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English Touring Theatre

English Touring Theatre tours productions of classical and contemporary plays. A programme of workshops, talks and special events accompanies every tour. Our funding supports core costs.

Funding awards

  • 2012-2013: £675,877
  • 2013-2014: £691,422
  • 2014-2015: £709,399

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English Touring Theatre & Sheffield Theatres presents: Twelfth Night (Directed by Jonathan Munby)

English Touring Theatre & Sheffield Theatres co-production By: William Shakespeare Directed by: Jonathan Munby Reviews: ***** "Gorgeous...Exhilarating...Exquisite" The Times **** "Fresh, other-worldly and disturbingly sensual" The Stage **** "Poignant and Hilarious" Yorkshire Post **** "The best Shakespeare to come out of Sheffield for years." What's On Stage "Lively, unusual, engaging" Broadway World Touring to Blackpool, Watford, Cambridge, Truro, Richmond and Brighton in Oct - Nov 2014. Check out at: http://www.ett.org.uk/productions/81/twelfth-night

'Translations' by Brian Friel

#TranslationsTour ★★★★★ The Times ★★★★★ Mail on Sunday ★★★★ The Telegraph ★★★★ The Guardian ★★★★ The Observer ★★★★ WhatsOnStage Tour dates here: http://ett.org.uk/productions/79/translations

'Translations' by Brian Friel

#TranslationsTour ★★★★★ The Times ★★★★ The Telegraph ★★★★ The Guardian ★★★★ WhatsOnStage Tour dates here: http://ett.org.uk/productions/79/translations

Howard Brenton Full Interview

Interview with the writer of 'ETERNAL LOVE', Howard Brenton

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Eternal Love - What did our Audience think?

Feedback from audience members. Touring until April 2014. Visit ett.org.uk for more details.

ETERNAL LOVE Trailer

English Touring Theatre presents Shakespeare's Globe production 'Eternal Love' 'ETERNAL LOVE' Touring to: Cambridge Arts Theatre, Hall for Cornwall, Wolverhampton Grand Theatre, Darlington Civic Theatre, Blackpool Grand Theatre, Edinburgh King's Theatre, Malvern Theatres, Theatre Royal Brighton and Marlowe Theatre

Howard Brenton -'Eternal Love' interview

Interview with the writer of Eternal Love - Touring with English Touring Theatre in Spring 2014 http://www.ett.org.uk/productions/78/eternal-love

Ghosts - 2013 Tour

Audience reviews of 'Ghosts'. An English Touring Theatre & Rose Theatre Kingston production "Lands with a wrenching tragic power" **** Whatsonstage "Unwin... has the Ibsen credentials to pull it off, and pull it off he has.' ****Financial Times

Ghosts

★★★★ Financial Times ★★★★ What's On Stage Trailer for 'GHOSTS' by Henrik Ibsen, translated and driected by Stephen Unwin. Touring until 7th December 2013 - see below for tour dates. Oswald returns from Paris to honour his dead father. As his mother begins to feel the presence of ghosts from the past around her, Oswald discovers there is more to his mystery illness than he first thought. Only by uncovering the truth can they both be free... Co-produced with Rose Theatre, Kingston. Touring: Rose Theatre, Kingston 19 Sepember - 12 October 2013 Salisbury Playhouse 15 - 19 October 2013 Oxford Playhouse 22 - 26 October 2013 Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford 5 Nov - 9 Nov 2013 York Theatre Royal 12 - 16 November 2013 Watford Palace Theatre 19 - 23 November 2013 Malvern Theatres 26 - 30 November 2013 Theatre Royal Brighton 3 - 7 December 2013 More information and online booking here: http://ett.org.uk/productions/77/ghosts

Cast Interviews: 'Ghosts' by Henrik Ibsen

Taking a break from rehearsals, the cast of the forthcoming production of 'Ghosts' give us an insight on the play and their characters. Translator and Director Stephen Unwin discusses the significance of the play, and the production designs by Edvard Munch, which will be used for the first time in more than 100 years.

