Highlights of theatre outside London 2019 – Part Three

The Colour Purple Curve Leicester

Mark Ludmon continues his look at theatrical highlights outside of London in 2019. Birmingham Hippodrome is collaborating with Curve in Leicester on a new production of the musical, The Color Purple, based on the book by Alice Walker. It tells the turbulent life story of an African-American woman in America’s South, with a score by Brenda Russell, Allee Willis and Stephen Bray that draws on jazz, ragtime, gospel and blues. Directed by Tinuke Craig, it will be at Curve from 28 June to 13 July and at Birmingham Hippodrome from 16 to 20 July. Nottingham Playhouse will stage One Night In Miami… (7 to 22 June), Kemp Powers’ in-your-face imagined account of what happened in 1964 when four legendary figures came together in a motel room: heavyweight champion Cassius Clay, activist Malcolm X, American football icon Jim Brown and soul star Sam Cooke. First performed at the Donmar Warehouse in … Read more

First Look: Consuming Passions, Stephen Joseph Theatre

Alan Ayckbourn's Consuming Passions at the Stephen Joseph Theatre

BritishTheatre.com is pleased to bring you these production images from Alan Ayckbourn’s Consuming Passions which is currently playing in rep at the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough. Consuming Passions is two linked single-act plays, Premonitions and Repercussions, with east lasting 45 to 50 minutes in length. Consuming Passions is performed by members of the Stephen Joseph Theatre’s Summer Festival Rep Company – Rachel Caffrey, Andy Cryer, Louise Shuttleworth and Leigh Symonds. Melanie believes she has forseen the future – but has she really? Or is it all in her mind? True or false, she has seen events which threaten the life of one she secretly loves, and whose life is in terrible danger. What can she do or say to prevent things happening – and who on earth will believe her? Consuming Passions is written and directed by Alan Ayckbourn and runs until 8 October 2016 BOOK NOW FOR CONSUMING PASSIONS … Read more

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