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‘Compelling to watch. Who needs words?’: Matthew Bourne’s THE MIDNIGHT BELL — York Theatre ★★★★★

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Matthew Bourne’s latest production, is described as “intoxicated tales from the darkest Soho” and based on the novels of Patrick Hamilton. All the action takes place at The Midnight Bell, a public house and Central London in the 1930’s.

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‘The monk playing an electric guitar is a more recent invention’: THE YORK MYSTERY PLAYS – BBC Sounds (Online Review)

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It is not with a little sense of surprise that I found myself yesterday experiencing my 800th online production which is the subject of this review. Back in April 2020 I, probably along with the vast majority of people, was only expecting the virus problem to last a matter of weeks and yet here we are and here I am still reviewing daily after 535 days.

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NEWS: Full cast is announced for Wise Children’s production of Wuthering Heights

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Wise Children has announced the full cast and further tour dates for the world première production of Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights. Adapted and directed by Emma Rice, the show is a co-production with the National Theatre, Bristol Old Vic and York Theatre Royal.

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‘There’ve been so many pieces about Edith Piaf; this one is unique because of the songs sung in English’: Elizabeth Mansfield on Hymn to Love

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Twenty years after she first played her, Elizabeth Mansfield returns to the role of Edith Piaf in a revised version of hit homage Hymn to Love, opening tonight (27 July 2018) at London’s Jermyn Street Theatre after sell-outs on tour. In our interview below, Mansfield tells us more about her incredible journey with The Little Sparrow and how singing her classic torch songs in English changes everything…

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NEWS: Gypsy and Imelda Staunton lead winners at UK Theatre Awards

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UK Theatre has announced the winners of the UK Theatre Awards 2015 – the only awards to honour outstanding achievement in performing, producing and management in theatres throughout the United Kingdom. Gypsy takes home prizes for Best Musical and Best Performance in a Musical for Imelda Staunton, while special awards are given to actress Imelda Staunton and director-choreographer Matthew Bourne.

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NEWS: The Railway Children add fours months to King’s Cross run

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The Olivier Award-winning production of Mike Kenny’s stage adaptation of E. Nesbit’s novel The Railway Children – Live on Stage will be extending its run at King’s Cross Theatre until Sunday 3 January 2016. Originally planned to close on 6 September, the production will run for an extra four months due to popular demand. Tickets for the new period will go on sale at 10.00am on Friday 10 July.