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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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Eric’s Monster Mash: Freakishly Good Fun At Its Finest

Making a welcome return to New Vic, is Eric and Co. after the enforced hiatus of the last couple of years. In his first outing back Eric finds himself, in darkest Transylvania, opting for that as a suitable choice for a romantic getaway for him and his wife, Bev. If that wasn't romance enough, he has brought best mate Gordon along for good measure. Finding their way to the destination for the week, they discover that they have been double-booked by unscrupulous property owner 'Dr. Frank Einstein' and have to house share with none other than members' of that very…
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Sarah Earnshaw Interview :  Some Mother’s Do ‘Ave ‘Em

Sarah Earnshaw Interview : Some Mother’s Do ‘Ave ‘Em

OnInMy City are joined by Angela Smith from KnotFM in interviewing West End star Sarah Earnshaw We discuss Sarah's career including coming out of lockdown with a specially adapted version of 'April in Paris' by John Godber, working with Ruth Jones on The Nightingales, being a patron of The Welsh National Theatre Orchestra as well as the upcoming tour of 'Some Mother's Do 'Ave 'Em' where Sarah works alongside TV and stage stars Joe Pasquale and Susie Blake amongst others. Some Mother's Do 'Ave 'Em runs from 26th July until 30th July with two matinee performances on Tuesday and Saturday…
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Interview: UK Foo Fighters

Interview: UK Foo Fighters

Angela Smith from KnotFM interviewed the UK Foo Fighters, one of the UK's top tribute acts ahead of their upcoming tour date at Victoria Hall, Hanley. Featured in Classic Rock, Rolling Stone, Kerrang, NME, Q, MOJO and Planet Rock magazines. UK Foo Fighters have built an incredible reputation over the last 15 years, heralded by Dave Grohl himself and celebrated as ‘THE’ tribute to the Foo’s in a 2017 BBC documentary called ‘UK Foo Fighters – My Hero’, placing them firmly amongst tribute’s elite. Their brand new stage show is inspired by the album 'In Your Honor' and will feature…
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TODD CARTY IS CAST IN THE 70TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR OF THE MOUSETRAP

TODD CARTY IS CAST IN THE 70TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR OF THE MOUSETRAP

Agatha Christie’s iconic thriller is coming to the Regent Theatre, Stoke-on-Trent from Monday 3 to Saturday 8 April 2023 Launching the tour will be Todd Carty in the role of Major Metcalf. Carty has had a long career on stage and screen but is best known for his television roles of Mark Fowler in EastEnders, PC Gabriel Brent in The Bill and Tucker Jenkins in Grange Hill. He has also been a contestant on Dancing on Ice and Celebrity Masterchef. Further casting is to be announced. The genre-defining murder mystery from Agatha Christie, the world’s best-selling novelist of all time, is visiting 70 venues across the UK including the Regent Theatre, Stoke-on-Trent from Monday…
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Review: Hound of the Baskervilles

Review: Hound of the Baskervilles

Set in the lovely 300 seater Daneside Theatre, Congleton Players' put on their latest play 'Hound of the Baskervilles' which is running until 18th June. Directed by David McCaddon and assisted by Wendy Mckie the classic Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's third novel gets a hilarious makeover courtesy of Steve Canny and John Nicholson. When Sir Charles Baskerville is found dead on his estate, his friend Dr. James Mortimer summons Sherlock Holmes from Baker Street, with Dr Watson in tow. The look of terror etched on Sir Charles' face, and the paw prints of a gigantic hound beside his body, the…
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Sherlock’s most famous case in rehearsals

Sherlock’s most famous case in rehearsals

Congleton Players have been busy over the past few months rehearsing their latest production at Daneside Theatre, Congleton and it promises to be one not to be missed.Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic detective tale “The Hound of the Baskervilles” has been given a fun-filled, farcical overhaul by the acclaimed comedy theatre company Peepolykus and has been described as “a zany, farcical and fast paced production bursting with gags and laughter”. For those who are fans of the book, the plot remains faithful to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s original. Sherlock Holmes and his faithful companion Dr Watson are recruited to investigate…
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Tony winning musical Titanic comes to Regent Theatre!

Tony winning musical Titanic comes to Regent Theatre!

The Tony Award-winning Titanic The Musical is making its way to the Regent Theatre, Stoke-on-Trent from Monday 24 April to Saturday 29 April 2023. Produced by Danielle Tarento, Steven M Levy and Vaughan Williams in association with Mayflower Theatre, Southampton, the production is coming to the Regent Theatre, Stoke-on-Trent as part of a UK Tour, 10 years since it made its critically acclaimed debut at Southwark Playhouse in London. Danielle Tarento said: ‘Steven, Vaughan and I are so excited that the great ship Titanic is setting sail on a new UK Tour. I can’t believe that it’s been 10 years since that first production at Southwark Playhouse - it feels like a lifetime ago and…
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Local Theatre History with Stewart Green

Local Theatre History with Stewart Green

On In My City talk to local historian and hospital radio DJ, Stewart Green. Stewart has been comprehensively researching local theatre in the area and put together an amazing archive filled with fascinating detail of shows put on in our much loved (and in some cases, lost) venues dating back to the 1800's in some cases. Stewart's fascinating archives appear on his website located here:https://sandbachwhatson.weebly.com/theatre-history-and-local-show-listing.html Example of Stewart's research
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New Vic Brings ‘Alice In Wonderland’ Back For Christmas

New Vic Brings ‘Alice In Wonderland’ Back For Christmas

One of the New Vic’s best-loved Christmas shows, Alice in Wonderland, is back this festive season to celebrate the culmination of the theatre company’s 60thanniversary of theatre making. Opening on Friday 18 November 2022 and running until Saturday 28 January 2023, audiences will journey with Alice down the rabbit hole, following the White Rabbit into a curiously enchanting new world, filled with even curiouser characters.  As she searches for a way home, Alice encounters strange and whimsical people: a disappearing Cheshire Cat with a grin wider than she’s ever seen, a Mad Hatter whose tea party never quite serves tea, and…
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