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Manchester City fan Bill gets the blues in new show
Actor and writer Bill Cronshaw takes his new work
Maine Road Blues
to Buxton Fringe this week.
Foundry Group sells seven plays about selling
Seven short plays about the high-octane world of selling make up
Seven Studies in Salesmanship
, a Foundry Group presentation at Buxton Fringe.
Séance in strange home aims to chill Buxton
The Off-Off-Off-Broadway Company returns to Buxton Fringe with a new one-act play
, a “taut piece that aims to chill”.
No apology as Louise satirises committee meetings
, a satire on committee meetings based on years of experience, gets an outing at the Buxton Fringe.
One-man show about killer of Kennedy’s assassin
Actor / playwright Clifford Barry will be taking to Buxton Fringe his one-man show that puts the spotlight on the man who silenced Lee Harvey Oswald.
High praise for wife-swapping comedy
NoLogoProductions returns to Buxton Fringe with Andy Moseley’s
, a dark comedy praised as “terrific” by playwright Richard Bean.
New dawn as French company visits Buxton
A young French company will be performing for the first time in the UK during the second week of Buxton Festival Fringe.
RSC announces four for Hilary Mantel double bill
Ben Miles will play Thomas Cromwell and Lucy Briers will play Katherine of Aragon in the RSC’s double bill of Hilary Mantel’s
Bring Up the Bodies
More shows added to Coventry season
Coventry’s Belgrade Theatre has announced a further 22 shows which will complete its autumn and winter season.
RSC summer activities for the family in Stratford
The Royal Shakespeare Company is offering audiences and visitors to Stratford activities for all the family to find out more about making theatre.
New Vic opens up to reveal backstage secrets
Newcastle-under-Lyme’s New Vic is to reveal its stage secrets during an open day.
Second week of Birmingham Young REP festival
Birmingham REP’s youth theatre companies are to showcase five productions in the second week of its Young REP Festival.
Edinburgh-bound companies stop off in Derby
Some of the "most exciting fringe theatre companies from across the UK" will be able to showcase their work in Derby before going to the Edinburgh Festival.
New fringe festival for Birmingham
Birmingham Fest, a new performing arts festival celebrating the second city’s arts scene, will get under way on Friday (12 July).
Disney - Live! heading to Salford
is coming to The Lowry in Salford.
Melody Loses her Mojo in Liverpool
Theatre, puppetry and beatbox combine in the world première of 20 Stories High’s
Melody Loses Her Mojo
Innovative drama for Lancaster's Dukes
An example of innovative drama featuring music, comedy and digital media will be performed at The Dukes in Lancaster.
Cabaret returns to the North West
Olivier Award-nominated Will Young reprises his role as Emcee in
at Manchester Opera House in September.
World première among Coliseum's delights
Oldham Coliseum’s autumn and winter 2013-14 season is revealed.
Mary's top role at Theatre by the Lake
Greek director Mary Papadima has been appointed associate director of Theatre by the Lake in Keswick.