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BY JEEVES REVIVAL THE OLD LAUNDRY THEATRE’s 25th ANNIVERSARY SEASON - 22nd February 2017
Andrew Lloyd Webber and Alan Ayckbourn’s light-hearted, fun musical BY JEEVES will be the highlight of the Old Laundry Theatre’s 25th Anniversary Season 2017, opening on Friday 6 October - Saturday 4 November 2017 (Press Night: Monday 9 October 2017 at 7.30pm.) A rare opportunity to see Alan Ayc...
HAIR TO OPEN IN LONDON FOR 50TH ANNIVERSARY PRODUCTION - 17th February 2017
HAIR TRANSFERS to LONDON 50th ANNIVERSARY PRODUCTION The Vaults transforms into a fully immersive 60s venue HOLDING PRODUCTION SHOTS HAIR: request from DGPR HAIR transfers to London in Autumn 2017 celebrating its 50th anniversary year! The acclaimed Hope Mill Theatre’s production of the i...
World Exclusives at Discover Children's Story Centre - 10th January 2017
WORLD EXCLUSIVE: CRESSIDA COWELL READS FROM HER NEW BOOK! EXCLUSIVE JULIAN CLARY WORKSHOP! DR. SEUSS ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS! Exclusive media call on World Book Day with Cressida Cowell, Julian Clary and The Cat in the Hat! BOOK SWAP GETS EVEN BIGGER – up to 100 venues across London! It’s...
STUFISH present the world premiere of SOHO in the West End - 9th January 2017
The world premiere of SOHO – a thrill ride of circus, street and theatre performance, re-creating the exciting, edgy and voyeuristic world of London’s Soho - created by rock’n’roll global power house Stufish, opens at West End’s THE PEACOCK from Saturday 6 – Saturday 20 May 2017. (Press ...
Aria Entertainment's From Page To Stage 2017 Opens For Submissions - 28th November 2016
GOES GLOBAL IN SEARCH OF NEW MUSICALS! 2017 SUBMISSIONS OPENS TODAY! FPTS SUMMER FESTIVAL 2017s NEW HOME THE OTHER PALACE Aria Entertainment’s From Page To Stage opens for submissions today (28/11/16) for its 2017 Summer Festival of new musicals - and for the first time it will welcome new mu...
MEL GIEDROYC completes star line up - 27th September 2016
STAR CAST Mel Giedroyc, Douglas Hodge, Gemma Whelan, Sally Dexter, Ian Shaw, Alex Gaumond, Haydn Gwynne NEW SONGS 4 NEW SHOWS  GALA NIGHT FOR FIRST CHANCE TO SEE THE MUSICALS OF TOMORROW  The Great British Bake Off host MEL GIEDROYC joins a star studded cast of NEW SONGS 4 ...
Game Of Thrones star in first musical, Douglas Hodge writes musical in Gala night performance - 16th September 2016
STARS SING NEW SONGS 4 NEW SHOWS FIRST CHANCE TO SEE THE MUSICALS OF TOMORROW Includes: Douglas Hodge, Gemma Whelan, Ian Shaw, Alex Gaumond, Haydn Gwynne + orchestra NEW SONGS 4 NEW SHOWS will give the West End a unique experience of seeing star performances of songs from four new musical...
Latest Page Turner GONE WILD by ROBERT MUCHAMORE - 12th September 2016
GONE WILD is literally that, as the teenagers go wild as the biggest reality television show the UK has ever seen, Rock War TV, goes to live shows! Who will win now the final six bands have survived boot camp? GONE WILD, the third book in the explosive ROCK WAR series, is released on THURSDAY 6 OCTO...
DISCOVER THE WORLD OF DR. SEUSS - 8th June 2016
The all new look DISCOVER CHILDREN’S STORY CENTRE and their brand new exhibition THE FANTASTIC WORLD OF DR. SEUSS has its Grand Official Opening on Wednesday 20 July 2016 at 1030hrs (Open to public from Saturday 23 July 2016 – August 2017.) Step inside the vivid and fully immersive exhibition in...
Unlock the imagination – For imagination is free - 6th June 2016
Picture book giant Oliver Jeffers and typographic fine artist Sam Winston unveil the exquisite A CHILD OF BOOKS – their ground-breaking, inspiring and hauntingly beautiful picture book to be published by Walker Books on Thursday 1st September 2016. A magical and unforgettable book for everyone, A ...
PAUL ABBOTT’S NO OFFENCE RETURNS CHANNEL 4’s ANARCHIC COP DRAMA STARTS SHOOTING IN MANCHESTER - 23rd May 2016
Paul Abbott‘s RTS award-winning prime time drama NO OFFENCE starts shooting seven brand-new raucous and razor-sharp episodes for Channel 4 this month, it was announced today. “No Offence is bold and rude but not crude. Dark certainly, but also – as you’d expect from Abbott – vibrant, w...
PETER RABBIT’s MUSICAL ADVENTURE WHERE IS PETER RABBIT? CASTING - 19th May 2016
CASTING plus the voices of Miriam Margolyes and Griff Rhys Jones! The world premiere of the brand new family musical adventure Where Is Peter Rabbit?, with lyrics by ALAN AYCKBOURN and music by STEVEN EDIS, opens at the Old Laundry Theatre, Bowness-on-Windermere on Monday 27 June 2016. (Press pe...
Breathtaking Imagination receives the inaugural Sally Goldsworthy Bursary - 29th April 2016
Matt Hutchinson and Grace Emily Manning are the first young talents to receive the inaugural Sally Goldsworthy Bursary, in memory of the pioneering creative force and CEO of DISCOVER CHILDREN’S STORY CENTRE, who died last year. The Bursary of £10,000 is to be shared equally between the two inn...
ALL THE WINNERS OF MENUHIN COMPETITION LONDON 2016 - 19th April 2016
As the curtain falls on what has been an extraordinary 11-days of all things Menuhin, all 44 exceptional competitors of the MENUHIN COMPETITION LONDON 2016 were praised as winners. On Sunday night (17/04/16) at the Prize Giving Ceremony at Southbank’s Royal Festival Hall, there was a surprise ...
