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NEWS: Sir Peter Hall dies aged 86, National Theatre directors pay tribute

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Sir Peter Hall, the founding director of both the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Rose Theatre, Kingston and the second director of the National Theatre, passed away yesterday (11 September 2017) at the age of 86. Four other NT artistic directors lead the tributes.

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NEWS: Hampstead hosts Caroline, Or Change transfer & Dry Comedy UK premiere

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Hampstead Theatre has announced its first two productions for 2018: the UK premiere of Sarah Burgess’ “high finance comedy” Dry Powder and the Chichester Festival transfer of Tony Kushner’s and Jeanine Tesori’s celebrated musical Caroline, or Change, with Sharon D Clarke reprising her title role,

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NEWS: Cast announced for UK tour of Sunny Afternoon

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While the multi-Olivier award winning musical continues to play for London audiences in the West End, casting has been confirmed for the UK tour, which opens at the Manchester Opera House on the 19th August.  Produced by Sonia Friedman Productions, the hit musical looks at the life and career of The Kinks, featuring some of […]

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NEWS: Sunny Afternoon extends to Oct, marks 50th anniversary of title song release

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Due to public demand, the multi-Olivier award-winning hit British musical SUNNY AFTERNOON has announced another extension to its West End run, until 29 October 2016. The extension will take the show’s West End run past the two year mark. This summer will also see the 50th anniversary of the release of The Kinks’ hit single Sunny Afternoon, which was released on 3 June 1966 and reached Number One on 7 July 1966 – just as England were winning the football World Cup. To mark this anniversary, 50 top price tickets for every performance in July will be on sale for £19.66.

FIREBIRD – West End

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Firebird marks Phil Davies’ first full-length play and he has undoubtedly cast extremely well for his cleverly crafted script. Making her professional debut when it was at Hampstead Downstairs, Callie Cooke reprises her role as Tia, a vulnerable teenager who has been in care since she was three.

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FIREBIRD – West End

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Transferring from a sell-out run at Hampstead’s Downstairs theatre last year, Phil Davies’ Firebird tackles the ghastly undercurrent of child sexual exploitation that blights so many of this country’s towns and young people. Pitched in a fictional Northern town, the play is at its most touching in the exchanges between the deeply harmed and 14-year-old Tia (played by Callie Cooke), who has been placed in local authority care since a baby and her friend Katie, who by contrast has at least a loving mum in her life and a background sheltered from ruthless violent abuse.

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NEWS: Sunny Afternoon launches UK tour, opening 19 Aug in Manchester

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As the West End multi Olivier award-winning hit musical continues to excite audiences into its second year, Sonia Friedman Productions and Ambassador Theatre Group are delighted to announce the national tour of SUNNY AFTERNOON. Recipient of four awards at the 2015 Olivier Awards including Best New Musical and Outstanding Achievement in Music for Ray Davies, SUNNY AFTERNOON will open at the Manchester Opera House on Friday 19 August 2016.