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2017


GLITTER PUNCH | Lucy Burke

16 year old Molly is seeking an escape from a difficult upbringing plagued by an overworked mother and alcoholic stepfather.  She embarks on a journey of forbidden love with the mysterious John.  How far will we really go for the one we love? Lucy Burke's Some Riot Theatre brought this powerful play to the King's Head Theatre, London in February 2017. https://www.londontheatre1.com/news/166443/glitter-punch-is-a-superb-piece-of-theatre-kings-head-theatre/ and are currently treating Edinburgh Fringe Festival audiences throughout August 2017 https://edinburghfestival.list.co.uk/event/760242-glitter-punch/

ANGELA'S ASHES | Adam Howell & Paul Hurt

Adam Howell and Paul Hurt's major new musical ANGELA'S ASHES based on the Pulitzer winning novel by Frank McCourt, is to receive its world premiere this summer in Ireland directed by Thom Southerland.    It opens at the Lime Tree Theatre, Limerick on 6 July prior to playing at The Bord Gais Energy Theatre Dublin and then on to Belfast and the international stage.   It's an uplifiting story of hope, fortitude and family in an emotional and humorous telling of a childhood in LImerick and beyond, featuring unforgettable songs and melodies told with a rare lyricism and a warm inimitable sense of humour.    http://bordgaisenergytheatre.ie/index.php/artist/angelas-ashes                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

THE GUSTAV SONATA | Rose Tremain

This exceptional novel continues to inspire and move. We are delighted to announce that it has just won the South Bank Sky Arts Literature Award (July 2017) to add to its previous prize tally of the National Jewish Book Award, USA (fiction category).  Other nominations include the Walter Scott Prize 2017 (shortlist); Costa Novel Award (shortlist); Ondaatje Prize (shortlist); Baileys Prize (longlist). 

DOCTORS | BBC1 Daytime 13.45

 

Ray Brooking         Hands On tx BBC 1, Wednesday 7 June at 13.45

Ray Brooking         Something Whiskered This Way Comes Episode 1 of new series  tx Monday 17 April at the earlier time of 13.25

 

 

WATERWAYS | Robert Rigby

Robert's new show for CBeebies Radio WATERWAYS explores and celebrates the life-giving and life-enhancing medium of water through story and song in 10 x 5 minute episodes, with Robert multi-tasking as presenter, musician, writer and producer http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/radio/waterways-canal-cruise. Illustrator Gillian Flint's specially commissioned accompanying artwork perfectly complements Robert' s scripts.

I CAPTURE THE CASTLE | Teresa Howard

Teresa Howard has written the book and lyrics for the new British musical I CAPTURE THE CASTLE based on the popular novel by Dodie Smith.  It is composed by Steven Edis and directed by Brigid Larmour, Artistic Director of Watford Palace Theatre where it opens on 5 April with previews from 31 March, followed by a run at the Octogan Theatre, Bolton and Oxford Playhouse. Set in the Bohemian England of the 1930s, the worldwide bestselling classic is a warm and sharply funny coming-of-age story. It tells the story through the eyes of seventeen year old narrator Cassandra, opening with the famous line: ‘I write this sitting in the kitchen sink..' The Observer discusses the very popular British romantic novel and the new musical here.

DUSTY WON'T PLAY | Annie Caulfield

Annie Caulfield's Tinniswood Award-nominated radio play DUSTY WON'T PLAY reaches a new audience in a stage production at Glasgow's Oran Mor Theatre's in their A Play, A Pie and a Pint lunchtime season (February 2017).  Directed by Marilyn Imrie and starring Frances Thorburn as Dusty Springfield with Simon Donaldson and Kevin Lennon and hugely appreciated by Oran Mor's loyal season ticket holding audience, DUSTY WON'T PLAY is a reminder of the tangled paranoia of apartheid and the true story of Dusty Springfield's refusal to play segregated audiences in South Africa in December, 1964.
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