Articles relating to: theatre
“It is a privilege to work in the arts.” Katy Taylor, Artistic Director at Queen’s Hall Arts Centre in Hexham
COVID-19 has been difficult for everyone. Nothing and no one has remained untouched, not least our theatres. UK-wide, venues have been forced to make crucial decisions about how to deal with the crisis. The UK’s creative industries, which bring in £120 billion a year for the economy, have played a vital role in keeping us going during lockdown, with theatres making a significant contribution.Read the full story..
“I want to show the humanity that’s so often ignored.” Sarah Tarbit, winner of the Screen/Play Award
It’s quite an achievement. A Northumberland-based writer has racked up a major career milestone after beating nearly 350 entries in an open call-out for plays.Read the full story..
While the restrictions surrounding COVID-19 have been essential, the impact on society has, nonetheless, been seismic.Read the full story..
“The need for us is still there.” Junior Akinola, Chair of the Board of Trustees at Manchester’s Contact Theatre
Contact has been an integral part of Manchester’s cultural scene since the 1970s.Read the full story..
If ever there was a time when the world needed a bit of Christmas magic, this is it. Luckily, I can tell you exactly where to find it.Read the full story..
Theatres have adapted to COVID-19 restrictions in all sorts of ways.Read the full story..
Sunset on Tantobie, written by Gary Kitching and directed by Jake Murray, is a 40-minute, heartwarming audio tale about family reuniting, with a nod to Dominic Cummings’ laughable defence of his trip to Barnard Castle.Read the full story..
“There’s still a lot of discrimination, marginalisation and isolation.” DaDaFest International Festival 2020: Translations
A quarter of a century ago the Disability Discrimination Act came into force and changed lives. In the meantime, Liverpool-based DaDaFest has been breaking ground as a disability and D/deaf arts organisation since 1984, albeit under a different name.Read the full story..
“The industry will never fail because we bounce back.” RENT actress Maiya Quansah-Breed talks to Northern Soul
*Since this interview took place, a second national lockdown has come into effect. As a result of these new restrictions, a live performance of RENT will now be available to access online. For more information, or to book tickets, visit the Hope Mill Theatre website.Read the full story..
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