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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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
SOLT Theatreland Walking Tours now includes Haunted Theatreland
The annual season of the Society of London Theatres Theatreland Walking Tours has opened its bookings for April to December.
Nick Darke Award for writing offers £6000 prize
The annual Nick Darke Award for writing for stage, screen and radio has been launched for this year with with a top prize of £6000, double the award of previous years.
Monkee Business producers pay tribute to Davy Jones
The producers of
, the musical based on the songs of 60s pop band The Monkees, have paid tribute to original band member Davy Jones who died last week.
Stephen Sondheim Winner of the Fifth Annual Sheridan Morley Prize for Theatre Biography
Presentation to short-listed authors for the Sheridan Morley Prize and announcement of the winner
Callow's Being Shakespeare released on DVD
The production of
by Jonathan Bate starring Simon Callow as the Bard is to be released on DVD this week.
Dot Wood steps down from M6 after 30 years
Dot Wood MBE is to step down as artistic producer of pioneering theatre-in-education and children's theatre company M6 of Rochdale after being with the company for thirty years.
News from the Midlands
RSC takes triple Stratford look at shipwrecks; Curve uncovers musical theatre jewel; Holocaust survivor and Anne Frank visit Wolverhampton; what's on this week in the region.