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In the West End & London:

At the Almeida Theatre, GEOFFREY FRESHWATER performs in James Graham's new play INK, directed by Rupert Goold in performance until 5th August.

LIAM MCMAHON and RUBY CAMPBELL are part of the cast of THE FERRYMAN at the Gielgud Theatre which runs until 7th October.

MIRANDA MENZIES performs in Les Enfants Terribles' production of ALICE'S ADVENTURES UNDERGROUND which runs at the London Vaults until 23rd September.

JOHN PFUMOJENA performs in a rehearsed reading of BENT directed by Stephen Daldry at the National on 9th July to mark 50 years since homosexuality was decriminalised in the UK.

JAMIE SEYMOUR stars in SOMEONE'S GONNA BREAK YOUR HEART by Richard Molloy at Tristan Bates Theatre on 10th July as part of Flux Theatre’s EMERGE 2 New Writing Night.

 

At Shakespeare's Globe:

Emma Rice's dazzling TWELFTH NIGHT currently runs until 5th August. KATY OWEN plays Malvolio; JOHN PFUMOJENA is Sebastian and PIETER LAWMAN plays Antonio.

 

On Broadway / International:

BRYONY CORRIGAN is part of the Mischief Theatre Company's THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG transfer to USA. The production runs at Broadway's Lyceum Theatre until 17th September.

 

In Repertory:

LAURA MATTHEWS is in both Alan Ayckbourn's TAKING STEPS and A BRIEF HISTORY OF WOMEN at the Stephen Joseph Theatre which runs from 13th July to 5th October.

ADRIAN REES designed the set and costumes for Pitlochry Festival's HIGH SOCIETY - performing: 26th May to 13th October. "Adrian Rees's set...is the quintessence of intelligent design." Scottish Herald

 

On Tour:

HELEN ATKINSON WOOD returns in RADIO ACTIVE which tours this summer at UK festivals including Underbelly Southbank, Glastonbury, Henley and Petworth.

ADRIAN REES is the designer for BUDDY - THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY which is on tour around the UK until 15th July.  

DEBORAH GRANT stars as Joan Smith in the acclaimed stage adaptation of Ruth Rendell's novel, A JUDGEMENT IN STONE on tour nationally and extended until 2nd December.

 

And Many Congratulations to CHRISTOPHE DE CHOISY who was awarded First Prize, Best New Playwright 2017 by the Fondation de Jean Manuel Bajen for his play SCEGNE.

Theatre News

In the West End & London:

NAOMI WIRTHNER is part of the cast at the Almeida Theatre's World Premiere of Christopher Shinn's AGAINST, directed by Ian Rickson from 12th August to 30th September.

DAVID EMMINGS will perform in Arthur Kopit's WINGS, directed by Natalie Abrahami at the Young Vic from 14th September until 4th November.

AUDREY BRISSON will be playing Jiminy Cricket in PINOCCHIO directed by John Tiffany at the National Theatre from 1st December.

ROSIE EDE is rehearsing the World Premiere of MRS ORWELL written by Tony Cox which performs at the Old Red Lion Theatre from 1st to 26th August.

ALICE IMELDA will be playing Judy in TOO MUCH PUNCH FOR JUDY at the Gatehouse Theatre as part of the Camden Fringe 2017 in performance from 21st to 27th August.

 

International:

TRAVIS PRESTON will direct the Hong Kong premiere of Sam Shepard's BURIED CHILD at the Hong Kong Repertory Theatre from 15th to 23rd July.

BRETT BROWN is currently rehearsing for HAMLET at the iconic Kronborg Castle in Helsingør, Denmark as part of the annual Shakespeare Festival from 1st to 19th August.

 

In Repertory:

MYRA MCFADYEN is in rehearsals for Eugene Ionesco's absurdist RHINOCEROS at Edinburgh's Lyceum Theatre from 3rd to 12th August as part of the Edinburgh International Festival.