EXCITING GOINGS ON WITH THE LIBRARIAN - 14th April 2016
DISCOVER CHILDREN’S STORY CENTRE is celebrating their most successful year to date with over 100,000 visitors through their doors enjoying nearly 3000 special story events + Michael Rosen’s Bear Hunt, Chocolate Cake and Bad Things exhibition. Now DISCOVER is off on a FREE six week tour, visit...
THE FOUR SENIORS THROUGH TO THE HEADY FINALS OF THE MENUHIN COMPETITION LONDON 2016 9 SENIORS THROUGH TO THE SEMI-FINALS OF MENUHIN COMPETITION LONDON 2016 - 13th April 2016
The MENUHIN COMPETITION LONDON 2016 announces the four Senior competitors through to the Finals of the Competition which will take place at Southbank’s Royal Festival Hall on Saturday 16 April at 1930hrs (7.30pm). The four truly exceptional talents through to the Senior Finals are (please see...
JUNIOR FINALISTS ANNOUNCED MENUHIN COMPETITION LONDON 2016 - 12th April 2016
Five of the world’s best young violinists under the age of 16 have been chosen to compete in the Junior Finals of the MENUHIN COMPETITION LONDON 2016 taking place in the Duke’s Hall at the Royal Academy of Music (RAM) on Friday 15 April at 1930hrs (7.30pm). Link to all photography including...
LAST EVER CHERUB NOVEL NEW GUARD GOES OUT WITH A BANG! - 11th April 2016
NO. 1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLING AUTHOR’S The final ever CHERUB novel – NEW GUARD. A hugely topical novel set in 2016, in the real world of mass human tragedies. 12 years….the final book in the multi-award winning series….14 million+ books sold worldwide…. The number 1 international b...
9 SENIORS THROUGH TO THE SEMI-FINALS OF MENUHIN COMPETITION LONDON 2016 - 11th April 2016
The MENUHIN COMPETITION LONDON 2016 announces the results of the nine Senior competitors through to the Semi-Finals of the Competition which will take place in the Duke’s Hall at the Royal Academy of Music (RAM) on Wednesday 13 April from 1000hrs-1300hrs and 1400hrs-1700hrs. The Finalists will be ...
NICHOLAS PARSONS TO NARRATE FAMILY CONCERT THE COMPOSER IS DEAD! part of the MENUHIN COMPETITION LONDON 2016 - 4th March 2016
NICHOLAS PARSONS is to narrate the London Premiere of Nathaniel Stookey’s The Composer Is Dead with text by Lemony Snicket - a diabolically fun-filled Family Concert at Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall on Saturday 16 April at 1200hrs - part of the 11-day Festival of the Menuhin Competition...
THE WORLD OF BEATRIX POTTER™ ATTRACTION WHERE IS PETER RABBIT? TREASURE TRAIL WITH 150 UNIQUE CERAMIC HAND MADE EGGS HIDDEN IN THE LAKE DISTRICT! - 3rd March 2016
THE WORLD OF BEATRIX POTTER™ ATTRACTION, are giving everyone a special treat on SATURDAY 9 APRIL 2016 starting at 1000hrs. WHERE IS PETER RABBIT? TREASURE TRAIL is their glorious and adventurous day out for families. Treasure seekers will be searching high and low across the whole of the Lake D...
VIOLIN PRODIGIES TO PERFORM SURPRISE COMMUTER CONCERT AT ST PANCRAS INTERNATIONAL STATION! - 22nd February 2016
Two exceptional teenage violinists Coco Tomita and Louisa Staples, who are both competitors in the world’s leading competition for young violinists, will surprise Southeastern‘s passengers when they perform on Platforms 11-13 at St Pancras International Station on TUESDAY 1 MARCH 2016 from 1600h...
NO. 1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLING AUTHOR MUCHAMORE GOES LIVE WORLDWIDE ON WORLD BOOK DAY! - 18th February 2016
ROBERT MUCHAMORE, the number one bestselling author of the CHERUB and Rock War series, will be appearing in a FREE author event broadcast LIVE to schools and libraries around the world on World Book Day, Thursday 3 March 2016 at 10.30AM GMT. The LIVE STREAM EVENT, in association with The Readin...
THE WORLD OF BEATRIX POTTER™ ATTRACTION CELEBRATE THEIR 25th ON THE SAME DAY AS BEATRIX POTTER’s 150th ANNIVERSARY! - 15th February 2016
WORLD PREMIERE MUSICAL ADVENTURE WHERE’S PETER RABBIT? WHERE’S PETER RABBIT TREASURE TRAIL WITH 150 ‘POTTER’Y EGGS HIDDEN IN THE LAKE DISTRICT! Two major Anniversaries on the same day is cause for celebration for THE WORLD OF BEATRIX POTTER™ ATTRACTION, as they celebrate their official...
HOLD STILL - An innocent Snapchat photograph develops into a “Hitchcockian” thriller - 20th January 2016
“Hooked me from the very beginning” Peter James HOLD STILL - “I photographed the moment of my husband’s death” - a nerve-twisting thriller and debut print novel by Tim Adler to be published by Urbane Publications on Thursday 17 March 2016. Interior designer Kate and her website entre...
GIRLS DOMINATE IN THE MENUHIN COMPETITION LONDON 2016 - 5th January 2016
The world’s leading Competition for young violinists announces its 44 competitors who will come to London in April 2016 to compete in the MENUHIN COMPETITION LONDON 2016. 2016 also celebrates founder Yehudi Menuhin’s centenary, and true to his vision for the Competition, the 44 come from across ...
I AM BEAR AND I AM BARE - 11th December 2015
I AM BEAR AND I AM BARE. THE SUIT I WEAR HAS PURPLE HAIR. “I love this bear.” - Ricky Gervais Meet the cheeky rebel hero of the forest in I AM BEAR – the major new picture book by two first-time book creators, actor Ben Bailey Smith and storyboard artist Sav Akyüz which will be publi...
RECORD NUMBER OF ENTRIES AND LARGEST VIOLIN SURVEY FOR MENUHIN COMPETITION LONDON 2016 - 10th November 2015
The MENUHIN COMPETITION LONDON 2016 has smashed its own record with 307 entries this year, up 9% on 2014’s competition. With these record breaking numbers of entrants to the world’s leading competition for young violinists, the applicants have also taken part in the largest survey for young viol...
