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News from The Empty Space
The latest news from NE theatre support organisation The Empty Space.
‘World-class theatre’ boosts Birmingham venue
Scrooge the Musical
Miracle on 34th Street
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
West Side Story
are some of the new shows lined up at Birmingham’s New Alexandra Theatre.
Actors needed for Curve birthday celebrations
Aspiring actors from across Leicestershire are being invited to tread the boards at Curve as part of the Leicester theatre’s fifth birthday.
Derbyshire town pulls strings with puppet festival
Buxton Puppet Festival takes place this week, with “an extravaganza of the finest puppetry from across the country” visiting the Derbyshire town.
Summer school, play in a week form core Corby skills
Northamptonshire venue The Core at Corby Cube is offering its most extensive programme of summer courses for young people aged 8 to 21.
Sam flies into Derby for stage debut
Sam Jackson will make his stage debut as Billy Casper in Derby Theatre’s production of
Free open day at Stoke theatre
Backstage tours and technical workshops will be on offer during a free open day at Stoke’s Regent Theatre.
New opportunities for East Midlands theatre-makers
New Perspectives Theatre Company is beginning Emerging Perspectives for theatre-makers living and working in the East Midlands.
Buxton to stage G&S Festival for the final time
Buxton Opera House is preparing to stage the annual Gilbert and Sullivan Festival for the last time after organisers announced it is to move to Harrogate next year.
A Passionate Woman tour postponed due to Lynda Bellingham's illness
The Sheffield Theatres tour of
A Passionate Woman
has been postponed due to Lynda Bellingham's diagnosis with cancer.
Royal Ballet promotions and joiners for 2013/14 Season
Belfast-born Melissa Hamilton has been promoted to First Soloist following a season of strong performances.
Alina Cojocaru to Join English National Ballet
World-class prima ballerina Alina Cojocaru, who shocked the ballet world only last month by leaving the Royal Ballet, is to join the English National Ballet.
What's on in the North East
Theatre productions in the North East for the week beginning Monday 15th July, 2013.
Adrian Edmondson shipwrecked
Comedian, actor, writer and musician Adrian 'Ade' Edmondson has been confirmed in the cast of
at Chichester's Theatre in the Park this summer.
Theatre productions in the Midlands for the week beginning Monday 15 July.
All-female cast’s 'brutal' take on Titus Andronicus
Smooth Faced Gentlemen, who won the best production award at Buxton Fringe last year with
Romeo and Juliet
, are back with
Writer’s dark times lead to “chilling” Buxton tale
An “intense and chilling tale” that is “firmly within the horror genre but also raises poignant issues relating to mental health” gets an outing at Buxton Fringe before going to Edinburgh.
Right royal season of drama at Northampton
A “wide-ranging programme of drama, dance and family shows” is in store for audiences at Northampton’s Royal and Derngate this autumn and winter.
Regent stokes up quality shows for autumn
“World-class productions, family favourites, much loved musicals and popular plays” will take to the stage in the new season at Stoke’s Regent Theatre and Victoria Hall.
Young talent takes centre stage in Wolverhampton
Young musical theatre fans can enjoy a week of working with the stars of London’s West End this summer as Wolverhampton Grand hosts a summer school.