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NEWS: ATG announces free NHS tickets & casting for pantomimes across the UK

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Ambassador Theatre Group has announced that all tickets for the first performance of their pantomimes, produced by Qdos Entertainment in Manchester, Bristol, Milton Keynes, Stoke-on-Trent and Birmingham will be gifted to NHS workers and their families. Mark Cornell, CEO at Ambassador Theatre Group, said: “The Ambassador Theatre Group is delighted to be showing pantomimes in five of our venues in Bristol, …

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Year in Review: Susan Elkin’s top 10 shows of 2016

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Robin Hood at Egg Theatre, Bath. Photo: Nick Spratling. It’s that time of year again. It’s customary for critics and others who purport to have some kind of overview to look back over the previous twelve months and come up with a list or two. What follows is a list of the 10 shows which […]

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Weekly Theatre Podcast: No Villain, Peter Pan Goes Wrong & London pantos

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In this second holiday podcast, the London theatre bloggers discuss pantomimes at Hackney Empire, Theatre Royal Stratford East and New Wimbledon Theatre, as well as West End comedy Peter Pan Goes Wrong and No Villain at the Old Red Lion.

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ROBIN HOOD – Chipping Norton Theatre

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It is, famously, the local panto for the Cameron family, though the paterfamilias PM himself might want to avoid swivelling heads and accusing stares when Robin, robbing the rich to give to the poor, chucks the last handful of chocolate coins out and sneakily mentions tax credits. The even better joke is when Denis the tax-gatherer opens the Sheriff of Nottingham’s filing cabinet to find , as the late Coalition’s treasurer did, a note saying There Is No Money left.

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NEWS: Meera Syal’s Anita & Me, Home Theatre and Che Walker premiere feature in new Stratford East season

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Theatre Royal Stratford East has announced details of their latest season of work that will take place from September 2015-January 2016. The new season highlights the theatre’s long-standing commitment to championing new writing, delivering world-class musical theatre and provoking debate about widening access to the arts for all. Kerry Michael, Artistic Director of Theatre Royal Stratford East said: “We are …