INVESTMENT THAT PERFORMS - LITERALLY! - 2nd November 2015
Launching today (Monday 2 November 2015) is a unique opportunity to play a major role in producing the next generation of musicals through THE STABLE’s equity based Crowdcube Campaign. Link: www.crowdcube.com/the-stable-musical (with show reel including performances by Julian Ovenden and Rosalie C...
Michael Rosen's Bear Hunt, Chocolate Cake and Bad Things exhibition at Disover! - 25th August 2015
Discover, DISCOVER CHILDREN’S STORY CENTRE in Stratford – London’s best kept secret and the jewel in the crown of children’s literature. And this Autumn DISCOVER is opening an exciting brand new fully immersive and interactive giant exhibition for families, with Michael Rosen’s Bear Hunt, ...
BOOT CAMP - Mates, Music and Non-stop Partying…. - 24th August 2015
The publication of BOOT CAMP will rock teenagers’ lives when the second book in the explosive ROCK WAR series is released on THURSDAY 1 OCTOBER 2015 – written by number one international bestselling YA author ROBERT MUCHAMORE. BOOT CAMP is a fast, hard-hitting novel for today – loud and ex...
A GLORIOUS CONCERT: A PRELUDE TO MENUHIN’S CENTENARY - 30th June 2015
A PRELUDE TO MENUHIN’S CENTENARY will be a truly unique evening of world-class performances at the iconic TEMPLE CHURCH on TUESDAY 22 SEPTEMBER 2015 at 7pm, held in support of the MENUHIN COMPETITION LONDON 2016. The concert is a fitting prelude to MENUHIN’s centenary in 2016, with performan...
The 3 Little Pigs at the Palace Theatre Cambridge Circus in August - 26th June 2015
Stars from the worlds of pop, musical theatre and Saturday night TV are joining forces for a brand new family musical that’s trotting into the West End this summer. SIMON WEBBE (Blue, Strictly Come Dancing, Sister Act), ALISON JIEAR (Olivier Nominated - Jerry Springer The Opera, On The Town, Br...
Life in B&W - 23rd June 2015
LIFE in B&W by JIM LEE “The man who has lived more lives that most alley cats!” Watch a taster of JIM’s life and work in just a few minutes: https://vimeo.com/129420682 The highly colourful life of photographer and film maker JIM LEE has certainly not played out in black & white - and ...
The West End Premiere Of The 3 Little Pigs by Stiles&Drew - 22nd May 2015
The West End Premiere Of Stiles&Drewe's THREE LITTLE PIGS WEDNESDAY 5 AUGUST – SUNDAY 6 SEPTEMBER 2015 PALACE THEATRE, CAMBRIDGE CIRCUS Stars from the worlds of pop, musical theatre and Saturday night TV are joining forces for a brand new family musical that’s trotting into the West End this...
MENUHIN COMPETITION OPENS FOR ENTRIES - 22nd April 2015
MENUHIN COMPETITION LONDON 2016 OPENS FOR ENTRIES WORLD CLASS SOLOISTS JOIN THE JURY GOLDEN PERIOD STRADIVARIUS FOR SENIOR WINNER The MENUHIN COMPETITION LONDON 2016 opens for entries today, calling exceptional young violinists worldwide to apply. The 22 April 2015, would have been legendary violini...
JAMES CHAU BECOMES TRUSTEE OF THE MENUHIN COMPETITION - 17th March 2015
The world famous MENUHIN COMPETITION is delighted to announce their newest Trustee JAMES CHAU - and to congratulate him on the announcement today, for being selected to become one of the Young Global Leaders (YGLs) of the World Economic Forum – leaders under 40 who are shaping the future of indust...
A MONSTER WEST END SUMMER SEASON FOR THE GRUFFALO - 3rd March 2015
TALL STORIES’ THE GRUFFALO roars into the West End for the summer at the LYRIC THEATRE, SHAFTESBURY AVENUE from WEDNESDAY 1 JULY to SUNDAY 6 SEPTEMBER 2015. This summer season will be the single biggest run for THE GRUFFALO, bringing everyone’s favourite furry monster to life on the London stage...
MENUHIN COMPETITION LONDON 2016 ANNOUNCES EVENT HIGHLIGHTS AT SOUTHBANK CENTRE - 22nd January 2015
2016 will see London as the host city of a major international celebration of legendary violinist Yehudi Menuhin, when the world famous MENUHIN COMPETITION returns for the first time in twelve years, to celebrate the Centenary of its founder. The MENUHIN COMPETITION is the world’s leading competit...
MENUHIN COMPETITION TEENAGE VIOLIN PRODIGIES TO PERFORM AT WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM - 16th January 2015
Two Junior Prize winners of the world famous MENUHIN COMPETITION are delighted to be invited to perform a recital at the World Economic Forum in Davos Switzerland, by the World Food Programme, the food assistance and emergency relief agency of the UN. On Thursday 22 January 2015, the two teenagers,1...
Rock War App Rocks Paperback Edition - 12th January 2015
The paperback edition of YA author ROBERT MUCHAMORE’s ROCK WAR will be giving every reader something extra - a Zappar App, to rock every teenager’s life for real. ROCK WAR is the ultimate battle of the bands, as three talented teens fight for fame – and their world will be brought to life w...
INSPECTOR GEORGE GENTLY STARTS SHOOTING NEW SERIES IN THE NORTH EAST - 18th September 2014
1969: and Gently (MARTIN SHAW) and Bacchus (LEE INGLEBY) return to BBC ONE to start shooting the eighth series of the classic INSPECTOR GEORGE GENTLY, with four new feature-length films for broadcast in 2015. This season PETER FLANNERY writes the first two episodes – with stories that tap into...
Room On The Broom Flies into the West End for Christmas Season 2014 - 12th September 2014
TALL STORIES’ hit family show ROOM ON THE BROOM will fly into the LYRIC THEATRE, SHAFTESBURY AVENUE from WEDNESDAY 26 NOVEMBER 2014 to SUNDAY 11 JANUARY 2015 as part of a national UK tour. Adapted by the award winning TALL STORIES theatre company from the spellbinding picture book by JULIA DONA...
