Friday, January 22

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Dunkirk star Fionn Whitehead stars in online production of The Picture Of Dorian Gray
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Dunkirk star Fionn Whitehead stars in online production of The Picture Of Dorian Gray

Fionn Whitehead, star of Dunkirk and Black Mirror, will take the title role in a new online adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s classic play The Picture of Dorian Gray (16th – 31st March) directed by Theatr Clwyd’s Artistic Director Tamara Harvey. Most recently seen starring in the Lionsgate and Saban Films’ Don’t Tell A Soul, Fionn Whitehead is best known for his critically acclaimed performance as the protagonist Tommy in Christopher Nolan’s Academy Award nominated war film, Dunkirk. Set in a profile pic-obsessed, filter-fixated world where online and reality blur, influencer Dorian Gray makes a deal. For his social star never to fade. For the perfect self he broadcasts to the world to always remain. But as his mental health starts to decline, as corruption and murderous depravity start t...
Join Leeds Playhouse’s Young Leaders Project
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Join Leeds Playhouse’s Young Leaders Project

Leeds Playhouse’s Young Leaders are looking for six new people to join their free course supporting 18- to 25-year-olds to become the next generation of arts facilitators. Six aspiring arts professionals are already working in partnership with Chapel FM, DAZL, Geraldine Connor Foundation, Mind the Gap and Leeds Libraries & Studio 12 to develop their creative community practice. The course will help those selected to: •  Develop leadership skills •  Support and manage a team •  Make events happen The course runs from February to December 2021, and to apply complete the online form, or send a video or audio file (no longer than 5 minutes) by 10am on 29th January. Photography by Anthony Robling The Playhouse team is interested in hearing from people...
Mark Ravenhill’s new play is the highlight of Sound Stage
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Mark Ravenhill’s new play is the highlight of Sound Stage

Pitlochry Festival Theatre, The Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh in collaboration with Naked Productions have created Sound Stage featuring a new play by Mark Ravenhill. This new immersive audio digital theatre experience has hit the jackpot with the world premiere of Ravenhill’s, Angela, as he offers his first autobiographical play exploring the way culture high and low impacted his mother’s life and that of his family. The season kicking off on 26th March will premiere eight new co-productions from Pitlochry Festival Theatre and Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh written by Roy Williams, Timberlake Wertenbaker, and Tutti Frutti writer John Byrne. “The original idea came from my experience last year making the audio premiere of Adventures with the Painted People with David, Polly, and...
Witness for the Prosecution returns to London County Hall
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Witness for the Prosecution returns to London County Hall

Eleanor Lloyd Productions and Rebecca Stafford Productions are today delighted to announce that performances of Witness for the Prosecution will resume from 18th May 2021 at London County Hall on the Southbank. Tickets are back on sale today and can be booked here www.witnesscountyhall.com with casting to be announced soon. Eleanor Lloyd and Rebecca Stafford said ‘We cannot wait to bring ‘Witness for the Prosecution’ back to the magnificent setting of London County Hall and share Agatha Christie's courtroom spectacle with audiences once again. When the theatres were closed last March we had just celebrated our 1000th performance having played to over 325,000 people over two and a half years. Last year was tough for everyone in the theatre industry. In order to be able to re-open as soo...
West End stars unite for online concert revival of Gatsby A Musical at Cadogan Hall
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West End stars unite for online concert revival of Gatsby A Musical at Cadogan Hall

Former Spandau Ballet frontman, Ross William Wild (Elvis Presley in Million Dollar Quartet) and Olivier nominated actress, Charlotte Wakefield (Spring Awakening; The Sound of Music), will take on the famed roles of Jay Gatsby and Daisy Buchanan in a digital concert rendition of Gatsby A Musical, following sell-out live success and an Offie nomination for Best New Musical. This captivating socially-distanced revival will be filmed in the historic Cadogan Hall and made available to stream online from Friday 12th to Sunday 14th February 2021. The new concert production also stars leading West End talent, including four-time Olivier Award nominee Emma Williams (Mrs Henderson Presents; Zorro), and Marc Antolin (Little Shop of Horrors; Flying Lovers of Vitebsk). Further casting includes B...
Happily Ever After Preview at online@thespaceUK
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Happily Ever After Preview at online@thespaceUK

