Cameron Mackintosh takes on Barnum; new film Frances Ha

Chichester Festival Theatre's main stage is currently undergoing building works so a large temporary tent-like structure has been built outside - surely the perfect setting for a production of Barnum. Cameron Mackintosh co-produces the story of the extraordinary American showman.

Frances Ha is a new film co-scripted by its star, Greta Gerwig, and directed by Noah Baumbach. It's a funny and touching coming-of-age story for Frances, a 27-year-old living in New York who can't quite bring herself to do anything or leave anywhere.

Alissa Nutting's debut novel Tampa has attracted attention for its explicit description of a relationship between a female teacher and her 14-year-old pupil. Based on a true story, does it offer an insightful take on what happens when a woman does such a thing?

The Mill is a new drama set in the Industrial Revolution by John Fay aiming to bring the history of Cheshire's Quarry Mill to life. It's on Channel 4 and takes true stories of some of the children who worked there and the writer hopes it will be "the English Roots - with laughs".

And The Queen's Coronation 1953 is a special exhibition to mark 60 years since the event, taking place as part of the Summer Opening of the State Rooms at Buckingham Palace. The Queen's Coronation Dress designed by Norman Hartnell and the invitation to Prince Charles to attend are among the objects on display.

Presenter Sarfraz Manzoor is joined by Dame Liz Forgan, Deborah Moggach and Antonia Quirke.

Produced by Sarah Johnson.

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Sat 27 Jul 2013 19:15

The Queen's Coronation 1953 exhibition

The Queen’s Coronation 1953 exhibition continues until September 29th 2013, at Buckingham Palace, London SW1A 1AA 

Frances Ha

Frances Ha is on general release (26th July 2013), certificate 15.


Tampa by Alissa Nutting

Tampa by Alissa Nutting is published by Faber and Faber.


Barnum runs until 31 Aug 2013 at the Chichester Theatre in the Park, Chichester, West  Sussex  PO19 6AP.

The Mill

The Mill is on Channel 4 for four weeks starting Sunday 28th July 2013 at 8pm.

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