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NEWS: Ray Fearon & Ashley Zhangazha lead UK’s first all-black Guys & Dolls

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This Christmas director Michael Buffong transports GUYS AND DOLLS uptown to 1939 Harlem in the UK’s first all-black cast production of this iconic 1950 Broadway musical classic, which has been reimagined and developed with the award-winning hip-hop dancer and choreographer Kenrick ‘H20’ Sandy.

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Schiller thrillers: The Faction launches two-week SchillerFest at The Bunker, 31 October

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The Faction celebrate the work of 18th-century German powerhouse Friedrich Schiller with a two-week SchillerFest, at the Bunker Theatre from 31 October to 11 November 2017, showcasing his greatest plays and a line-up including Dame Eileen Atkins, Ciaran Hinds, Celia Imrie and Guardian critic Michael Billington.

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‘Lorca is pure theatre’: Director Jorge de Juan on his Lorca journey & The House Of Bernarda Alba

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A major new production of Lorca’s 1936 classic The House of Bernarda Alba (La Casa de Bernarda Alba) has its first performance tonight at the custom-built Cervantes Theatre, the new home for Spanish and Latin American drama in London. Director Jorge de Juan explains the journey he’s been on with his compatriot playwright.

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Living with the lights on’s Mark Lockyer: My 10 essentials for mental health

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Living with the lights on is centred around my time at the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1995. It was there that the odd and bizarre began happening to me and I had no idea what, why or how to stop it. I was going really well as a successful young actor. Then things began to fall apart.

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LISTEN: Counting down to Tiger Bay musical premiere, starring John Owen-Jones in Cardiff

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Less than a month to go until the official world premiere of Tiger Bay the Musical! Specially commissioned by Wales Millennium Centre and with a 39-strong cast led by Welsh musical superstar John Owen-Jones, Tiger Bay has a strictly limited season at Cardiff’s iconic venue from 13 to 25 November 2017, with a press night on 15 November. Catch up on casting and have a listen to sample tracks – then get booking!

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NEWS: Royal Court organises one-day Weinstein response, Vicky Featherstone’s full statement

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As the topic of sexual abuse and harassment continues to make international headlines following numerous allegations involving Hollywood and theatre producer Harvey Weinstein, the Royal Court Theatre has announced day of action in response. The free day’s programme – held on Saturday 28 October 2017 – will include a sharing session from 12 to 5pm, including curated online submissions, in the …