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New Vic Theatre revives cult classic The Killing of Sister George
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New Vic Theatre revives cult classic The Killing of Sister George

New Vic Theatre and physical theatre company Told By An Idiot have joined forces for a rare revival of sixties cult classic The Killing of Sister George. The Newcastle-Under-Lyme theatres in the round space is perfect for the acerbic comedy drama by Frank Marcus observing the life of June Buckeridge, who plays the role of kindly district nurse Sister George in fictitious radio soap opera 'Applehurst'. In reality June is a swaggering foul-mouthed loose cannon whose career and lifestyle is under threat. Set during the 1960s, the play explores the volatile relationship between June and her partner Alice, and the effect the demise of her fictional character has on her.   Famously adapted into a dark cult film in 1968 starring Beryl Reid, the play incorporates wicked humour with ...
Casting & Extra Tour Dates Announced for Charlie & Stan
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Casting & Extra Tour Dates Announced for Charlie & Stan

Olivier and Tony Award-winning producer David Pugh, the renowned theatre company Told by an Idiot and Theatre Royal Bath Productions present the Silent Comedy CHARLIE & STAN, created by Told by an Idiot, written and directed by Paul Hunter, with an original piano score played live.  It will open in Bath on 17th July, followed by a national tour.    Due to the actor playing Charlie Chaplin in the original production becoming pregnant, Charlie Chaplin will now be played by Danielle Bird, joining Jerone Marsh-Reid as Stan Laurel, Nick Haverson as Fred Karno and Sara Alexander playing all the other parts, including Chaplin’s mother, and the piano!  They will be joined by Reggie, making his stage debut as Scraps the Dog.  Reggie will not play Sundays – some...