Entertainment News Archive - August 08, 2008

A group of 100 youngsters have embarked on a fortnight-long frenzy of activity ahead of an ambitious annual drama production. Rehearsals for the Theatre Royal's Storm On The Lawn production began on Monday.

Top-selling rock band Travis have announced they will be playing at the Bath Pavilion later this year. The four-piece will perform in the city on October 6 as part of a UK tour.

Performance, participation and fun are to the fore at the 27th Glastonbury Children's Festival over the forthcoming weekend (August 8-11). Plenty of wacky entertainers, including jugglers and circus performers, will be providing family entertainment from 11am to 5pm.

Epworth girl Sheridan Smith returns to the TV screen this Christmas as a ghost-busting sceptic in BBC favourite Jonathan Creek with Alan Davies.

Batman actor Colin McFarlane has laughed off claims that the blockbuster is 'cursed' - when he spoke during a family outing to see the film in Lincoln.

Batman actor Colin McFarlane brought his family to see the blockbuster at Lincoln's Odeon cinema. And he dismissed suggestions that supernatural forces were involved in the number of tragedies and misfortunes to have afflicted both cast and crew.

By GREG HERNANDEZ Few actors can shake off the major disappointment of a canceled series by immediately landing a role in one of the most successful television shows in history.

By RICH DAVIS, Courier & Press staff writer 464-7516 or davisr@courierpress.com If you wondered why people were wearing gas masks a few months ago in a North Side neighborhood, or why a riot seemed to be occurring one chilly evening on a Poseyville, Ind., street, the answer will be revealed Friday night inside the Civic Theatre's auditorium at 717 N.

Luc Jacquet, director of the Oscar-winning March Of The Penguins, heads for sunnier climes in this family feature, which smudges the line separating wildlife documentary from sentimental drama.

And hundreds of Plymothians will have the chance to get themselves seen by an audience of millions on the silver screen by starring as extras in the film. A casting event is taking place in Plymouth this week, from which 250 extras will be chosen.

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