Darlington Hippodrome pop-up theatre

WORLD’S FIRST POP-UP THEATRE TO VISIT DARLINGTON Darlington’s Market Square will play host to the world’s first pop-up, plug-in and play theatre – the Paines Plough Roundabout, from Thursday 5 to Sunday 8 October as part of Darlington Theatre Town. Paines Plough is the UK’s national theatre of new plays. The company commissions and produces […]

GRAHAM NORTON returns to host WEST END BARES 2017

GRAHAM NORTON RETURNS TO HOST WEST END BARES 2017 ALONGSIDE HIS STAR CO-HOSTS ADAM GARCIA, SUMMER STRALLEN AND DIANNE PILKINGTON, TOM ALLEN, CELINDE SCHOENMAKER AND OLIVER SAVILE AT THE NOVELLO THEATRE ON SUNDAY 29 OCTOBER AT 7.00PM AND 9.30PM The Make A Difference Trust is delighted to announce that following two triumphant years, Graham Norton will return […]

Leeds Legend to be Celebrated

A PASSIONATE TRIBUTE TO A TRUE LEEDS LEGEND   When two of Leeds’ greatest dance companies come together next week, the West Yorkshire Playhouse stage is set to be alight with a passion and energy that this city’s dance scene has become renowned for – thanks to one woman. Nadine Senior MBE was deputy headmistress of Harehills […]

Stay Happy, Keep Smiling

A professional world premiere from Bruntwood Prize Winner, Anna Jordan. MAP Rep’s first full show proves that Manchester Actors’ Platform and 53two are continuing to tackle the bigger subjects and create innovative and groundbreaking theatre. What has been seen cannot be unseen. Six eyewitnesses to a gruesome terrorist attack in broad daylight. Their lives are […]

Hairspray Review

REVIEW: HAIRSPRAY (Sunderland Empire) ★★★★ September 28, 2017  For: West End Wilma  https://www.westendwilma.com/review-hairspray-sunderland-empire/ Hairspray arrives in Sunderland as part of its national tour. Set in Baltimore in 1962 where, against the odds, overweight teenager Tracy Turnblad, a girl with a lot of heart and great big hair is set to turn everything on its head. She lands […]

The Wipers Times Review

Richmond Theatre – until 30 September.  Reviewed by Jess Brady 5 ***** Following a successful stint in London’s West End, The Wipers Times is hitting local theatres on a UK tour. Based on the true story during WW1 of the 24th Division Sherwood Foresters, led by Captain Fred Roberts when they find an old printing […]

Beautiful Review

Mayflower, Southampton – until 30 September.  Reviewed by Sharon MacDonald-Armitage  4****   Beautiful is one of those shows where you may have an idea about Carole King as a recording artist but probably little idea as to her prolific writing career or even her personal life. Led by Bronté Barbé, an ex BBC1 Over the Rainbow contestant, this […]

Hackney Empire announces casting for 2017 pantomime Cinderella

Hackney Empire presentsCINDERELLA2017 Pantomime IT’S BEHIND YOU! AWARD-WINNING TEAM, SUSIE MCKENNA AND STEVE EDIS RETURN FOR HACKNEY EMPIRE’S 2017 PANTOMIME CAST WILL INCLUDE AISHA JAWANDO, TONY WHITTLE, KAT B, PETER STRAKER, DARREN HART, SUSIE MCKENNA, STEPHANE ANELLI AND CHRIS JENKINS  PERFORMANCES WILL RUN FROM SATURDAY 18 NOVEMBER – SUNDAY 31 DECEMBER, WITH PRESS NIGHT ON […]