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Your At-A-Glance Guide To Half Term Theatre Activities For Kids And Families
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As our dear old grandmothers used to say: give a child half a house brick and a piece of string and he’ll keep himself happy ’til the cows come home. Hmm. Nice try Granny, but that’s not going to cut it for 21st century kids - especially not during Half Term. In the era of constant consoles, incessant internet, frequent Facebook and ceaseless smartphones, mums and dads have to provide a bit more than a chunk of discarded masonry and some ratty old twine if they’re going to keep their offspring properly entertained during the school hols.

Kristin Scott Thomas recognised in New Year's honours list
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Kristin Scott Thomas - who is to play the Queen in The Audience which is heading to the Apollo theatre in 2015 - leads a host of film and television stars whose achievements are recognised in the New Year’s honours list. The actress said she was “thrilled and astonished” to have been made a dame.

Backstage Tour: The Railway Children at the Kings Cross Theatre
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The stunning adaptation of E Nesbit’s classic novel The Railway Children has arrived at LONDON’S KING’S CROSS THEATRE.

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Interview: The Scottsboro Boys cast & creative team
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TheatrePeople recently caught up with the cast and creative team of The Scottsboro Boys, the Winner of the Evening Standard Award for the Best Musical, 2014. We had the opportunity for an exclusive interview with Brandon Victor Dixon, who plays Haywood

Jennifer DiNoia the new Elphaba
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We had the exclusive opportunity to interivew Jennifer DiNoia about her involvement with the award-winning musical Wicked. DiNoia has been in various productions of the hit musical over the last eight years including in North America and internationally and has now made her West End debut as Elphaba. She is in the West End production for a strictly limited engagement until Saturday 31 January 2015 at London's Apollo Victoria Theatre.

Book Early For Christmas! Our Top West End Picks For Families And Kids
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Christmas is always a magical time of year. From the family tradition of decorating the tree to the soothing sound of carols, and wrapping up in layers to battle the hustle and bustle of crowds for those all-important last minute presents. Creating a festive tradition of visiting the theatre is so simple to do and the special memories can last a lifetime. This year the magical land of West End theatre has a host of wonderful shows to appeal to audiences whatever the age might be.

The Audience returns to the West End - starring Kristin Scott Thomas as The Queen
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Peter Morgan's award-winning play, The Audience, will return to the West End in 2015. A new version of Stephen Daldry's production - starring Kristin Scott Thomas as The Queen - will preview at the Apollo Theatre from 21 April 2015, with press night on 5 May 2015 and is booking to 25 July 2015.

Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre announces their 2015 season
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Peter Pan, The Lord of the Flies, The Seagull and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers make up the Regent's Park Open Air Theatre’s 2015 season. Tickets will go on sale Tuesday 9th December. J.M. Barrie’s PETER PAN will kick off the season on Friday 15 May 2015 running until Sunday 14 June. Artistic Director Timothy Sheader will rediscover the original stage play, creating a Never Land where danger stalks dreams and adventure breeds mischief, imagination takes flight in this darkly comic tale.

East Is East Opens This Wednesday At Trafalgar Studios
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The eagerly-anticipated revival of Ayub Khan Din's much-loved culture-clash comedy East Is East has its official opening at London's Trafalgar Studios this Wednesday 15 October. Jane Horrocks stars as Ella in up-and-coming director Sam Yates' production, which is part of the second of Jamie Lloyd's Trafalgar Transformed seasons, and the first Trafalgar Transformed play not to be directed by Lloyd himself.

The Lion King To Celebrate 15 Years In The West End This Sunday
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There's a big day coming for the West End's biggest cat: this Sunday 19 October Disney's The Lion King will celebrate its 15th anniversary at the Lyceum Theatre.

Halloween: Spooky Show, Terrifying Audience
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I love Halloween. Call it arrested development, but I do. I was a gruesome kid in many ways, with a penchant for staying up late to watch horror double-bills on TV, building model kits of giant praying mantises devouring New York, and leaping out of the shadows at the top of the stairs to scare the living daylights out of my sisters. Dressing up as a skeleton and scrounging off the neighbours felt more like Christmas to me than Christmas itself. Old habits die hard, I guess.

David Arnold: Made In Dagenham's Maestro Speaks
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David Arnold has garnered international renown as the composer of the scores for five James Bond movies and the music for TV's Sherlock, not to mention dozens of other high-profile film, TV and music projects on which he's collaborated with artists as diverse as David McAlmont, Iggy Pop and Adele.