Under the artistic direction of Didy Veldman and commissioned by DanceEast, Umanoove presents The Knot: a brand new dance production for 2018. It will be performed at DanceEast, Ipswich and G Live, Guildford in February 2018, followed by an Autumn Tour, examining the social and personal significance of marriage in contemporary Western society. DanceEast will host the piece’s world premiere, where Veldman launched her company Umanoove in 2016. Continue reading Didy Veldman’s new work for Umanoove
Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre has recently announced its 2018 season, which will see the return Peter Pan, a musical version of As You Like It and a new production of Little Shop of Horrors. Featuring shows such as these demonstrates the huge versatility of the venue, seeing the return of hit musical J M Barrie’s classic tale Peter Pan, and Max Webster and Charlie Fink’s musical version of As You Like It feature. Continue reading Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre 2018 season includes Little Shop of Horrors
The hit musical Kinky Boots is set to embark on its first UK tour from September 2018.
The show will open at the Royal & Derngate in Northampton from 19 September to 6 October, before touring to Continue reading Kinky Boots’ first UK tour
Thursday 9 November saw Britain’s leading contemporary dance company live stream a day of exclusive behind-the-scenes content as part of Rambert Live. The day provided audiences with exclusive access to Rambert dancers’ daily activities and rehearsals of new work in the making, in addition to live studio performances created by Rambert dancers and associates. Later in the day, arts and education leaders discussed the future of dance in schools. Continue reading Rambert Live – behind the scenes
Star of Half a Sixpence Charlie Stemp, and theatrical legend Elaine Paige, are set to star in this year’s London Palladium pantomime. Both individuals are successes in their own right, however this partnership looks like one set for stardom. Continue reading Elaine Paige and Charlie Stemp to star in London Palladium pantomime
Norfolk & Norwich Festival, the largest arts festival in the East of England and one of the four largest in the UK, has announced the first nine shows of its 2018 Festival, including three world premieres. The Festival will run 11 – 27 May next year, with the full programme for 2018 to be announced in February.
Chichester Festival Theatre launched its Buddies scheme earlier this year, to open its programme to a wider audience who feel unable to attend the venue alone. CFT Buddies assist patrons in booking and collecting tickets. They also meet them on arrival at the theatre, guide them to their seats and sit with them through the performance; help buy any refreshments and locate washroom facilities, and stay with them until the patron is safely on their way home. Continue reading Chichester Festival Theatre’s Buddy Scheme
Following its critically acclaimed runs at both Southwark Playhouse and Charing Cross Theatre, Maury Yeston’s Titanic is set to embark on a UK tour from April 2018, delighting fans of the iconic story across the country. Based on the real stories of passengers aboard the ill-fated ship, Yeston’s musical opened on Broadway in 1997 and won five Tony Awards including Best Musical. This critically acclaimed production will now travel the UK, bringing the tale to audiences far and wide. Continue reading Titanic on tour
Sadler’s Wells’ Spring 2018 season includes many highlights, primarily reflecting the venue’s long-term relationships with artists such as Akram Khan and Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, and its most recent Associate Artist, Crystal Pite. Supporting artists at every stage of their career is at the heart of what Sadler’s Wells does, and this begins with its commitment to nurturing the next generation of talent. The world premiere of National Youth Dance Company is a clear highlight each spring season, with the latest cohort of young dancers working with Sharon Eyal. Continue reading Sadler’s Wells Spring season highlights
Dance Consortium, a group of 19 large-scale venues with a shared passion for bringing the best international contemporary dance to the UK, has announced the details of its next tour for spring 2018. Ballet British Columbia, Canada’s leading contemporary dance company, kicks off its UK engagement at Sadler’s Wells in London on Tuesday 6 March. The tour will then head to Brighton, Newcastle, Birmingham and Salford Quays and conclude in Bradford on Saturday 24 March. Continue reading Dance Consortium’s Ballet British Columbia