The Manchester Theatre Awards
Nominations have been announced for the forthcoming Manchester Theatre Awards to be held at The Lowry on Friday 9 March, hosted by actor and comedian Justin Moorhouse. The annual awards – the most important theatrical prize-giving outside London – has been a major fixture of the North West cultural calendar since 1981 and will honour productions seen in Greater Manchester during 2017. The Manchester Theatre Awards are in association with Target Live, whose Manchester office will be managing the PR for the forthcoming awards.
Maly Drama Theatre
The legendary Maly Drama Theatre of St. Petersburg - described by Peter Brook as ‘the finest ensemble theatre in Europe’ - returns to London this spring for a strictly limited engagement for the first time in over a decade, with the UK première of Vasily Grossman’s epic novel, Life and Fate, and their celebrated production of Anton Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya at London’s Theatre Royal Haymarket. Both productions will be performed in Russian with English surtitles.
Target Live office move
Target Live has today moved in to Havas Kings Cross. Please scroll down for our new details. We look forward to welcoming you to our new home.
Upcoming Charity Events
Target Live are proud to support three upcoming gala nights for three incredible charities. Including A CHILD OF OUR TIME On Monday 15 January at the Royal Festival Hall Southbank Centre.
Opera North started the year with a treble win in the What’s On Stage 2018 opera polls, for Best New Production (La Cenerentola), Breakthrough Artist in UK Opera (Wallis Giunta, various productions) and Outstanding Contribution to the UK Operatic Scene (Little Greatsseason). Congratulations!
Dirty Dancing 2018 Tour
An all new tour of Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story on Stage will be mamboing back into theatres in 2018 following the 2016/17 tour that played to sold out audiences over a 12 month period and took over £13 million in ticket sales, 3 blockbuster West End runs, multiple sell out UK tours and numerous international productions.
The Moderate Soprano
Target Live are proud to be working on the West End transfer of David Hare’s new play The Moderate Soprano, first seen at Hampstead Theatre which went on public sale this week. Starring Roger Allam and Nancy Carroll, who reprise their roles. It is Glyndebourne’s original love story!
SHREK 2018/19 Tour
Following a record-breaking UK and Ireland Tour, the smash hit blockbuster Shrek The Musical is back. The tour opens at Edinburgh Playhouse on 12th December for 4 weeks. Target Live are thrilled to be looking after the Marketing, Ticketing, Media buying and Design across the 24 tour dates running through until 2019.
Men In Motion
International ballet superstar Ivan Putrov’s thrilling celebration of the male dancer Men in Motion returns to the London Coliseum for two performances only on 22 and 23 November.
The Last Ship
On Sunday it was announced that Sting’s musical, The Last Ship, will receive its UK premiere in a new production at Northern Stage next year, before setting sail on a national tour directed by Lorne Campbell, and featuring Jimmy Nail.
Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre launches in York
Target Live client, Lunchbox Theatrical Productions has announced that Europe’s first ever pop-up Shakespearean Theatre – Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre, is set to open in York in Summer 2018 at a hugely successful Media Launch held in the historic city.
The Death of Stalin
The Death of Stalin, Armando Ianucci’s comedy of terrors, opens in UK cinemas this weekend.
Bolshoi Ballet In Cinema
Target Live are pleased to helping Trafalgar Releasing and Pathe with the PR and grassroots campaign for a series of cinema screenings of the Bolshoi Ballet.
Young Frankenstein press night
Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein opened at the Garrick Theatre last night, playing to a star-studded audience.
Basquiat: Boom for Real
Target Live are working with the Barbican to produce a high impact cross-media campaign for Basquiat: Boom for Real, leveraging social, programmatic, print and out of home.
Manchester Theatre Awards
Target Live’s Manchester office is to manage the Press & PR for the next Manchester Theatre Awards. The Manchester Theatre Awards, in association with Target Live, will be held at The Lowry’s Quays Theatre on Friday 9 March 2018, hosted by actor and comedian Justin Moorhouse.
Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein opens in London on 10th October, and Mel has been busy making waves ahead of the big day! His interview with the Today programme on Radio 4 was picked up around the world, before a hilarious appearance on The One Show which saw him subsequently trending on Twitter!
Hillary Clinton at London’s Southbank Centre
The former US Secretary of State is coming to Southbank Centre’s London Literature Festival on Sunday 15 October. Her only London appearance was announced today, and our media team is working with Southbank Centre on maximising awareness for this high-profile event.