English Touring Theatre | News http://www.ett.org.uk/ English Touring Theatre was set up in 1993 with the aim of bringing the best possible theatre to as many people throughout the country. At the heart of everything we do is the passionately held belief that quality theatre does not have to be elitist, and that people everywhere expect and deserve the best. This is why in addition to the work on stage we also provide a first class education programme to accompany our tours. We are committed to making our work as accessible as possible, and have extended the Friends of English Touring Theatre membership options to celebrate the support we receive from our audience. en-gb ETT's 12 Weekdays of Christmas coming soon! http://www.ett.org.uk/news/etts-12-weekdays-of-christmas-coming-soon http://www.ett.org.uk/news/etts-12-weekdays-of-christmas-coming-soon Thu, 01 Dec 16 16:34:34 +0000 We here at ETT are getting into the festive mood, and have piled together a range of goodies to give away in the lead-up to Christmas!

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The Herbal Bed wins Best Touring Production 2016 at UK Theatre Awards http://www.ett.org.uk/news/the-herbal-bed-wins-best-touring-production-2016-at-uk-theatre-awards http://www.ett.org.uk/news/the-herbal-bed-wins-best-touring-production-2016-at-uk-theatre-awards Mon, 10 Oct 16 00:00:00 +0000 We are delighted to announce that The Herbal Bed won Best Touring Production 2016 at the UK Theatre Awards, presented at London's Guildhall on Sunday 9th October.

This marks ETT’s fourth win and third in a row following 2014’s award for Translations and 2015's award for Twelfth Night. 

A massive congratulations to the cast and production team involved, as well as our co-producers Royal & Derngate and Rose Theatre Kingston!

 

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Robert Delamere is appointed Chair of The Board of English Touring Theatre http://www.ett.org.uk/news/robert-delamere-is-appointed-chair-of-the-board-of-english-touring-theatre http://www.ett.org.uk/news/robert-delamere-is-appointed-chair-of-the-board-of-english-touring-theatre Thu, 29 Sep 16 00:00:00 +0000 Today English Touring Theatre announces Robert Delamere as its new Chair of the Board.  He begins the role with immediate effect and takes over from Greg Parston who steps down after five years as Chair.

On accepting the role, Robert Delamere said, "It’s a privilege to take over as chairman of English Touring Theatre at such an exciting time for the company. With the appointment of Richard Twyman the company has an Artistic Director of exceptional talent and capacity, whose work in the theatre has become a hallmark of innovation and internationalism. His vision for ETT is both an intelligent continuity and a brilliant step into the future. I look forward to working with him and building on the exemplary work of both Rachel Tackley and former chairman, Greg Parston who have left the company in such good health.'

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Lady Chatterley's Lover: On Trial, in partnership with Waterstones http://www.ett.org.uk/news/lady-chatterleys-lover-on-trial-in-partnership-with-waterstones http://www.ett.org.uk/news/lady-chatterleys-lover-on-trial-in-partnership-with-waterstones Wed, 07 Sep 16 00:00:00 +0000 To celebrate the arrival of English Touring Theatre’s production of DH Lawrence’s Lady Chatterley’s Lover this Autumn, Waterstones and ETT are hosting an evening of debate and discussion.

Inspired by the banning of the book, and the subsequent British Obscenity Trial, speakers selected by ETT will discuss censorship, sex, and the stage, in a panel discussion held at various Waterstones stores throughout the tour. Join us to discuss one of the most controversial books of the 20th Century, with a collection of great minds spanning academia, law and theatre alike.

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English Touring Theatre appoints Richard Twyman as new Artistic Director http://www.ett.org.uk/news/english-touring-theatre-appoints-richard-twyman-as-new-artistic-director http://www.ett.org.uk/news/english-touring-theatre-appoints-richard-twyman-as-new-artistic-director Wed, 22 Jun 16 00:00:00 +0000 English Touring Theatre today announces the appointment of Richard Twyman as the the company's new Artistic Director. Twyman takes up the position in November 2016, taking over from Rachel Tackley who leaves the company to join Chichester Festival Theatre.

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FULL TOUR DATES: French Without Tears and Lady Chatterley's Lover announcement http://www.ett.org.uk/news/full-tour-dates-french-without-tears-and-lady-chatterleys-lover-announcement http://www.ett.org.uk/news/full-tour-dates-french-without-tears-and-lady-chatterleys-lover-announcement Wed, 08 Jun 16 00:00:00 +0000 Tour dates for autumn co-productions French Without Tears and Lady Chatterley’s Lover announced! 

Rachel Tackley said today: "It is great to be able to announce the final two shows before I leave ETT. Although I am secretly planning a few more so that I don't leave the cupboard bare for my successor, these are the last ones I am actually going to see into production. It seems fitting that we are remounting French Without Tears with Paul Miller, who originally directed it for ETT not long after I joined the company, and apposite too that Lady Chatterley is a co-production with Sheffield - Daniel and I are both huge fans of Philip Breen so how could we resist squeezing in one last co-production before we leave?"

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French Without Tears - Full cast announcement! http://www.ett.org.uk/news/french-without-tears--full-cast-announcement http://www.ett.org.uk/news/french-without-tears--full-cast-announcement Fri, 27 May 16 00:00:00 +0000 We are thrilled to announce our full cast for our second revivial of French Without Tears by Terence Rattigan, directed by Paul Miller, a co-proudction with the Orange Tree Theatre and Exeter Northcott Theatre.

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Brideshead Revisited - Twitter Competition http://www.ett.org.uk/news/brideshead-revisited--twitter-competition http://www.ett.org.uk/news/brideshead-revisited--twitter-competition Fri, 27 May 16 00:00:00 +0000 We are having a one day Brideshead Revisited prize give-away!

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Brideshead Revisited Cast Announced http://www.ett.org.uk/news/brideshead-revisited-cast-announced http://www.ett.org.uk/news/brideshead-revisited-cast-announced Fri, 11 Mar 16 00:00:00 +0000 English Touring Theatre and York Theatre Royal have announced the full cast for their co-production of Brideshead Revisisted.  Evelyn Waugh's classic novel has been reimagined for the stage by Tony Award® nominee Bryony Lavery (Frozen) and will be directed by Olivier Award® winning director Damian Cruden (The Railway Children).

 The cast includes...

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Rachel Tackley appointed Executive Director of Chichester Festival Theatre http://www.ett.org.uk/news/rachel-tackley-appointed-executive-director-of-chichester-festival-theatre http://www.ett.org.uk/news/rachel-tackley-appointed-executive-director-of-chichester-festival-theatre Wed, 09 Mar 16 00:00:00 +0000 ETT Director Rachel Tackley has been appointed by the Board of Chichester Festival Theatre to succeed Alan Finch as Executive Director. 

Greg Parston, English Touring Theatre Chairman, said “I have to tell you, with both deep sadness and great pride, that Rachel Tackley has been offered, and has accepted, the post of Executive Director of Chichester Festival Theatre, one of the biggest jobs of its kind in the UK. This is a highly sought after role that Rachel has certainly earned through her outstanding leadership of English Touring Theatre over the last eight years. We will be working with Rachel over the summer to arrange for her successor and look forward to collaborating with Rachel in future as we continue to further develop the National Touring Theatre.”

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