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Dandy production for Manchester
A brand-new production of a 19th century "rarely-seen treasure"—
—starring Patricia Hodge and Nicholas Le Provost comes to the Opera House Manchester from August 27 to 31.
Three nights at the Three Minute in Manchester
A play created in Manchester last summer and performed at the Edinburgh Fringe to strong reviews returns to the city of its birth this week for three nights at the city’s Three Minute Theatre.
Winners of 6th MTM:UK musical theatre awards at Edinburgh Fringe announced
Musical Theatre Matters (MTM:UK) has announced the winners of its sixth Edinburgh Fringe musical theatre awards.
English National Ballet Christmas at the Coliseum 2012/13
English National Ballet celebrates Tamara Rojo’s first season as Artistic Director with a production of
The Sleeping Beauty
at the Coliseum this Christmas.
What's on in the region this week.
Call for Fringe shows to support Pussy Riot
There has been a call for shows at the Edinburgh Fringe to show their support for the campaign to free the Russian punk band Pussy Riot, convicted of "hooliganism" by a Russian court last week.
Panto News: August 2012
Simon Sladen brings you his 7th panto blog of 2012 full of Pantoland's latest news and casting.
What's on in the North East
Theatre productions in the North East of England for the week beginning Monday 20th August, 2012.
Baroness Smith steps down as Edinburgh Fringe chair
Baroness Elizabeth Smith of Gilmorehill formally stepped down as chair of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society on 18 August after 17 years in the post.
Austen’s characters brought to life in new Warwick season
Rebecca Vaughan plays 13 characters in
, one of the first offerings in the autumn season at Bridge House Theatre, Warwick.
Uncle Eric has a hard day’s night at the New Vic
More than a decade after a one-night event of ‘60s music and comedy first took to the stage in north Staffordshire, the latest caper featuring the hapless Uncle Eric visits the New Vic for the next fortnight.
Anthony Andrews in Sandi Toksvig play at Northampton
Anthony Andrews heads the cast in Royal and Derngate’s Made In Northampton production of
which starts this week.
NE Festival Producer Announced
Jonathan Best has been appointed producer of the Festival of the North East 2013
Autumn Dance in Newcastle
Newcastle’s Dance City has announced it programme of dance performances from September to December 2012
Royal Exchange offers limited script submission window
Manchester's Royal Exchange Theatre is to offer a limited window for the submission of new, unsolicited scripts to its literary department.
Sadler's Wells awarded £600,000 for commissioning new work
Sadler's Wells has been awarded £600,000 to support its commissioning of new work by The Monument Trust, a Sainsbury Family Charitable Trust.
The Place Prize Semi-Finals September 2012
The line-up for the Semi-Finals for
The Place Prize
for dance, now in its 5th edition, sponsored by Bloomberg, has been announced.
Local playwright's benefit performance for pub and fringe venue after break-in
Prolific Manchester playwright Cathy Crabb's latest play The Bubbler is to be given a special performance this Friday at the Black Lion in Salford after a break-in.
Writers' Guild and RADA partnership on scheme for writers
The Writers' Guild of Great Britain has partnered with the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art on a scheme for writers at any stage of their careers to develop an unperformed work.
Cats on the prowl in Manchester again
One of the longest-running shows in West End and Broadway history, Cats will begin a new tour next year, taking in Manchester Opera House in April.