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French troupe to headline Derby festival
Organisers of this year’s Derby Festé have announced that the headline act for the first two nights will be Luc Amoros—a French troupe which has played capital cities throughout Europe.
Russian Shakespeare at Stratford – but which play is it?
The world premiere of Dmitry Krymov’s “unique” version of one of Shakespeare’s most-loved comedies will be staged this week in Stratford.
Curve is Leicester’s “most disastrous project” - Mayor
Leicester’s Curve theatre was “the most expensive and most disastrous project this city has ever seen in its history”, according to the city’s elected mayor.
Siege Perilous enhances Scottish playwright mentorship scheme
Edinburgh-based Siege Perilous has enhanced its scheme to support Scottish playwrights, now renamed The Avalon Mentorship.
Dress Circle to close after 33 years in the West End
London's dedicated musical theatre show Dress Circle is to close its Covent Garden shop after 33 years.
Britain's oldest literary awards get new drama prize
The James Tait Black Prizes, Britain's oldest literary awards, will be extended to include a new category for drama in partnership with National Theatre of Scotland.
Shortlist announced for Papatango New Writing Competition at Finborough
The shortlist has been announced for The Papatango New Writing Festival and Competition 2012 run by Papatango Theatre Company in association with London's Finborough Theatre.
Jim scores in a new role
Former Manchester City footballer Jim Whitley is used to performing in front of cheering crowds...
Rufus is the man for Blackpool
The National Theatre's smash-hit comedy
One Man, Two Guvnors
a West End and Broadway sensation, is coming to Blackpool Grand in November.
BRB brings Swan Lake to Salford
Birmingham Royal Ballet open their 2012/13 season at The Lowry in Salford with Sir Peter Wright's
, performed by some of the world's greatest dancers including talent from the North West.
ACE £12M commitment to Chichester
Alan Finch, Executive Director of Chichester Festival Theatre, has announced that Arts Council England has confirmed a commitment of £12million towards the theatre’s RENEW campaign.
Round-up of regional productions week beginning Sunday July 29.
What's on in the North East
Theatre productions in the North East for the week beginning Monday 30th August
What's on in the region.
Autumn Theatre at the Customs House
The Customs House in South Shields has announced its autumn 2012 season.
Time running out for Godalming's Rotunda Theatre
Time is running out for the project to turn The Rotunda in Godalming, Surrey into a professional theatre.
Girls and lost boys needed for Derby panto
Derby LIVE and Paul Holman Associates are looking for children to appear in this year’s Christmas production
The Pantomime Adventures of Peter Pan
Dickens readings to raise cash for youngsters in Northamptonshire
Two Northamptonshire venues have planned a festive fundraising event which will mark the 200th year since the birth of Charles Dickens.
All-female Shakespeare wins Buxton Fringe award
Romeo and Juliet
from Three’s Company and Smooth Faced Gentlemen took the top production in the theatre category at the Buxton Festival Fringe awards ceremony.
Thrills in store as Nottingham season extends to five weeks
The Colin McIntyre Classic Thriller Season is returning to Nottingham’s Theatre Royal after a record-breaking year.