Preview of new touring theatre in 2019

Educating Rita UK Tour 2020

Mark Ludmon takes a look at some of the great shows touring the UK in 2019. Touring theatre was a lifeline for the young Ian McKellen growing up in Lancashire, and his belief in its vitality is reflected in his decision to celebrate his 80th birthday this year by taking his solo show to 80 different venues around the UK. While no other tour quite matches this for locations, we look ahead at some of the other new touring highlights of 2019, from musicals and comedies to classics and modern drama. Musicals are the throbbing heart of the UK’s touring scene, and this year sees plenty to choose from. Current shows include Annie, Avenue Q, Cabaret, Calendar Girls, Fame The Musical, Grease, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Priscilla Queen of the Desert and The Rocky Horror Show. The hit 2006 film Little Miss Sunshine has been adapted into a … Read more

REVIEW: Anything Goes, Crucible Theatre Then Touring ✭✭

Anything Goes at Crucible Theatre Sheffield Prior to National Tour

Where there should be style, there is smut; where there should be grace, there is gurning; where there should be passion there is pointlessness. Anything Goes is not a pantomime; nor is it a Carry On Gang film. It is certainly chock-full of silliness and slightly dirty fun, but it only works with an excess of energy focussed on style, believable characters, romance and the unlikeliest of plots.

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