Interview: Victoria Smith Talks Fundraising with #TheatreFor1Pound

It’s been a tough year for the arts industry, that’s for sure. With closures and hopeful partial re-openings dominating the news feeds, the industry has been working nose to the grindstone for months. Victoria Smith, like others, has decided to take some action and do what she can to support. In September, the fundraising initiative... Continue Reading →

Interview: Jonathan Ashby-Rock Talks Arts Centre Hounslow’s Red Riding Hood

Panto season may feel unrecognisable in 2020 but it is very much still happening, just a little differently! Such is the case with the Arts Centre Hounslow’s Red Riding Hood... After initially planning both live and streamed performances, it will now move forward with live streams until Sunday 20th December 2020 before remaining on demand... Continue Reading →

Interview: Daniel Swift Talks Concrete Youth Theatre’s Winter Wonderland

Fresh from their online hit Sheeba’s Adventure to Jopplety How, Concrete Youth are back with a brand new show. This company, specialising in inclusive theatre for those living with profound and multiple learning difficulties, will be bringing Winter Wonderland to homes all over the land thanks to some tech know-how, a cracking cast and a... Continue Reading →

Interview: Robin Simpson Talks York Theatre Royal’s Travelling Pantomime – Oh yes he does!

When York Theatre Royal say ‘the show must go on’, they really do mean it. With the pandemic disrupting panto season, they’re improvising! From Dec 2nd - 23rd, they’re taking their Travelling Pantomime to venues across York, bringing festive cheer to locals in a year when the unfettered silliness of panto-land is needed more than... Continue Reading →

Interview: 20 Questions with Concrete Youth’s Daniel Swift

Concrete Youth is an award-winning, Hull-based theatre company which creates multi-sensory theatre experiences for audiences living with profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD). Partnered with Artsmark, their education department provides bespoke workshops, weekly after-school clubs and private and group sensory stories. Having never had the opportunity to chat to someone representing this branch of the... Continue Reading →

Interview: Esohe Uwadiae Talks All Things Debut Play She Is A Place Called Home

Esohe Uwadiae brings a daring, exploratory new show to this year’s Vault Festival with her debut play She Is A Place Called Home (playing 3rd - 8th March - tickets here). Delving into the universal ground of family, relationships, love and perseverance, her play also seeks to enlighten audiences when it comes to cultures and... Continue Reading →

Let’s Talk Understudies…

I have a gripe. It’s about understudies. No, it’s not about the debate of whether or not we should be less enthusiastic about finding ourselves seeing understudies. Nor is it about whether or not we should openly express disappointment when leads are off. It’s not even about the furore surrounding understudies announcing when they’ll be... Continue Reading →

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