The Misanthrope

Tour dates: 26 - 30 March - Cambridge Arts Theatre 2 - 6 April - Richmond Theatre 9 - 13 April - Oxford Playhouse 16 - 20 April - Hall for Cornwall 23 - 27 April - Exeter Northcott Theatre 30 April - 4 May - Theatre Royal Brighton 7 - 11 May - The Nuffield, Southampton 14 - 18 May - The New Wolsey, Ipswich 21 - 25 May - York Theatre Royal 28 May - 1 June 2013 - Theatre Royal Bath For more information and online booking visit http://ett.org.uk/productions/74/the-misanthrope English Touring Theatre and Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse present: 'THE MISANTHROPE' by Molière adapted by Roger McGough. Classic wordsmith Roger McGough dips his quill into a Molière classic in this mockery of manners and morals set amid 17th Century French aristocracy. Considered by many to be Molière's best work, 'The Misanthrope' will again join the creative forces of McGough, Director Gemma Bodinetz and English Touring Theatre to complete a tricolour of Molière comedies, following the huge successes of 'Tartuffe' and 'The Hypochondriac'. #McGoughiere Video edited by Richard Jephcote http://richardjephcote.co.uk/ Filmed by Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse

The Sacred Flame

English Touring Theatre present W. Somerset Maugham's classic play 'The Sacred Flame'. Touring now to Kingston, Newcastle, Oxford, Ipswich, Liverpool, Guildford, Brighton, Southampton and Cambridge. For information, tour dates and booking links, click here: http://ett.org.uk/productions/73/the-sacred-flame

English Touring Theatre presents: The Sacred Flame

English Touring Theatre proudly presents a new production of W. Somerset Maugham's 'The Sacred Flame', directed by Matthew Dunster. For full details and tour dates: http://www.ett.org.uk/productions/73/the-sacred-flame What happened on the night the young Great War hero, Maurice Tabret, died at home in his bed? His doctor says he died from natural causes, but his nurse points a finger of suspicion at his beautiful wife, Stella... Putting a twist on the classic murder mystery, this part thriller, part love story is by the enduringly popular playwright and novelist, W Somerset Maugham, whose brilliance is discovered afresh in this vivid new production. This tense and graceful play is a fascinating exploration of love, devotion and family.

The Real Thing by Tom Stoppard

English Touring Theatre and West Yorkshire Playhouse present THE REAL THING, by Tom Stoppard. For full details and tour dates: http://ett.org.uk/productions/71/the-real-thing Henry is a brilliant and celebrated playwright. With his wife Charlotte in the starring role, his new play examines the complexity of love and infidelity. Henry's reality and fiction blur when passions ignite and his own marriage becomes entwined with that of Charlotte's co-star, Max and wife Annie. As Henry struggles to write a new work, the players in this game of deceit and lust are all searching. But can any of them find The Real Thing?

English Touring Theatre and West Yorkshire Playhouse Present: The Real Thing by Tom Stoppard

English Touring Theatre and West Yorkshire Playhouse present The Real Thing, by Tom Stoppard. Henry is a brilliant and celebrated playwright. With his wife Charlotte in the starring role, his new play examines the complexity of love and infidelity. Henry's reality and fiction blur when passions ignite and his own marriage becomes entwined with that of Charlotte's co-star, Max and wife Annie. As Henry struggles to write a new work, the players in this game of deceit and lust are all searching. But can any of them find The Real Thing? Touring nationwide from 4th May. For full tour details, see www.ett.org.uk/productions/71/the-real-thing

Anne Boleyn - Spring Tour 2012

Compelling, witty and often laugh-out-loud funny, this celebration of a great English heroine, Anne Boleyn leaps cunningly between generations to reveal the debt the outrageous yet scholarly James I owed to Anne when he reconciled England's religious factions by creating his common, 'authorised' Bible. Hunting through an old chest, the newly crowned James discovers the controversial legacy of Anne Boleyn, Henry VIII's notorious second wife. Time jumps back 70 years, when the witty and flirtatious Anne was in love with Henry, but also with the most dangerous ideas of her day. Conspiring with the exiled William Tyndale, she plots to make England Protestant. For ever. For more details, performance dates and booking information, visit: http://ett.org.uk/productions/70/anne-boleyn

