Dr. Dolittle the well-loved children’s’ book is coming to the Lowry this Christmas from 11th December to 5th January.

Promising some household names, Mark Williams (The Fast Show), Vicky Entwistle (Coronation St) and Brian Capron (Coronation St), we are here at the Lowry’s Compass Room to find out more.

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From Lights Down Productions, developed with support of Soho Young Company, comes Hear Me Howl - a bitingly honest portrayal of one woman’s personal revolution.

Jess is turning 30 when she presses pause on the conventional life she’s been living and joins a punk band. Sure, some might argue that punk is dead, others could say she should really stick to the day job, but the resounding concern is: shouldn’t she be settling down by now? From behind her drum kit, warming up for her very first gig, Jess lurches defiantly into an unknown future.

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The producers of the new stage play sequel of Helen Forrester’s much-loved Twopence To Cross The Mersey have announced the complete cast.

By The Waters Of Liverpool will be given its premiere this Autumn in Liverpool, where the famous books are set and staged at the city’s Liverpool Empire from Wednesday 3rd October to Saturday 13th October 2018. Tickets are already on sale.

The play follows the smash-hit success of Helen Forrester’s Twopence To Cross The Mersey and is being brought to audiences by the team behind both the musical and stage play versions of the award-winning true story.

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Christmas is fast approaching and Santa’s Sleigh is nowhere to be found. Will lovable elves, Sprocket and Dibs be able to create a new sleigh in time or will Christmas have to be cancelled?

With audience participation, sing-alongs and a present from Santa for every child, Santa’s New Sleigh is the perfect festive treat.

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Leeds Playhouse opens its autumn season with a revival of Jim Cartwright’s seminal play Road featuring nine members of its new formed ensemble company.

Set on a forgotten Northern Street we are guided through one raucous night in a northern street with drunken tour guide Scullery visiting people’s living rooms and the going ons across the cobbles.

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Not many theatre companies have ever thought about creating a Cultural Community College let alone make one happen but Leeds based Slung Low have always done things differently.

From September they will be offering a diverse programme of Pay What You Decide cultural classes to participants from the city and further afield.

The idea for the new college has been drawn upon the proud history of civic cultural education in Britain inspired by the past cultural classes and lecture series in northern working men’s club, Quilliam’s Liverpool mosque and women’s institutes throughout the nation.

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The cast of this year’s Christmas panto from LHK Productions will certainly scrub up well as producers today announce that The Queen of Clean, How Clean is Your House? star Kim Woodburn will appear as the Wicked Queen in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

Coming to the Epstein Theatre Liverpool, this festive holiday season from Fri 7th Dec 2018 – Wed 2nd Jan 2019, the cast also includes renowned spiritual medium Derek Acorah; Radio City 2’s Claire Simmo; the hilarious Lewis Pryor; and everyone’s favourite dame – Michael Chapman. Further casting will be announced shortly.

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In the debut production from new theatre company Pint of Wine, Lauren Edwards and Katie Beudert will star as Siamese twins Violet and Daisy Hilton in classic musical Side Show, playing at the CLF Art Cafe at the Bussey Building for selected dates in early October 2018.

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Green Carnation Company announce the cast for their debut production of Alexi Kaye-Campbell’s stunning play about gay identity and pride across parallel timelines.

Ahead of rehearsals starting in September, cast has been announced for Green Carnation Company’s debut production of Alexi Kaye Campbell’s The Pride at Hope Mill Theatre in Manchester this October.

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Freedom Tongues and Naiad Productions in association with Park Theatre are proud to present Bullet Hole by Gloria Williams, which is set to be performed at Park Theatre from 2nd to 27th October during Black History Month. Bullet Hole explores the relationship between three black, British born women who are survivors of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). The piece explores the physical, mental and emotional effects this practice causes and shines a light on the institutions in Britain that can offer support. At its heart, Bullet Hole is a story of hope, love and human rights, played by an all-female cast.

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