Manchester Opera House has announced casting for this year’s must-see pantomime adventure, Dick Whittington.  John Barrowman and The Krankies will lead the cast in the magical production which runs from Saturday 9th December to Sunday 7th January 2018 and tickets are already on sale.

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Funnier than the black death! Spamalot is back in a brand-new production from Selladoor Productions and Mercury Theatre Colchester.

 

 

Spamalot transfers from its critically acclaimed run in Colchester and will open on 11th September 2017 at Blackpool Opera House before embarking on a UK tour for 2017/2018, including the new Storyhouse Chester from 30th October – 4th November, Manchester Palace Theatre from 6th – 11th November and Floral Pavilion, New Brighton from 3rd – 7th April 2018

 

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The Everyman & Playhouse have announced that this year’s legendary rock ‘n’ roll panto at the Everyman will be The Little Mermaid. The play will run at the Hope Street venue from Saturday 25 November to Saturday 20 January. Regular writers Sarah A Nixon and Mark Chatterton have adapted the well-known tail that never flounders. With a live band, plenty of belly laughs and more than a few surprises The Little Mermaid is the perfect festive treat.

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Following an acclaimed 2016 UK Tour, worldwide smash hit musical Footloose: The Musical will burst back onto the stage in 2017, opening the inaugural touring season at Storyhouse, Chester's brand new £37m theatre, cinema and library, from 5th September for one week only.

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Jamie Wilson, Entertainment One (eOne), Ramin Sabi and Belgrade Theatre Coventry are delighted to announce casting for the World Premiere of the Birmingham Repertory Theatre’s production of NATIVITY! THE MUSICAL opening at Birmingham Repertory Theatre on Friday 20th October 2017. Daniel Boys will play ‘Paul Maddens’, Sarah Earnshaw ‘Jennifer Lore’ and Simon Lipkin ‘Mr Poppy’. They will be joined by Andy Barke, Jamie Chapman, Jemma Churchill, Gary Davis and Katia Sartini. Further casting and childrens casting to be announced soon.

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Open Mic UK have announced their music competition auditions dates for Open Mic UK 2017! The Open Mic UK music competition auditions will be hosted at 14 regions across the UK and the competition will be searching to find the UK’s best singers, singer songwriters, rappers and vocal groups!

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Stephen Mallatratt’s adaptation of Susan Hill’s best-selling novel, THE WOMAN IN BLACK has terrified over 7 million theatregoers since it first opened in the West End. Robin Herford’s gripping production is a brilliantly successfully study in atmosphere, illusion and controlled horror.

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EastEnders’ Rita Simons, Lucie Jones, who is representing the UK in the Eurovision Song Contest with ‘Never Give Up On You’ on Saturday May 13,and Bill Ward, star of Coronation Street and Emmerdale are to star in a major new UK tour of  the smash-hit Broadway and West End musical Legally Blonde The Musical.

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The multi-award winning master of psychological illusion is back where he loves to be - on the road performing live across the country and will be returning to the venue he started at in Blackpool, the Grand Theatre.

From July 2017, the nation’s favourite dark manipulator of magic and mind control will tour his latest stage presentation, DERREN BROWN: UNDERGROUND. Direct from its recent sold-out London run, it features a collection of some of the very best of his previous stage work brought together into a spell-binding experience of showmanship and magical genius.

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Regal Entertainments are excited to announce that Wild at Heart and Coronation Street actress Lucy-Jo Hudson will lead the all-star cast of its Christmas pantomime Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs!

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Once upon a time David Walliams was changing the face of TV with Little Britain and now he has reinvented himself as the nation’s best-selling children’s author.

Walliams published his debut novel The Boy in the Dress, and in 2011 he came up with Gangsta Granny, which was shortlisted for both The Red House Children’s Book Award and for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize. Not surprisingly Gangsta Granny went straight to number 1 in the children’s book charts and his books have been translated into 30 languages.

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