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Joining in the Big Dance
This summer the UK will be in the midst of dance fever as the national programme, Big Dance 2012, hits cities across the country
Right Royal line-up
Pint pulling, a friendly fireman, and six guys hopefully leaving their hats on feature in the St Helens Theatre Royal May line-up.
24:7 runners and riders
This year's ten 24:7 Festival productions and their writers have been announced for this year's July event:
Pushing the boat out in Keswick
Two plays by masters of their respective theatre forms open at Theatre by the Lake in Keswick later this month.
Festival of youth theatre
Theatre by the Lake in Keswick will be hosting its first Youth Theatre Summer Festival from August 2-5.
Cartwright makes Connections
Jim Cartwright, whose plays include The Rise and Fall of Little Voice, visited The Dukes in Lancaster to work with the theatre's Young Actors Company.
Help to Create the World Needed!
The Customs House in South Shields is looking for young people aged from 15 to 19 to help create the world and everything in it!
Sondheim Society Student Performer of the Year and Stiles and Drewe Best Song Prize event
The joint event for the Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer of the Year and the Mercury Musical Developments Stiles & Drew Best Song Prize will take place at the Queen's Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue on Sunday 27 May.
Theatre Trust conference on sustainable theatres
Actor Griff Rhys Jones and Baroness Hanham will be keynote speakers at a Theatres Trust conference on sustainable design, development and operation of theatre buildings.
Round-up of regional productions week beginning April 29.
What's on in the region this week.
What's on in the North East
Theatre productions in the North East for the week beginning Sunday 29th April
New Vic to audition youngsters for Christmas production
Newcastle-under-Lyme theatre-in-the-round the New Vic is looking for young performers to appear in its new production of
A Christmas Carol
Sherrie and Keith cuddle up for Wolverhampton panto
Sherrie Hewson and Keith Harris will lead the cast of this year’s panto, Jack and the Beanstalk, at Wolverhampton Grand.
Two join artistic team at Leicester’s Curve
Curve in Leicester has expanded its artistic team to develop work on the venue’s stages and in the surrounding communities.
Another record number of Buxton Fringe entries
A record number of entries, 170, has been confirmed for this year’s Buxton Festival Fringe.
Octagon and Royal Exchange new seasons
The new seasons of two Greater Manchester theatres, the Octagon in Bolton and the Royal Exchange in Manchester, have just been revealed.
NE Amateur Group Gets Jerusalem Rights
NE amateur group the People's Theatre is to present the northern premiere of Jez Butterworth's
Utopia in Newcastle and London
Newcastle's Live Theatre and the Soho Theatre have announced the writers and creative team for their co-production
Manchester has more Flare
The Flare Weekender at Zion Arts Centre in Manchester starts on Friday June 8 and tickets go on sale at the start of May.