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Musical theatre for RADA

The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art is due to expand its musical theatre offering with the launch of a new course under its dramatic umbrella, intended to nurture and develop “the complete musical theatre performer”, it has been announced. Whilst the institution’s dramatic courses are already held in high regard, it is assumed that the [...]

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Masterclass opportunities with DanceWest

October half term will see Estela Merlos and Mbulelo Ndabeni deliver two unique masterclasses, one for young people aged 14-18 and one for adults aged 19-24. The sessions are suitable for all levels of experience and will focus on technique and choreography,as well as a Q&A session with the artists. DanceWest is a brand new [...]

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An evening with Leanne Benjamin

An evening with Leanne Benjamin – in conversation with Ross Alley – took place on 2 July at English National Ballet. The former Royal Ballet Principal only recently retired after a 21 year career, and had much to tell about her career, life and experiences. Leanne discussed her illustrious career in conversation with Ross Alley [...]

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Downton Abbey – the musical

Downton Abbey is seemingly set to become a musical after series 6 (the last) ends, full of tap dancing in the pantry and jazz hands in the drawing room! As a stiff British television drama, a Downton Abbey stage show would be met with delight by its fans. The blueprint for a global theatrical tour [...]

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Rudolph Nureyev directed by Ralph Fiennes

Actor and filmmaker Ralph Fiennes will step behind the camera once again to direct a film about Russian ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev, according to Screen Daily. Whilst it is yet unknown who will play Nureyev in Fiennes’ film, this looks set to tell an engaging story of the iconic dancer for fans and dance audiences [...]

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Mary Poppins UK tour – casting announced!

It has recently been revealed that musical theatre stars Zizi Strallen and Matt Lee are set to lead the way in the Mary Poppins UK tour. Playing Mary Poppins and Bert respectively, the announcement was made by The Daily Mail’s Baz Bamigboye, often relied on for theatrical scoops. The new Mary Poppins UK tour will [...]

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Record breaking start to Kids Week

2015′s Kids Week has seen a record-breaking start to its annual summer scheme, with an incredible 116,000 theatre tickets snapped up in the first 24 hours of this year’s launch. More than 40 West End shows are taking part in this year’s festival of family theatre fun, which runs throughout the whole month of August. [...]

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Outdoor work for Tewkesbury’s Roses Theatre

Tewkesbury’s Roses Theatre in the south west of England is set to stage a programme of outdoor work while the venue closes its doors over the summer in order to undertake an £800,000 renovation. Likening it to the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre in the heart of the capital, weather permitting the work could see [...]

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Step into Dance gearing up for Step LIVE! 2015

Sunday 12 July at Sadler’s Wells will see over 350 young people taking part in Step LIVE! 2015, the culmination of the Step into Dance year and a exhilarating and exciting evening of youth dance. Free foyer events start from 4.30pm with Levantes Dance Theatre, a street dance demonstration and freestyle circle, before the show [...]

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Guys & Dolls to follow Gypsy into the West End

The hit musical comedy is gearing up for a strictly limited run in the West End, following the departure of Gypsy from the Savoy a theatre later this year. Chichester Festival Theatre’s critically acclaimed production of Guys and Dolls is set to transfer to the West End for the limited season of a 13 week [...]

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