Kandaka Moore tours with Eastern Angles

Kandaka Moore is joining Eastern Angles for their tour of musical comedy spoof The Famous Four & A Half Go Wild in Thetford Forest.

On their hols, Rupert, Nick, Fran, Alex and Dimmy the dog, do battle with a shady figure who has stolen their Aunt’s time machine. A crazy chase visits a future Thetford by the Sea, some hipster Neolithics at their local derby, and a certain Home Guard rehearsal.

The Famous Four & A Half Go Wild in Thetford Forest tours to Sir John Mills Theatre in Ipswich, Seckford Theatre in Woodbridge & Key Theatre in Peterborough from 4th December 2019 – 25th January 2020.

Full details & booking information available on the Eastern Angles website.

Still from Doctors

Melissa Parker in BBC One’s Doctors

Melissa Parker appears as a guest lead in BBC One’s flagship medical drama Doctors . Melissa’s episode Someone To Blame, was first broadcast on 15th May 2019 and is now available to view on BBC iPlayer.

Melissa plays the part of Sadie Newcome, a young uni student recovering from cancer-preventative surgery who catches the attention of a neurotic ‘involuntary celibate’.

Watch the trailer for the episode:

Rosie Abraham stars in The Worst Witch

Rosie Abraham plays Mildred Hubble’s vindictive class mate Ethel in this hotly anticipated production, which is now touring the UK stopping at Leicester Curve, Birmingham Hippodrome, Liverpool Playhouse and many other UK venues, which are all listed here.

The Worst Witch and Rosie are already receiving fantastic reviews:

“mean-girl Ethel Hallow (the delectably nasty Rosie Abraham)”

The Times ★★★

“I was particularly impressed with Rosie Abraham as Ethel, as well as Danielle Bird as Mildred”

Broadway World ★★★★

“Each of the show’s stars know how to deliver a well-timed witty line, with exactly the right kind of facial expression, to send the audience into fits of giggles. This was particularly evident in Rosie Abraham’s portrayal of the snobby Ethel, who conveys so much with just a flick of the head or a raised eyebrow.”

Northampton Chronicle

“Abraham plays the part of the brat perfectly with attitude and nastiness exuding from every line she utters. A truly abhorrent character with the ever-loyal followers hanging on her every word.”

What’s Good To Do ★★★★★

“[Miss Cackle’s Academy] did have an evil witch, though, and her name was Ethel Hallow. in the Royal and Derngate’s production she’s played with chilling conviction by Rosie Abraham. Ethel is arrogant, competitive and ruthless. And she is no fan of Mildred Hubble.”

The Stage ★★★★

Long before Harry Potter there was Mildred Hubble. An ordinary girl who found herself in an extraordinary place: a school for witches. Now in her final year, accident prone Mildred and her fellow pupils are about to embark on their biggest adventure yet…

Jealous Ethel Hallow is always out to spoil Mildred’s fun. Miss Hardbroom is opposed to all fun in general. And just as Mildred sparks some inevitable mayhem certain to upset them both, an old enemy returns with a plan for revenge that could threaten not just the Academy, but the whole world.

Jill Murphy’s The Worst Witch stories have sold more than five million copies worldwide and been made into numerous films and TV series. The most recent and successful was written by playwright Emma Reeves (Royal Television Society Award for Best Children’s TV Programme and 2017 British Screenwriters Award for Best Children’s Programme) who is now bringing these stories to life on the Royal Stage at Christmas in a major new play that will subsequently embark upon a national tour.

Featuring all of Jill Murphy’s beloved characters, this original story is directed by Theresa Heskins (2017 UK Theatre Award for Best Show for Children and Young People) and features especially written music, breath-taking magic and plenty of Mildred’s unique brand of utter pandemonium!

A new play by Emma Reeves.Directed by Theresa Heskins
Made In Northampton co-production with Kenny Wax Family Entertainment, Novel Theatre and Nica Burns.

See Kate Spiro in Silence

Kate Spiro stars in this Mercury Theatre Colchester, Wiltshire Creative and Unity Theatre Liverpool Production:

1996. London. It’s Ewa’s birthday. Her daughter Anna is coming home from university with a secret to share but Maria has some news of her own. As wartime memories of Siberia resurface, old steps are retraced to uncover the secrets of the past and a Polish heritage that unites and divides them.

Nicola Werenowska’s funny and fascinating new play hurtles between Warsaw and London over two decades and three generations of a Polish/British family.

Click here for details and tickets

UK Tour Dates:

  • Mercury Theatre, Colchester – Fri 12 – Sat 20 Oct
  • Norwich Arts Centre – Tue 23 Oct
  • Unity Theatre Liverpool – Thur 25 – Sat 27 Oct
  • The Dukes, Lancaster – Tue 30 Oct
  • York Theatre Royal – Fri 2 – Sat 3 Nov
  • Sir John Mills Theatre, Ipswich – Mon 5 Nov
  • The Marlowe Studio, Canterbury – Tue 6 & Wed 7 Nov
  • Minghella Studios, Reading – Thu 8 Nov
  • POSK Theatre, Hammersmith – Fri 9 Nov
  • Salisbury Playhouse – Tue 13 – Sat 17 Nov