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Round-up of regional productions opening week beginning Sunday June 23.
Adding to Mame cast
Harriet Thorpe and Tim Flavin will star in the first professional UK revival of
, joining Tracie Bennett in the title role.
Raising the bar for Manchester fringe
reopens at Antwerp Mansion for the Greater Manchester Fringe.
Danny Mac joins Amelie cast
West End performer and television actor Danny Mac joins the UK tour of
Amélie The Musical
Inside the new-look Octagon
With less than a year before opening next spring the Octagon in Bolton has released two new images of the interior of the new theatre.
Inaugural season for Bush Theatre's new artistic director
Lynette Linton is to direct Jackie Kay’s
as part of her début season as artistic director of London's Bush Theatre.
Women In Performing Arts Symposium
A mix of discussions and showcase, The Play’s The Thing is to produce a new play by Julia Pascal as part of a symposium on women in theatre this autumn.
Aakash Odedra's Leicester-based adult summer school
Aakash Odedra Company has announced its 2019 adult summer school line-up at venues across Leicester from Monday 29 July to Friday 2 August.
Akademi presents South Asian dance competition
As part of its 40th anniversary celebrations, Akademi will present the South Asian dance competition
at the Southbank Centre plus
, an evening of performance curated by Vidya Patel.
Maliphant and Seutin are next NYDC Guest Artistic Directors
National Youth Dance Company has announced its next two Guest Artistic Directors to be Russell Maliphant (2019/20) and Alesandra Seutin (2020/21).
Papatango New Writing Prize for Samuel Bailey
Samuel Bailey's prize winning play about men in a young offenders' institution will tour after premièring at London's Southwark Playhouse in the Autumn.
What's on in the Midlands
Theatre productions in the Midlands for the week beginning Monday 24 June.
What's on in the North East
Professional theatre productions in the North East in the week beginning Monday 24 June 2019.
Liam Scarlett's Swan Lake reimagined in book form
Oberon Books is to publish a behind-the-scenes look at Liam Scarlett’s 2018 production of a classic ballet for The Royal Ballet in
Swan Lake: Reimagining a Classic
Belfast’s Lyric Theatre to celebrate Belfast Ensemble
Belfast’s Lyric Theatre to host a celebration of the work of the Belfast Ensemble.
Wild west show starts 10th European festival in Birmingham
The UK première of a “spectacular wild west tale”,
, kicks off the 10th
Birmingham European Festival
, otherwise known as
Linal becomes Shylock in Stafford Merchant of Venice
Linal Haft is to play Shylock in Stafford Festival Shakespeare’s 2019 production of
The Merchant of Venice
at Stafford Castle.
Suni “thrilled” to play Prudencia Hart in New Vic regional première
Suni La is to play the main role in David Greig’s
The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart
which will have its regional première at the New Vic, Newcastle-under-Lyme.
Empire panto casting announced
The casting has been announced for Sunderland Empire’s 2019/2020 panto,
Taking the Spirit of the Sea to Tees Valley
Theatre Hullabaloo is to tour Tees Valley with an immersive show about children’s mental health for 7- to 11-year-olds.