CAST ANNOUNCED FOR PAUL ABBOTT’S NO OFFENCE - 1st August 2014
CHANNEL 4’s ANARCHIC NEW COP DRAMA STARTS SHOOTING IN MANCHESTER Joanna Scanlan (The Thick of It, Getting On), Alexandra Roach (The Iron Lady, Utopia) and Elaine Cassidy (The Paradise, Harper’s Island) are announced to star as the unorthodox crack team of cops at the heart of Paul Abbott’s...
Brave Bear Hunters Break GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title! - 16th July 2014
This morning 1,438 children broke the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for the Largest Reading Lesson, celebrating 25 years of the classic picture book We’re Going On A Bear Hunt at Charter Hall in Colchester, Essex UK! TO ACCESS PHOTOGRAPHY FROM THE EVENT CLICK ON THE LINK HERE TO DROPBOX: http...
CHERUB: LONE WOLF PROWLING BACK ON HOME TURF - 26th June 2014
CHERUB series returns with LONE WOLF to be published on Friday 1 August 2014. Celebrating a decade of CHERUB books, award winning ROBERT MUCHAMORE brings the original CHERUB James Adams back to his roots in Camden Town, London for a roller-coaster mission to infiltrate the world of the local dru...
THE WINNERS OF THE STEPHEN SONDHEIM SOCIETY STUDENT PERFORMER OF THE YEAR COMPETITION 2014 and the THE STILES & DREWE BEST NEW SONG PRIZE 2014 - 18th May 2014
The finals of this year’s Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer Of The Year Competition 2014 (SSSSPOTY) took place this afternoon (Sunday 18 May 2014) in London’s West End, and was won by 20 year old CORRINE PRIEST (London School of Musical Theatre), with her outstanding performance of Sond...
MORE DATES ADDED TO HAVE TEA WITH THE TIGER! - 12th May 2014
More shows have been added to the tea party that no one wants to miss with the tea-guzzling Tiger, who pounces back into the West End in this truly magical Olivier nominated production of THE TIGER WHO CAME TO TEA, opening at the Lyric Theatre Shaftesbury Avenue on WEDNESDAY 2 JULY and running throu...
LFOC OPENS IN MAY WITH WORLD PREMIERES - 24th April 2014
World premieres, brand new shows and classic songbook - the LONDON FESTIVAL OF CABARET spreads its wings across London in May. Celebrating all things songbook, the LFOC will play at eight venues in the Capital from TUESDAY 6 MAY to THURSDAY 22 MAY 2014. Cabaret will stay in the spotlight througho...
LONDON FESTIVAL OF CABARET TAKES FLIGHT ACROSS LONDON IN MAY 2014 - 9th April 2014
The LONDON FESTIVAL OF CABARET is spreading its wings across London celebrating all things songbook in 2014, and this year will play at eight venues in the Capital from TUESDAY 6 MAY to THURSDAY 22 MAY 2014. Cabaret will stay in the spotlight throughout MAY 2014, where the LONDON FESTIVAL OF CABARET...
Sunday In The West End With Sondheim - 31st March 2014
The passion, complexity and pure joy of singing SONDHEIM knows no bounds for a performer, but for the 12 finalists of this year’s The Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer Of The Year Competition 2014 (SSSSPOTY), all will be revealed as they sing their hearts out competing for the title on SU...
BBC ONE’s second series of THE VILLAGE And life moves into the roaring twenties - 28th March 2014
Shooting starts this week in Derbyshire on the second series of THE VILLAGE, BBC ONE's critically acclaimed drama, with six more episodes for broadcast later this year. PETER MOFFAT's epic story charts the life and turbulent times of one English village through the 20th Century. Series two of THE VI...
The World’s Largest reading lesson GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ attempt - 13th February 2014
Walker Books and The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) are celebrating 25 years of We’re Going On A Bear Hunt, by attempting to break a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS Title for the Largest reading lesson, to raise money for Read for RNIB Day: At 10am on TUESDAY 15TH JULY 2014 Walker Books wi...
ROBERT MUCHAMORE STREAMS VIRTUAL EVENT INTO SECONDARY SCHOOLS - 7th February 2014
2014’s YA WORLD BOOK DAY AUTHOR ROBERT MUCHAMORE HOSTS VIRTUAL AUTHOR EVENT STREAMING INTO SECONDARY SCHOOLS NATIONWIDE ON WORLD BOOK DAY, THURSDAY 6 MARCH 2014 No. 1 bestselling author ROBERT MUCHAMORE will be hosting a FREE virtual author event at 1130HRS (11.30am GMT) on THURSDAY 6 MARCH 2014 a...
THE TIGER WHO CAME TO TEA ROARS INTO THE WEST END THIS SUMMER - 22nd January 2014
WEDNESDAY 2 JULY - SUNDAY 7 SEPTEMBER 2014 LIVE ON STAGE at the LYRIC THEATRE, Shaftesbury Avenue The tea-guzzling Tiger pounces back into the West End in this truly magical Olivier Award nominated production of THE TIGER WHO CAME TO TEA, opening at the Lyric Theatre Shaftesbury Avenue on WEDNES...
We’re Going On A Bear Hunt Celebrates 25 Years! - 17th December 2013
2014 will be the year to celebrate with We’re Going On A Bear Hunt, as the classic international bestseller picture book turns twenty-five! “Swishy Swashy! Squelch Squerch!” the multi-award winning We’re Going On A Bear Hunt is the ultimate join-in book with MICHAEL ROSEN’s bouncy text and...
ART HOUSE, CROUCH END OPENS DOORS TO MEMBERSHIP IN LEAD UP TO NEW YEAR OPENING - 3rd December 2013
ARTHOUSE Crouch End is launching their exciting membership scheme - to encourage locals to visit the unique cultural venue on a regular basis, when it opens in the New Year. And there are lots of benefits to the annual membership scheme, which will make the perfect Festive Gift – or just a trea...
