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: 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: 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: 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 →

Review: Shebaa’s Adventure to Jopplety How

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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