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NEWS: Cedric Neal & Sharon D Clarke line up for LMTO concert version of King musical at the Hackney Empire

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Hackney Empire, in co-production with London Musical Theatre Orchestra, will presents a special concert version of musical KING, marking 50 years since the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr and 30 years since the first performance of the late Martin Smith’s acclaimed show.

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Looking forward: 20 fringe & regional shows to see in 2018 > #theatre2018

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There are all sorts of big productions arriving in the months to come (Long Day’s Journey Into Night, the return of Amadeus, PATTI LUPONE!), but I’m using this spot to highlight some of the shows on the London fringe and around the UK (and Amsterdam…) that have piqued my interest and which I hope to get to review.

Looking forward: 20 fringe & regional shows to see in 2018 > #theatre2018

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There are all sorts of big productions arriving in the months to come (Long Day’s Journey Into Night, the return of Amadeus, PATTI LUPONE!), but I’m using this spot to highlight some of the shows on the London fringe and around the UK (and Amsterdam…) that have piqued my interest and which I hope to get to review.

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NEWS: UK Theatre Awards announce 12 most welcoming theatre winners

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Being nice really does pay off! UK Theatre has announced the 12 regional and national winners of the UK’s Most Welcoming Theatre 2017 in association with Smooth Radio. This award, which is voted for by the public, is an opportunity for audiences to celebrate their local theatre. In 2016, the overall winner was The Mill at Sonning. This year, over 172 theatres …

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NEWS: Female playwrights lead Best New Play nominations in UK Theatre Awards 2017

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Industry body UK Theatre has announced the nominations for the annual UK Theatre Awards, which celebrate creative excellence and the outstanding work seen on stages throughout England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Notably, for the first time in the Awards history, all nominations for Best New Play are written by female playwrights.

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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,