Author: Kevin Bourke
A couple of years ago I saw a terrific version of this emotive Alan Plater play-with-music produced by Newcastle-based Northern Stage which I thought could well be unsurpassable.Read the full story..
According to writer Deborah McAndrew, her brief for this show from Northern Broadsides’s Barrie Rutter went something like “I want a play for the First World War Centenary in 2014Read the full story..
It’s an old trick in the publishing world to get a few high-profile pals of the author to say something pithy and nice about the book then plaster them somewhere prominent on the book jacket.Read the full story..
Liverpool Everyman is so serious about its commitment to relevant new writing that artistic director Gemma Bodinetz considered Birkenhead-born writer Michael Wynne’s “story of myths, memories and family secrets” as the opening piece for the reborn theatre.Read the full story..
“HOME will bring something radically different to Manchester’s thriving theatre scene.Read the full story..
Having picked up a number of awards during its run in London, Alexi Kaye Campbell’s play is part of a concerted attempt by theatre owners Ambassador Theatre Group to break the stranglehold of big-budget extravaganzas and feel-good musicals in theatres like theirs, reintroducing ‘proper’ drama alongside the big shows.Read the full story..
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