English National Ballet’s Autumn – Winter season

This Autumn-Winter season, English National Ballet presents four critically acclaimed productions: Lest We Forget, Manon, Swan Lake, and Nutcracker. The season will run from 20 September 2018 – 20 January 2019.

To commemorate the end of the First World War, English National Ballet’s acclaimed Lest We Forget programme returns to Sadler’s Wells, London, in September 2018, opening the company’s 2018/2019 season. Featuring three poignant works, Lest We Forget reflects on the experiences of those who fought in the conflict, and those who stayed behind. Drawing on superb design and evocative scores, choreographers Liam Scarlett, Russell Maliphant and Akram Khan have created dance pieces full of unforgettable and haunting images. Continue reading English National Ballet’s Autumn – Winter season

Les Misérables Broadway production to tour the UK

The Broadway production of Les Misérables is set to tour the UK this year, with the show opening at Curve Leicester before heading to venues throughout the country. A hugely popular and long-running show in its own right, the touring production of Les Misérables will enable even more audiences to see the musical, outside of London and away from Broadway.  Continue reading Les Misérables Broadway production to tour the UK

Follies to return

In exciting news for the theatre industry, director Dominic Cooke has confirmed that the National Theatre production of Stephen Sondheim’s Follies will return to the stage next year. For many, the recent Follies run was short-lived and deserved a longer stint at the National Theatre on London’s Southbank. With the return of the musical later this year, it means that many more audience members will be able to see this acclaimed production. Continue reading Follies to return

DanceEast’s Spring season

DanceEast is set to offer a vibrant line-up of performances and workshops at the Jerwood DanceHouse as part of its Spring season. Running from January through to May, the upcoming season demonstrates DanceEast’s commitment to providing opportunities to support artists at every stage of their careers, as well as developing dance within the community. Continue reading DanceEast’s Spring season

Birmingham Royal Ballet’s first relaxed performance

Birmingham Royal Ballet has announced its first ever relaxed performance, adding to the fast-growing repertoire of relaxed performances staged across London and the rest of the country. The relaxed performance will take place on 20 February 2018 at the Birmingham Hippodrome; it will have a shorter running time than usual, with changes to lighting, sound and seating to make the performance and auditorium a more inviting and welcoming space. Continue reading Birmingham Royal Ballet’s first relaxed performance

The Sound of Music to embark on a new UK tour

Bill Kenwright’s esteemed production of The Sound of Music is to embark on a new UK tour in 2018, it has recently been announced. As such an iconic musical, this will delight musical theatre fans across the country, able to see a timeless classic on their doorsteps. The show opens at the Bord Gais Energy Theatre in Dublin on 19 December and will then embark on the tour from 9 January at the Churchill Theatre in Bromley. Continue reading The Sound of Music to embark on a new UK tour

New radio programme for regional theatre

The BBC has recently unveiled a new radio programme which is dedicated solely to regional theatre. Radio 4’s Opening Night will visit a different UK town or city each month and meet the actors, writers and directors working on local professional productions. The plans for the news show followed an announcement of a regional theatre show last year, to showcase the wealth of talent in that area of theatre. For most audiences this form of theatre makes up the majority of their theatre-going habit.

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