A Christmas Carol: Mischief, Magic & Timeless Moral Messaging

Leeds Playhouse (At Home) Having rehearsed A Christmas Carol with live, socially distanced audiences planned, Leeds Playhouse has been hit with ‘COVID-closure’ once again. Pivoting swiftly, they’ve taken their show online and audiences now have the opportunity to watch Dickens’ classic tale from their sofas. So, what’s Dickensian Leeds like from sofas in front of... Continue Reading →

Interview: Adrian McDougall Talks Blackeyed Theatre & Latest Production Jane Eyre

Adapting classics for the stage is never an easy feat but Blackeyed Theatre Company have been bringing an impressive selection of timeless tales to the stage with their own unique stamp since 2004. With a reputation for daring adaptation, accessibility and impressive loyalty to source texts, the company is one of the UK’s leading mid-scale... 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: Eleanor Hibbert & Mischa Jones Talk Rocket Box Theatre’s A Christmas Carol

Make no mistake about it, offering up a new rendition of the eminent Charles Dickens classic A Christmas Carol is no tame feat... But it’s exactly what Rocket Box Theatre are offering online audiences this December: a fresh, richly layered audio adaptation of the tale beloved by many. With their radio play launching online come... 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: Charlotte Cline & Gavin Leigh Talk All Things ‘60 Hour Shakespeare’

60 Hour Shakespeare...sounds pretty intense right? It’s not quite a case of a Shakespeare-themed lock-in, but it’s still pretty ambitious. The company’s USP is aiming to produce Shakespeare’s works within the rehearsal timeframe available to actors while the bard was alive and well. It all sounds rather unique and intriguing so I was glad to... Continue Reading →

Interview: Nur Khairiyah Talks Launching RUMAH Festival, Valuing Creatives’ Work & the Need for Greater Representation

RUMAHFest, founded by Nur Khairiyah and set to launch later this month, is both timely and incredibly important. The festival will run online from September 26th 2020 and seeks to champion the work of Asian artists based in London. While the festival will give audiences free access, it is hoped that audiences will donate to... Continue Reading →

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