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U.K. Website Praises Winnipeg’s Theatre Scene

April 29, 2009 7:20 AM | Entertainment

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One of the U.K.’s biggest websites is taking notice of Winnipeg as a popular choice for theatre and music. Guardian.co.uk posted an article Tuesday that praised Winnipeg as being a theatrical hotbed.

Winnipeg is known internationally for a few things: it’s the breeding ground of Neil Young and Guy Maddin; it’s the coldest city in the world, with more than 600,000 people; and, perhaps paradoxically given the aforementioned low temperatures, it is the world capital of an ice-and-sugar beverage known as the Slurpee.

The article also touches on the fact that Ben Elton, British tabloid celebrity, is premiering his new Andrew Lloyd Webber musical at the Manitoba Theatre Centre on Thursday.

Blogger Kelly Nestruck also gives a list of four reasons why more well-known playwrights should premiere their work in Winnipeg.

If the article alone wasn’t a big enough boost to the city’s ego, we’re also number 8 on the Top 10 Places to Live in Canada list.

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