Interview: Rebecca Little & Clive Stubbings Talk New Audio Play ‘From Sad Shires’

When things are ‘business as usual’, Little Pixie Productions can be found touring their live work on real-life stages with in-the-flesh audiences. Now, to mark the Centenary of the burial of the Unknown Warrior at Westminster Abbey while in lockdown, they have commissioned an audio drama looking at wartime love. From Sad Shires follows the... Continue Reading →

Interview: babirye bukilwa, Jessica Butcher & Chloe Todd Fordham Talk Small Truth Theatre’s Second Series

After an On Comm-winning first series, Small Truth Theatre are back with a second! Series 2 of the Digital Caravan Theatre collection launches Saturday 17th October 2020 and features three new works: babirye bukilwa’s WATER; Jessica Butcher’s TIME and Chloe Todd Fordham’s RAGE. Here, all three writers give some great insight into their work... First... 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 →

Interview: Rosie Thomas & Ella Nokes on Launching Burnt Orange Theatre’s Young Company

Burnt Orange Theatre have been busy with a summer school throughout August and they have some great work ahead in September too. Looking forward with a keen eye on facilitating access to the arts, the company are firmly focused on projects aimed at young people. Here, Co-Artistic Directors Rosie and Ella give some insights into... Continue Reading →

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: 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 →

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