AUDREY BRISSON will reprise the role of Bella Chagall in Kneehigh's THE FLYING LOVERS OF VITESBK at Bristol Old Vic Theatre from 9th August followed by the Edinburgh Fringe Festival from 14th to 27th August after its 2016 successful run at Bristol Old Vic & the Globe Theatre. Praise from the initial run: "Brisson plays with a mixture of delicacy and desperate intensity, pouring out unbearably sweet love songs" Time Out. "Brisson in particular is a captivating performer" Evening Standard. "Audrey Brisson and Marc Antolin are so utterly delightful as the lovers you could gobble them up" The Guardian.

TAREK MERCHANT will portray Simon Stimson and be the Musical Director for Thornton Wilder's classic, OUR TOWN at the Royal Exchange Theatre from 14th September to 14th October.

REBECCA KILLICK will be part of Flabbergast Theatre's madcap unique puppetry show: BORIS & SERGEY'S ONE MAN EXTRAVAGANZA at the Edinburgh Fringe 2017 (2nd - 27th August).

At the Pitlochry Festival Theatre (PFT), ADRIAN REES is designing the set and costumes for THE RULING CLASS in performance from 20th July to 14th October. ADRIAN will also be the designer for the immortal musical SINGIN' IN THE RAIN which runs from 1st to 23rd December as part of PFT's Winter season.

 

On Tour:

We are thrilled to announce that KIRAN LANDA is joining the National Theatre's award-winning WWI play, WAR HORSE which will tour the UK from 15th September 2017.

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In the West End:

ADRIAN RICHARDS performed in DON JUAN IN SOHO, written and directed by Patrick Marber at Wyndhams Theatre.

ADAM EWAN was in the National Theatre's MY COUNTRY which also toured the UK & Netherlands until 1st July.

At the Old Vic, TIM VAN EYKEN starred in ROSENCRANTZ & GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD through to 6th May whilst DAVID EMMINGS was one of the Puppeteers in THE MISSING LIGHT.

HAMISH RIDDLE reprised his role as Eric Birling in AN INSPECTOR CALLS at the Playhouse Theatre until 25th March.

DAVID HOUNSLOW returned to his role as Joe Harper in THIS HOUSE directed by Jeremy Herrin, at the Garrick Theatre which ended on 25th February.

KAFFE KEATING portrayed Christopher in award-winning THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME at the Gielgud Theatre.

ROSIE EDE played Mrs Parsons in Headlong Theatre's 1984 at the Playhouse Theatre. 

For his incredible performance as Frank Hardy in FAITH HEALER at the Donmar Warehouse, STEPHEN DILLANE won Best Actor at the 2017 Critics Circle Theatre Awards.

 

At Shakespeare's Globe:

KATY OWEN played Puck in A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM directed by Emma Rice. "Owen’s marvellous, audience-baiting Puck is an absolute loon" Time Out.  "This Dream … has (in Katy Owen) the best Puck I have seen; for once a spirit believably puckish, nimble — an alluring imp" The Mail.

GARY LILBURN played Baptista in Caroline Byrne's production of THE TAMING OF THE SHREW.

ANDREW BRIDGMONT played Earl of Bridgewater in Lucy Bailey's COMUS at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse.

 

In London:

JAMES LEECE was in the rip-roaring musical, ON THE TOWN at Regent Park's Open Air Theatre which ran from 19th May through to 1st July.

ELLIOTT RENNIE was in Small Things Theatre's NO PLACE FOR A WOMAN at Theatre503.

JOSH FINAN performed in PANCAKE DAY as part of PLAY Theatre Company's TAKEOVER Season at the Bunker from 3rd to 8th July.

DARREN KUPPAN was one of the leads in the European premiere of Rajiv Joseph's two hander: GUARDS AT THE TAJ at the newly-renovated Bush Theatre.

