Interview: Monica Nicolaides Talks Choreography & Movement Direction

Monica Nicolaides has a wealth of knowledge and experience to share when it comes to chatting about working as both Choreographer and Movement Director. She’s a featured choreographer for One Dance UK and has been one of Hiive’s ‘One-to-watch’ and has received support previously from Arts Council England. As someone who has been working across... Continue Reading →

Interview: Yasmeen Arden On Small Truth Theatre’s Digital Caravan Theatre Series

When the world isn’t completely upside down and full of uncertainty, Small Truth Theatre lay claim to a unique theatre space: a retro 1950s caravan! Now Small Truth Theatre may be small in name, but they’re bold and ambitious in nature; while live performances are on hold, they’ve launched the Digital Caravan Theatre series, offering... Continue Reading →

Interview: Chalk Roots Theatre’s Saulius Kovalskas on the Company’s Out of Control Series

What do you do when you’re a theatre maker without the means of creating live theatre for live audiences? You adapt. You go online. You create work which tells the stories of our current experiences and explore the human condition through a slightly different lens - at least that’s what Chalk Roots Theatre (and others)... Continue Reading →

Interview: Francesca Caruso Talks Religion, Clowning & Solo Show Pater Noster

Francesca Caruso’s solo show, Pater Noster, has just enjoyed an online run via the Command Fringe Festival and is set to be available for audiences again very soon. Here she shares insights into her love of clowning and bouffonnerie and the personal experiences of religion which prompted her to explore Catholicism and its rituals in... Continue Reading →

Interview: Lisa Howard Talks Park Bench Theatre, Every Time a Bell Rings & Life in Lockdown

Guest interview: Steve Pratt chats with Lisa Howard ahead of her work with Engine House Theatre’s Park Bench Theatre season in York. Lisa Howard went back to the land during lockdown. “I went allotmenting, growing stuff and trying to feed the world from my allotment. I was imagining the worst, that there would be no... Continue Reading →

Interview: JustOut Theatre’s Gabriel Stewart Chats About New Radio Play Series JustOut Stays In

JustOut Theatre have been keeping busy while theatres are closed, launching JustOut Stays In, a series of radio plays written and produced by Northern creatives. The company is eager to give Northern-based artists new opportunities to share their work and with the project well and truly underway, I caught up with Gabe Stewart to chat... Continue Reading →

Shebaa’s Adventure to Jopplety How: Embracing Difference & Learning to See Things Anew

Concrete Youth’s online multi-sensory production of Shebaa’s Adventure to Jopplety How is a lovely tale of self-love and affirmation tailored to audiences living with profound and multiple learning disabilities. Having interviewed Artistic Director Daniel Swift recently about how accessibility lies at the heart of this company, it was great to preview this show and see... Continue Reading →

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