Birmingham Rep Scraps Free Membership Scheme For Under 30s As Part Of Wider Changes To Its Membership Schemes

The Birmingham Rep has communicated with Members of its Preview Club to confirm its closure and replacement for just those under 25. The Preview Club was available for free to anyone under the age of 30 giving them access to £5 tickets selected preview performances, as well as inclusion in any Rep priority booking period.... Continue Reading →

The Orchestra Cull At The Phantom Of The Opera Must Not Be Accepted

It was reported by the Stage today that the Phantom of the Opera's orchestra will be cut in half when it returns to London this summer. Yet ticket prices remain sky high, this move is not only one that's bad for artists and the wider industry but also for audiences who are asked to shell... Continue Reading →

New 200 seater performance space takes a step closer to opening in Stone

On the 1st April Crown Warf Theatre signed an agreement with Joule’s Brewery to transform a vacant space into a fully functioning, versatile 200 seater performance space For the last 12 months Crown Warf Theatre has been fundraising money through a sponsor a seat scheme and that work will now be stepped up so the... Continue Reading →

Stafford Festival Shakespeare pushed back by another year

2020 was due to to be the golden anniversary of Stafford Festival Shakespeare, the renowned open air production set within the grounds of Stafford Castle. Instead, the 50th Anniversary production was pushed back originally to 2021 due to the covid pandemic. Once again, due to the uncertainty surrounding the pandemic Freedom Leisure, the operators of... Continue Reading →

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 →

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