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 →

Interview: Lemon House Theatre’s Jennifer Cerys & Samia Djilli on Launching the Lemon Lounge Series

There’s a new series of talks with theatre creatives in town thanks to Co-Artistic Directors of Lemon House Theatre, Jennifer Cerys and Samia Djilli. Over lockdown, they’ve launched Lemon Lounge, a series of talks focusing specifically on Queer artists and artists from the Middle Eastern and North African diaspora, looking at the individual experiences of... Continue Reading →

Spotlight On: Backstage and Beyond

Interviewing theatre folk has quickly become my favourite thing in lockdown. With theatres closed, I’ve been bamboozled by what to do with the gained hours. Think about it. No hours travelling to and from theatres; no pre-show socialising; no hours in auditoriums watching shows; no time spent chatting in intervals or post-show drinks; no time... Continue Reading →

Interview: Ryan Thornhill Talks Couch Readings & Launching a New Online Fringe Festival

Ryan Thornhill has been keeping very busy since theatre spaces went dark for lockdown. Having already launched Couch Readings, an online project which sees creatives engaging with table readings of their work online, he’s now getting ready to launch the Thornhill Theatre Space World Wide Virtual Fringe Festival which will run across the month of... Continue Reading →

Interview: Caley Powell Talks Unexpected Opportunities & the Light On Showcase

Lights Down Productions might be away from the stage for now but Producer Caley Powell has taken the opportunity provided by this unexpected hiatus from live theatre to launch an exciting online showcase. Powell is all about providing a platform for female identifying playwrights and new writing - and this showcase delivers exactly that each... 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: York Theatre Royal’s Tom Bird on Working in the Industry, Theatre for All & Making the Tough Decisions

After a twelve year stint on the London theatre scene, Tom Bird has recently taken the leap from Executive Producer at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre to Executive Director at York Theatre Royal. At the helm of a regional producing and receiving theatre during a global pandemic, Bird remains confident that the arts can weather the current... Continue Reading →

BLACK WOMEN DATING WHITE MEN: Talking Love & Relationships in a Complicated World

In BLACK WOMEN DATING WHITE MEN, Somebody Jones offers insights into the world of love, dating and marriage through the eyes of five Black women interviewed about their experiences of being in long term relationships with white men. Beginning with a specific recent experience and then developing tangential discussion from there, the piece is engaging... Continue Reading →

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