Friday, October 30

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Casting Announced for North West End UK Live at The Garrick
NEWS, NWE UK Live

Casting Announced for North West End UK Live at The Garrick

North West End UK are thrilled to announce casting for our one night only concert which concludes the first week of the inaugural Alty Festival taking place at the Altrincham Garrick Playhouse on the 29th November 2020. Since our creation North West End UK has championed amateur theatre on the same platform as their professional counterparts, and this concert cements our belief that both genres are equal in every way. We have brought together three sensational multi award winning vocalists for a very special evening of musical theatre. Featuring some of the most memorable show tunes from productions including Ghost, Miss Saigon, Annie, Jekyll & Hyde, Matilda, We Will Rock You, Waitress and SIX, Bethany Heywood (Wedding Singer – PAP Productions), Sophie Lord (Little Shop of H...
Imitating the dog are the first company to get back on the road
Interviews, NEWS

Imitating the dog are the first company to get back on the road

If you had to put your money on any company having the balls to get back on the road in the midst of a pandemic a strong favourite would be imitating the dog. Over the last 20 years they have never been afraid of a challenge and they have been busy devising a new outdoor show Dr Blood’s Old Travelling Show that kicks off a national tour at Leeds Playhouse. Co-Artistic Director Pete Brooks is hard at work with the cast at the Playhouse but says that a company famed for their innovative use of technology are taking inspiration from an ancient theatrical tradition for their latest adventure. “It’s not set in mediaeval times, but it’s a sort of mediaeval morality tale when groups of traveling players told stories,” says Pete in a break from final rehearsals. “The idea is that there i...
North West End UK set to go LIVE in Covid secure concert
NEWS, NWE UK Live

North West End UK set to go LIVE in Covid secure concert

We are thrilled to announce that we are performing on the final night of the inaugural Alty Fringe which is to be staged at the Altrincham Garrick Playhouse from the 23rd - 29th November 2020. Alty Fringe has teamed up with the Altrincham Garrick to produce a week long festival of Covid secure theatre designed to appeal to all tastes with comedy, dance, drama and music all featuring during an action packed week. North West End UK are closing the week with an exciting concert celebrating musical theatre. Featuring three of the very best female vocalists in the North West, all award winning performers, we'll serve you up a mixture of old and new musical theatre anthems. Full details and casting for the show, as well as all the others taking place during the week will be announc...
Derby Theatre is back with a show all about community
Interviews

Derby Theatre is back with a show all about community

Like many spaces Derby Theatre is dipping its toe back into live shows with a socially distanced performance bringing together voices in the local community and professional performers. Their Artistic Director and CEO Sarah Brigham says they could have just thrown on a murder mystery one hander for their return, but instead they have gone for something deeper to reopen their stage with a community devised event billed as Derby Rises on Sunday 27th September. “When we were thinking about reopening the theatre we were all expecting this big grand opening, standing ovations, massive shows and it’s become clear that’s not going to happen,” observes Sarah in the midst of pulling the show together and deep cleaning the venue. “We felt the most important thing was that the first thing o...
Home Schooling 3 – Return of the Term
NWE UK Live

Home Schooling 3 – Return of the Term

She's back! Our very own Yazmin takes on the new school term in a way only she can! Written by Mark Davoren Performed by Yazmin Walker Produced and Directed by Paul Downham Visit our North West End UK Live section for more monologues written, performed and produced entirely in house. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZkCWatCrBQA
UK and Ireland Venues
Venues

UK and Ireland Venues

North West End UK are collating a list of all the theatres we have reviewed in as well as others across the UK. The list below will be constantly added to as well as updated where required. Simply click on the venue name (listed alphabetically) to learn more. If you would like your venue listed below contact us at info@northwestend.co.uk and we will be in touch to gain the relevant details as soon as possible. BIRMINGHAM HIPPODROMEBUXTON OPERA HOUSEGRAND THEATRE, BLACKPOOLEMPIRE THEATRE, LIVERPOOLOPERA HOUSE MANCHESTERPALACE THEATRE, MANCHESTER
Home Schooling 2 – Unmasked
NWE UK Live

Home Schooling 2 – Unmasked

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qS0ecY4bbY Home Schooling 2 - Unmasked Written by Mark Davoren Produced & Directed by Paul Downham Performed by Yazmin Walker
Josephs Assemble……for a special online production of a timeless classic!
Interviews

Josephs Assemble……for a special online production of a timeless classic!

In the same way the Avengers assemble to fight baddies a crack squad of Josephs have come together to perform an online megamix version of that classic musical for showbiz charity Acting For Others. As well as Darren Day, Jess Conrad and Jaymi Hensley, who have all played the man with the multi coloured coat over the last 52 years, the Josephs are joined by a team of 30 former ensemble performers. The original idea of this charity event came from Jordan Doolan who runs a Facebook fan site. His suggestion caught the attention of West End performer and producer Adam Lacey who decided he wanted to help turn the idea from a concept into a production. “Jordan had this idea that everyone is in lockdown and the London production we saw with Sheridan Smith, Jac Yarrow and Jason Donovan w...