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NEWS: Sunset Boulevard & HOME are big winners at Manchester Theatre Awards

In Awards, Dance, Manchester, Musicals, Native, News, Opera, Plays, Press Releases, Regional theatre, Sticky, Touring by Press ReleasesLeave a Comment

Sheridan Smith and Danny Mac were among the winners at the Manchester Theatre Awards – which were announced at The Lowry Theatre in Salford, while HOME led the way with five awards for its productions and performers. The annual awards – regarded as the most important theatrical prize-giving outside London – honour productions seen in Greater Manchester during 2017. Janet …

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Women Centre Stage: Power Play Festival, Hampstead

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With over 100 cast, writers, directors and crew, and 25 plays (none of which were by Agatha Christie!) spread over 7 programmes, Sphinx Theatre’s Women Centre Stage: Power Play Festival was a full-on day indeed for those of us who stayed the course from midday to nearly 10pm… Though I was 90% caffeine by the end, the buzz I was experiencing was one of delight at the sheer breadth and quality of the theatre we’d been privileged to witness.

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Women Centre Stage: Power Play Festival runs this week

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Yesterday (14 November 2016) saw the launch of the Women Centre Stage: Power Play Festival at Hampstead Theatre and The Actors Centre. Produced by Sphinx Theatre Company and Joanna Hedges, Women Centre Stage exists to promote, advocate for and inspire women in the arts and has developed and commissioned a wide range of new work which uniquely brings together a diverse array of women characters far from the margins into centre stage.

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#Goodreads this week: Free ticket etiquette, Janet Suzman, Clooney’s panto lessons

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What’s caught your eye this week? Here are a few pieces and issues that have caught mine and may be worth a longer look for you too. Free tickets, like free lunches, are paid for in good manners Wall Street Journal theatre commentator Joanne Kaufman admitted to “bolting” at the interval at the majority of […]

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Review: Dream of the Dog (Trafalgar Studios, London)

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In the living room strewn with tea chests and cardboard boxes it couldbe cosy Priestley or Coward, ‘Laburnum Grove’ or ‘This Happy Breed’ as an elderly housewife packs away the last of the family belongings before the house move to a peaceful retirement by the sea. But instead of South London we are high on the windswept veldt […]

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