International DJ Ben Nicky set to play Belsonic - tickets on sale Friday BelfastTelegraph.co.uk International DJ Ben Nicky will take to the stage in Belfast as part of Belsonic next June, with tickets going on sale this Friday. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/entertainment/music/international-dj-ben-nicky-set-to-play-belsonic-tickets-on-sale-friday-37553845.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/incoming/article37553799.ece/6ae29/AUTOCROP/h342/ben_nicky.jpeg Email International DJ Ben Nicky will take to the stage in Belfast as part of Belsonic next June, with tickets going on sale this Friday. Having previously played sold out shows in Belfast's Custom House Square and SSE Arena, he is set to return on June 21 next year for the performance at Ormeau Park. Over the last couple of years Ben Nicky has become one of dance music’s busiest and strongest selling DJs in the world. He has sold out major global venues and featured on the world’s largest festival line … [Read more...] about International DJ Ben Nicky set to play Belsonic
Spring awakening musical
David Walliams – who has been hailed as ‘the heir to Roald Dahl’ by The Spectator – saw great success with his children’s book The Midnight Gang. Now this book has been adapted for the stage, with the premier at Chichester Festival Theatre opening this week and running between Saturday, October 13 and Saturday, November 3.READ MORE: Ed Sheeran adds final UK date to his record breaking tour The play is aimed at anyone aged seven and over and is an inventive tale of fun, friendship and the importance of kindness,It follows 12-year-old Tom who lands up in the children’s ward of the spooky Lord Funt Hospital following an accident during a cricket match.Luckily, he’s not on his own with the child-hating Matron and the scary-looking Porter, joining forces with other children in the ward who each night escape from their hospital beds to make their dreams come true.The cast The Midnight Gang has been adapted by Bryony Lavery, with music and lyrics by … [Read more...] about New David Walliams play The Midnight Gang premieres in Chichester
David Walliams’ The Midnight Gang, adapted by Bryony Lavery with music and lyrics by Joe Stilgoe, premieres at Chichester Festival Theatre, opening this week (October 13-November 3), directed by Dale Rooks. An inventive tale of fun, friendship and the importance of kindness, about a gang of children who each night escape from their hospital beds to make their dreams come true, is adapted from David Walliams’ biggest-selling children’s book of 2016.Jennie Dale, who played Parchester in Chichester’s summer musical Me and My Girl and known to a huge CBeebies’ TV audience as Captain Captain in Swashbuckle, Shakespeare and The Snow Queen, plays the Matron. Dickon Gough makes his Chichester debut as the Porter. Recently appearing in The Addams Family musical on its UK tour, his credits also include The Pirates of Penzance at Regent’s Park.They are joined by Matthew Cavendish (Peter Pan Goes Wrong, The Play That Goes Wrong), as Dr Luppers, Marilyn Cutts … [Read more...] about New David Walliams play The Midnight Gang premieres in Chichester this week!
Hundreds of "hamstrung" headteachers are to march on Downing Street this Friday in what one has termed an "Arab spring" style revolt emanating from the home counties. They will deliver a letter to Philip Hammond, the Treasurer, warning him not to treat them as "fools" by insisting that schools are receiving '"more money than ever before" and that there are "more teachers being recruited than ever". They say that the reality is "an entirely different situation" where swingeing cuts to school budgets are leading "wholly unacceptable" consequences. These include swelling class sizes, axing subjects and extra curricular activities, laying off support staff, and using Pupil Premium funds - which are meant to be earmarked for supporting the most vulnerable pupils - to prop up the school's overall budget. All of this is compounded by difficulties in recruitment and retention of teaching staff, they add. "We respectfully request that you do not take us for fools and reply by … [Read more...] about Headteachers set for ‘Arab Spring’ revolt as they prepare to march on Downing Street
Seattle's premier, Jewish, narcoleptic, drag queen Jinkx Monsoon is coming to DragWorld UK this August. They're RuPaul's Drag Race royalty and a triple threat who has acting chops, comedy skills and can sing the house down. During their time in the competition they weren't always noted for bringing high fashion eleganza to the runway but Jinkx gained a band of loyal followers thanks to their off-beat humour and relatability. Jinkx started doing drag at just 15 years old by performing underage at night clubs in hometown Seattle, a passion that was supported by their grandma as mentioned during season five of Drag Race. This eventually led to local theatre performances in plays including Spring Awakening, RENT and Hairspray where Jinkx's love of musical theatre really came to life. Jinkx tells us: "I've been doing it for half of my whole life! I started out going to costume parties in drag, and as soon as I was in drag I knew this was my calling. "Even though I was basic I felt like I … [Read more...] about Interview: Jinkx Monsoon chats ahead of DragWorld UK