IT’S ALL ABOUT MIMI The must have accessory - 25th November 2013
IT’S ALL ABOUT MIMI is a handbag-sized book of over 100 cartoons that lives up to its name - it really is all about MIMI. MIMI is a delightfully sharp and witty fashionista whose greatest fear is losing her sunglasses whilst her favourite shop is Bond Street - not just one store but all of it! MIM...
THE A-Z OF MRS P - THE NEW BRITISH MUSICAL THAT’S STREETS AHEAD! - 22nd November 2013
The brand new musical fable THE A-Z OF MRS P opens at SOUTHWARK PLAYHOUSE on FRIDAY 21 FEBRUARY 2014 (Press night Monday 24 February 2014): starring ISY SUTTIE (Peep Show / Shameless) in her first musical, as the pioneering Mrs P; with Tony Award winner FRANCES RUFFELLE (Les Miserables, Pippin, Piaf...
THE GRUFFALO RETURNS FOR A MONSTER CHRISTMAS WEST END SEASON - 15th November 2013
WEDNESDAY 20 NOVEMBER 2013 - SUNDAY 12 JANUARY 2014 LYRIC THEATRE, Shaftesbury Avenue THE GRUFFALO RETURNS FOR A MONSTER CHRISTMAS SEASON LIVE ON STAGE! TALL STORIES’ magical, musical stage adaptation of THE GRUFFALO returns for a sixth sensational West End season, making it a firm favouri...
DON BLACK TO PRESENT INAUGURAL S&S AWARD - 11th November 2013
More top names join this glittering evening of new British musical theatre at the inaugural The S&S AWARD, the award presented to the best, yet to be professionally produced musical of the year. With West End stars performing the winning and highly commended musicals at the ST JAMES THEATRE, LON...
ART HOUSE, CROUCH END: COMING SOON OFF BROADWAY - 23rd October 2013
ART HOUSE, CROUCH END COMING SOON OFF BROADWAY Press information for immediate release: Wednesday 23 October 2013   ARTHOUSE, Crouch End’s unique new cultural venue is set to open at the end of 2013. ARTHOUSE is working in partnership with CURZON CINEMAS (London’s leading art house...
ALL YOUR CHRISTMAS PRESENTS WRAPPED UP - 10th October 2013
ALL YOUR CHRISTMAS PRESENTS WRAPPED UP Press information for immediate release ALL YOUR CHRISTMAS PRESENTS WRAPPED UP Just to keep you in the loop for everything festive for your must do, must sees and must haves for your Christmas round ups , lists, events and gifts: ITS ALL ABOUT MIMI, ...
ROCK WAR - 1st October 2013
ROCK WAR THE LOUDEST RELEASE OF 2014 Press information for release: Tuesday 1 October 2013. Get ready to plug into ROCK WAR: set to rock every teenager’s life, it’s the most anticipated book for teens in 2014 and the ultimate battle of the bands. ROCK WAR is the first in a brand-new serie...
The inaugural LONDON FESTIVAL OF CABARET from ALEXANDER ARMSTRONG, MICHAEL FEINSTEIN & ELAINE PAIGE to RACHEL TUCKER, and LEIGH ZIMMERMAN with DOMENICK ALLEN - 16th September 2013
The inaugural LONDON FESTIVAL OF CABARET from ALEXANDER ARMSTRONG, MICHAEL FEINSTEIN & ELAINE PAIGE to RACHEL TUCKER, and LEIGH ZIMMERMAN with DOMENICK ALLEN London will celebrate CABARET in the inaugural LONDON FESTIVAL OF CABARET, celebrating The Great American and European Songbooks, an...
Additional talent join the inaugural LONDON FESTIVAL OF CABARET line up - 1st August 2013
Additional talent join the inaugural LONDON FESTIVAL OF CABARET line up    With top names already announced, the first LONDON FESTIVAL OF CABARET continues to attract more exciting performers to their roster, and they will perform throughout the exceptional month long Festival, setti...
STELLAR CASTING ANNOUNCED - 29th July 2013
HUGO BLICK’s THE HONOURABLE WOMAN STELLAR CASTING ANNOUNCED Cameras start rolling in London this week for eighteen weeks on BAFTA winner HUGO BLICK’s fast paced, labyrinthine thriller THE HONOURABLE WOMAN. A stellar international cast join Academy Award nominee MAGGIE GYLLENHAAL, playing...
BLACK FRIDAY THE FINAL CHAPTER IN CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED CHERUB TRILOGY - 8th July 2013
BLACK FRIDAY THE FINAL CHAPTER IN CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED CHERUB TRILOGY Press information for immediate release: Monday 8 July 2013. BLACK FRIDAYis the final adrenaline pumping, eye popping and explosive adventure in the current epic CHERUB series. BLACK FRIDAY is the most dangerous, daring and t...
HUGO BLICK’s THE HONOURABLE WOMAN Academy Award nominee MAGGIE GYLLENHAAL cast as lead in thriller for BBC TWO - 28th June 2013
HUGO BLICK’s THE HONOURABLE WOMAN Academy Award nominee MAGGIE GYLLENHAAL cast as lead in thriller for BBC TWO An Eight Rooks and Drama Republic production for the BBC   Press information STRICTLY EMBARGOED until: 0001HRS GMT on FRIDAY 28 JUNE 2013.   MAGGIE GYLLENHAAL(Crazy ...
The inaugural LONDON FESTIVAL OF CABARET - 28th June 2013
London will celebrate CABARET in the inaugural LONDON FESTIVAL OF CABARET, which will see this extraordinary genre playing in venues across the Capital from TUESDAY 22 OCTOBER to FRIDAY 15 NOVEMBER 2013 - a Festival filled with unique opportunities to see world class cabaret acts, newcomers and arti...
WE'RE GOING ON A BEAR HUNT EXTENDS RUN DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND - 25th June 2013
BASED ON THE BOOK WRITTEN BY MICHAEL ROSEN & ILLUSTRATED BY HELEN OXENBURY LYRIC THEATRE, Shaftesbury Avenue from 3 July 2013 LIVE ON STAGE EXTENDS RUN DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND Press information for immediate release: Tuesday 25 June 2013. WE’RE GOING ON A BEAR HUNT extends its Summer West...
