It’s Back! Oh Yes It Is! Blackpool Grand To Produce A Panto This Christmas

It's been announced today that with the help of Martin Dodd from UK Productions, Blackpool Grand will be pushing ahead with plans to stage a pantomime this year. Pantomonium has been written by Jon Monie as a special one off one act condensed panto, featuring  Britain’s Got Talent ‘finalist’ Steve Royle, and West End and TV... Continue Reading →

Educating Rita to tour the UK

David Pugh has been determined to stage productions. Within weeks he announced and produced a remounted production of Educating Rita at the Minack Theatre. Today it's been confirmed that the remounted production, starring Stephen Tompkinson and Jessica Johnson will once again tour the UK in a covid secure, socially distanced environment. The tour will kick... Continue Reading →

The Derby Theatre to produce The Little Mermaid this Christmas with tickets for £12

While Aladdin was due to grace the stage of the Derby Theatre this year, due to a change of circumstances that production has been moved to next. However, the Derby Theatre is instead presenting a production of the Little Mermaid this festive season. The production runs from 2nd December 2020 until 2nd January 2021 with... Continue Reading →

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast to tour the UK in 2021!

This evening it's been confirmed by Baz Bamingoye and a newly created twitter account that Disney's Beauty and the Beast is to tour the UK from spring 2021 Launching at Leicester Curve in May 2021 for a mammoth five week run it is then expected to tour the rest of the UK. It's also been... Continue Reading →

The Show Goes On At The Lichfield Garrick as Jack and the Beanstalk announced as their 2020 bitesize panto.

Today it's been announced that the Lichfield Garrick pushes on with its 2020 Panto plans. While Peter Pan was originally penned to fly across the stage this year, it's announced the title will be changed to Jack and the Beanstalk to make the production financially viable. Sam Rabone is back this year in what's being... Continue Reading →

London Secures Over 30% Of Funding That Helps Only 136 Grass Roots Music Venues

The first beneficiaries of the Government's 'Cultural Recovery Fund' have today been released. While the headline spinner £1.57 billion may sound a lot, after being split between different art and culture areas it has only saved a measly 136 music venues from full time closure. 17 venues across the country required over £50,000, with eight... Continue Reading →

Theatres allowed to re-open with social distancing from this weekend

After being halted at the 11th hour a couple of weeks ago, Indoor Theatres have been given the green light to re open. While a socially distanced audience is simply not a viable financial model, there are some productions planned for the rest of the year that will welcome this news. This is by no... Continue Reading →

Stafford Gatehouse Delays 2020 Pantomime

It has just been announced that Stafford Gatehouse's Christmas pantomime of Snow White has been moved until 2021 The 2020 production would have been the second time Prime Pantomimes produced the panto for the Stafford theatre, following the successful production of Peter Pan last year. A full review of that production can be read here... Continue Reading →

The UK Government Finally Announces A £1.57bn Package. Will It Be Enough To Prevent A Cultural Crisis In The UK?

15 weeks after the UK lockdown thrown the creative arts industry in near total collapse, the UK Government have finally announces some extra support for the creative sectors. It's been widely reported that without some sort of financial support package, 70% of arts organisations would fall by the end of the year. Very well regarded... Continue Reading →

The New Vic Pushes Ahead With A Refurbishment

The New Vic in Newcastle under Lyme was built by the community, for the community and despite the doors being shut, it pushes on with plans to refurbish its autororium. This week the builders move in to replace all the seats and also add handrails to the aisle to aid visitors. The full list of... Continue Reading →

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