The UK’s first theatre convention

For the first time ever in the UK, StageCon, a convention for theatre fans throughout the UK and Europe, will be held on 3 & 4 November at Shoreditch Town Hall in London. StageCon will present an exciting opportunity for theatre fans to come together to celebrate the magic of theatre. Visitors can enjoy a diverse programme of 100+ hours of events and performances from favourite artists, theatre makers and shows – from the West End to the Fringe and beyond. Continue reading The UK’s first theatre convention

Theatres Trust’s building improvement scheme

Theatres Trust launched its £300,000 building improvement scheme earlier this year, as the new fund plans to help theatres improve their signage, seating and access routes to improve accessibility for staff and audiences. Many theatres are many years old, so this fund will go a long way in ensuring theatres and other similar buildings are as inclusive and accessible as possible. Continue reading Theatres Trust’s building improvement scheme

The Greatest Dancer

The search for The Greatest Dancer is on – with the BBC confirming multi-platinum-selling singer Cheryl, Broadway and Glee star Matthew Morrison and Strictly Come Dancing professional Oti Mabuse will lead the search and make up the panel of superstar Dance Captains. The brand-new dance talent show for BBC One on Saturday nights will be hosted by singer and presenter Alesha Dixon and Jordan Banjo, member of multi-award winning dance troupe Diversity. Continue reading The Greatest Dancer

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie

The hit production Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is set to become a film adaption, and is now looking for local talent to appear in it. The musical, based on the 2011 BBC documentary _ Jamie: Drag Queen at 16_, is written by Dan Gillespie Sells and Tom MacRae, and originally premiered in Sheffield. It is now running at the Apollo Theatre in London to huge critical acclaim. Continue reading Everybody’s Talking About Jamie

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo

The countdown begins until Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo (known as The Trocks), the multi-award winning all-male, comedy ballet company, returns to the UK and receives its Ireland premiere this autumn during an eight-week, twelve-venue tour. It will begin at The Peacock in London on 11 September and concludes at Grand Opera House in Belfast on 3 November.
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The One Dance UK 2018 conference

The One Dance UK 2018 conference will take place on 23 – 24 November in Leeds, delivered in association with Leeds Dance Partnership. Titled ‘Leading the way – a stronger future for dance’, the conference will provide educational and networking opportunities aimed at everyone in the dance sector, from dance artists and choreographers to students, managers, teachers, academics and healthcare practitioners.
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NUREYEV – new film in nationwide cinemas

NUREYEV, from BAFTA nominated directors Jacqui and David Morris, will be launching in cinemas nationwide from 25 September 2018, with daily previews at Curzon Mayfair, London from 21 September. The striking and moving documentary traces the extraordinary life of Rudolf Nureyev, the most famous male ballet dancer of all time, who transcended the dance world to become a global icon. It charts his rise from humble beginnings, to his eventual defection to the West, an event that shocked the world.
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