THE WHITE QUEEN PRESS PACK - 16th June 2013
THE WHITE QUEEN Based on The Cousins War novels by Philippa Gregory Adapted by lead writer Emma Frost Produced by Company Pictures (part of All3Media) For BBC ONE Series starts on SUNDAY 16 JUNE 2013 @ 9pm For further information please contact Deborah Goodman Publicity on 0...
INSPECTOR GEORGE GENTLY VII RETURN WITH NEW INVESTIGATIONS AFTER THEIR NEAR-DEATH EXPERIENCE - 5th June 2013
It’s 1969 and Gently (MARTIN SHAW) and Bacchus (LEE INGLEBY) are both suffering from their own physical and mental scars several months after the horrific shootings that nearly claimed their lives in Durham Cathedral. The classic series INSPECTOR GEORGE GENTLY returns for its seventh series,and...
FAR MOOR OPEN LA OFFICE - 29th April 2013
FAR MOOR MEDIA has responded to the US demand for access to the new UK TV Tax Credit for high end television by ramping up its presence in Los Angeles with the hiring of British industry rep LOUISA SPRING. The bespoke executive producing service FAR MOOR, in collaboration with the leading producer ...
BBC ONE announces a second series of THE VILLAGE And life moves into the roaring twenties - 28th April 2013
BBC One's critically acclaimed Sunday night drama series starring Maxine Peake and John Simm will return with six more episodes next year. Peter Moffat's epic story charts the life and turbulent times of one English village across the whole of the 20th Century. The Village is seen through the eyes...
JONATHAN STRANGE & MR NORRELL ANNOUNCE WORLD CLASS CO-PRODUCTION TEAM - 8th April 2013
JONATHAN STRANGE & MR NORRELL is going into pre-production this month with a world class production team and international co-producers in place, brokered by FAR MOOR MEDIA. The carefully constructed team now in place are: ENDEMOL WORLDWIDE DISTRIBUTION, BBC AMERICA, Bell Media’s SPACE and SCR...
PIXIE LOTT JOINS THE CAST OF INSPECTOR GEORGE GENTLY - 27th March 2013
PIXIE LOTT joins the classic sixties drama series INSPECTOR GEORGE GENTLY next month when they start filming their second feature-length film on location in Northumberland for BBC ONE. INSPECTOR GEORGE GENTLY’s producer Matthew Bird says “We were casting the second film of the new series of I...
We're Going on a Bear Hunt - 22nd March 2013
BASED ON THE BOOK WRITTEN BY MICHAEL ROSEN & ILLUSTRATED BY HELEN OXENBURY LYRIC THEATRE, Shaftesbury Avenue from 3 July 2013 LIVE ON STAGE WE’RE GOING ON A BEAR HUNT, the perfect theatrical outing for any young family, arrives in the West End for a limited summer season at the LYRIC THEATR...
SHAMELESS 11 COMING SOON! - 18th February 2013
CELEBRATING WITH A FINAL 14 EPISODES The final ever series of Shameless will kick off on Channel 4, Tuesday 26 February 2013, at 10pm. The Jockey is calling time and bringing the multi award-winning and iconic Channel 4 drama series Shameless to an end, with one final series – its eleventh. One ...
SHAUN THE SHEEP 3 RETURNS WITH 20 BRAND NEW BAA-RILLIANT FARMYARD ADVENTURES - 18th February 2013
SHAUN THE SHEEP 3 is back with twenty brand new episodes - proving that life is never dull on Mossybottom Farm. Shaun, The Flock, The long suffering Bitzer, The Pigs and The Farmer return at the end of February on CBBC (WEEK 9 – Monday- Friday from 25th February at 3.15pm on CBBC - TBC by CBBC)! ...
Far Moor Media - 25th January 2013
FAR MOOR MEDIA launches this month in response to the fast changing world of English language scripted television drama - and will redefine the international drama production business. Two of the most experienced TV executive producers in scripted television, JUSTIN THOMSON-GLOVER and PATRICK IRWIN...
THE WHITE QUEEN - 10th January 2013
THE WHITE QUEEN A sweeping and vibrant 10 part drama for BBC ONE Set against the iconic backdrop of the War of the Roses, THE WHITE QUEEN is a major new ten hour adaptation of PHILIPPA GREGORY‘s vivid bestselling historical novel series The Cousin’s War, for BBC ONE. THE WHITE QUEEN is the thri...
ANNE-MARIE DUFF RETURNS FOR THE FINAL EVER EPISODE OF SHAMELESS SHOOTING NOW - 9th January 2013
The final ever episode of SHAMELESS is currently shooting on the Chatsworth Estate and in true Shameless fashion some much loved characters turn up to sort out Frank in a suitably Shameless finale for the blisteringly funny and offbeat drama series. Returning from “buying a loaf of bread”, Moni...
Ernest Hemingway's FIESTA - 23rd December 2012
FIESTA, explosive theatre fused with live music by Jazz band TRIO FAROUCHE The roar of the bullring and the smell of sweat & blood will fill the intimate Trafalgar Studio 2 with the world premiere of FIESTA, the passionate adaptation of Ernest Hemingway's first novel The Sun Also Rises, from TU...
CHERUB ON TOP OF THE CHRISTMAS TREE! - 8th November 2012
CHERUB is the perfect title for a series of books to give this Christmas! But don’t be deceived by such an innocent word…… Action packed, based in reality, aspirational characters, teenage language and titivation - plus what adult would suspect teenagers of being spies, and working for CHE...
IGGETY, ZIGGETY, ZAGGETY, ZOOM….. ROOM ON THE BROOM - 25th October 2012
BBC ONE’S VERY SPECIAL FAMILY CHRISTMAS TREAT The premier of the half hour animated special ROOM ON THE BROOM, will light up faces and warm the cockles of every family on their sofa this Christmas, when it broadcasts as a festive highlight on BBC ONE. ROOM ON THE BROOM is an enchanting tale...
