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The ITV series comes to the stage, an all new set of Alicante escapades at the Solana Hotel.
Litten has written an all new set of Alicante escapades for much-loved cast members as they swap sangria for stotties and head to Newcastle International next year after a quick spruce at the Blow 'n' Go.
15 OCTOBER - 20 OCTOBER
MILTON KEYNES THEATRE, MILTON KEYNES
17 SEPTEMBER - 22 SEPTEMBER
PLAYHOUSE THEATRE, EDINBURGH
7 SEPTEMBER - 15 SEPTEMBER
THEATRE ROYAL, NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
22 OCTOBER - 27 OCTOBER
THEATRE ROYAL, PLYMOUTH
29 OCTOBER - 3 NOVEMBER
ALHAMBRA THEATRE, BRADFORD
8 OCTOBER - 13 OCTOBER
HULL NEW THEATRE, HULL
1 OCTOBER - 6 OCTOBER
BORD GAIS ENERGY THEATRE (FORMERLY GRAND CANAL THEATRE), DUBLIN
19 NOVEMBER - 24 NOVEMBER
BRISTOL HIPPODROME, BRISTOL
26 NOVEMBER - 1 DECEMBER
PALACE THEATRE, MANCHESTER
3 DECEMBER - 29 DECEMBER
NEW ALEXANDRA THEATRE, BIRMINGHAM
12 NOVEMBER - 17 NOVEMBER
LIVERPOOL EMPIRE THEATRE, LIVERPOOL
24 SEPTEMBER - 29 SEPTEMBER
REGENT THEATRE, STOKE-ON-TRENT
5 NOVEMBER - 10 NOVEMBER
MAYFLOWER THEATRE, SOUTHAMPTON
Peer Gynt is a lad with big dreams. He's got his home town in his pocket. He's got the whole world at his feet. Born as the bombs drop in 1940, he's on a mission to live life his way and have a blast doing it. From the north of England to Vegas to Dubai, the time to make his name is right here, right now. Based on Henrik Ibsen's classic play, this is a brand new anarchic adventure that journeys from wartime Britain to the ends of the earth and beyond. Teeming with characters, bursting with comedy and pulsing with live music, this is more than theatre. This is a life flashing before your very eyes.
Thomas, Matthew and Richard walk. They walk the first Saturday of every month. Walking and talking. But this walk... Maybe they should have cancelled, but they needed the walk today. Out in the Peaks, they find themselves forced to walk backwards through two thousand years before they can move forwards. This story is part of Revolution Mix - a movement that is delivering the largest ever number of new Black British Stories nationally. It is inspired by and dedicated to the Black Men's Walking Group, and is a compelling, constantly surprising new show that turns a spotlight onto Britain's missing histories.
Rob Fennah wrote both the stage play versions of Twopence To Cross The Mersey and By The Waters Of Liverpool. At seventeen, Helen had fought and won two bitter battles with her parents; the first to educate herself, the second for the right to go out to work. Her parents are as financially irresponsible as ever, wasting money while their children still lack adequate food and clothing. But for Helen, things are looking up as she begins to make new friends and develop some social life outside the home. In 1939, now aged 20 and with Britain on the brink of war, Helen has never been kissed by a man. That is until she meets a tall strong seaman, and falls in love.
The same story as the film, barred by the Director (Stanley Kubrick) from being shown in the UK due to death threats he received. Not suitable for children. A controversial and violent tale about choices. Alex gets his kicks by raping and fighting his way around a future city with his gang of droogs, fired up by drugs secreted in their favourite drink of milk. When he gets caught, he chooses the quick way out - being programmed to behave in a non-violent manner. Burgess's cult allegory of free will, adapted from the novella, in all its urban darkness.
The repressed desire of beautiful Louisa, trapped in a loveless marriage to Bounderby, a powerful mill-owner, is awakened by the handsome seducer James Harthouse. Thomas Gradgrind, her father, is forced to see love and imagination triumph over hid blind faith in "facts, facts, facts!".
Imagine a world where imagination is forbidden. Coketown is such a place. Thomas Gradgrind will not permit fanciful thoughts in his school or his home. But what effect will this policy have on his own children, Tom and Louisa? How can he protect them from corrupting influences - especially when the circus comes to town? Dark satanic mills, interrupted by the colour and vibrancy of Sleary's Circus, set the stage for a sweeping tale of supressed love, seduction and social mores, peopled with the sharply observed exaggerated characters that Dickens is celebrated for. Conrad Nelson directs Deborah McAndrew's witty adaptation of Charles Dickens' great Northern novel to bring you a joyful juggling and tumbling through this touching and often hilarious tale of repression and longing.
Taking inspiration from Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale The Little Mermaid this production explores the mysterious and tragic tale.
