regional-theatre

Duncan James and the cast of Priscilla Queen of the Desert. Photo: Paul Coltas

For a musical celebrating Australian drag at its glittermost, with a gloriously garish rites of passage story that pitches prejudice against pride, all held...
Gillian Mitchell was director of programmes at the MAC in Belfast

Newport Live has appointed Gillian Mitchell as head of theatre, arts and culture. The trust, which runs a number of culture and leisure centres in...
Benedict Cumberbatch as Hamlet at the Barbican. Photo: Johan Persson

I don't know about you, but I feel like I've already seen Hamlet, the Benedict Cumberbatch 'event' that has dominated the theatrical news headlines...
Ncuti Gatwa and Nandi Bhebhe in Kneehigh's 946. Photo: Steve Tanner

With the author’s help, Kneehigh has adapted Michael Morpurgo’s book The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips for its enthralling new production about the “forgotten” tragedy...
Graham Hill and Matthew Christmas in Chapterhouse’s touring detective drama

Chapterhouse’s third adaptation of Conan Doyle is a nippy little piece of al-fresco sleuthing about a mother superior thwacked in the chapel of a...
Oddsocks' touring production of Much Ado About Nothing features some entertaining ad-libbing

This is Oddsocks’ 26th year as an independent, self-funding theatre company, and it’s a testament to their enduring popularity that the audience in the...
Eliza Jade and Aaron Charles in Chapterhouse's touring Jane Eyre

This year the irrepressible outdoor theatre company Chapterhouse are touring nationally some six productions including Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book, A Midsummer Night’s Dream,...
Clemmie Reynolds is currently artistic director of BurntOut Theatre

The Marine Theatre in Lyme Regis has appointed Clemmie Reynolds as its new artistic director. Reynolds – currently artistic director of BurntOut Theatre – replaces...
Othermother founders Kelly Jones, Anna Poole and Olivia Harris

An all-female theatre company is being launched in Wales to promote new writing and voices for the stage. Othermother has been set up by producer...
An artist's impression of how Square Chapel Centre will look after the multi-million-pound revamp. Photo: Evans Vettori

A Halifax arts centre has revealed plans for a £6.6 million revamp that will see it gain an extra 108-seat theatre space. The redevelopment plan...
Harry Gostelow and Sarah Ogley in Anybody For Murder? at St Edmunds Hall, Southwold. Photo: Stephen Wolfenden

This comic thriller from the writers of TV’s Avengers would probably have a hard time muscling its way into the programme of a West...
David Cameron has a five-point plan to boost the number of tourists visiting areas outside of London. Photo: Number 10

Theatre leaders have welcomed plans announced by the prime minister to drive tourists beyond London and into the regions. Last week, David Cameron revealed a...
Arlene Phillips says the government proposal will damage the creative industries. Photo: Dan Wooller

Choreographer Arlene Phillips has called on producers to cast and create more shows in the north, to harness the talent and creativity that exists...
Rachel Tackley, UK Theatre president, said the code would 'bring clarity and reduce frustration'

A network of nine regional theatres that will tour and produce mid-scale drama has been established thanks to an £800,000 funding injection from Arts...
Wonder.land is among the highlights of this year's Manchester International Festival

The big success story that is the biennial Manchester International Festival of all-new work that's created out of collaborations between different artistic disciplines is...
A scene from Unearthed at the New Vic

This fascinating double-bill is part of a five-week festival of plays, talks and exhibitions inspired by the discovery of the Staffordshire Hoard – the...

Tim Elgood brings his extensive social work background to this honest and poignant new play about the devastating effects of dementia on family members...
A scene from the European Arts Company tour of The Picture of Dorian Gray

Oscar Wilde’s grandson Merlin Holland had a helping hand in this new 55-date touring version of his grandfather’s classic work, timed to mark the...
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