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Another Big Hamlet: John Simm Stars in Sheffield
As previously tipped (See The Goss, 8 Dec 2009), John Simm will return to the stage in 2010 to star in yet-another high-profile Hamlet - though not in London, at least initially. The ...
Playhouse’s New Season is Making History
West Yorkshire Playhouse’s Spring and Summer programme includes five full in-house productions and co-productions, plus visits from such eminent companies as Middle Ground, Out of Joint, Norther
The Secret Garden (Leeds)
The English nostalgia for imagined golden ages means that many children’s Christmas shows are adaptations of Victorian or Edwardian novels. Many are robust enough to survive in the 21st century,
Peter Pan (Blackpool)
Peter Pan is this year’s offering at the Grand Theatre, Blackpool starring Barney Harwood (from CBBC) in the title role, with Gemma Hunt as the cheeky roller skating Tinkerbell. The st
Garry Lyons On ... Writing The Secret Garden
Garry Lyons is the new adaptor of The Secret Garden, West Yorkshire Playhouse’s big Christmas musical show for 2009. His past work for theatre includes Wicked, Yaar! at the Natio
A Christmas Carol (Scarborough)
Chris Monks’ new version of the Dickens classic, A Christmas Carol, moves Scrooge’s childhood to Ryedale, a thoroughly acceptable change given the novelist’s North Yorkshire connections ...
Key North-East Openings this December
Amongst the major openings in the North-East (Yorkshire region) this month are: OPENING 5 December 2009, Pinocchio opens at Hull Truck Theatre with a cast of actor-musicians including Tom G
Peter Pan (Newcastle upon Tyne)
Northern Stage have chosen Peter Pan as their main Christmas Show and upon entering the auditorium you are met by Neil Murrays brilliant set which literally slices the audience in two. Several ...
Cinderella (Newcastle upon Tyne)
Perfection in Pantoland is the only way to sum up the Theatre Royals production Cinderella and this show will quickly be recognised as the best pantomime playing anywhere this Christmas. ...