A Reinterpreted Production for the Modern Audience
Brimstone Theatre’s Autumn production is the legendary tale of ‘Doctor Faustus’ by Christopher Marlowe. This Elizabethan tragedy is an amazing and subversive story of a man who sells his soul to the devil exchanging 24 years of omnipotence for eternal damnation. The play was Brimstone Theatre’s first foray into theatrical production in 2014 and following its success and that of their subsequent productions, including more recently their sell-out of Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest, they have decided to dust it off and play it to a wider audience. The timing is somewhat apt given Marlowe’s recent public accreditation with co-writing several Shakespeare plays, which was always one of theatre’s worst-kept secrets.
A13 Acting Company and North West End LIVE! are proud to present “A Bit of French”, a series of one act rehearsed readings, none of which have, as yet, received a professional UK performance. Each play will be performed at the iconic Briton’s Protection public house in the heart of Manchester each Monday night throughout November starting at 8pm prompt. This mini festival launches on the 7th November with “Portrait of a Woman” by Michael Vinaver.
Ben McKelvey joins The Overtones 20-date UK Christmas tour
Brighton-based artist Ben McKelvey has been announced as the support act for The Overtones 2016 Christmas tour. The singer-songwriter who recently opened 17 arena dates for Wet Wet Wet prepares for 20 dates around the UK with the vocal-harmony group who regularly fill City Hall’s and large theatre’s as they tour.
Fresh of their win at The Greater Manchester Fringe Awards for the hit play Porno Chic that picked up the award for Best New Drama and Nominated for the Write for the Stage Award, Manchester’s most successful fringe theatre company Vertigo Theatre Productions are back this December with the brand-new drama ‘Black Ice’ opening at The Kings Arms, Salford on December 13th – 17th.
STARS OF STAGE AND SCREEN TO STAR IN WONDERLAND AT BLACKPOOL OPERA HOUSE
TV favourite Wendi Peters and musical theatre star Dave Willets will take audiences down the rabbit hole when musical Wonderland comes to Blackpool next year.
The York Orchard Musical Theatre Company was founded in 2014 and RENT will be their fourth production, following the success of Phantom of the Opera and Little Shop of Horrors earlier this year.
LIVERPOOL COMEDY FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES FULL PROGRAMME FOR 2016
For just over two weeks the UK’s funniest city becomes the funniest city on the planet as a host of hilarious comedy acts descend on Liverpool between September 18th and October 2nd. Now in its 15th year, Festival organisers The Comedy Trust have announced the full line up.
Having been voted in the top five comedy venues in the country for its ‘Laughterhouse’ comedy club, The Slaughter House is an extremely popular venue, for both live comedy and live music. The pub, which has two floors, has recently had a major refurbishment and the changes seem to have been wholly welcomed by its regular visitors, and performers alike. No longer is there a heavy Irish influence gracing the walls, but instead it’s now much more simplistic, with more modern tones, yet still keeping the older, somewhat comforting feel.
North West End have been working with Meighan Youth Theatre Productions (MYT) over the last week in preparation for their latest show, The Addams Family which opens at the Waterside Arts Centre in Sale this coming Thursday (4th August) and runs for just 4 performances.
Meighan Youth Theatre Productions is a theatre group set up by young people, for young people, in the Trafford area. From the company’s first production “Disney’s Aladdin Jr” in 2010, MYT have quickly established a reputation for excellence, whilst striving to give the best for its community and members. They are proud to also have many previous members training at prestigious drama schools and universities in London and across the UK.
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