A 12-year-old girl sneaks across the border of her own country, watched by her parents, viewing on a computer screen. Instructions for Border Crossing is an exposed gearbox of a political thriller, mixing writer and performer Daniel Bye's trademark storytelling with a series of live interventions from the audience - the show itself is as unstable as the world it describes
Based on Khaled Hosseini's hugely popular international best-selling novel, The Kite Runner. This haunting tale of friendship spans cultures and continents and follows one man's journey to confront his past and find redemption. Afghanistan is a divided country on the verge of war and childhood friends, Amir and Hassan are about to be torn apart. It's a beautiful afternoon in Kabul and the skies are full of the excitement and joy of a kite flying tournament. But neither of the boys can foresee what will happen to Hassan that afternoon, an event that is to shatter their lives.
Set in present day Liverpool: When Beatles tour guide Barry Seddon finds a letter written by John Lennon he unearths a clue to the solving the greatest mystery in pop history - the whereabouts of Lennon's first musical instrument which has been missing for 60 years. But Barry's loose tongue alerts Texan dealer, Travis Lawson, to the priceless relic. In an attempt to get his hands on the letter and the clues within he persuades his beautiful wife, Cheryl, to befriend the hapless tour guide and win his affections. The race for the holy grail of pop memorabilia is on!
As our destitute heroine struggles to survive, she strikes her matches to keep warm. Each match will conjure a new story, a new vision, and we will hold her hand as we tumble down the rabbit hole with her.
Love from a Stranger is a blood-curdling drama about frustrated spinster Alix King who has been engaged for years to Dick. Dependable but dull, Dick refuses to marry Alix until he can support her. When Alix unexpectedly inherits a fortune Dick is too proud to accept sharing it. Then along comes a stranger. Handsome, successful and just that little bit dangerous, Gerald sweeps her off her feet. Before you know it they are married and move into Philomel Cottage. All too soon their happiness begins to disintegrate. Strange things begin to happen and Alix suspects that the man she rushed into marrying may not be what he seems to be. And who knows, maybe Alix has some dark secrets of her own. This chilling thriller is a must for all Christie fans - full of twists and turns as it builds to a surprising and murderous denouement.
The Love of the Nightingale, by Timberlake Wertenbaker, is a savage exploration of the consequences of lust and brutality. Procne, a beautiful princess, is given to the Thracian warlord Tereus for defending her native Athens. Desperately lonely, Procne asks for her sister Philomele to visit her in Thrace, and for Tereus to guard her on her dangerous journey. However, the warlord is enthralled by the guileless princess, and his actions start a chain of destruction that only the Gods can end
Contains some strong language.
Sennheiser Studio Theatre
The Lovely Bones tells the story of young girl Susie Salmon, who is just like any other girl. She wants to be beautiful, adores her charm bracelet and has a crush on a boy from school. There's one big difference though - Susie is dead. Susie can only observe while her family cope with their grief in their different ways. Her father, Jack is obsessed with identifying the killer. Her mother, Abigail is desperate to create a brighter future. And her sister, Lindsay is discovering the opposite sex with experiences that Susie will never know. Susie is desperate to help them and there might be a way of reaching them.
On a midsummer's night Hermia and her lover Lysander flee from Athens and Demetrius - the man Hermia's father favours as a son-in-law. Demetrius follows, pursued by Helena who loves him in spite of being spurned in favour of Hermia. On the same night Bottom and his friends leave Athens to find somewhere quiet to rehearse their play which is to be performed at the wedding feast of Duke Theseus. Drawn into the woods they enter a world of magic, mystery and wonder.
The players' peerless performance of The London Merchant is thrown into disarray when their fiercest critics challenge both the theatrical establishment and social order, gate-crashing the show to stage their own production. But with no script and no rehearsal, the limits of professionalism are tested in a raucous, chaotic play like no other. Beaumont's comedy is reimagined in a farcical, Pythonesque production where anything that could go wrong does, placing the audience centre stage in an uproarious new version.
Performed by third-year Acting students. Contains some strong language.
Paul McCartney Auditorium
Nina Simone. Singer, activist, legend, inspiration. Touching upon the 1960's Civil Rights movement, Nina's struggles as well as her own personal challenges, Josette uses text, music and song to take audiences deep into the hopes, dreams, sorrows and successes of both herself and the incomparable Nina - a consummate story teller who used her remarkable talent to create a legacy of liberation, empowerment and love through a magnificent body of work. Nina - a story about me and Nina Simone celebrates how Nina changed the world and in turn, changed us all.
Set in Blackpool 1953 Not long After the Coronation, This Real-Life Story is packed with Gritty Northern Comedy coupled with a Heart Breaking Emotional Punch. As Yorkshire Miners Eddy and Tommy Head to Blackpool with most of their Town for the annual Pit Close wakes holiday. However, Eddy had almost missed the bus and turned up with no suitcase. Now the lads have checked into the surprisingly empty Withering Heights on Sea guest House. Run by the Caustic and Alarmingly Odd Gladys her rebellious and very flirty daughter Maureen and the infamous Red Ethel ex-communist stripper show girl. Up Stairs Mr. Elbridge is trying to muster the courage to unleash any of his three female alter egos and walk the fabled Transvestite walk from north to south pier as a Woman. As Events unfold Six Lives will be changed forever and as Eddy reveals a shocking truth it will lead to a lifetime of activism the fight for equality and freedom For the LGTB community.
