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Clear White Light cast announced
Newcastle’s Live Theatre has announced casting for its revival of
Clear White Light
Shoddy first for Camden
Shoddy Theatre's first professional outing is at this year’s Camden Fringe with
A Shoddy Detective & The Art Of Deception
At The Lion and Unicorn Theatre.
Ireson appointed boss of major Nottingham venues
Peter Ireson has been appointed by Nottingham’s Theatre Royal and Royal Concert Hall as its new venue director.
Elementary as Holmes returns for Buxton panto
James Holmes is to return to Buxton for a fifth year to play Ivana, one of the ugly sisters in the Opera House’s 2019 panto
Round-up of regional productions opening week beginning Sunday August 12.
Octagon ReAct to older audience
Octagon Theatre in Bolton has a new two-year project, ReAct, to work with older people in the town.
Coming up at the Capstone
Liverpool Hope University’s Capstone Theatre fuses an eclectic and international selection of jazz, contemporary classical music, contemporary dance and drama for its autumn season.
Signals for Sale in autumn
After a season at last year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe, from Cosmic Shambles Network in collaboration with Footprint Theatre—the play’s creators—
is on a debut UK tour.
Fresh Box of Tricks for Salford
Manchester theatre company Box of Tricks brings
Under Three Moons
, a new play that explores how men relate to each other, to The Lowry in Salford.
Public provide ideas for Still No Idea
Still No Idea
at Liverpool's Unity Theatre as part of a UK tour, follows an acclaimed run at Royal Court Theatre last year.
Golden line-up of circus acts
A range of acts from around the globe transport audiences back to the wonders of the 'Golden Age of Circus' at The Lowry in Salford.
Night Garden Live in Manchester
In the Night Garden Live
begins a first-ever tour of UK theatres with a brand-new show at the Palace Theatre Manchester.
Coming up at Hope Mill, Manchester
Play With Fire returns to Hope Mill Theatre in Manchester this autumn with
, written by Joe Penhall.
Fresh breath for Just Like A Woman
Breathe Out Theatre is up in Edinburgh Fringe again this year with absurdist comedy-drama
Just Like a Woman
Bigger Burnout back in Manchester
is back in Manchester this autumn.
Hive City Legacy at HOME
Hive City Legacy
, from the creators of
Hot Brown HoneyHot Brown Honey,
opens HOME in Manchester’s autumn theatre season.
Great Manchester Fringe winners
An autobiographical one-woman theatre show won two awards at the Greater Manchester Fringe Awards 2019.
Toast on the Playhouse menu
The touring stage production of Nigel Slater’s memoirs
will open the autumn season at Liverpool Playhouse.
Staff outing could be Hobbit forming
The Dukes Theatre in Lancaster has come up with a unique chance to own a personally signed copy of Gandalf’s staff, autographed by Sir Ian McKellen.
From HOME to Edinburgh
Manchester’s HOME arts centre reinforces its status as one of the major theatre producers in the UK by creating a number of shows to be performed at this year’s Edinburgh festivals.