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Alan Ayckbourn’s latest play Family Album arrives at the New Vic next month.

Following its premiere at the Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough, Alan Ayckbourn’s latest play Family Album arrives at the New Vic next month. Performed at the New Vic from Tuesday 11 October to Saturday 22 October, Family Album chronicles the trials, tribulations and temptations of three generations of one family across 70 years in the same home. Join housewife Peggy and RAF veteran John as they proudly move into the first home they can really call their own; daughter Sandra, frantically negotiating the challenges of a 10-year-old’s birthday party without her AWOL husband; and granddaughter Alison and her partner Jess finally escaping the house…
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Helen Forrester’s Twopence to Cross the Mersey Opens Next Wednesday In Crewe

Based on the late author’s million-selling autobiography, the play written by Rob Fennah, chronicles Helen’s early life during The Great Depression in 1930s Liverpool.Featuring a cast of 9 playing over 40 characters, the period drama is set in the early 1930s in the midst of the Great Depression. Helen's spendthrift father was declared bankrupt forcing the family to leave behind the nannies, servants, and beautiful middle-class home in the gentler South West of England. With nothing more than the clothes they stood up in, thefamily of nine took the train to Liverpool where they hoped to rebuild their shattered lives.…
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Marvellous Cast Visit Stoke City Fc’s Bet365 Stadium

The cast of the New Vic Theatre’s latest show had a Marvellous day out this week at the bet365 stadium with Stoke City FC’s former kitman Neil ‘Nello’ Baldwin, whose life the play is based on. Back by popular demand, Marvellous takes to the stage at the New Vic from Saturday 17 September to Saturday 8 October, after its first smash-hit run earlier this year. Helping the original cast of seven get back into character ready for the show to reopen, Neil showed them around his beloved football ground and even pointed out his usual seat where he watches the games. Cast members Suzanne…
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Anton Du Beke and Giovanni Pernice to Take to the Regent Theatre Stage

Anton Du Beke and Giovanni Pernice to Take to the Regent Theatre Stage

Strictly stars Anton and Giovanni bring their Him & Me show to the Regent Theatre, Stoke-on-Trent, on Saturday 15 July 2023. Brace yourselves for the best night out when two of BBC Strictly Come Dancing’s best loved professionals reunite once again to continue their 5-star rated tour. “Top of their class”Blackpool Gazette Him & Me showcases the duo’s unrivalled rapport, bringing audiences a collaboration of dance, song and light-hearted fun! The tour was the very first to go out to a full capacity sold out audience in 2021 when restrictions were lifted, with another sold out run in 2022. And…
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Interview: Ultimate Classic Rock Show

We talk to Luke Bradshaw, lead guitarist and founder of Ultimate Classic Rock Show which is coming to Crewe Lyceum on 30th September. We discuss the origins of the show, the setlist, what the audience can expect as well as Luke's own band, 'Coolhand'. This brilliant show is on 30th September at Crewe Lyceum and further details can be found here including a link to purchase tickets
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Jaw Dropping Family Fun Comes To Stoke-on-Trent!

The bestselling children’s author David Walliamsand the award-winning Birmingham Stage Company have teamed up for a brand-new production of Demon Dentist. This is their latest collaboration after Gangsta Granny and Billionaire Boy, both of which received Olivier award nominations. Strange things are happening in Alfie's town! Children are leaving their teeth for the tooth fairy and waking up to find odd things under their pillow! Alfie and his friend Gabz are determined to get to the bottom of the mystery - but no-one could have dreamed what they'll discover, when they come face to face with the demon dentist herself in this amazing children’s adventure! David Walliams said: "The Birmingham Stage…
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NEW VIC OPEN DAY RETURNS TO GIVE COMMUNITY RARE PEEK BEHIND-THE-SCENES

NEW VIC OPEN DAY RETURNS TO GIVE COMMUNITY RARE PEEK BEHIND-THE-SCENES

Photo credit: Phil Radcliffe This Saturday 3 September, Basford’s theatre-in-the-round will be swinging open its doors for a special Open Day to give families an opportunity to explore behind-the-scenes. The free drop-in event, taking place from 10.00am to 4.00pm, offers an exclusive experience for people of all ages who are curious about theatre to get a glimpse into how shows are made at the unique venue. It will be the first opportunity of its kind for the public to look behind-the-scenes at the New Vic following its major auditorium refurbishment in 2020. Participants can take a self-guided tour taking in…
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Crimes on Centre Court Comes To Crewe Lyceum Theatre In September

Crimes on Centre Court Comes To Crewe Lyceum Theatre In September

Credit: Pamela Raith Photography An ace of a show that you’re sure to (fifteen) love is coming to Crewe Lyceum Theatre next month. Crimes on Centre Court delivers a fine dose of mirth, murder and mayhem, along with a side of tennis on Tuesday 13 – Wednesday 14 September. Brought to town by the coveted production company New Old Friends, the show is based on a story from their award-winning podcast and been described as a “A non-stop bonanza of wit” by the British Theatre Guide. This deucey summertime treat is centred around Hugh Knows. His father Lord Knows, is…
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<strong>SUMMER TAKES A HILARIOUSLY SPOOKY TURN AS <em>ERIC’S MONSTER MASH</em> HEADS TO THE NEW VIC STAGE</strong>

SUMMER TAKES A HILARIOUSLY SPOOKY TURN AS ERIC’S MONSTER MASH HEADS TO THE NEW VIC STAGE

Halloween comes early to Basford’s theatre-in-the-round as New Vic favourite ‘Eric’ brings a new show full of ghoulish treats and crowd-pleasing retro tunes. Eric’s Monster Mash, performed from Monday 22 August to Saturday 3 September, sees popular character Eric finally give in and take partner Bev on holiday, after months of being nagged. She’s looking forward to a week’s all-inclusive somewhere sunny but Eric has found a cheaper option – a week in Transylvania! Eric and Bev soon find out that things are not as they seem in their holiday retreat. Especially when on arrival they discover another family –…
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ALL STAR LINE-UP ANNOUNCED FOR ALADDIN AT CREWE LYCEUM THIS CHRISTMAS

ALL STAR LINE-UP ANNOUNCED FOR ALADDIN AT CREWE LYCEUM THIS CHRISTMAS

Crewe Lyceum and pantomime producers Imagine Theatre are delighted to announce a star-studded lineup for this panto season as much loved and celebrated TV personality Louie Spence and Coronation Street favourite Jamie Kenna join Channel 5’s Milkshake! presenter Kiera-Nicole and stage favourite Malcolm Lord in this year’s magical family Pantomime Aladdin from 16 December 2022 - 8 January 2023. Louie has a career in performance spanning many years. As a graduate of the prestigious Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts he began working as a backing dancer on tours for artists such as Bjork and The Spice Girls. Louie also starred in top West-End musicals…
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