British Theatre Guide
News, reviews, features and podcast on theatre across the UK
Radio plays, a love story and Shakespeare head Lichfield Festival
Drama has a place at Lichfield Festival although concerts featuring international performers tend to attract the majority of the 50,000 visitors who visit the Staffordshire event each summer.
Buxton Festival Fringe
Highlights of the Buxton Festival Fringe.
Rarely-performed operas on offer at Buxton
The 34th Buxton Festival starts in the Peak District spa town this week and promises top-class opera, concerts, recitals and literary speakers.
New Vic moves on with fine, bright, life-affirming play
star will swap the world of espionage for middle-aged love at Newcastle-under-Lyme this week.
Ibsen classic completes chaotic trilogy in Northampton
A new version of Henrik Ibsen’s classic
, the final play in Royal and Derngate Northampton’s
Festival of Chaos
trilogy, opens this week.
Festival brings the best of European theatre to Birmingham
Birmingham’s third annual festival of European theatre, which takes place this week, features companies from Japan and across Europe as well as the UK.
South East productions
What's on in the region.
Library lines up 2012/13 season
The first UK production outside London of Richard Bean's smash-hit comedy
is among three Autumn / Winter productions in the Library Theatre Company's third season at The Lowry in Salford.
Sex Olympics for Fringe Festival
Year of the Sex Olympics, first broadcast on BBC2 in 1968, is to be staged for the first time in 44 years as part of Greater Manchester Fringe Festival.
Match Box extended
The world première of Frank McGuinness's new play,
The Match Box
, is being extended.
24:7 seeks volunteers
Manchester's 24:7 Festival, from July 20-27, is adding 10 productions—meantime there's a call for volunteers.
In the run up to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, DaDaFest 2012 announces their collaboration with the London 2012 Festival.
Grand night of comedy
The Grand Theatre in Blackpool is to host the final of the BBC Radio 2 New Comedy Awards.
Rob's Losers a winner
Rob Johnston's play
Fencing for Losers
has been selected for Theatre Games, an Olympics-inspired theatre event that will be staged in Soho.
One Hound in Two Guv'nors for Lowry
Rufus Hound will lead the cast, playing the role of Francis Henshall, in
One Man, Two Guvnors
, when it arrives at The Lowry in Salford in the New Year.
City's knowledge in Quarantine
Salford-based Quarantine is making an innovative knowledge-sharing project with the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester.
Curtain up on new Library Theatre site
Proposals for a new arts and leisure cultural destination at the 20-acre First Street site have been approved by Manchester City Council.
Tringe needs you!
Preston's fringe theatre festival, The Preston Tringe, is after volunteers.
Performances around the region from week beginning Sunday July 1.
Shakespeare Sonnets app from Faber and Touch
Touch Press and Faber have followed up their app of Eliot's
The Waste Land
with another offering form iPad users featuring the sonnets of William Shakespeare.