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McFly Tickets For Summer UK Shows On Sale 9am Today McFly have announced a summer UK tour. McFly tickets go on general sale at 9am today. The pop-rock quartet have lined up performances at Bath's Recreation Ground, Bught Park in Inverness, Taunton's Vivary Park, Scarborough Open Air Theatre and Newmarket Racecourse between May 23 and August 29.
Deacon Blue Tickets For Autumn 2020 UK And Ireland Tour On Sale 9am Today Deacon Blue have announced plans to tour the UK in 2020. Deacon Blue tickets go on general sale at 9am today. The Scottish pop-rock back will release their new LP, 'City Of Love', on March 6 followed by shows across the UK and Ireland between October 28 and December 4, including a performance at London's Royal Albert Hall on November 11.
Killian Donnelly To Lead UK Tour of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA According to The Daily Mail, actor Killian Donnelly, will don the mask of the title character in a new UK tour of The Phantom of the Opera! Killian Donnelly played the role of 'Jean Valjean' in the West End production of "Les Misérables".
The Astonishing Times of Timothy Cratchit at the Hope Mill Theatre This Christmas, the Hope Mill Theatre are staging a musical sequel to the much treasured festive tale A Christmas Carol. The Astonishing Times of Timothy Cratchit tells the story of Tiny Tim as he grows up.
Review of Susie Sillett's Cheetah Sisters at Birmingham Rep At this year's Foundry Festival, Susie Sillett mixes storytelling and documentary theatre to create Cheetah Sisters - a play that explores the complexities of Sisterhood. Sillett's play is a 55 minute monologue that guides us through the time in her life when she was eight years old and her parents adopted her younger sister from China.
Unknown Rivers review - Odimba is a writer to watch Chinonyerem Odimba’s subtle play is a celebration of female friendship, given an intimate production by Daniel Bailey.
'Good old-fashioned entertainment at its best': CURTAINS - Touring Full of red herrings, marvellous music, divine dancing, stunning singing and laugh out loud funny, Curtains is a not just a musical whodunit it's one of the best nights out I've had in a long time. And while they may hate the critics in What Kind of Man?
'If it doesn't get bought up for a film I'll eat my Santa hat': THE SEASON - Touring On a rather fraught day I was step-sprung, charmed by this miniature musical by Jim Barne and Kit Buchan, newcomers mentored by Stiles and Drew and now spotted by the leaders of the Wolsey and the Northampton theatres. It is a two-hander, with a three-piece band overhead.
My Mother Said I Never Should review at Crucible Studio, Sheffield Inventive, inclusive staging of Charlotte Keatley's classic play that makes creative use of British Sign Language.
Kosovan firebrand Jeton Neziraj: 'Theatre should side with the victims' He also wanted to make work that could be staged internationally and compete on the European theatre market, to tell Kosovo stories in universal terms, be it through retooling Ibsen or employing international composers and designers to address the inadequate training and support of local artists.
Fern Brady: Power and Chaos review - a scattergun blast of cynicism The Scottish comic hits some acerbic highs with an oddly episodic set that hops from politics to porn to parenthood.
'Opens up very real debates': CRISIS? WHAT CRISIS - Colab Factory Parabolic Theatre's insightful and thought provoking immersive political inspired production effectively sweeps the audience back to 1979. Taking audiences back to 1979, Crisis? What Crisis?
WATCH: Be enchanted by The Green Fairy's trailer What's new British musical The Green Fairy all about? Discover more with the brilliant trailer for the show that stars Julie Atherton and runs at the Union Theatre until 23 November.
BEHIND THE SCENES: Delve into the mystery of new thriller You Game with these rehearsal images Can you deduce the twists, turns, truths and lies of new thriller You Game from these just released rehearsal images? Take a look at the gallery, then book your tickets. The new two-person battle of wit and cunning, written by Sam Ra, comes to RADA Studios from 26 November to 14 December 2019.
Rising pop sensation Kehli's latest single tops UK club charts - Hotpress Boasting a hypnotic, crystalline voice and tireless energy, Kehli may well turn out to be Irish pop's next breakthrough star.
FIRST LOOK: As its tour head towards London, enter the world of Theatrical Niche's Uncle Vanya with new production images Take a peek at Theatrical Niche's new, environmentally engaged version of Chekhov's Uncle Vanya, which comes to London next week. Explore the gallery, then book your tickets.
'As much the history of a nation as a family drama': THE HOUSE OF THE SPIRITS - Cervantes Theatre Adapted by Caridad Svich from Isabel Allende's award-winning novel and directed by Paula Paz, The House of the Spirits is as much the history of a nation as a family drama.
Is it ever ok to 'heckle' at the theatre? - West End Wilma The Rocky Horror Show has a separate script online, which shows fans different lines they can shout-out from the audience during certain moments of the show, to make it more of an interactive time for hardcore lovers that come back again and again to see it.
WATCH: Discover more about the final shows in Ovalhouse's Demolition Party season with trailers for Gaping Hole and Kissing Rebellion Meet the creators of Gaping Hole, speaking from their hole, and discover who the cast of Kissing Rebellion would most like to kiss as they tell you about the final shows in the Demolition Party season, the final season at Ovalhouse's Kennington home. Watch the trailers, then book your tickets.
Crisis? What Crisis? review at Colab Factory, London Is a complex story that requires fairly constant concentration and works best for those with a solid level of political know-how, but Tom Black is impressively calm and collected as the leader, keeping everyone up to speed. Zoe Flint also does strong work as the deeply unimpressed economist Karen.
Full cast is announced for Back to the Future The Musical The show will be directed by Tony Award-winning director John Rando, alongside the multi Tony and Olivier Award-winning design team of Tim Hatley, Hugh Vanstone and Tim Lutkin, Gareth Owen and Finn Ross, with choreography by Chris Bailey, musical supervision and arrangements by Nick Finlow and Illusions by Chris Fisher.
Alfa Mist Plots Spring UK Tour Alfa Mist has confirmed a spring UK tour. The London-based producer and composer, who released 'Structuralism' in April, will head to Liverpool, Manchester, London, Bristol, Leeds and Glasgow between February 29 and March 7, with more dates due to be announced soon.
New 2020 Dates Added To Whitney: Queen Of The Night UK Tour New shows have been added to the Whitney: Queen Of The Night Tour. The production will now also call in Newport, Peterborough, Bridlington, Chepstow, Barnstaple, Lincoln, Basildon, Motherwell and Dartford during 2020. Tickets for the new dates go on general sale at 10am on November 15.
WATCH: Meet the characters from new drama Impact in its new trailer How does tragedy affect a man? Get a flavour for new drama Impact with this latest trailer for the show coming to the Hen and Chickens theatre later this month. Book your tickets now. The one-man show exploring male mental health runs at the Highbury venue from 28 to 30 November 2019.
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