Dance Project celebrates its 20th anniversary with TWENTY: new works by Robert Cohan, Sophia Stoller and Yolande Yorke-Edgell and the first ever restaging of Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s Playground.
Bolshoi Nutcracker live in UK cinemas
The Bolshoi Ballet’s first live broadcast of The Nutcracker since 2014 will be broadcast live from Moscow into cinemas across the UK.
New eyes on a classic fairytale
Unity Theatre, Action Transport Theatre and DaDaFest look at an age-old fairy tale classic with new eyes from November 30 to January 5 at Unity.