Regional UK Theatre looking forward 2018

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Mark Ludmon examines the year ahead for regional theatre in 2018. Bolton girl Maxine Peake has made her mark on TV and the London stage but she returns to her roots with her second play, Queens of the Coal Age. Based on the true story of four women in Lancashire during the miners’ strike in the 1980s, it will be at the Royal Exchange in Manchester from 28 June to 21 July. Also at the Royal Exchange, Maxine Peake will star in Sarah Frankcom’s new production of Beckett’s Happy Days from 25 May to 23 June. Other highlights coming up at the Royal Exchange include Julie Hesmondhalgh in Kendall Feaver’s new play The Almighty Sometimes and April De Angelis’s new adaptation of Frankenstein. A new production of Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard directed by Michael Boyd, the former artistic director of the Royal Shakespeare Company, will come to the Royal Exchange … Read more

FIRST LOOK: The Seagull at Lyric Hammersmith

The Seagull at Lyric Hammersmith

We are pleased to bring you these great first look production images by Tristram Kenton of The Seagull at Lyric Hammersmith. The production runs until 4 November 2017. Chekhov’s celebrated masterpiece is given vibrant new life in this dynamic new version by Olivier-award winning playwright Simon Stephens directed by Artistic Director Sean Holmes. Switching effortlessly between the ridiculous and the profound The Seagull forensically examines the transcendence and destructiveness of love. The burning need to create Art and how harshly that need can be crushed permeates this classic play. Adelayo Adedayo plays Nina, Michele Austin plays Pauline,  Lloyd Cooney plays Jacob, Nicholas Gleaves plays Boris Trigorin, Paul Higgins plays Hugo, Lloyd Hutchinson plays Leo, Lesley Sharp plays Irina, Cherrelle Skeete plays Marcia, Raphael Sowole plays Simeon, Nicolas Tennant plays Peter and Brian Vernel plays Konstantin. THE SEAGULL LYRIC HAMMERSMITH TICKETS

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