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Epstein open day on namesake's birthday
Liverpool's new Epstein Theatre will hold an open day on 19 September, the anniversary of Brian Epstein's birth, for the public to look around the £1m restoration of the former Neptune Theatre.
Theatre hits the streets in annual Derby festival
Live performance and dance feature prominently in Derby Festé, “the highlight of Derby’s events calendar”, which takes place this week.
Hello to Janie Dee who takes over as Dolly in Leicester
Janie Dee will play the title role in
at Leicester’s Curve this Christmas, replacing Caroline O’Connor who has withdrawn due to other commitments.
A grand time for drama and musicals in Wolverhampton
West End productions and popular musicals will be among the highlights at the Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton next year.
Warwick gets funding for version of Macbeth for children
Arts Council England is to fund a reimagining of Shakespeare’s
which is part of the commissioning programme at Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry.
Weinstein adaptation gets world premiere in Leicester
American film producer Harvey Weinstein’s adaptation of his Oscar-winning Mirimax film
gets its world premiere at Leicester’s Curve Theatre this week.
REP reveals details of 100th season in Birmingham
Birmingham REP’s new artistic director Roxana Silbert has announced details of the company’s 100th birthday season which starts next February.
Writers' Guild Awards nominations announced
The nominations have been announced for the 2012 Writers' Guild Awards, which include two theatre categories.
New season at Cumbria's Old Laundry
The Old Laundry Theatre in Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria has announced its autumn season.
What's on in the region this week.
Tease, no sleaze in burlesque show
The UK's first and only touring burlesque show is coming to Manchester Palace Theatre on September 21.
Juvenile chorus wanted for Woking panto
The New Victoria Theatre, Woking is looking for stars of the juvenile chorus for this years panto production of
Cattrall and Pennington's Anthony and Cleopatra closes Festival Theatre
Antony and Cleopatra
starring Kim Cattrall and Michael Pennington, is the last production in Chichester Festival Theatre before it closes for 18 months.
Paralympic scandal at Chichester Festival Theatre
The end of the Olympics and Paralympics seems an appropriate time to tell the story of the dramatic disqualification scandal at Sydney 2000 which led to the exclusion of learning disabled athletes from Paralympic sport for twelve years.
North West Playwrights cuts script reading service
Manchester-based North West Playwrights, which lost its Arts Council grant last year, is suspending its popular script reading service.
Contact Theatre new season
Manchester's Contact Theatre's autumn and spring listings feature the return of Forced Entertainment a week-long Afrovibes Festival, Queer Contact 2013 and a visit from the great American poet, playwright and civil rights activist Amiri Baraka.
What's on in the North East
Theatre productions in the North East for the week beginning Monday 10th September, 2012
Autumn in Scarborough
Scarborough’s Stephen Joseph Theatre has announced its autumn 2012 season.
Bruntwood at Live
Bruntwood Prize Roadshow
comes to Newcastle’s Live Theatre.
McElderry at Sunderland Empire
Joe McElderry is to appear in a gala performance of
at Sunderland Empire.