PAUL ABBOTT CALLING TIME ON SHAMELESS AFTER 10 YEARS - 10th October 2012
CELEBRATING WITH A FINAL 14 EPISODES IN 2013 Currently filming in Manchester for transmission at the beginning of 2013 - Paul Abbott, Company Pictures and Channel 4 have announced that they are calling time in the Jockey and bringing multi award-winning and iconic Channel 4 drama series Shameless...
ONE SHOT KILL - 1st October 2012
T E L E G R A M TOP SECRET ONE SHOT KILL D-DAY 1 NOVEMBER 2012 URGENT mission information: Monday 1 October 2012 GERMANY. 1943. Allied forces strong. Hitler still at large - Location unknown. FRANCE. 1943. Secret laboratory deep in German occupied France. Work progressing on Hitle...
THE VILLAGE - 13th September 2012
THE VILLAGE Starring JOHN SIMM and MAXINE PEAKE An epic drama series for BBC ONE starring MAXINE PEAKE and JOHN SIMM charting the life and turbulent times of one English village across the whole of the twentieth century. THE VILLAGE is written by BAFTA winning writer PETER MOFFAT. The cam...
Kissing Sid James - 18th July 2012
From New York to London - KISSING SID JAMES arrives at the award-winning Jermyn Street Theatre British comedy, KISSING SID JAMES opens at the JERMYN STREET THEATRE from MONDAY 3 SEPTEMBER for a limited four week run. Fresh from a sell-out run at New York’s Brits Off Broadway season, this new...
VERNON FRANCIS GALLAGHER CURRICULUM (UN)VITAE - 13th July 2012
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A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness, New Edition - 27th June 2012
The extraordinary, painfully funny and deeply moving, multi-award winning novel A MONSTER CALLS will be published in a new adult paperback version on 6 SEPTEMBER 2012 by WALKER BOOKS. With A MONSTER CALLS, PATRICK NESS has written a book that may break your heart, but will heal it as well. Al...
INSPECTOR GEORGE GENTLY VI FURTHER GUEST STARS ANNOUNCED - 30th May 2012
Further casting has been announced for the penultimate film in the current series of INSPECTOR GEORGE GENTLY. ALISON STEADMAN, HELEN BAXENDALE, MARK GATISS and TONY HAYGARTH will guest star in the third feature length film of the series, which starts shooting next week. Inspector George Gentl...
CHICKEN starring Craig Kelly and Lisa Maxwell - 21st May 2012
LISA MAXWELL joins the cast of the West End premiere of CHICKEN, a dark and devilish comedy –which opens at the Trafalgar Studio 2 from Monday 25 June 2012. Lisa is very excited to be appearing in her first straight theatre role, in a contemporary and topical play. She says: “The play is relevan...
TWO GREAT SUMMER READS FROM MULTI-AWARD WINNING ROBERT MUCHAMORE - 14th May 2012
Not one, but two very different hot summer reads by Robert Muchamore will be published on 2nd August 2012:- the stunning Graphic Novel version of his bestselling The Recruit, and the highly anticipated latest CHERUB novel Guardian Angel. The Graphic Novel format is a first for both Robert and his...
Chicken - 11th May 2012
The West End premiere of the dark and devilish comedy CHICKEN arrives at the Trafalgar Studio 2 from Monday 25 June 2012.    Set in the Bronx, CHICKEN is a gritty play full of street-smart humour about two childhood pals, Wendall and Floyd, an unhappy wife - and a sickly rooster...
INSPECTOR GEORGE GENTLY VI - Gently In The Cathedral FURTHER GUEST STARS ANNOUNCED - 4th May 2012
KEVIN WHATELY will play former Deputy Commissioner of the Met, Don MgHee, when he starts filming INSPECTOR GEORGE GENTLY next week. He will guest star in the feature length series finale, Gently In The Cathedral, written by PETER FLANNERY. KEVIN’s character MgHee is Gently’s (MARTIN SHAW) close ...
JEFF NORTON’S DEBUT DYSTOPIAN NOVEL, METAWARS, FOUR BOOK DEAL - 2nd May 2012
Climate change, the tech battle and the Icelandic ash cloud inspires METAWARS: FIGHT FOR THE FUTURE, a fantastic and unforgiving futuristic novel by first time author JEFF NORTON. Warring factions battle for control of the Internet, in the first instalment of this hyper-visual adventure series publi...
LOST MUSICALS™ 2012 SEASON RE-DISCOVERS AN ANTI-MCCARTHY MUSICAL COMEDY and COLE PORTER’S LAST WORK - 10th April 2012
The 2012 LOST MUSICALS™ season presents two extraordinary musical productions – the fantastical 1951 FLAHOOLEY and Cole Porter’s magical 1958 ALADDIN at the Lillian Baylis Studio, Sadler’s Wells in May and August 2012. IAN MARSHALL FISHER’s expertly produced concert productions are a sp...
PAUL ABBOTT BECOMES PATRON OF BIPOLAR UK - 28th March 2012
Bipolar UK, the national bipolar charity, is delighted to announce that Paul Abbott, celebrated screenwriter and producer, has agreed to become a patron. Paul is one of the country’s most critically and commercially successful television writers, responsible for creating highly acclaimed, pop...
INSPECTOR GEORGE GENTLY VI - 26th March 2012
INSPECTOR GEORGE GENTLY VI FOUR NEW FEATURE LENGTH EPISODES The year is 1968, and MARTIN SHAW returns to BBC ONE as INSPECTOR GEORGE GENTLY with four new feature length films, created by Peter Flannery (The Devil’s Whore, Our Friends in the North). This classic series set in Northumberland...
Busy Year for Robert Muchamore - 13th January 2012
BEST SELLING AUTHOR ROBERT MUCHAMORE’S BUSY 2012 Multi-award winning author ROBERT MUCHAMORE’s 2012 looks set to be his busiest yet, as five new books are published – including his first Graphic Novel, all by Hodder Children’s Books. First to hit the shelves in February, is the fifth book in...
The Leisure Society - 20th December 2011
THE LEISURE SOCIETY Starring ED STOPPARD and AGYNESS DEYN Trafalgar Studio 2, Whitehall, from 28 February 2012 The UK premiere of the toxic comedy THE LEISURE SOCIETY arrives in the West End at the Trafalgar Studio 2 from Tuesday 28 February 2012. THE LEISURE SOCIETY sees a welcome return to the Lo...
