Casting around for 24:7
Manchester's 24:7 Theatre Festival has more castings calls, your chance to take part in this highly-visible showcase event.
A St Helens Glass slipper
Tickets for this year's St Helens Theatre Royal pantomime Cinderella are already on sale!
Going behind the scenes
Photographs taken over two days backstage at the Opera House Manchester during the 2011 pantomime season are on display until June 30 as part of Chorlton Arts Festival.
Join up for Clown camp
Clown Lab in Manchester is hosting a two-week workshop that delves right into the heart and art of the Bouffon Clown.
Wells wins Devine Award for Kitchen Sink
Tom Wells has been named as the winner of the £10,000 2012 George Devine Award for Most Promising Playwright for his play The Kitchen Sink.
West End Live's 8th year features every West End musical
West End Live returns to London for the 8th year, and for the first time it will feature performances from every musical currently running on the West End for free.
Northampton panto fans determined to go to the ball
More than 10,000 tickets have already been sold for Cinderella, this year’s panto at Royal and Derngate, Northampton.
Leicester theatre looks for dogs to lead musical production
Curve in Leicester is holding casting calls with a difference: it’s looking for dogs to play the role of Bullseye in its community production of Oliver!.
Shakespeare’s ‘Africa play’ opens in Stratford
Gregory Doran, who directs Shakespeare's great political thriller Julius Caesar when it opens in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford this week, has found dark, contemporary echoes in modern Africa.
Panto News: May 2012
Another month has passed, which means it's time for another Panto News Update from Simon Sladen
What's on in the North East
Theatre productions in the North East in the week beginning Monday 28th May, 2012.
Mallyon appointed new RSC executive director
The board of the Royal Shakespeare Company has appointed Catherine Mallyon to succeed Vikki Heywood as executive director.
Amstell benefit gig for Royal Court Young Writers
Comedian Simon Amstell is to perform a one-off gig in aid of the Royal Court Theatre's Young Writers Programme.
Richardson, Horne and Cassidy read Stories Before Bedtime at Criterion
Actors Miranda Richardson, Matthew Horne and Sonya Cassidy will read the summer-themed Stories Before Bedtime at the Criterion Theatre in London on 1 June.
Contact's Space on the Fringe
Mixing hip hop with physical comedy and spoken word, one man plays more than 40 characters to narrate a fast, funny and honest story of a young MC's journey to the big city from his rural routes, in Manchester Contact Theatre's Edinburgh Fringe production.
Will comes to the Cabaret
Will Young is to star in Rufus Norris's re-imagining of his double Olivier-award winning production of Cabaret.
One Man, Two Guvnors & Jodie
The National Theatre's One Man, Two Guvnors, named Best Visiting Production in the 2011 Manchester Theatre Awards, following a sell-out run at The Lowry returns to the region in November and January.