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SOLT Kids Week breaks 15-year sales records
Kids Week, the Society of London Theatres annual initiative to bring children into the theatre, has already sold more tickets than the total sales figures for 2011.
A Stage Kindly launches literary department to deal with new submissions
New musical theatre writing organisation A Stage Kindly has opened a literary department in association with Stagescripts Ltd and the New Musicals Network to handle submissions of new work.
RSC African Caesar to tour to Moscow
Gregory Doran's production of
for the Royal Shakespeare Company set in a modern-day African state will be presented by the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation at the Chekhov International Theatre Festival in Moscow in November.
What's on in the region this week.
Denise Welch joins cast of Northampton panto
Actress, presenter and Loose Women panellist Denise Welch has been cast as Fairy Godmother in Northampton Royal and Derngate’s
alongside Bobby Davro as Buttons.
Actors needed for new Derby musical community project
Budding actors are being given the opportunity to be part of a community project bringing to life a new, musical adaptation of Frank McCourt’s
Stoke theatre opens up careers for students
The Regent Theatre at Stoke is opening its doors to young people on Saturday (14 July), offering them a taste of the working world of theatre.
Nottingham theatre stages hit children’s TV show
The CBeebies television hit
Grandpa in my Pocket
will be making its stage debut at Nottingham Playhouse from this week.
International companies come into Contact with Corby and Manchester youngsters
An international theatre festival gets under way at Contact Theatre in Manchester before moving to The Core at Corby Cube, Northamptonshire this week.
Free theatre in Birmingham city centre on Saturdays
Birmingham Hippodrome is bringing outdoor theatre to the city centre with the return of
Six Summer Saturdays
People with learning disability get chance to dance
Mencap, Birmingham Royal Ballet, mac birmingham, Fox Hollies School and Performing Arts College and Midland Mencap have combined forces to run a two-day event called We Dance Festival.
Lichfield conjures up storm in festival’s second week
Several theatrical productions take to the stage as Lichfield Festival moves into its second and final week.
Buxton Fringe highlights
This week's highlights at the Buxton Festival Fringe.
Round-up of regional performances from week beginning Sunday July 8.
London College Revives NE Play for Edfringe
The award-winning NE play
Moth to the Flame
is to be revived at the Edinburgh Fringe by Trinity College
What's on in the North East
Theatre productions in the North East of England in the week beginning Monday 9th July, 2012
24:7 poised to launch - and looking ahead
Manchester's 24:7 Theatre Festival hits the city for a ninth season at the end of this month.
Idina in Manchester
Tony Award-winning star of Wicked and TV's Glee, Idina Menzel returns to the UK for her first ever concert in Manchester in October.
McGough makes it three in a comedy row
Following the successes of
, the Liverpool Playhouse will complete a trilogy of Roger McGough adaptations of classic Molière comedies with
Claire and Wendi all white for Lowry
Claire Sweeney and Wendi Peters will take on the roles of Betty Haynes and Martha Watson when
returns to the Lowry in Salford this Christmas.