In the mockumentary ‘Happily Ever After’ we meet Frank and Gary, a couple who were inspired by their own Disney themed nuptials to go into business planning the weddings of other happy couples.  We follow the story of Jasmin as she is aided by Frank and Gary in planning her special day but will all of our protagonists live Happily Ever After? Better Day Productions was established in 2019 by James Coare and Perry Pullman who produce musicals, plays and variety shows across the South East.  Both from the education sector, they met at an Amateur production of Mack and Mabel in 2018 and have since performed in a number of shows together.  They are due to appear at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2021 in the original comedy ‘Five Hours On A Cliff’ and starred in the mockumentary ‘Ha...
Scammed Preview – online@thespaceUK
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Scammed Preview – online@thespaceUK

Who is Anne Wood and why is she terrified of the mysterious stranger who claims her as his client? She has lost everything so what can he possibly take from her? There is only one thing left ... Anne Wood is terrified of the world. She hides away each day in an empty office block. One day a stranger enters her office and begins to question her. She has been questioned before, many times, and has no intention of answering. This does not deter the stranger and he eventually gets her to admit that she is Anne Wood. Her admission is somewhat of a relief for her as her life has been taken away by continued internet scams. She has lost everything, and she has nothing left, except her life. Will the stranger take that too? Running time is 20 minutes and starring Julia Munrow as Anne Wood, ...
The Late Christmas Show at online@thespaceuk Preview
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The Late Christmas Show at online@thespaceuk Preview

Christmas 2020. Santa has a persistent cough. Rudolph is self-isolating. Turkey’s on the no-fly list. But it will take more than a pandemic to stop the irrepressible Glummer Twins from celebrating the joys and absurdities of a socially distanced coronavirus Christmas. So David Harmer and Ray Globe (The Glummer Twins) have turned to the wizardry of modern technology to cobble together a virtual Christmas show. And unlike other Christmas shows this one is in January. But how do you recreate a double act experience whilst maintaining social distancing? After days of head scratching, they decided that the way forward would be to film themselves separately and then stick the two bits together. Genius. Throughout their enforced isolation (they’re both of a ‘certain age’) video clips h...
The Same Rain That Falls on Me Preview
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The Same Rain That Falls on Me Preview

It’s the hottest day of the year and Alice is travelling home to say an untimely goodbye. One that will leave a hole in her life forever. Written by Logan Jones and first performed at York Theatre Royal as part of the 2019 TakeOver Festival, The Same Rain That Falls on Me is about family, grief, and finding hope in the face of overwhelming uncertainty. Don’t miss this intimate and powerfully written piece directed by Jay Seldon and performed with ‘precision and grace’ (Unknown Magazine) balancing dark humour and touching pathos in equal measure. York DramaSoc have presented an eclectic mix of shows at the Edinburgh Fringe in recent years, including One Giant Leap for June by Rachel Flanagan, and dark drama Bad Dog by Royal Court Writers’ Group alumna Ashley Milne. Established in...
GirlPlay Online@theSpaceUK Preview
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GirlPlay Online@theSpaceUK Preview

The Dublin Fringe Festival 2019 hit by Sarah Richardson returns as an audio piece under new direction by award-winning artist, Ciara Elizabeth Smyth (All Honey, SAUCE, We Can’t Have Monkeys in the House). GirlPlay comes to Online@theSpaceUK after winning Best Digital Adaptation at Stockholm Fringe Festival 2020. Richardson and Smyth have created a powerful audio piece that follows the journey of one woman’s ever-changing relationship with sex from ages 7 to 31. Join us for a poetic exploration of womanhood. About the Show Meet Lucy. She’s average, awkward and when it comes to sex, what she lacks in experience she makes up for in curiosity. But that’s all set to change. On a night of firsts, she opens the door to a world of relationships and sex that she had only ever dreamt ab...