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    TUES 13 SAT 17 MARCH The Royal Shakespeare Companys new production of The Taming of the Shrew, Shakespeares sometimes controversial romantic comedy exploring love and sexual politics, will be visiting the Theatre Royal Nottingham from 13 17 March.

    Directed by Lucy Bailey, the production features Lisa Dillon and David Caves as the sparring lovers, Katharina and Petruchio.

    Lisa Dillon is known to millions as Mary Smith in the BBC drama, Cranford. On stage she has played Desdemona in Othello for the RSC, with other stage credits including The Hour We Knew Nothing Of Each Other and Present Laughter (National Theatre), The Cherry Orchard and As You Like It (Sheffield Crucible), Design for


    Living (Old Vic) and Period of Adjustment and Hedda Gabler (Almeida). Lisa also starred in the Stephen Fry film, Bright Young Things.

    David Caves previous work includes: The Beggars Opera (Open Air Theatre), Macbeth and Troilus and Cressida (Cheek By Jowl), and Stones in his Pockets (UK tour).

    Talking about the forthcoming production of The Taming of the Shrew, Lucy Bailey said:

    Although written over 400 years ago, The Taming of the Shrew is a surprisingly modern piece. Shakespeare explodes the orthodox view of marriage as primarily a business transaction that ensures financial security and legitimate descendents.Instead he champions marriage as a meeting of souls, and an instinctive love bond with ones

    RSCs THE TAMING OF THE SHREW Theatre Royal, NottinghamTuesday 13 Saturday 17 MarchPerformance Times: Eves 7.30pm, Weds Matinee 2pm Sat Matinee 2.30pmTicket Prices: 29.50 - 12 plus concessions availableWebsite and online booking: Office: 0115 989 5555

    true mate. What is hilarious and at times disturbing in The Shrew is that these intimate negotiations often take place in painfully public arenas and become a kind of voyeuristic spectator sport for the curious and the idle. The beauty of the play is that Kate and Petruchio finally come to a private understanding that is profound and indestructible.

    THURSDAY 15 MARCH Britains best-loved comedy cabaret trio, the outstanding Fascinating Ada flies into Royal & Derngate with their phenomenally popular show Cheap Flights, lead by Captain Dillie Keane, navigator Adele Anderson and their new flight


    Tickets are priced at 19 and are available by calling Box Office on 01604 624811 or online at

    attendant Sarah-Louise Young.Fascinating Ada has

    become a global internet sensation with their infamous anthem to budget travel, Cheap Flights, receiving over eight million views on YouTube. Premiering their new show at Edinburgh Festival Fringe in

    2011 followed by a five week sold-out London season, Fascinating Ada continues to receive five star critical acclaim with The Metro describing the production as Cabaret Heaven Featuring an array of new songs to keep the audience in hysterics, along with some firm

    favourites, Fascinating Ada offers an indulgent evening of wit and satire.

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    The group of young people will be working on a diverse range of projects, and with the support of Curves staff, will be developing arts initiatives within their chosen communities. The scheme seeks to raise the standard of arts-led experiences in local communities and will provide unique training opportunities in the youth sector.

    The participants for this first year of the scheme were chosen following the presentation of their projects to a panel of young people and members of Curves production team in a Dragons Den style pitch.

    The initial 10-week course of this year-long training will start in February 2012 and will be led by Curve staff alongside visiting artists, with input from a YAE Steering Group, made up of other


    young people. The course will be designed to help the arts entrepreneurs develop their project ideas, improve their enterprising skills, practice their pitching skills, better understand their communities and get inspiration from Curve and visiting artists. Curve will also work with business development experts with a record of supporting creative

    Redcape Theatre take to the Royal stage to present 1 Beach Road on Wednesday 14 March at 7.45pm. Tickets priced just 12 each can be booked by calling Box Office on 01604 624811 or online at

    WEDNESDAY 1 MARCH 1 Beach Road, the new play from the award-winning RedCape Theatre comes to Royal & Derngate for one night only on Wednesday 14 March, following a successful autumn tour.

    This extraordinary tale of friendship, coastal erosion, Alzheimers, synchronized swimming and trying to turn back the tide has gained critical acclaim. Drawing from the true Coastal Erosion stories of the residents of Happisburgh


    in Norfolk and from extensive study into Alzheimers, the play looks at the metaphorical connections between coastal erosion and memory loss, and

    Redcape Theatre take to the Royal stage to present 1 Beach Road on Wednesday 14 March at 7.45pm. Tickets priced just 12 each can be booked by calling Box Office on 01604 624811 or online at

    businesses.Curves YAE scheme will

    invest in creative potential at a grass roots level and has been developed in consultation with young people and in collaboration with local councils and stakeholders. Working with organisations such as the British Youth Council and Arts Council England, the project will also

    disseminate the achievements and learning from the three years nationally.

    asks what is it like to lose everything - your home and your memories?

    Relentlessly the sea swallows first the road, then the row of bungalows and finally eats its way to the back door of the Bed and Breakfast, 1 Beach Road, where the inhabitants, Victoria and Jane, refuse to budge.

    RedCape Theatre is committed to telling true stories that matter, move and entertain - with ordinary

    people in extraordinary situations. Audiences and critics nationwide have acclaimed their unique visual and physical storytelling, sense of humour and original writing.

    (L-R) Emily Bolton, Aminata Kamara, Rachel Eke