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NEWS: Winners announced for Stephen Sondheim and Stiles + Drewe prizes

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The Stephen Sondheim Society and Mercury Musical Developments have announced the winners of the Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer of the Year and Stiles + Drewe Prize. The winners were revealed at the 10th anniversary West End Gala held at the Novello Theatre which was hosted by star of stage and screen Julian Ovenden.

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The busiest festival PR? Chloe Nelkin takes 22 shows to Edinburgh Fringe in August

In Children's theatre, Circus, Edinburgh Festival, Festivals, Musicals, News, Plays, Press Releases by Caroline Hanks-FarmerLeave a Comment

Are you interested in Edinburgh Fringe or starting to programme your events calendar? The lovely Chloe Nelkin has sent a useful little summary of the twenty-two shows that they are representing in Edinburgh this summer. What’s great about this summary is the fact that it details what genre it is at the end of each synopsis i.e. Theatre, Circus and so on…..

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NEWS: Paul Robinson leaves Theatre503 after ten years at the helm, joins Scarborough’s Stephen Joseph Theatre

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After an incredible ten-year tenure, Paul Robinson, artistic director of London’s Theatre503, is moving on. From 1 June 2016, he’ll be taking over as artistic director of the Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough, where he’ll be moving this summer with his family.

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NEWS: Tour dates for Kinks Musical Sunny Afternoon, including Southampton

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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 come to Mayflower Theatre from Tuesday 6 – Saturday 10 December 2016.

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NEWS: 911 pop star Lee Brennan joins cast of Footloose on tour

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911 and The Big Reunion star Lee Brennan will make his musical theatre debut when he joins the cast of Footloose: The Musical, playing the role of Willard from Tuesday 19 April to Saturday 18 June 2016. Lee will join the UK tour for dates in Oxford, Weston Super Mare, Wimbledon, Liverpool, Belfast, Derry, Torquay and Glasgow.

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PHOTOS: Jason Manford & cast rehearse for Chitty Chitty Bang Bang tour

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Pictures from the rehearsal room just released…. Casting has been announced for the Music & Lyrics Limited and West Yorkshire Playhouse production of the much-loved Sherman Brothers musical CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG. The 2016-17 UK and Ireland tour begins at Mayflower Theatre, Southampton on 10 February 2016.

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NEWS: Full cast announced for The Painkiller, starring Kenneth Branagh & Rob Brydon

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It is announced that Claudie Blakley, Marcus Fraser, Mark Hadfield and Alex Macqueen will join previously confirmed cast members Kenneth Branagh and Rob Brydon in the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company’s new comedy The Painkiller. The fifth production in the Plays at the Garrick season will play from 5 March until 30 April with press night on 17 March.

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PHOTOS: Rehearsal images for Red Velvet starring Adrian Lester are released

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Rehearsal images for the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company’s run of Red Velvet are released today. The production, which originally premiered at the Tricycle Theatre in 2012 before transferring to St Ann’s Warehouse in New York in 2014, is the third play in the inaugural Plays at the Garrick season and will play at the Garrick Theatre from 23 January until 27 February 2016. Red Velvet is written by Lolita Chakrabarti with direction by Indhu Rubasingham and stars Adrian Lester as Ira Aldridge.

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NEWS: Cast announced for world premiere of Not Moses comedy

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Gary Sinyor announces casting for his play, NotMoses, which will begin previews at the Arts Theatre on 10 March 2016. The cast includes Antonia Davies as Aviva, Dana Haqjoo as Pharaoh, Greg Barnett as NotMoses, Jasmine Hyde as the Princess, Joe Morrow as Feripoti, Thomas Nelstrop as Moses, Niv Petel as Rameses and Leon Stewart plays the Rabbi.

NEWS: Jamie Muscato joins Bend It Like Beckham cast

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From 14 December 2015 Jamie Muscato joins the cast of Bend It Like Beckham The Musical to play coach Joe alongside Natalie Dew as football crazy Jess and Lauren Samuels as Jules, a player with the Harriers, a local women’s football team. Sophie-Louise Dann plays the role of Paula with Jamal Andréas as Jess’ good friend Tony. Preeya Kalidas plays Pinky, Jess’ sister, with Tony Jayawardena and Natasha Jayetileke as her parents, Mr and Mrs Bhamra.

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NEWS: Impossible launches inaugural UK tour from Southampton in Feb

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IMPOSSIBLE, the most dangerous show the West End has ever seen, will launch at Southampton’s Mayflower Theatre from 3-6 February 2016 before embarking on its inaugural UK tour. The show features the world’s greatest illusionists live on stage in a magic spectacular that will thrill and amaze audiences of all ages.

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Have you checked out Terri Paddock’s new venture Stage Faves yet?

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Ok so I realise I’m a little to the party, but have you read about Terri Paddock’s new venture? Well, I suggest you do because if, like me, you are a musical theatre enthusiast then this is just the sort of site you need in your life! So be inspired, read on and check it out, all the links are incorporated here, so you can be enthused by this rather brilliant new musical theatre heaven.