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 Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide to Capitalism and Socialism at Hampstead Theatre

Book tickets for The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide To Capitalism and Socialism at Hampstead Theatre

BritishTheatre.com is pleased to bring you these great production images from The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures running until 26 November 2016 at Hampstead Theatre. Tickets are now on sale. Tony Kushner’s Pulitzer Prize-winning drama is shot through with characteristic wit and searing passion, Tony Kushner’s latest play is the story of a family grappling to find meaning in a landscape they no longer recognise and an epic exploration of humanity’s compulsive search for Utopias, both personal and political. New York, 2007. Gus Marcantonio, retired longshoreman, former trade union organiser, renaissance man, feels that the world has turned its back on everything he has fought for in life. With his sister, he summons his three children home, trailing the appendages of their chaotic lives, to their Brooklyn brownstone for the last and most unusual family reunion yet… Tamsin Greig will play the … Read more

Cast announced for Right Now by Catherine-Anne Toupin at the Bush Theatre

Right Now at the Bush Theatre

Maureen Beattie, Sean Biggerstaff, Lindsey Campbell, Dyfan Dwyfor and Guy Williams, make up the cast of Right Now, a co-production between the Bush Theatre, Traverse theatre Company and Theatre Royal Bath Ustinov Studio, directed by former RSC Artistic Director Michael Boyd. Boyd said: “Our challenge to do justice to this heart-breaking, hilarious and disturbing play begins today, and I couldn’t feel better equipped than with this brilliant dare-devil cast.” Maureen Beattie has worked with the National Theatre of Scotland, National Theatre of Great Britain, the Globe, and the RSC, as well as touring internationally. Previous theatre credits include: The List, The Carousel, The Deliverance (Stellar Quines); John Gabriel Barclay (Óran Mór); Romeo & Juliet (Rose Theatre Kingston); Dark Road, The Cherry Orchard (Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh); Noises Off (The Old Vic). Sean Biggerstaff obtained his first professional acting role at ten, playing the son of MacDuff in a Michael Boyd … Read more

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