Liverpool Casa Theatre, 29 Hope Street, Liverpool L1 9BQ
Othello, a Moor, falls in love with Desdemona but is broken by jealousy falsely encouraged. Shakespeare's most human play sets delicacy and power, trust and jealousy, love and hate, good and evil in stark and tragic opposition. Powerless in the face of their own self destructive instincts, the characters are caught on a downward spiral towards inevitable tragedy.
Follow the breadcrumbs, step into the dark and eerie depths of Philip Pullman's Grimm Tales. Philip Wilson takes Pullman's well-known (and not-so-known) fairy tales, retelling classic stories in a macabre, skin-creeping stage version that bursts with theatricality to disturb and delight. Incorporating magical puppetry and bold physicality, Grimm Tales will thrill you with perilous tales from childhood, and leave you exhilarated by their capacity to continue to enchant and amaze.
Performed by third-year Acting students.
Art School Theatre
The inept and accident prone Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society embark on bringing an ambitious 1920's murder mystery (Murder at Haversham Manor) to The Edinburgh Festival. Chris the arrogant head of the drama society has directed the piece and cast himself as the dynamic Inspector. Desperate wannabe actress Sandra and the genuinely doting Max struggle opposite each other as the romantic interest while hapless Dennis still can't pronounce 'facade'. An hour of hilarious disaster ensues; actors get knocked out, the play gets stuck on a loop and the set falls down before the final denouement. The production ends with an uproarious, totally improvised Q&A session with the cast, where the audience can put their own questions to the unfortunate troupe.
10 JANUARY - 14 JANUARY
CHICHESTER FESTIVAL THEATRE, CHICHESTER
7 AUGUST - 11 AUGUST
WINTER GARDENS AND OPERA HOUSE THEATRE, BLACKPOOL
14 MAY - 19 MAY
GRAND OPERA HOUSE, YORK
5 FEBRUARY - 10 FEBRUARY
WATERSIDE THEATRE, AYLESBURY
23 APRIL - 28 APRIL
MILTON KEYNES THEATRE, MILTON KEYNES
29 JANUARY - 3 FEBRUARY
27 MARCH - 31 MARCH
BIRMINGHAM HIPPODROME, BIRMINGHAM
20 AUGUST - 25 AUGUST
PRINCESS THEATRE, TORQUAY
25 JUNE - 30 JUNE
OPERA HOUSE, MANCHESTER
16 JULY - 21 JULY
BRISTOL HIPPODROME, BRISTOL
9 JULY - 14 JULY
LIVERPOOL EMPIRE THEATRE, LIVERPOOL
30 APRIL - 5 MAY
NEW THEATRE, CARDIFF
27 AUGUST - 1 SEPTEMBER
THEATRE ROYAL, BRIGHTON
26 FEBRUARY - 3 MARCH
KING'S THEATRE, GLASGOW
5 MARCH - 10 MARCH
DARLINGTON HIPPODROME (FORMERLY CIVIC THEATRE), DARLINGTON
16 JANUARY - 20 JANUARY
EVERYMAN THEATRE, CHELTENHAM
12 MARCH - 17 MARCH
FESTIVAL THEATRE, EDINBURGH
The story of frustrated young (illegally young in modern terms) love and death and the vendetta between two families in a tight-knit Italian community. One of Shakespeare's most popular and enduring dramas it has also been re-done as film, ballet, musical (most notably "West Side Story") and ice spectacular!
If you want perfect nails, a relaxing massage and a pedicure then there are plenty of beauty salons on offer. If you want jealousy, bitchiness and gossip then there is only one place to go! The average day at "Curl Up And Dye" on County Road involves shouting, crying, singing and the occasional beauty treatment. If you throw in a plastic gangster, a hysterical drama queen and a whole lot of Vodka it all adds up to a brilliantly funny night out. Carol, Sheila and Tia are trying deal with customers while all around them their lives are blown about like a combover in a high wind. Saving a marriage, saving a business and impressing Simon Cowell are all on the list of things that a girl’s gotta do.
When retired miner Don and former private school teacher Carol meet at a bereavement group they thought they'd found a new beginning. But a bike ride through Europe would test their budding romance, and the road to love is rocky when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object. Join them on their hilarious and heartfelt journey, as they reconcile the past, debate the present and worry about the future. Whether they're saddle sore in Southampton or blistered in Bordeaux, one thing is for sure, it takes two to tandem!
One woman's life-long love for Billie Holiday's music, for the stars, and for her lost baby brother. Who Wants To Live Forever? is about camping holidays and friendship; about learning how to sing so that you can sing to the stars; about loss and memory, and turning memory into myths of Amazon princesses sailing the skies. About falling stars, and why we all love them. Cheryl Martin is a unique voice in today's theatre, both in her own performances and in the work she makes with others as a director. In both kinds of work, she examines experiences that most people are afraid to talk about, but approaches them with a humour, warmth, and raw honesty that draws audiences in and allows them to explore with her, fearlessly.