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 […]

Rambert – Ghost Dances plus other works Review

Lyric Theatre, The Lowry, Manchester – September 28th 2017.  Reviewed by Julie Noller 5***** I knew before the nights performance that Rambert Ghost Dance choreographed by Christopher Bruce is quite possibly the most popular work in their history. One look around the waiting group of expectant young faces waiting to take up their seats, told […]

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 […]

A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian Review

Hull Truck Theatre – until 14 October.  Reviewed by Catherine McWilliams 4**** This excellent production at Hull Truck theatre fairly zipped along, taking our emotions from highs to lows, with a good sprinkling of humour. On the surface this is a story of Nikolai, an elderly Ukrainian widower living in the East of England who […]

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 […]

The Lowry will host ELF The Musical’s first Christmas Season outside of London

The Lowry will host Elf The Musical for a limited seven week run this winter. West End star and ITV ‘Superstar’ winner Ben Forster will reprise the key role of Buddy the Elf, a role which he originated in the UK première in 2014 in Plymouth and continued to perform throughout the record-breaking 2015 Christmas […]