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The Hawth Going Global
At The Hawth in Crawley, the Going Global programme goes from strength to strength giving a chance to travel the world from the comfort of a theatre seat.
Chichester Festival Theatre’s 50th Anniversary Season
Chichester Festival Theatre’s 50th Anniversary Season has been announced
What's on in the region this week
Leicester event hopes to raise learning disabled artists’ profile
A Leicester-based theatre group of adults with learning disabilities will showcase their work on a national stage as part of a conference at Embrace Arts, the University of Leicester's art centre.
New version of Olympic Games play unfurled in Coventry
Coventry's Belgrade Theatre is bringing the Olympic Games to the Midlands with its new production of Alexander Galin's 1980 Moscow Olympics drama,
Stars in the Morning Sky
New play hopes for sweet reaction in Derby
New Perspectives Theatre Company and Derby LIVE have commissioned a new play,
The Honey Man
, which starts a run at Derby's Guildhall Theatre this week before an eight-week rural tour.
Verona arrives in Nottingham in four-company collaboration
Nottingham Playhouse's "modern and theatrically inventive" co-production of Shakespeare's
Romeo and Juliet
arrives in the East Midlands this week.
News from the North East
auditions; what's on this week
Godot starts waiting in Birmingham
West Yorkshire Playhouse and Talawa Theatre Company's production of
Waiting for Godot
with an all-black cast transfers to the Old Rep Theatre in Birmingham.
Fuses continues at Live
Newcastle's Live Theatre's new writing festival
continues for another week
Once more unto the breach for Jamie
Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse has pulled together a prominent ensemble cast to join Jamie Parker in the title role of
, directed by Shakespeare's Globe artistic director Dominic Dromgoole.
Six shorts at a Manchester pub
The seventh JB Shorts evening of short, new plays at Joshua Brooks in Manchester will open later this month.
What's on in the region this week.
A Grand summer ahead
Blackpool Grand's summer variety season.
First bite for Manchester
The Opera House in Manchester will see the world premiére of new musical comedy
History lesson in Lakeland
Peter Rylands is one of 12 actors (just one of them a woman) currently rehearsing Alan Bennett's
The History Boys
, at theatre by The Lake in Keswick.
Doctor in the house for Lowry
Intensive care doctor Tuheen Huda won £1,000 in Manchester Library Theatre Company's Pitch Party event as part of the recent Re:play Festival at The Lowry Studio in Salford.
Showzam pulls 20,000 out of a hat
Blackpool's annual celebration of circus, magic and new variety, saw more than 20,000 visitors descending on the festival hub, Showzam! Central.
SOLT Chief Exec joins Heart of the West End conference
SOLT chief executive Julian Bird will join the panel discussing the future of the West End at
The Heart of the West End
conference in March.
Cartoon de Salvo celebrates 15th anniversary with two new shows in two venues
Theatre company Cartoon de Salvo will celebrate its 15th anniversary with two news shows:
at Soho Theatre and
The Irish Giant
in The Vault at Southwark Playhouse.