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NEWS: Nominations are announced for the UK Theatre Awards 2019

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The list of nominees has been revealed for this year’s UK Theatre Awards, the only nationwide awards to honour and celebrate outstanding achievements in theatre throughout England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Best New Play nominees are Laura Wade’s The Watsons, Ulster American by David Ireland and Life Of Pi, adapted by Lolita Chakrabarti from Yann Martel’s novel, while Best Musical …

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NEWS: David Mitchell will make his West End debut in Ben Elton’s Upstart Crow

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David Mitchell is to make his West End debut in 2020 in Ben Elton’s stage adaptation of the critically acclaimed BBC TV sitcom, Upstart Crow. This all-new comedy – written especially for the stage – will see Mitchell once more don the bald wig and bardish coddling pouch in his iconic characterisation of Will Shakespeare.

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NEWS: UK tour & West End run announced for Blithe Spirit starring Jennifer Saunders

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Noël Coward’s classic comedy Blithe Spirit, directed by Richard Eyre and starring Jennifer Saunders, will return next year for a UK tour followed by a strictly limited six-week engagement at the West End’s Duke of York’s Theatre following a celebrated reception at the Theatre Royal Bath earlier this summer.

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NEWS: Rebecca Frecknall directs Lydia Wilson in The Duchess of Malfi at the Almeida Theatre

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The Almeida Theatre has announced that associate director Rebecca Frecknall’s new production of John Webster’s revenge tragedy The Duchess of Malfi will star Lydia Wilson in the title role. The production opens on 10 December 2019, with previews from 2 December, and runs until 18 January 2020.

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NEWS: Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre’s 2020 season opens with original 101 Dalmatians musical

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Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre has announced its 2020 season which opens with its first newly commissioned musical, 101 Dalmatians (16 May to 21 June 2020, press night is 27 May), based on Dodie Smith’s iconic story set in the heart of Regent’s Park with book by Zinnie Harris and music and lyrics by Douglas Hodge.