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Shirley Valentine: 30th Anniversary Tour of the UK

Hoovering The Moon
Hoovering The Moon

Cultural Exchanges Festival at De Mountford University

WILLY RUSSELL: Behind The Scenes Exhibition 5th October until 23rd January 2016
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A Partie in Greece - Shirley Valentine in Paris 2015

Liverpool Playhouse Rita 2015

Our Day Out: 2014 Oldham

Blood Brothers - Korea - 2014 - Photo Credit: Hansaem Song

POster for BLOOD BROTHERS in South Africa
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Educating Rita at the Lowry Theatre 2013

One For The Road - 2013, Northampton Derngate theatre

Con O'Neill as 'Dennis. Photo Credit: Robert Day

seasons of love poster: The Royal Albert Hall. October 2012

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Natasha Hamilton as Mrs Johnstone

Trafalgar poster for Educating Rita and Shirley Valentine

 

 

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Willy Russell is one of the most successful playwrights of his generation. His plays have been performed in countries across the globe and have won countless appreciation and creative awards as well as academic honours for their author. Since their premiers plays such as EDUCATING RITA, STAGS AND HENS, SHIRLEY VALENTINE, BREEZEBLOCK PARK and OUR DAY OUT have been in constant production throughout the world.

Here - we present performances planned or currently performing. If YOU know of others, please let us know. . .


BLOOD BROTHERS - Touring

Bath - Theatre Royal
Saw Close, Bath BA1 1ET
15 January - 20 January
Box Office
:01225 448844

Belfast - Grand Opera House
Great Victoria Street, Belfast BT2 7HR
23 January - 3 February
Box Office: 0289 024 1919

Weston-super-Mare - Playhouse Theatre
130 High Street, Weston-super-Mare, North Somerset BS23
6 February - 10 February
Box Office
: 01934 20645544

Aylesbury - Waterside Theatre
Exchange Street, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire HP20 1UG
13 February - 17 February
Box Office: 0844 871 7607

Darlington – Hippodrome
Horsemarket, Darlington, DL1 5RP
20 february - 24
February
Box Office: 01325 405405

Edinburgh  - Playhouse Theatre
18-22 Greenside Lane, Edinburgh EH1 3AA
5 March - 10 March
Box Office: 0800 912 6971

Cheltenham - Everyman Theatre
Regent Street, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL50 1HQ
12 March - 17 March
Box Office: 01242 572573

Rhyl - The Pavilion Theatre
Promenade, Rhyl LL18 3AQ
19 March - 24 March
Box Office: 01745 33 00 00

Carlisle - Sands Theatre
Newmarket Road, Carlisle CA1 1JQ
26 March - 31 March
Box Office: 01228 633766
Barnstable - Queens Theatre
100 Boutport Street, Barnstaple EX31 1SY
3 April - 7 April
Box Office: 01228 633766

Truro - Hall for Cornwall
Back Quay, Truro, TR1 2LL
9 April - 14 April
Box Office: 01872 262466

Wolverhampton - Grand Theatre
Lichfield Street, Wolverhampton WV1 1DE
16 April - 21 April
Box Office: 01902 429212
Ipswich - Regent Theatre
3 St. Helen's Street, Ipswich IP4 1HE
30 April - 5 May
Box Office: 01473 433100
Southampton - Mayflower Theatre
22-26 Commercial Road, Southampton SO15 1GE
8 May - 12 May
Box Office: 023 8071 1811
Manchester - Palace Theatre
97 Oxford Street, Manchester M1 6FT
15 May - 26 May
Box Office:0844 871 3019


SONG & LYRIC WRITING COURSE

SONG & LYRIC WRITING COURSE
Tutors: Willy Russell & Stewart Henderson
The National Writing Centre of Wales
Tŷ Newydd, Llanystumdwy, North Wales
(between the towns of Cricieth and Pwllheli)
Monday 09 April 2018 - Saturday 14 April 2018
Course Fee: £495 - £625
For more information: +44 (0) 1766 522 811
or visit the website HERE

Tŷ Newydd, Photo Creidt: Richard Outram

Whether you intend writing songs aimed at the charts, to be sung at an open mic night, or to feature in a full scale musical, this course has something for you. As this is a practical course there will be an element of very basic performance. Suitable for both wordsmiths and tunesmiths the course will offer the opportunity to work individually, collaboratively and collectively in the creation of new songs and lyrics on a daily basis.
If you do play an instrument and it’s practicable to bring it along then please do so.

 

Missed? - Catch-up

BBC WALES - ALED JONES

* BBC Radio Wales show to be repeated
WILLY RUSSELL JOINS ALED JONES
Willy was a guest on Aled Jones BBC Wales programme in November. The show was repeated on Sunday 10th September. And, in case you missed it: You can listen again HERE

ANOTHER ASPECT, Landscapes & Figures

ANOTHER ASPECT on local BBC news
Willy's art exhibition, ANOTHER ASPECT, Landscapes & Figures, which opens at Kirby Gallery next Tuesday (9th May) was featured on the BBC local news programme
North West Tonight. You can watch the feature, in which Willy is interviewed, HERE. The slot starts about 14 minutes into the programme.


BBC2 - ARTSNIGHT

ArtsnightBBC2's ARTSNIGHT programme on Saturday 15th October, showcased a profile of Willy Russell by Julie Walters. Julie Walters, who played Rita in the original stage play of Educating Rita (1979), and the award winning film released in 1983, travelled to Liverpool to interview Willy Russell.
WHEN JULIE WALTERS MET WILLY RUSSELL
10pm, Saturday 15th October, BBC2.
If you missed it, catch up HERE

 

UK - Radio

Archive on 4 - Lern Yerself Scouse
BBC Radio 4
If you missed it, you can listen again on BBC iPlayer HERE.

WILLY RUSSELL'S NEON ARTWORK
Willy Russell was asked to design Front Row’s 2014 Neon Artwork in Salford.
Radio 4's Front Row
If you missed it, you can listen again on BBC iPlayer HERE.

WILLY RUSSELL'S DESERT ISLAND DISCS
Willy Russell was asked to choose his Desert Island Discs in 1994
If you missed it, you can listen again on BBC iPlayer HERE

INTERNATIONAL - Podcast

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Willy recently talked with Sodajerker founders, Simon Barber and Brian O’Connor, about his songwriting process. As well as sharing the life stories behind key moments in his work, Willy provides detailed insights into his creative process as a writer, his history as a musician, and his early influences. You will find podcast no. 84 here on Sodajerker.com

 

 

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