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London arts centres launch #EveryChildTheatre campaign to provide free tickets for kids

In Children's theatre, Features, Inspiring people, London theatre, Native, News, Photos, Quotes, Special Events, Sticky, Ticket recommendations by Press ReleasesLeave a Comment

MyTheatreMates are delighted to champion The Albany and ARC Stockton’s major new initiative to make theatre freely accessible to local children in south London. The #EveryChildTheatre campaign has already attracted Theatreland support from patrons including Jude Law and Noma Dumezweni. Can you help out too? Read more and consider donating to the scheme’s Crowdfunding initiative. They have until 4 August 2017 to meet their target of £10,000!

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New post-show Q&A: Songwriters’ showcase opening From Page to Stage festival

In Festivals, Inspiring people, London theatre, Musicals, Native, Quotes, Special Events, Ticket recommendations by Terri PaddockLeave a Comment

As part of her ongoing post-show Q&A series, Mates co-founder Terri Paddock will help open the fifth annual From Page to Stage season of new musicals with an opening night panel debate including festival founder and prolific producer Katy Lipson on Monday 14 August 2017. Got any questions?






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Opera in the City Festival: ‘Opera doesn’t have to be elitist’

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The inaugural Opera in the City Festival runs from 1 to 12 August 2017 at the Bridewell Theatre. Artistic director Pamela Schermann talks about the aims behind London’s new summer opera festival and what audiences can expect at over the fortnight. What can you tell us about Opera in the City Festival and your mission to find new ways of presenting …

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WATCH: King Kong A Comedy cast in nose flute competition

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Before I attended King Kong, Daniel Clarkson‘s bonkers stage parody of the 1933 film classic, last week at The Vaults, I never knew there was such a thing as a nose flute. Now I will never forget! A diva nose flautist is one of the hundreds (?) of characters portrayed by King Kong‘s multi-roling cast of […]






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PHOTOS & VIDEO: In the rehearsal room with I Loved Lucy + rare footage of Lucille Ball

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Have you got your tickets yet for the return of Lee Tannen’s Mates-acclaimed play I LOVED LUCY? Sneak a peek at our rehearsal shots of Sandra Dickinson (reprising her role as Lucille Ball) and Broadway’s Matthew Scott – plus rarely seen colour footage of the real Lucille Ball in action – and then get booking!






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New post-show Q&A: Join Terri to talk to new Superhero musical’s creators

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As part of her post-show Q&A series, Mates co-founder Terri Paddock will talk to the creators and star of new “one-dad” musical Superhero, premiering at London’s Southwark Playhouse, after the evening performance on Tuesday 11 July 2017. Got any questions? Book tickets to join her via the links below.