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South Bank Sky Arts Awards 2018 Winners Announced

South Bank Sky Arts Awards 2018

The winners of the South Bank Sky Arts Awards were announced today in London with Benedict Cumberbatch, Stormzy and Paddington amongst the top prize winners. The South Bank Sky Arts Awards were hosted by Melvyn Bragg and continue their legacy as the world’s only awards celebrating the complete range of the arts. On presenting his good friend, Benedict Cumberbatch, with the Outstanding Achievement Award, Tom … Read more

Casting announced for Fever Pitch the opera

Cast announced for Fever Pitch the Opera

  Twenty-five years after Nick Hornby’s iconic book was first published, Highbury Opera Theatre have announced the casting for thier upcoming production of Fever Pitch the Opera which is to be presented from 22- 24 September 2017. Exploring Hornby’s obsession with Arsenal Football Club, Nick has given his blessing to the north london company to create and perform an original musical production based on his … Read more

Innovative new production of The Cunning Little Vixen comes to Grimeborn

Grimeborn Festival presents Janacek's The Cunning Little Vixen at the Arcola Theatre

Director Guido Martin-Brandis brings an innovative new production of Janácek’s The Cunning Little Vixen to the Arcola Theatre as part of the Grimeborn Festival 2017. Guido Martin-Brandis will be joined by veteran theatre maker Alexander McPherson, who was head of design at the Bristol Old Vic, and Theatre Royal and has designed shows for the Welsh National Opera, Opera North and Scottish Opera. The pair join forces again after the success of … Read more

Dance Opera and comedy at forefront of Storyhouse Spring Season 2018

English Touring Opera Gianna Schicchi

Following its recent opening Storyhouse Chester has revealed the first shows in its Spring Season for 2018, with major names in opera, comedy and dance coming to the new venue. The Saint Petersburgh Classic Ballet under the direction of Marina Medvetskaya will make its debut from 16 to 18 February with Giselle and Swan Lake. These two incredibly romantic ballets are sure to delight dance … Read more

Ellen Kent’s Nabucco UK Tour

Ellen Kent's Nabucco UK Tour

Ellen Kent returns with a production of Verdi’s Nabucco, which was the very first opera that she produced. Nabucco stars Olga Perrier, the international French Soprano as Abigail, together with chorus and full orchestra. Verdi’s haunting and melodic chorus of the Hebrew slaves, Va Pensiero, follows the plight of the Hebrews as they are forced from their homeland into exile by the Babylonian King Nabucco. … Read more