'Wrong' way to start Chester season
Following the success of its multi award-winning comedy The Play That Goes Wrong, Mischief Theatre’s Olivier Award nominated West End smash hit The Comedy About A Bank Robbery opens the new spring season at Storyhouse in Chester.
Belgian sleuth tries to solve Crimes on the Nile
A cast of four bring to life “lascivious lawyers, crocked captains, fastidious physicians, ardently amorous authors, feuding femme fatales, plodding paramours, colossal kids, friendly first mates and attractive Americans” in New Old Friends’ comedy thriller Crimes on the Nile which tours nationally in 2019.
Birmingham Beauty and the Beast ballet to tour nationally
David Bintley’s “mysterious and magical production” of Beauty and the Beast for Birmingham Royal Ballet is to go on a national tour from January until May 2019.
Captain Corelli takes to the stage for the first time
The first major stage production of Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, based on the best-selling novel by Louis de Bernières, will go on a 2019 UK tour—25 years after the book was published.
Cast revealed for Walliams’s Billionaire Boy
Ryan Heenan will take the role of Joe Spud in a musical adaptation of David Walliams’s Billionaire Boy, written by Jon Brittain with music by Miranda Cooper and Nick Coler.
Children's classic on tour in Liverpool
The classic children’s book Guess How Much I Love You will play across the UK this autumn and visits Liverpool’s Epstein Theatre.
Coventry actors cast in Noughts and Crosses adaptation
Two Coventry actors have been cast in Sabrina Mahfouz’s adaptation of Malorie Blackman’s Noughts and Crosses which opens at the city’s Belgrade Theatre in March 2019.
Didy Veldman's The Knot autumn tour
Didy Veldman’s The Knot for her company Umanoove kicks off its autumn tour at Lakeside Arts, Nottingham on Tuesday 6 November.
Divination and prophecy during the First World War
A new play from Cap-a-Pie looks at an almost unknown part of World War I.
Five produce new version of Blackman novel
Five theatres, who have formed a partnership to develop shows for younger audiences, are to co-produce a new adaptation by Sabrina Mahfouz of Malorie Blackman’s young adult novel Noughts and Crosses.
Football play heads for Sunderland
A play about football player and manager Brian Clough is coming to Sunderland.
Frankenstein tours the North East
A new version of the story of Frankenstein is to tour the region this month.
Idiot casting for new tour
Casting has been announced for the 10th anniversary tour of American Idiot.
Kinky Boots breaks audience records at Northampton
Kinky Boots has broken box-office records at Northampton’s Royal and Derngate, selling the highest number of tickets at the venue for a two-week touring musical.
Local dance stars in Bourne's Romeo and Juliet in Salford
New Adventures announces full casting for the world première of Matthew Bourne’s Romeo and Juliet which will open at The Lowry in Salford on June 11 as part of a UK tour to 13 venues.
Manpower under microscope
A new performance about men and power discusses the rapidly-changing landscape of Brexit Britain.
Mormon musical for Manchester
The Book of Mormon is coming to Manchester at the Palace Theatre from June 6.
Phoning in her performance
Common Lore is a fusion of theatre, spoken word, projections and live electronic music, performed by one young woman and her mobile phone.
The Place and DanceEast commission family shows for Christmas
Two of the leading dance venues have teamed up to commission new family friendly dance shows for Christmas 2018 and 2019.
The moon is going on tour!
A children’s play about friendship, the moon and being brave in the dark is going on a national tour.
Twirlywoos live on stage
Twirlywoos—as seen on CBeebies—will be brought to life on stage for the first time next year.
We Will Rock You Manchester in 2020
Following 2010 and 2011 UK theatre tours and a 2013 10th anniversary world arena tour, the Queen and Ben Elton musical We Will Rock You has been ‘reimagined’ for 2019 and will embark on a new tour, showing in Manchester from January 27 to February 8, 2020.