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NEWS: Paul Taylor Mills joins Andrew Lloyd Webber to programme St James Theatre

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Paul Taylor-Mills will join Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Really Useful Group as advisory producer. Whilst continuing to work independently on his own productions, Paul will also begin working on selected Really Useful Group titles, and supporting the programming and incubation of new work at the newly owned St James Theatre.

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NEWS: Post Guys & Dolls, David Haig joins Blue/Orange at Young Vic

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Hot on the heels of his just-finished West End musical run in Guys and Dolls, David Haig will join Daniel Kaluuya and Luke Norris in the cast of Joe Penhall’s Blue/Orange in a new production by director Matthew Xia. Due to popular demand, the run extends to 2 July. Blue/Orange runs in the Young Vic’s Main House from 12 May 2016.

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NEWS: Miss Saigon’s Chris Peluso joins Show Boat, Full West End cast

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Malcolm Sinclair (Capt. Andy Hawks) and Chris Peluso (Gaylord Ravenal) will join original Sheffield cast members Gina Beck (Magnolia Hawks), Lucy Briers (Parthy Ann Hawks), Rebecca Trehearn (Julia La Verne), Emmanuel Kojo (Joe), Sandra Marvin (Queenie), Alex Young (Ellie May Chipley) and Danny Collins (Frank Schultz) in the West End cast of Daniel Evans’ five star production of Show Boat.

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FEATURED SHOWS: Cosi Cosi at the King’s Head, Reviews are in!

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Have you seen the reviews for our current Featured Show, or rather Shows: the King’s Head Theatre inspired pairing of Mozart’s classic opera Cosi Fan Tutte with modern play Cosi? … Scroll down for links and pull quotes from some of our favourite reviews.

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NEWS: Jersey Boys, Matilda, Les Mis & Phantom shortlisted for Oliviers’ Audience Award

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The Olivier Awards with MasterCard, the UK’s most prestigious stage honours, have today announced the shortlisted shows for the Magic Radio Audience Award 2016.The awards, which this year celebrate their 40th anniversary, will take place on Sunday 3 April at the Royal Opera House. The four shortlisted shows are:

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NEWS: Amanda Holden stars in Stepping Out revival, on tour pre-West End

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Theatre Royal Bath Productions and The James Grant Group are delighted to announce the pre-West End dates of STEPPING OUT by Richard Harris, starring Amanda Holden, Angela Griffin and Nicola Stephenson. Directed by Maria Friedman, the production opens at the Theatre Royal Bath, 12 to 22 October 2016 followed by Richmond Theatre and Cambridge Arts Theatre (additional date to be announced).

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NEWS: Cast announced for first large-scale stage production of Brideshead Revisited

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The full cast is announced today for the first ever large-scale stage production of Evelyn Waugh’s classic novel Brideshead Revisited, adapted by Bryony Lavery, touring this spring and summer in the 50th anniversary year of Waugh’s death. The play, a co-production between English Touring Theatre and York Theatre Royal, opens at York on 26 April, with previews from 22 April, before touring to Bath, Southampton, Cambridge, Malvern, Brighton, Oxford and Richmond, as well as second run in York.

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NEWS: Ben Richards returns to West End in The Bodyguard, opposite Beverley Knight

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Ben Richards will join previously announced Beverley Knight in the international hit musical The Bodyguard when it returns to the West End for a limited six month run in July this year. Richards will play Frank Farmer, Rachel Marron’s bodyguard, alongside Beverley Knight in the leading role of the Oscar-nominated superstar Marron. Performances begin at the Dominion Theatre on 15 July 2016 for this strictly limited season to 7 January 2017.

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NEWS: Ian McKellen & Patrick Stewart reprise No Man’s Land in West End in Sep, TICKETS ONSALE

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Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart are to reunite on stage this year in Harold Pinter’s masterpiece, No Man’s Land which will embark on a UK tour, opening in Sheffield from 3 August, followed by dates in Newcastle, Brighton and Cardiff. The production will then head into London’s West End where it will play a limited 14 week engagement at the Wyndham’s Theatre from 8 September with opening night for press on 20 September. No Man’s Land was first performed at the iconic Wyndham’s Theatre in 1975 with Ralph Richardson and John Gielgud, following its premiere at the National Theatre.

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NEWS: Thom Southerland brings musicals season to Charing Cross Theatre as new artistic director

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Thom Southerland has been appointed Artistic Director of Charing Cross Theatre. The rising star director has programmed an opening season of major musicals, including the return of his acclaimed multi award-winning 2013 hit Titanic (first seen at Southwark Playhouse) and the European premiere of Death Takes a Holida

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NEWS: Declan Bennett plays Jesus, Michelle Terry is Henry V at Open Air this summer

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Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre has today announced lead casting for two of its forthcoming summer 2016 productions: Michelle Terry will play the title role of Henry V in director Robert Hastie’s new gender-bending production; and former Once star Declan Bennett will lead the cast in Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Jesus Christ Superstar, directed by Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre’s Artistic Director Timothy Sheader.

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NEWS: Emily Atack replaces Verity Rushworth as alternate Holly in Breakfast at Tiffany’s

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Emily Atack will now play the role of Holly Golightly in the UK Tour of Breakfast at Tiffany’s from 2 May to 11 June 2016, appearing at His Majesty’s Aberdeen, Nottingham Theatre Royal, Theatre Royal Bath, Glasgow Theatre Royal, King’s Theatre Edinburgh and Wycombe Swan. She will be replacing Verity Rushworth, who has had to withdraw because she is expecting her first child. Emily will be sharing the role with Pixie Lott, whose dates, including the West End season, have been announced previously.

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NEWS: Daniel Evans announces final season as Sheffield artistic director

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Daniel Evans today announces his final season as Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres. The new season opens with Folie À Deux Productions and From Ground Up Theatre Company in association with Sheffield Theatres presenting Kieran Knowles’ Operation Crucible directed by Bryony Shanahan. This is followed by a co-production with English Touring Theatre of D.H. Lawrence’s Lady Chatterley’s Lover – in …