• Les Dennis: from Coronation Street to the RSC

    Les Dennis as Priuli in Venice Preserved at the RSC, Stratford (image: Helen Maybanks) “Jack of all trades, master of some.” That’s how serious actor, soap star, comedian and gameshow host Les Dennis sees himself after almost 50 years in showbusiness. After an amazing year in which he made his Royal Shakespeare Company debut, the all-round entertainer is preparing for ...
  • A Christmas Carol

    Charles Dickens, adapted by Neil Duffield Derby Theatre 29 November 2019 to 4 January 2020 Five years after staging A Christmas Carol, Derby Theatre has brought back Neil Duffield’s adaptation of the Dickens’ story with a new cast and a different director. The 2014 version was directed by the theatre’s artistic director Sarah Brigham. She has now handed over responsibility for the ...
  • Rick Wakeman: still going strong at 70

    At the age of 70 most people probably think about taking life a little bit easier. But not Rick Wakeman. Even after three heart attacks because of an unhealthy lifestyle and at one point being given only 24 hours to live, the keyboard virtuoso is still going strong. He’s just finished his first solo tour of the United States and ...
  • Director discusses And Then There Were None

    Director Chris Davies discusses the Marlow Players’ presentation of Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None, which will be staged at Darley Abbey Village Hall from  19 until 23 November 2019.
  • Scrooge flies into Derby for Christmas

    Derby Theatre is bringing back a show it produced in 2014, Neil Duffield’s adaptation of Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol. Oliver O’Shea who was associate director on the theatre’s last two Christmas productions, Aimée Kwan, taking her first professional roles as Belle and Beth, and former Flying Pickets singer Gareth Williams who plays Scrooge talk about A Christmas Carol which will ...
  • Assassins

    Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by John Weidman Nottingham Playhouse 30 October to 16 November 2019 There is a particular moment during Bill Buckhurst’s impressive production of Assassins when the genius of Sondheim is at its clearest and most potent. Samuel Byck, the man who attempted to assassinate president Richard Nixon, berates politicians who can’t be trusted. His prescient speech is so ...

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  • Les Dennis: from Coronation Street to the RSC

    Les Dennis as Priuli in Venice Preserved at the RSC, Stratford (image: Helen Maybanks) “Jack of all trades, master of some.” That’s how serious actor, soap star, comedian and gameshow host Les Dennis sees himself after almost 50 years in showbusiness. After an amazing year in which he made his Royal Shakespeare Company debut, the all-round entertainer is preparing for ...
  • A Christmas Carol

    Charles Dickens, adapted by Neil Duffield Derby Theatre 29 November 2019 to 4 January 2020 Five years after staging A Christmas Carol, Derby Theatre has brought back Neil Duffield’s adaptation of the Dickens’ story with a new cast and a different director. The 2014 version was directed by the theatre’s artistic director Sarah Brigham. She has now handed over responsibility for the ...
  • Rick Wakeman: still going strong at 70

    At the age of 70 most people probably think about taking life a little bit easier. But not Rick Wakeman. Even after three heart attacks because of an unhealthy lifestyle and at one point being given only 24 hours to live, the keyboard virtuoso is still going strong. He’s just finished his first solo tour of the United States and ...
  • Director discusses And Then There Were None

    Director Chris Davies discusses the Marlow Players’ presentation of Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None, which will be staged at Darley Abbey Village Hall from  19 until 23 November 2019.
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