Tartuffe - Gemma & Roger

Director Gemma Bodinetz & Poet Roger McGough discuss the production. Originally banned by Louis XIV, Tartuffe is Moliere's famous comedy re-told in a sparkling and witty version by 'Liverpool's Poet Laureate', Roger McGough. Tartuffe is a beacon of piety and in the home of wealthy merchant Orgon he has his feet firmly under the table. But all is not as it seems and as Orgon becomes more enraptured with is new companion the whole city is chattering. Is he a friend, a fraud, a miracle or a hypocrite? The family smell a rat and amidst the frills and frivolity of Seventeenth Century society they hatch a cunning plan to outwit the wily deceiver before he brings their house crashing down.

Tartuffe Autumn tour 2011

Originally banned by Louis XIV, Tartuffe is Moliere's famous comedy re-told in a sparkling and witty version by 'Liverpool's Poet Laureate', Roger McGough. Tartuffe is a beacon of piety and in the home of wealthy merchant Orgon he has his feet firmly under the table. But all is not as it seems and as Orgon becomes more enraptured with is new companion the whole city is chattering. Is he a friend, a fraud, a miracle or a hypocrite? The family smell a rat and amidst the frills and frivolity of Seventeenth Century society they hatch a cunning plan to outwit the wily deceiver before he brings their house crashing down.

Great Expectations

Director Nikolai Foster talks about Tanika Gupta's new adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic 'Great Expectations', a co-production between Watford Palace Theatre and English Touring Theatre.

The Three Musketeers and the Princess of Spain

Chris Hannan's sparkling new romp sees The Three Musketeers come out of retirement to help D'Artagnan rescue the Princess of Spain from their arch enemy The Cardinal and his evil henchmen... All for one... but where are the others? The Three Musketeers just went crazy! Paris is being terrorized by the evil Cardinal and a monstrous creature who suffers from serious mood-swings! The young sword-fighter d'Artagnan finds himself on an epic quest to save the city and a pregnant Princess, but he needs the help of the Three Musketeers. Rumour has it they've gone to seed, gone past their sell-by date and gone into hiding. So first of all he has to find them... Based on the classic characters created by Alexandre Dumas, this hilarious, anarchic and utterly thrilling new production promises an unforgettable journey into enchanted forests, over lost streams and around REALLY horrible baddies, as we cheer our hero D'Artagnan and heroine Constance to a victorious end. Featuring a dash of live music and a hefty dose of fun, The Three Musketeers and the Princess of Spain is a play about friendship, love and identity. Oh...and baby-eating monsters! Suitable for ages 8+ Presented by English Touring Theatre, Belgrade Theatre Coventry & the Traverse Theatre Company see the ett website for tour details: www.ett.org.uk

LoveSong

Oscar lives in the fast lane. He pays for sex and pays for drugs but there's something missing. Brooding over what might have been, he is forced to reflect on his reckless lifestyle and is taken by surprise by finding love where he could never have expected... Featuring his own music and lyrics, this unmissable one-man show is performed by soul legend Omar - founder of nu-classic British Soul, who again joins forces with award-winning writer/director, Ché Walker following their triumphant collaboration last year on the soul/funk musical Been So Long (Young Vic London, Latitude & Edinburgh Festivals) Contains graphic language. Recommended for ages 16+

Canary Vox Pops!

See what the audience in Liverpool think of Canary!

Canary - Interviews and Rehearsal Footage

A sneaky peak at Jonathan Harvey's latest play...In 1960s Liverpool Tom and Billy hide in the closet, then go their separate ways. As pits close and the dole queues grow, Mickey and Russell escape to find Heaven in 1980s London. But today the paparazzi turn judge and jury over a love story that could tear this family apart. And then Ellie gets lost up a mountain with a vicar...

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