Production images released for stage show of Babe, The Sheep-Pig

Production images released for Babe, The Sheep-Pig At The Lowry Tue 11 – Sat 15 April Adapted from Dick King-Smith’s much-loved children’s novel which inspired the Oscar-winning 1995 film, Babe, The Sheep-Pig will be brought to life on stage in an enchanting new production. Featuring stunning puppetry, an original score and an utterly charming ‘baa-ber […]

THE CRITICS’ CIRCLE THEATRE AWARDS 2016 WINNERS

GLENDA JACKSON WINS CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FOR HER FIRST STAGE ROLE IN 25 YEARS HARRY POTTER WINS THREE AWARDS AHEAD OF BROADWAY TRANSFER BILLIE PIPER AND STEPHEN DILLANE WIN BEST ACTOR AWARDS THE CRITICS’ CIRCLE THEATRE AWARDS 2016 * TIM MINCHIN’S GROUNDHOG DAY WINS BEST MUSICAL AWARD * TWO WINS APIECE FOR BOTH OLD VIC […]

Toxic masculinity uncovered in debut play at Theatre N16

Toby Boutall and Theatre N16 present: WILL POWERFebruary 19th – 22nd 2017, Theatre N16 Toby Boutall’s debut play, centred on masculinity stigmas and male mental health, heads to Theatre N16 for an exclusive 4 performances. In the piece, the audience meet Will, a follow a day in his life – but how will it end? […]

RENT’S LUCIE JONES ANNOUNCED TO PERFORM ON EUROVISION: YOU DECIDE

The BBC has announced today that Lucie Jones is one of the six artists chosen to perform the songs competing for the UK’s entry into the Eurovision Song Contest. Lucie will perform the song on Eurovision: You Decide, a show to be held at the Eventim Hammersmith Apollo on 27 January 2017 and broadcast live […]

Dirty Great Love Story Review

Arts Theatre 25 January – 18 March.  Reviewed by Claire Roderick According to writers Richard Marsh and Katie Bonna, “Love stories are good, but the great ones are dirty”. Well, they’re right – Dirty Great Love Story is a fantastic, filthy and sweet show. Originally a much shorter poetry duet, this award-winning play boasts engaging […]

A Year From Now Review

VAULT Festival 25 – 29 January.  Reviewed by Claire Roderick RedBellyBlack’s stunning production asks the question “where do you see yourself a year from now?” of 14 real people. The answers received are moving and inspiring, and presented in a fascinating and poetic production. The cast of five begin by introducing themselves in a slightly […]

A Judgement In Stone Review

Richmond Theatre 23 – 28 January National tour until July 2017.  Reviewed by Claire Roderick The Classic Thriller Company brings Ruth Rendell’s novel to the stage with great style. Simon Brett and Antony Lampard have adapted the slow burning story of class resentment and shame and created a nostalgic but disturbing drama. Set in a […]

Dark Hearts of Space Review

An Audiovisual presentation – The Lowry Centre Salford Quay.  Jan 28th 2017.  Reviewed by Mike Davies This was a 40 minute audiovisual performance followed by a short meet the artists talk in the small Quay theatre. The Russian born duo have ongoing collaborations, in this art form. Dasha, the experimental techno DJ and graphics guru […]

Darlington Culture Volunteers

LAUNCHING A CULTURE OF VOLUNTEERING Darlington for Culture and Darlington Hippodrome launch an exciting new venture to support and promote arts and culture in the town. With the restoration work at Darlington Civic Theatre moving towards the final stages a new volunteering partnership has been forged between the regionally renowned Theatre and the award-winning community […]