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

Rehearsal Images: Jeff Wayne’s Musical Version Of The War Of The Worlds

The War Of The Worlds now on sale at the Dominion Theatre

With performances of Jeff Wayne’s Musical Version of The War Of The Worlds starting next week, is pleased to bring you these images from the rehearsal room. The West End debut of the multi-award winning musical phenomena includes David Essex, Jimmy Nail, Daniel Beddingfield, Michael Praed, Madalena Alberto and Heidi Range with an incredible 3D hologram of Liam Neeson. Following numerous sell out arena tours of the UK, The War Of the Worlds comes to the Dominion Theatre in this new production spectacularly reimagined for the stage. Jeff Wayne’s musical version of The War Of The Worlds runs at the Dominion Theatre from 8th February 2016. Book Now! Photos: Mark Yeoman

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