Hatch has a wonderful array of stand-up, sketch, character comedy and theatre at the world's largest arts festival this year. The Fringe runs until 27th August with many productions transferring to London this Autumn.
It's going to get messy! The brilliant Fudge Park (The Inbetweeners) bring us a hilarious, new comedy, The Festival, directed by Iain Morris and featuring the hilarious Kirsty J Curtis as Jackie...the Smurf. The film is headlining cinemas across the UK now!
He's back! Joe Tracini returns to Hollyoaks after 4 years to reprise his role as Dennis Savage. Showing on Channel 4 at 18:30 every week night, or if you want a first look tune in at 19:00 on E4. Starting Tuesday 14th August.
The wait is over…Ant Man and the Wasp is now out in cinemas across the UK! Divian Ladwa joins the Marvel universe and stars in Peyton Reed's sequel, playing Usman alongside Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly and Michelle Pfeiffer.
The brilliant Hayley Tamaddon joins the cast of Closets at the Hope Mill Theatre. Closets The Musical is a coming of age LGBTQ Pop musical based on the multi-award-winning short film by the same name, also starring Sam Retford and Lloyd Daniels. It will run from the 14th - 23rd August. For tickets, click here.
Katharine Bennett-Fox and Ani Nelson will star in the new production at Hull Truck. Written by Mike Leigh and directed by Amanda Huxtable, the play will be the first in the Arts Council England’s Change Makers season to support the development of black, minority ethnic and disabled cultural leaders. The play will open 27th September and run until 20th October.
The brilliant Cuckoo returns for its fourth series with all six episodes available on BBC Three from Aug 2nd. Produced by Roughcut and cast by Catherine Willis, it’s a joyous return to Lichfield’s finest! Ken Collard stars as Steve Chance. The show will also be airing on BBC One, Monday nights at 10:45pm
Joseph Balderrama plays James Horne alongside the legendary comedy duo Laurel & Hardy played by Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly. The film will close the BFI London Film Festival this year, as it’s world premiere on October 21st.
Krypton follows the untold story of Superman's grandfather who fights for his family's honour and to save the world from ruin. Sonita Henry stars as recurring character Raika in the American TV series. The show premieres on Sunday, 19th August at 9pm on E4 .
Othello is an all too human story marked by the domestic intimacy of a chamber piece, it has the feel of a relentless Greek tragedy.
Catherine Bailey stars as Bianca, with Mark Rylance as Iago and Direction from Claire van Kampen. The show Opens August 1st and runs until October 13th. Please contact Michael or Clarissa to organise tickets
The full first series of the hit comedy written by Jamie Demetriou and 'Friday Night Dinner' creator Robert Popper is now available on 4OD. Jamie stars as the incompetent Stath, who works at a dodgy London lettings agency run by his father. Kiell Smith-Bynoe plays fellow agent Dean throughout.
Welcome to Vanity Fair. A World where everyone is striving for what is not worth having. Claudia Jessie stars as Amelia Sedley, best friend to Becky Sharp played by Olivia Cooke, in this new imagining by Mammoth Screen. Directed by James Strong and cast by Theo Park, the 7 part drama starts this Autumn on ITV and Amazon. All star cast including Michael Palin, Suranne Jones, Frances De La Tour, Johnny Flynn and Martin Clunes.
The brand new series starts on 5th July at 10pm on ITV2, charting Keith Lemon's journey to host his own chat show in LA. Expect celebrity guests and an Urban Fox. The mockumentary has been Exec Produced and written by Hatch's Jamie Deeks & Dan Johnston with Joe Tracini and Ciaran Dowd appearing throughout.
Phoebe joins the writing team on Mindy Kaling's 'Four Weddings and a Funeral' for Hulu. Richard Curtis, who wrote the original film starring Hugh Grant and Andie MacDowell, will executive produce the adaptation. The series follows a group of friends as their lives intersect through five events.
Following the successful screening on S4C last year, Keeping Faith is coming to BBC One. Elen Rhys stars as Sian opposite Eve Myles as Faith Howells. While searching for truth, she uncovers secrets about his life and starts to question how well she knows the man who is her husband. Every Thursday at 9pm on BBC1.
This new musical of Joan Littlewood’s life story, told with her own uncompromising candour, reveals a mighty love story at its heart.
Greg Barnett stars in his third production of this season at the RSC with Erica Whyman directing. Opens July 3rd and plays in rep with Duchess of Malfi until Aug 4th in Stratford Upon Avon.
Tickets available here.
Filming is underway for fifth and final series of the hit mockumentary series starring Daniel Sylvester as Decoy. The West London pirate radio station 'Kurupt FM' team will be back on our screens later this year.
The 3rd years are beginning to settle in as it’s a new year and a new cast for The Cursed Child on the West End. Thomas Aldridge returns as Ron Weasley in the multi-award winning play, written by Jack Thorne and playing at the Palace Theatre. Buy your tickets here or try your luck with the Friday Forty!
BAFTA nominated 'Pls Like' will return to BBC Three later this year starring Jonathan Pointing as loveable YouTuber Charlie South. Produced by Rupert Majendie for Shiny Button and directed by Tom Kinglsey. The full first series is currently available to watch on BBC iPlayer.
Nashville season 6 continues with all the music and all the heartbreak. Sam Palladio stars as Gunnar Scott in Callie Khouri’s breakout TV drama after her success with Thelma & Louise.
Friday 9pm on Sky Living. Sam is also doing a string of live performances across the UK this summer.
Omar and Pete are half brothers. When their parents are eaten by lions they embark on a journey to find Omar's real father. What follows is a funny, heart-warming journey of self-discovery for both boys...in Blackpool. Hayley Tamaddon, Peter Slater and Sarah Hoare star in this brilliant, feel-good film which is to be released in 2018. Check out their website here!
The award winning drama HUMANS returns for its third season. Produced by Kudos TV and cast by Victor Jenkins, the sci-fi adventure continues on Thursday nights 9pm on Channel 4 in the UK and launches in America on AMC June 5th.
Sam Palladio returns as Ed, opposite Gemma Chan, and is joined by fellow Hatchers Richard Sutton, Daniel Abelson and Rob Witcomb.
Both seasons of the critically acclaimed BBC America mockumentary series are now available to enjoy on Netflix UK. Join Poppy and Georgie Carlton on their American adventure. Starring Amy Hoggart.
What a year it's been for the brilliant Connor McIntyre! After his dramatic exit, he has taken home 'Villain of the Year' award for his character, Pat Phelan. He was also nominated for 'Best Actor', 'Best Male Performance' and 'Best Storyline'. ITV's Coronation Street also took home the big one, 'Best Soap'!
Lisa Ambalavanar who plays Alia Hanif in BBC Doctors also attended and the day-time soap took home 'Best Scene of the Year'.
Bhav Joshi has been cast in the National Theatre of Scotland, Citizens Theatre and Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh's co-production of Cyrano de Bergerac. The play was written by Edmond Rostand in 1897 and is loosely based on the life of Cyrano, a French novelist and playwright. For more info, please click here.
Eric Manaka stars in Johnny Knoxville's new feature 'Action Point'. Directed by Tim Kirkby, it promises to be one of the funniest and ballsiest films of the Summer.