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NEWS: World premiere of Jack Holden’s new play Cruise will have a West End run at the Duchess Theatre

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Aria Entertainment and Lambert Jackson have announced that the world premiere of Cruise will reopen the West End’s Duchess Theatre from 18 May to 13 June 2021 with a press night on 20 May. Written and performed by Jack Holden (War Horse, West End; Ink, Almeida Theatre) and directed by Bronagh Lagan, Cruise is an urgent, moving, and inspirational new play with live music and spoken word.

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NEWS: UK premiere of socially distanced outdoor experience C-o-n-t-a-c-t will open in London

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Producers Katy Lipson and Mathilde Moulin are collaborating with French theatre-makers Musidrama to present the UK premiere of C-o-n-t-a-c-t, a socially distanced, immersive outdoor experience in public spaces across London featuring live performance and 3D sound design which audiences will listen to on their own headphones. Tickets go on sale today. Opening on 31 August 2020, audiences of no more than …

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NEWS: UK premiere of Night of the Living Dead Live opens at Pleasance London in April

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Based on George A. Romero’s unparalleled 1968 film Night of the Living Dead, the first ever UK stage adaptation will open at Pleasance, London from 9 April to 19 May 2019. Directed by Benji Sperring, Night of the Living Dead Live will pay homage to the cult monochrome classic. Casting will be announced in due course.

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Unexpected Joy Q&A video: Can this new musical build bridges instead of walls?

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Can musical theatre help us find common ground with those with whom we disagree? If so, Unexpected Joy is undoubtedly the musical to do it. Watch Terri Paddock’s post-show Q&A with the all-female cast, producer Katy Lipson of Aria Entertainment and musical director Gareth Bretherton.

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NEWS: Aria Entertainment’s Katy Lipson & New York producer Jim Kierstead join forces to develop new musicals

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Award-winning producer Katy Lipson of Aria Entertainment is joining forces new partnership with New York City-based Tony and Olivier Award-winning theatre and film producer Jim Kierstead of Kierstead Productions to develop and present new and groundbreaking productions on both sides of the Atlantic in Off-Broadway/Off-West End-sized venues.

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NEWS: Manchester’s Hope Mill Theatre presents Aspects of Love, Spring Awakening & new ToyBoy Diaries

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The award-winning Hope Mill Theatre in Manchester and Aria Entertainment has today announced the first three in-house productions of an ambitious and diverse 2018: The world premiere of new British musical The ToyBoy Diaries, a new revival of the acclaimed modern Broadway hit Spring Awakening and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s classic Aspects of Love.

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HAIR – The Vaults ★★★★★

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Although I’d never seen a production of Hair, many of the songs were familiar to me, and I felt as if I’d almost been born knowing them! Whilst I wasn’t part of the ‘Hair Generation’ (I wasn’t born for another 30 years), I feel that this production has reinvented it and definitely made it perfect for my generation as well as those younger than me.