The Play’s the Thing

Romantic Anonymous from Bristol Old Vic

BRISTOL Old Vic has announced a series of live events, as well as a week of performances of the enchanting musical Romantics Anonymous, which will be live-streamed to dozens of British theatres and to theatres and festivals around the world. Following the reopening of the bar and café and the launch of Live at Bristol…

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Theatre Royal Bath on Red Alert

BATH Theatre Royal will join theatres and entertainment venues around the UK on Tuesday 11th August to take part in the Red Alert campaign, drawing attention to the difficulties which the industry continues to face, with the ongoing restrictions on indoor performances and social gatherings. Red Alert is the second national event in the Light…

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Nick gets on his bike

RESIDENTS of East and West Coker are the first in Somerset to enjoy the return of live theatre, as Nick White, founder-director of Wassail Theatre, gets on his bike to bring a new short play into people’s gardens. Wassail and Reveal Productions are piloting performances of Heartbeat, a ten minute one-person play, adhering to social…

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Grants for the Egg

BATH Theatre Royal’s Egg, a flexible space for children’s and young people’s theatre and experiment, has received two grants, from Innovate UK and from Arts Council England, to encourage online engagement and outreach work through the coming months. The grant, from Innovate UK, will enable the Egg to develop online platforms for young theatre makers…

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Malvoliant Greig cross-gartered

IF you are in need of a Tamsin Greig fix after the end of the Julian Fellowes saga, the actress goes from Belgravia to Malvolia  in the National Theatre production of Twelfth Night. Where music is the food of love, and nobody is quite what they seem, anything proves possible in Simon Godwin’s joyous production,…

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Shakespeare’s birthday box set

THE Royal Shakespeare Company has released a “box set” of six plays to celebrate William Shakespeare’s 456th birthday on 23rd April. Each will be available on the site for several weeks, so that viewers can see them all. The scheme marks a new collaboration between BBC Arts and the RSC, as part of a “Culture…

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Kinetics at New York festival

KINETICS, the film adapted from the stage play of the same name, by the Dorchester-based actor and writer Sue Wyle, is to be shown at the ReelAbilities film festival at New York. The festival, from 26th March to 6th April, has moved entirely online, in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic and the shut-down of…

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Wassail tour postponed

THE remainder of the Wassail Theatre pub tour of Horses! Horses! has been postponed. As company founder Nick White says, Wassail means Keep Healthy. He is hoping that the rest of the venues,  The Fox and Badger at Wellow, The Castle Inn at Axminster,  The Tippling Philosopher at  Milborne Port,  Ashbrittle Village Hall, The Black Horse at Hurdcott,  The George Inn…

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