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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.
NYT masterclasses for Manchester
There are two Manchester-based opportunities for theatre practitioners coming up.
RSVP for Preston Tringe
A brand-new black comedy is one of the many attractions at this year’s Preston Tringe, the annual festival of fringe theatre performed in venues around the city centre.
Productions from around the region week starting Sunday August 12.
SOLT reports increased ticket sales during Olympics
The Society of London Theatres has reported an overall increase in ticket sales in the West End during the London 2012 Olympics.
What's on in the region this week.
What’s on in the North East
Theatre productions in the North East in the week beginning Monday 13th August, 2012
Tiny Tim and friends needed in Northampton
Northampton’s Royal and Derngate is looking for children to join its professional cast in this year’s festive show
A Christmas Carol