THE UNDERBELLY STRIKES BACK: SHAMELESS RETURNS - 9th December 2011
“I don’t believe in government; I don’t believe in Society; I just believe in me” - Frank Gallagher.   New and rebooted Shameless returns on Monday 9 and Tuesday 10 January 2012 with an initial run of eleven episodes, kicking off with an extended two-part story to be screened over two...
Gaddafi: The end Game - 28th November 2011
Doha, Qatar, 25 November 2011:Gaddafi: The End Gameis a series of three documentaries about the Libyan revolution, premiering on Thursday 8 December 2011 on Al Jazeera English.   Produced and directed by Anne Reevell (Moonbeam Films) and executive produced by Oscar, Emmy and BAFTA winner Jon ...
AFRICA INVESTIGATES - 2nd November 2011
Al Jazeera English empowers African investigative journalists   Doha, Qatar, 31 October 2011:Africa Investigatesis a groundbreaking new series that puts flesh on Al Jazeera’s ambition to give voice to the voiceless. In a world-first, this hard-hitting project gives some of Africa’s best ...
SLAVERY A 21ST CENTURY EVIL continues on Al Jazeera English - 2nd November 2011
Is BRIC’s economic growth built on slave labour?   The next episodes of Slavery: A 21st Century Evil investigate slavery in three of the fastest rising global economies – Brazil, India and China – demonstrating links between their business competitiveness and their use of slave labour, ...
Al Jazeera English ACTIVATE - 1st November 2011
A Call Against Arms in South Korea   David versus Goliath gets a modern twist in the final episode of Activate on Al Jazeera English on 8 November 2011, when a small community on a tiny island in South Korea takes on the might of the South Korean Navy and Government to contest the constructio...
SHAMELESS SERIES 9 NOW SHOOTING ON THE CHATSWORTH ESTATE - 13th October 2011
Shameless is currently filming its ninth series in the not so green and pleasant pasture that is the rebooted Chatsworth Estate. Returning with 22 episodes in the New Year on Channel 4, 2012 sees all the regular Chatsworthians return plus a few new faces; post banking crisis, mid-recession, abando...
Arts Ed New Season - 5th October 2011
UKPREMIERE INCLUDED IN NEW SEASON AT ARTS EDUCATIONAL SCHOOLS LONDON   Press information for immediate release: Wednesday 5 October 2011.   A UK premiere and So You Think You Can Dance winner Matt Flint choreographing, continues ARTS EDUCATIONAL SCHOOLS LONDON’s top reputation to d...
SLAVERY: A 21ST CENTURY EVIL - 21st September 2011
Al Jazeera doc claims there are more slaves than ever before   Press information for immediate release: Doha, Qatar, 21 September 2011   More than 200 years after William Wilberforce helped abolish slavery within the British Empire, there are more slaves than ever before, according to ...
THE DECADE’S BIGGEST STORIES - 20th September 2011
Doha, Qatar, 20 September 2011:September and October’s Al Jazeera Correspondent lineup travels the globe to bring your first-hand accounts of some of the most remarkable acts of journalism in the 21st century.   Episodes feature: ·         100 000 f...
Writer and Producer Paul Abbott and AbbottVision - 31st August 2011
Writer and Producer PAUL ABBOTT and ABBOTTVISION Writer and Producer Paul Abbott’s television writing career started on Coronation Street in 1983 and in 1988 he went on to co-create the drama series Children's Ward with Kay Mellor, which ran for more than ten years. He produced the second series...
Artsed graduates starting out on successful professional careers - 27th August 2011
ARTSED GRADUATES STARTING OUT ON SUCCESSFUL PROFESSIONAL CAREERS   Press information for immediate release: 28 July 2011.   ARTS EDUCATIONAL SCHOOLS LONDON students, who only finished either their three year BA (Hons) Acting for Film and Television, or the BA (Hons) in Musical The...
Al Jazeera English delves deeper with five new documentary series - 9th August 2011
Al Jazeera English delves deeper with five new documentary series   Doha, Qatar, 9 August 2011:The 9/11 decade, the Chilean mine rescue, football fans disillusioned with Liverpool, modern slavery in The Unites States, an African rising to become a mayor in Europe, activists in Apple factori...
Inspector George Gently - New series shoots in the North East - 8th August 2011
INSPECTOR GEORGE GENTLY V -      New series shoots in the North East   Press information for immediate release: Monday 8 August 2011.   MARTIN SHAWreturns to 1960s Northumberland in INSPECTOR GEORGE GENTLY with two new feature length films written by Peter Fla...
Shameless continues on Channel 4 this Summer - 22nd July 2011
      SHAMELESS CONTINUES ON CHANNEL 4 THIS SUMMER   Press information: 22 July  2011 – quotes + top 20 list embargoed until lead up to TX.   The eighth series of Paul Abbott’s multi award-winning drama series SHAMELESS continues late Summer, and will inc...
Best selling author Robert Muchamore - Summer Release for new Cherub series People's Republic - 9th June 2011
BEST SELLING AUTHOR ROBERT MUCHAMORE SUMMER RELEASE FOR NEW CHERUB SERIES PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC   Press information for immediate release: Thursday 9 June 2011.   Multi-award winning author ROBERT MUCHAMORE’s hugely popular series of CHERUB books have sold millions worldwide, and ...
BAFTA Television Craft Awards - 8th May 2011
WINNERS ANNOUNCED Two BAFTA Masks each for Downton Abbey and Human Planet Springwatch receives the Special Award Any Human Heart, Coronation Street, The Cube, Dispatches, Elgar: The Man Behind the Mask, Eric and Ernie, Merlin, Million Pound Drop Live, Misfits, Mongrels, Sherlock, South Rid...
Zippos Circus Horsepower - 14th February 2011
ZIPPOS CIRCUS HORSEPOWER   Press information for immediate release: Monday 14 February 2011.   ZIPPOS CIRCUS comes crashing into the twenty-first century with its brand new show HORSEPOWER, which has its official opening on THURSDAY 31 MARCH 2011 in FINSBURY PARK LONDON, before speed...