LIZZIE CLARKE was part of Dirty Market's THE HEARING TRUMPET at Theatre Delicatessen's Old Library.

BERTIE TAYLOR-SMITH performed in YOU'RE HUMAN LIKE THE REST OF THEM (3 short plays) at the Finborough Theatre.

MARTIN OELBERMANN performed Dylan Thomas' UNDER MILK WOOD across various London venues including the Jermyn Street Theatre.

VINCENT FRANKLIN played Burleigh in MARY STUART at Almeida Theatre. "This is also a rich ensemble show, with superb support all around including ... Vincent Franklin as her persecutor Burleigh" The Stage

 

In Repertory:

JIM ENGLISH featured in Northern Broadsides' 25th Anniversary production of RICHARD III, directed by our BARRIE RUTTER at the Hull Truck Theatre and Viaduct, Halifax.

HANNAH JARRETT SCOTT played one of The Marys in GLORY ON EARTH at Lyceum Theatre.

TAREK MERCHANT was both the Musical Director and portrayed Valentine in TWELFTH NIGHT at the Manchester Royal Exchange Theatre.

MYRA MCFADYEN played Clara in Noel Coward's HAYFEVER at both the Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh and the Citizens Theatre, Glasgow.

We had JULIAN BLEACH as Barkilphedo, AUDREY BRISSON as Dea and TAREK MERCHANT as the Musical Director in the Bristol Old Vic's critically acclaimed THE GRINNING MAN. "Brisson...sweet-voiced as a chorister...dainty counterpart to Julian Bleach’s slithering torturer clown" The Guardian.  "some fine vocal performances...[inc] Audrey Brisson" "Julian Bleach is deliciously wicked" The Stage.   "played with creeping, leering, frighten-the-kiddies aplomb by Julian Bleach a tour de force" The Telegraph.

STEPHEN BECKETT played Prospero in THE TEMPEST in this Summer's Stafford Shakespeare festival until 8th July. "Stephen Beckett gives a masterful performance as Prospero." The Stage

GARETH KENNERLEY starred in Alan Ayckbourn's HOUSE & GARDEN at the Watermill Theatre in performance from 25th May to 1st July.

JORDAN MAXWELL appeared in Francesco Cavalli's HIPERMESTRA at Glyndebourne through to 8th July.

 

U.S.A./International:

KATY OWEN played Lily Tregenza in Kneehigh's 946 - THE AMAZING STORY OF ADOLPHUS TIPS, which toured throughout the USA. “Lily, played to absolute perfection by Katy Owen …She alone is a reason to see this show ... [she} is absolutely mesmerizing” Talkin' Broadway.  “It’s hard to take our eyes off thirtysomething Katy Owen’s lithe, livewire performance as a skittish young Lily”  The Times.

BRETT BROWN performed his award winning one-man adaptation of HENRY V at the Adelaide Fringe Festival 2017.

 

Recent Tours:

AUDREY BRISSON starred as Gelsomina in the UK-wide tour of LA STRADA which was followed by a run at The Other Palace from 29th May until 8th July.

NICHOLAS PRASAD led the cast as Shaan in MISS MEENA & THE MASALA QUEENS which toured at the Watford Palace Theatre and around the UK.

FINLAY WELSH  was the co-lead in AND THEN COME THE NIGHTJARS at Theatre by the Lake, Keswick and also toured in Scotland.

AMANDA WALKER toured in SILVER LINING for English Touring Theatre.

PETER EDWARDS and REBECCA KILLICK reprised their roles in the UK tour of the critically-acclaimed PINK MIST. "Peter Edwards gives a highly convincing and heartfelt performance as Taff .... He is matched by a wonderful performance by Rebecca Killick" Britishtheatre.com

JAMES LEECE toured with THE MGM STORY.

KIRSTY RIDER performed in Regent Park's PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, for which she was nominated Best Newcomer at the 2017 Manchester Theatre Awards.

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