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Citizens Theatre new season
Crime and Punishment
headlines new season at Glasgow's Citizens Theatre.
Live broadcast from the RSC
Live from Stratford-upon-Avon
will see the Company's productions streamed free into schools and to over 100 cinemas around the country.
Jeremy Herrin moves to Headlong
Rupert Gould steps down after eight years.
Buxton says cheers as Sarah signs up for panto
Sarah Thomas will play the Fairy Godmother and Jonny Freeman will be Buttons in Buxton Opera House’s panto
Singer to make panto debut in Derby
Marcus Collins, runner-up in
, is to play Jack in Derby LIVE’s panto
Jack and the Beanstalk
More locally produced theatre at Derby this autumn
Derby Theatre has announced that four in-house productions will be the highlights of its autumn season.
Derby summer school to produce play in a week
Derby Theatre is to run a summer school for 8- to 16-year-olds who will produce a play in a week.
Aerial act gets Lichfield Festival off the ground
Aerial theatre company Ockham’s Razor is to present a triple bill at Lichfield Festival.
Young Shakespeare actors to perform outdoors
Warwick-based Playbox Theatre’s Shakespeare Young Company is preparing to take two new productions on tour.
RoguePlay reaches new heights with weekly classes
Birmingham physical theatre company RoguePlay is offering weekly classes in aerial circus, contemporary dance and capoeira.
New chapter as six plays hit the road
Lincoln-based Chapterhouse Theatre Company has just begun touring six productions to more than 100 venues across the UK and Ireland.
Free workshops as Birmingham venue opens its doors
The national centre for black British arts and culture, Birmingham-based The Drum, is to stage an open day on Saturday.
Dream casting announced for RSC digital project
A group of returning RSC actors directed by artistic director Gregory Doran will perform the Royal Shakespeare Company’s one-off digital theatre project
Midsummer Night’s Dreaming
Dramatic Exhortations at Theatres Trust Conference
Report on the Theatres Trust Conference 13 Thriving Theatres.
Sharing discoveries on new writing
North West theatre director Charlie Mortimer is exploring best practice in working with new writing, while Helen East’s play looks at the unlikely relationship between an asylum seeker and her council estate neighbour.
Dark Vanilla Jungle for Exchange
Dark Vanilla Jungle
will debut this summer in Manchester.
A Wicked cast lined up
, the show that starts its national run in Manchester in September, has announced cast members.
Guildford's Yvonne Arnaud Theatre search for new apprentice
For anyone hoping to pursue a career in the theatre, the Yvonne Arnaud is again running its apprenticeship scheme.
Time machine play for Lowry
Nunkie Theatre presents a new stage adaptation of H G Wells’s science-fiction classic
The Time Machine
Burlesque extravaganza promised for city
Britain’s “biggest burlesque extravaganza” is coming to Manchester.