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Homeless at Christmas
A new play at Alphabetti by Artistic Director Ali Prichard, developed by Alphabetti in partnership with homeless charity CRISIS, will tell a story about homelessness at Christmas.
Welsh writers in focus at the Sherman Theatre in 2020
Cardiff’s Sherman Theatre has announced its first season of work under the stewardship of new Artistic Director Joe Murphy. The work of Welsh writers forms the spine of the year-long programme, with collaboration the key to the productions’ delivery.
Maison Foo gets funding for UK-wide refugee project
Theatre company Maison Foo has secured almost £50,000 from Arts Council England to develop its multi-sensory
Meet Your Neighbour
refugee project across the UK.
Maverick to create work for West London communities
A theatre company is looking to create a large-scale play with music written, performed and produced by the communities of Hammersmith and Fulham, West London.
Belgrade adds two to Springboard talent programme
Coventry’s Belgrade has announced two additions to its Springboard talent development programme: digital arts duo Gertrude and disability arts organisation Radical Body.
ENB celebrates 70th anniversary
As part of its 70th anniversary season, English National Ballet will celebrate its history with three performances at the London Coliseum.
Sunderland Empire in 2020
New shows announced for Sunderland Empire in 2020.
Rita’s 40th anniversary tour
The David Pugh and Theatre by the Lake production of
by Willy Russell is to be revived for a 40th anniversary tour.
One Dance UK Awards winners announced
The second annual One Dance UK Awards ceremony in Manchester saluted the contributions of people working in dance across the UK.
Bintley becomes Vice President of bbodance
Former Artistic Director of Birmingham Royal Ballet (BRB) David Bintley CBE becomes Vice President of bbodance.
NYDC announces new cohort of dancers
National Youth Dance Company has selected its eighth intake of dancers who will join Guest Artistic Director and Sadler’s Wells Associate Artist Russell Maliphant to work on a new piece specially created for NYDC.
MM panto finds a new home
Mendes Management’s panto moves to a new home, The Exchange in North Shields, in its third year.
Captioning Awareness Week
Visitors to the theatre this week may notice the venue offering new or additional subtitled events to improve experiences for those with hearing impairments.
Round-up of regional productions opening week beginning Sunday November 10.
Addams Family back at The Lowry
A new tour of
The Addams Family
will return to The Lowry.
Six new plays in tribute to Delaney
Salford Arts Theatre pays tribute to Shelagh Delaney with an evening of new writing.
Chanje plants her show at HOME
Manchester-based poet, playwright and performer Chanje Kunda debuts her new one-woman show at HOME.
Making his Mark on Mental Health Day
Manchester-based artist Mark Croasdale is putting himself centre-stage to raise awareness of World Mental Heath Day.
Epstein has a ball with Cinderella
Epstein Entertainments’ debut panto,
, runs in Liverpool December 6 to January 5.
Grace raises the bar for new play
Grace O’Leary sets her new Manchester drama in a local bar.