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Four finalists in the frame

Perfect Pitch and Theatre Royal Stratford East announced in June that they were working together to present the 2015/16 Perfect Pitch Award for Musical Theatre Writing and have since been overwhelmed with applications. The two organisations, which are offering a ...

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Help ELF the Musical start with a bang!

Tickets are still available for the opening night performance of ELF The Musical at the Dominion Theatre on Thursday 5th November. The show, starring Kimberley Walsh and Ben Forster, will run for ten weeks, with proceeds from the opening night ...

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TV features local clothing retailers

For years Dragon’s Den has been the only business funding programme on TV – but now Dave TV is launching a rival. “The Money Pit” starts on 29th October – and the second episode on 5th November will feature Andii ...

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What a nightmare!

As Halloween approaches, there’s a rush of authors and playwrights and film-makers trying to provide a scary product to suit the season. Hodder and Stoughton, publishers of Stephen King’s new collection of short stories, The Bazaar Of Bad Dreams, commissioned ...

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Theatre gives Home Theatre (UK) 2015 a right Royal send-off

Home Theatre (UK) was an ambitious theatre project run by the Theatre Royal Stratford East. It saw 30 one-person shows staged in 30 homes across London on Saturday, 17th October. Now the project is moving into its second stage with ...

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Anita and Me coming to Stratford

If you haven’t read Meera Syal’s novel or seen the film, where were you? Anita and Me is a delightful story on several fronts. It’s just right for mums (and maybe dads) to read with pre- and early teen children: ...

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A Season of Bangla Drama returns for a 13th year

Music, colour, dance, drama, and so much more are coming to stages across Tower Hamlets this November as A Season of Bangla Drama returns for its 13th year. This year’s energetic and diverse theatre festival will see over 25 events ...

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Dave Bawa stays in control

Sometimes an emerging singer sounds twee, not genuine – like they are singing to order, doing what they are told. This does not apply to Canadian artist Dave Bawa: the songs on his five track debut EP This Is Me ...

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Boris takes a tenner for New Year fireworks

Tickets for the London Mayor’s New Year fireworks are now on sale. This year, the tickets are priced at £10. As 100,000 happy revellers are expected to attend the event should bring in £1 million. The London Mayor says no ...

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Coming soon…

Fox Star Studios next big release has been announced. Prem Ratan Dhan Payo will be out on 12th November – but while you’re waiting you can catch the official trailer on: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vd4iNPuRlx4&feature=youtu.be  

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