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Northampton panto fans determined to go to the ball
More than 10,000 tickets have already been sold for
, 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
Shakespeare’s ‘Africa play’ opens in Stratford
Gregory Doran, who directs Shakespeare's great political thriller
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
Round-up of regional productions from Sunday May 27
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.
City's Arab arts festival
Liverpool Arabic Arts Festival, the only one of its of its kind in the UK, returns to the city in July after a record 10th year in 2011.
Witch way to rehearsals
The cast of The Dukes latest production in Lancaster have walked in the footsteps of some of the characters they will portray.
Round-up of performances around the region from Sunday May 20
What's on in the North East
Theatre productions in the North East for the week beginning Monday 21st May, 2012.
What's on in the region this week.
Stratford East calls for young artists of Nigerian descent
Theatre Royal Stratford East has collaborated with New World Nigeria on a project called
30 Nigeria House
that will award 30 young artists of Nigerian descent up to £3,000 to develop their work.
New Vic needs help to make exhibition of itself
Newcastle-under-Lyme venue the New Vic is on the hunt for people’s memories for a celebration of its 50th anniversary.
REP to use Birmingham Chinese restaurant and field hospital
Birmingham REP’s programme for this autumn and winter features a “stimulating season of plays in traditional theatre venues and more unusual spaces across the city”.